98.5 Oklahoma City

El Patron Launches In Oklahoma City

iHeartMedia has launched Regional Mexican “98.5 El Patron” K253BV/94.7 KBRU-HD2 Oklahoma City. The EMF owned translator covers the northern portions of Oklahoma City and Edmond with 130 watts at 189 meters (Coverage Map). The launch gives Oklahoma City its third Regional Mexican formatted station along with Tyler Media’s “La Z 106.7” KTUZ-FM Okarche and Cumulus’ “La Indomable 930” WKY Oklahoma City. The Oklahoman reports that the station will also feature an English package of 13 high school football games called by former Oklahoma University voice John Brooks and Mike Baldwin.

FCC Applications 1/24

With Martin Luther King Day and the snowstorm on the east coast shutting down government offices for a couple days it was a little slower on the application front than usual. The continued attempt to get 107.7 on the air in the Omaha market takes another turn. With the FAA continually blocking the power level seeked by the applicants for the frequency, Kona Coast Radio has now applied to downgrade its application for KIMI Sydney, IA. Instead of operating as a Class C2 with 50kW at 124 meters, KIMI is looking to become a Class C3 running 13kW at 124 meters with a City of License change to Malvern, IA. Previous tests by KIMI and a previous CP by Connoisseur Media that was later returned to the FCC were halted by intermodulation interference to frequencies used by Offutt Air Force Base. The F...[Read More]