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KATT-FM
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City of license Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Broadcast area Oklahoma City Metroplex
Branding Rock 100.5 The KATT
Slogan "Oklahoma's Pure Rock Station"
Frequency 100.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Format Album-oriented rock
ERP 28,870 watts
HAAT 470 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 8797
Owner Citadel Broadcasting
Sister stations KQOB, KYIS, WKY, WWLS-AM/FM, KKWD
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.katt.com

KATT-FM (100.5 FM), known as "Rock 100.5 The KATT", is a Album-oriented rock radio station serving the Oklahoma City area and is owned by Citadel Broadcasting.

History

The earliest known format of the station is country music when it went by the call letters KJAK from 1960-1976. Another callsign of the station was KIOO or K-100 which transmitted from the top of the Oklahoma Biltmore Hotel in downtown OKC, KIOO was started by the two brothers from Northern Kentucky, Steve and Ted Bushelman around 1957. The station began broadcasting as KATT on September 16, 1976 with a Rock format. The station's transmitter site (KLPR-KCNN-KPRW-KVSP 1140 tower) is located near I-240 and I-35. It changed calls in February 1980 to KATT-FM when KATT-AM (now KRMP-AM) was established to simulcast the station.

KLPR was a daytime AM country station in Oklahoma City that was owned at the time by Jack Beasley. Jack, being a musician himself, had MANY ties to the industry. KLPR helped a number of country artists get their start, including Wanda Jackson and Conway Twitty. KLPR also owned KLPR TV on channel 14 at one point. KJAK was Jack's FM station at 100.5 FM which much later on became KATT-FM.

Beasley later sold the station to Ed Sossen. Due to financial issues, the station was later subject to a bank takeover. The property and license was soon sold to Bill Lacey and his friends, who began the KATT radio station. The KATT started right out at the AM tower in a small room in the transmitter building and became a nearly overnight success. The KATT now plays a wide range of rock music, both new rock and classic rock. In March 2008 KATT downgraded from a C at 100,000 watts ERP to a C1 at 30,000 watts ERP for the upgrade of WWLS-FM to 98.1 fm.

Office Loctaion

KATT is located on 4045 NW 64th St OKC. Their request line is 405-460-5288.

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