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KTBT
City of license Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Broadcast area Tulsa, Oklahoma
Branding 92.1 The Beat
Slogan Tulsa's Party Station!
Frequency 92.1 (MHz) (also on HD Radio)
92.1 HD-2 for New CHR
First air date 2003 (At 101.5)
Format Commercial; Rhythmic CHR
ERP 50,000 watts
Class C2
Callsign meaning Tulsa's BeaT
Former callsigns KTBA, KGOW, KSNY, KELI-FM, KCMA, KOAS
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Webcast Listen Live!
Website http://www.921thebeat.com/

KTBT (92.1 The Beat) is a Rhythmic Top 40 radio station serving the Tulsa area. The Clear Channel Broadcasting outlet broadcasts at 92.1 MHz with an ERP of 50 kW and is licensed to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

History

KTBT's format history includes Top 40 as KELI in the early 1980s, it also simulcasted with its AM counterpart KELI-1430 (Now Sports KTBZ (AM)) as 14K & 92K. It was also the home to Classical Music as KCMA from its previous home at 106.1 (Now Oldies KQLL). In 1995 the station flipped to Smooth Jazz as KOAS "92.1 The Oasis" giving Tulsa its first Smooth Jazz station at the time. The Smooth Jazz format was dropped in 1997 and flipped back to Top 40 as "92.1 Kiss-FM"

Before September 2005, 92.1 was known as KIZS "92.1 Kiss-FM." KIZS originally started out in 2002 as a 90s/now type AC station before going full-time as a Hot AC in 2003. After a year as a Hot AC and still seeing no ratings success, it started leaning toward Mainstream Top 40 and went full time in mid 2004. This lasted only for a short time.

On September 23, 2005 KTBT moved over to sister station 92.1 KIZS and replaced their Mainstream Top 40 format. KTBT, which debuted its format in 2003 was originally at 101.5 where its previous format was Christian Rock (and whose move sparked outrage from listeners). But it was also signal challenged due to spotty coverage. The move gave The Beat better coverage in the area. The Mainstream Top 40 format was retained on 92.1's HD-2 station which can be heard with HD Radio Receivers. The 101.5 frequency was then switched to Clear Channel's Spanish language La Preciosa network featuring Spanish Oldies.

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