KOCN
KOCN 2014 new logo.png
Broadcast areaMonterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz, California
Frequency105.1 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding105.1 K-Ocean
Programming
FormatRhythmic Adult Contemporary
SubchannelsHD2: KION simulcast
Ownership
Owner
KDON-FM, KION, KPRC-FM, KTOM-FM
History
First air date
1978[1]
Former frequencies
104.9 MHz
Call sign meaning
Reference to Pacific OCeaN
Technical information
Facility ID8082
ClassA
ERP1,800 watts
HAAT183 meters
Translator(s)HD2: 101.1 K266BD (Carmel Valley)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Website1051kocean.iheart.com

KOCN (105.1 FM) is a Rhythmic AC station licensed to Salinas, California. It has been owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly Clear Channel Media and Entertainment) since 1997.[2] Its studios are in Salinas, and the transmitter is just east of Monterey.

The station was first licensed April 28, 1978.[1] KOCN was purchased in 1986 by Roger and Cheryl Pasquier for $1 million dollars. It had no ratings and The amount paid for the station was considered stick value. The Pasquiers then change the format to an adult contemporary music station and rose to #4 in the Arbitron rankings for adults #2 in women. In August 1995 K-Ocean 105 moved from 104.9 MHz to 105.1 MHz And changed its format to oldies. The ratings went from number #4 to #1 in the market. In 1997 the station was sold to Clear Channel Communications for approximately $7 million dollars cash including cash and accounts receivables. [3] Its current format is described in its slogan as "The Central Coast's Greatest Throwbacks".

K-Ocean's former logo used until September 2014
K-Ocean's former logo used until September 2014

References

  1. ^ a b History Cards for KOCN, fcc.gov. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Full Biography for Roger P. Pasquier Candidate for Mayor; City of Pacific Grove
  3. ^ "Vox Jox". Billboard. 107 (30): 114. July 29, 1995.

Coordinates: 36°33′07″N 121°47′20″W / 36.552°N 121.789°W / 36.552; -121.789