Oklahoma City will soon get its sixth sports talk station. Tyler Media is launching a sports talker in August on 107.7 mHz. Classic Rock KRXO, at 107.7, will move to 104.5 mHz (K283BW @ 25 watts). KRXO’s lineup of Bob and Tom, Cara Rice, Buddy Wiley, Kelso, Unkle Dave and Rick Caldwell will stay on board. Ty Tyler, president of Tyler Media, told The Oklahoman the 104.5 frequency was recently granted by the FCC and will reach more than 800,000 people in the metro area.
Tyler said it is in the process of hiring local sports talent from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the new unnamed station on 107.7 FM, which he said will have the strongest signal in the market. The station will include play-by-play of OU sports and be associated with NBC Sports. It plans to air NFL broadcasts on Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights.
“We are excited to expand our portfolio of stations,” Tyler said in a release. “A Big League City needs a Big League Sports Station.”
Crosstown CBS Radio’s WWLS-FM Sports Animal personality Mike Steely is expected to join the new station. Steely last aired on WWLS-FM on 6/29.
The addition of 104.5 will give Tyler Media six FMs in the market, one above the normal limit. However, Tyler said the FCC allows an HD channel to be rebroadcast by a FM frequency. KRXO will be broadcast on both 107.7 HD2 and 104.5 FM. The sports station will be broadcast on 107.7 HD1 and 107.7 FM.