KADA (AM)

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KADA
KADA PirateRadio102.3 logo.jpg
CityAda, Oklahoma
BrandingPirate Radio 102.3
SloganAda's Pure Rock Station
Frequency1230 kHz
Translator(s)102.3 MHz - K272FW (Ada, Oklahoma)
First air date1934
FormatModern rock
Power1,000 watts unlimited
ClassC
Facility ID33259
Transmitter coordinates34°47′6.00″N 96°40′44.00″W / 34.7850000°N 96.6788889°W / 34.7850000; -96.6788889
Callsign meaningADA, Oklahoma
OwnerThe Chickasaw Nation
Sister stationsKADA-FM, KCNP, KTLS-FM, KXFC, KYKC

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.[1]

History[edit]

KADA was a charter member of the Oklahoma Network when it was formed in 1937.[2]

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).[3]

Translators[edit]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
K272FW 102.3 MHz Ada, Oklahoma 141870 250 69 m (226 ft) D FCC

Notable programs[edit]

  • 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[4]

Notable on-air personalities[edit]

  • 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.[4]
  • Berry Bell 1972-1975
  • John Williams - 1973-1976
  • Rick Cody - 1978 - 1992
  • Roger Harris 1978 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KADA Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "New Okla. Network" (PDF). Radio Daily. February 9, 1937. p. 1. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  3. ^ Rock 102.3 Pirate Radio Rises in Ada Radioinsight - February 2, 2018
  4. ^ a b Sies, Luther F. Encyclopedia of American Radio 1920-1960. Jefferson, NC:McFarland, 2000.

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