|Branding||Pirate Radio 102.3|
|Slogan||Ada's Pure Rock Station|
|Owner||The Chickasaw Nation|
|KADA-FM, KCNP, KTLS-FM, KXFC, KYKC|
First air date
Call sign meaning
|Power||1,000 watts unlimited|
|Translator(s)||102.3 MHz - K272FW (Ada, Oklahoma)|
KADA (1230 AM, "Pirate Radio 102.3") is a radio station broadcasting a modern rock format. Licensed to Ada, Oklahoma, United States, the station (and its sister stations, KADA-FM 99.3, KYKC 100.1, KCNP 89.5, KXFC 105.5, and KTLS 106.5) are owned by The Chickasaw Nation.
KADA was a charter member of the Oklahoma Network when it was formed in 1937.
On January 1, 2018, KADA changed their format from sports to active rock, branded as "Pirate Radio 102.3" (simulcast on FM translator K272FW 102.3 FM Ada).
|City of license||Facility
|K272FW||102.3 MHz||Ada, Oklahoma||141870||250||69 m (226 ft)||D||FCC|
- 10:15 Club, with disc jockey Dan Owen (Owens), 1950
- Homemakers Music, with disc jockey Monte Bell, 1949–1954
- Just for Ladies, with disc jockey Betty Hughes Nolen, 1950
- Melody Roundup, with disc jockey Dan Owen (Owens), 1948
- Mystery Matinee, with disc jockey George P. Miller, 1949
- Songs of Range Capers, with disc jockey Bill Little, 1947
- Songs of the Range, with disc jockey Monte Bell, 1949–1954
Notable on-air personalities
- Douglas Edwards - Newscaster - 1950s
- Monte Bell, sportscaster, 1951–1954
- Hilary Fry, newscaster, 1942
- Frank Hawkinson, newscaster, 1939
- Lillard Hill - newscaster, 1942
- Weldon Stomps - newscaster, 1942.
- Berry Bell 1972-1975
- John Williams - 1973-1976
- Rick Cody - 1978 - 1992
- Roger Harris 1978 -
- "KADA Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "New Okla. Network" (PDF). Radio Daily. February 9, 1937. p. 1. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
- Rock 102.3 Pirate Radio Rises in Ada Radioinsight - February 2, 2018
- Sies, Luther F. Encyclopedia of American Radio 1920-1960. Jefferson, NC:McFarland, 2000.
- Pirate Radio 102.3 Twitter
- KADA in the FCC's AM station database
- KADA on Radio-Locator
- KADA in Nielsen Audio's AM station database
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