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KMVK
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City of license Fort Worth, Texas
Broadcast area Dallas/Fort Worth
Branding Mega 107.5
Frequency 107.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
107.5 HD-2 for "The Oasis" (Smooth Jazz)
First air date 1965 (as KNOK)
Format Spanish Hot AC
ERP 16,500 watts
HAAT 574.2 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 23440
Callsign meaning "MOViN'" (previous format)
Former callsigns KNOK (1965-1985)
KDLZ (1985-1988)
KMEZ (1988-1991)
KCDU (1991-1992)
KOAI (1992-2006)
Owner CBS Radio
(CBS Radio Texas, Inc.)
Sister stations KJKK, KLUV, KRLD, KRLD-FM, KVIL
also part of CBS Corp. cluster: TV stations KTVT and KTXA
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://www.mega1075.com

KMVK (107.5 FM, "Mega 107.5"), is a Spanish Hot AC serving the DallasFort Worth Metroplex in Texas. This station is owned and operated by CBS Radio.

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History

KMVK, whose format history includes Urban contemporary, Disco, and Soul as KNOK and KDLZ, picked up an Easy listening format as KMEZ previously at 100.3 (See KJKK). In 1991, it has changed its callsign to KCDU as "CD 107.5" with a short-lived classic rock format. Then this station picked up the Smooth Jazz format in 1992 (which had originally broadcasted on the 106.1 frequency), where it enjoyed a loyal following as KOAI "The Oasis" (prior to the format change, the KMEZ call letters were reassigned to a New Orleans, Louisiana station and carries an Urban Adult Contemporary format). But on Monday, October 2, 2006 at 5 pm (CDT), KOAI changed its format to rhythm-based AC as "Movin' 107.5." [1] Much of "The Oasis" programming continues on this website and on 107.5 HD-2 (HD Radio needed).

On February 17, 2009, the MOViN Rhythmic AC format was dropped at 12:00PM CST. After playing "Vogue" by Madonna, the station launched a Spanish hits format as "Mega 107.5." The station's logo and branding as was identical to MOViN radio station KMVX (now KXJM) in Portland, Oregon (then owned by CBS Radio, but is now owned by Clear Channel Communications after being sold) until they changed formats to Hip-Hop as Jammin 107.5.

Controversy

Since the radio station change to "MOViN 107.5" on October 2, 2006, much emotion and criticism was seen on The Oasis Blog by some loyal listeners of KOAI. Many demanded that the Smooth Jazz format be reinstated. KNTU-FM is the only jazz station in the Metroplex, but not every listener can get KNTU because of the weaker signal. (see KNTU's Coverage Map).

A similar situation occurred in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where Clear Channel flipped its smooth jazz station WJJZ to the Rhythmic AC format and rebranded it as "My 106.1". After many former listeners vented their anger over the change, they finally got some welcome news in October 2006, when Greater Media announced that the WJJZ call letters were revived at a new frequency (97.5 FM), and that some of its airstaff was returning. The announcement came two months after the original WJJZ was removed. WJJZ returned to the Philadelphia airwaves on November 17, 2006, and stayed on the air until September 5, 2008.

As for KOAI and its smooth jazz format, it has yet to be resurrected as of 2008 except on 107.5 HD-2. However, former KOAI personality Tempie Lindsey was hosting the Sunday Jazz Brunch on sister station KVIL ("103.7 Lite FM"), returning the format to Dallas analog FM as a part-time offering...only to be replaced with regular KVIL programming.

This station used to broadcast with 100,000 watts but applied for a power reduction to 25,000 Watts and later for even less power.

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