KFAQ


KFAQ

Infobox Radio Station
name = KFAQ


area = Tulsa, Oklahoma
branding = Talk Radio 1170 KFAQ
slogan = Standing Up For What's Right
airdate = June 23, 1926 (as KVOO)
frequency = 1170 kHz
format = News/Talk
power = 50,000 watts
class = A
callsign_meaning = Frequently Asked Questions
owner = Journal Broadcast Group
website = [http://www.1170kfaq.com/ www.1170kfaq.com]
affiliations = Fox News
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KFAQ (1170 AM) is a talk radio station in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area. The station is owned by Journal Broadcast Group and airs national talk shows such as Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Brian and the Judge, Laura Ingraham, John Gibson, Mark Levin, Monica Crowley and Coast to Coast AM. KFAQ is also home to local radio show hosts Pat Campbell, Chris Medlock and Elvis Polo and is a Fox News Radio affiliate.

History

Founded by E.H. Rollestone, KFAQ first went on the air on June 23, 1926 as KVOO, the Voice Of Oklahoma. At the time, the 1,000 watt transmission facility was located in Bristow, Oklahoma. Rollestone, a young oil millionaire, had previously founded another station in Bristow known as KFRU, which had already been sold to Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. KVOO was moved to Tulsa on September 13, 1927 after being partially purchased by W.G. Skelly. Skelly later purchased the entire company on June 28, 1928. In 1933, radio legend Paul Harvey began his radio career at KVOO. The station was also known for its country music heritage. In 1971, Billy Parker joined KVOO. While at the station, Parker's awards included the Country Music Association Disc Jockey of the Year honor in 1974 and the Academy of Country Music Disc Jockey of the Year awards in 1975, 1977, 1978 and 1984. Parker was inducted into the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame in 1992, the Western Swing Hall of Fame in 1993, and scored the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters' Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. "The Interstate Road Show" was also hosted on the station by veteran country DJ Larry Scott and by Tulsa native Mitch Gray. Larry Scott is also in the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame. The station became known as KFAQ in May 2002 when it switched to a talk format. The NBC television affiliate in Tulsa, KJRH, was also known as KVOO-TV for a period of time. The call letters KVOO now belong solely to an FM country music station in Tulsa, which is co-owned by Journal Broadcast Group.

External links

* [http://www.1170kfaq.com KFAQ Station Website]
*AM station data|KFAQ


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