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KYAL-FM
KYAL-FM logo.jpg
City of license Muskogee, Oklahoma
Broadcast area Tulsa, Oklahoma
Branding The Sports Animal
Frequency 97.1 MHz
Format Sports
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 600 meters (1969 feet)
Class C
Facility ID 35141
Transmitter coordinates 35°15′35″N 95°25′52″W / 35.25972°N 95.43111°W / 35.25972; -95.43111
Former callsigns KRLQ, KWSQ, KKWK, KMMY[1]
Owner KMMY, Inc.
Sister stations KBIX, KYAL
Website sportsanimaltulsa.com

KYAL-FM (97.1 FM, "The Sports Animal") is a radio station licensed to serve Muskogee, Oklahoma. The station is owned by KMMY, Inc. It airs a Sports radio format.[2]

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History

As KMMY, this station was known as "Y97, Today's Hot New Country" and aired a country music format.[3] Notable on-air personalities included disk jockey Gary Walker and weather forecaster Don Woods.

The station was assigned the KYAL-FM call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on April 3, 2006.[1] The station flipped from country music to all-sports on 2006-04-17 when the "Sports Animal" format moved from KYAL (AM) to KYAL-FM.[4] The AM station and KBIX simulcast this programming as part of the Sports Animal Network.[5] The station made the change to increase the coverage area and improve the signal as part of a drive to improve ratings.[6]

Programming

The Tulsa Sports Animal runs its own programming from 9 am-2 pm each weekday.

"Animal Fodder" runs from 9-11 am hosted by Kevin Ward with various co-hosts.

Former Oklahoma State University football coach and NFL assistant Pat Jones appears from noon to 2 pm with long time Tulsa broadcaster KJRH's "Big" Al Jerkens on "The Middle of the Day Show" that runs from 11 am-2 pm. It also has various co-hosts joining Big Al and Pat from 11am - 1pm.

The Tulsa station also airs the Oklahoma City Animal's programming including:

The "Morning Animals" radio show, airing weekdays from 6-9 am, is hosted by Mike Steely, Jay "Lump" Lynch, and Curtis Fitzpatrick. The show is produced by Todd Lisenbee aka "Pork".

The Afternoon Sports Beat with Jim Traber from 2-4 pm.

The "Dominant Duo" from 4-6 pm where Jim is joined by Al Eschbach, Berry Tramel from Daily Oklahoman, and former Sooner QB Dean Blevins.

"Inside Sports" with Al Eschbach airs from 6-8 pm when not pre-empted by local programming such as the Kansas City Royals, Oklahoma City Thunder, Oral Roberts Golden Eagles, Kansas Jayhawks, or high school broadcasts.

Sporting News Radio is broadcast when Animal programming is off air. (8pm to 6am)

References

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/call_hist.pl?Facility_id=35141&Callsign=KYAL-FM.  
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. http://www.arbitron.com/.  
  3. ^ Hauser, Glenn (2006-10-24). "DX Listening Digest 6-158". WorldOfRadio.com. http://www.worldofradio.com/dxld6158.txt. Retrieved 2008-05-05.  
  4. ^ Sittler, Dave (2006-03-28). "Satisfying a Jones for a little magic". Daily Oklahoman. http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-14040412_ITM. Retrieved 2008-05-05.  
  5. ^ Bracht, Mel (2006-05-12). "Pat Jones a radio natural". Daily Oklahoman. http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-18157219_ITM. Retrieved 2008-05-05.  
  6. ^ Haisten, Bill (2006-02-10). "Reid remains confident". Tulsa World. http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-12671404_ITM. Retrieved 2008-05-05.  

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