WKOK
WKOK Newsradio1070 logo.png
Broadcast areaSunbury-Selinsgrove-Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Frequency1070 kHz
BrandingNewsradio 1070 WKOK
Programming
FormatNews/Talk
AffiliationsCBS, CBS Sports, Accuweather
Ownership
OwnerSunbury Broadcasting Corporation
WEGH, WQKX, WVLY-FM
History
Former call signs
WJBU (1927–1933)
Former frequencies
1420 kHz (1927)
1400 kHz (1927–1928)
1210 kHz (1928–1941)
1240 kHz (1941–1961)
Technical information
Facility ID63889
ClassB
Power10,000 watts daytime
1,000 watts nighttime (DA)
Transmitter coordinates
40°52′54.31″N 76°49′0″W / 40.8817528°N 76.81667°W / 40.8817528; -76.81667 (WKOK)
Links
Websitewkok.com

WKOK (1070 AM) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to serve Sunbury, Pennsylvania. The station is owned by Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation and broadcasts a combination news/talk and sports radio format. Its directional broadcast tower array is located near Shikellamy State Park.[1]

1070 AM is a United States and Canadian clear-channel frequency.

The news/talk format is broadcast during the daytime, during which it is affiliated with the CBS Radio Network. The station switches to a sports radio format at night and for most of the weekend, carrying CBS Sports Radio network programming.[2] Accuweather forecasts on WKOK are distributed by United Stations Radio Networks. Despite its "Newsradio" branding, the station airs several talk radio programs in the daytime including the locally produced On the Mark and WKOK Sunrise programs, as well as several syndicated programs including The Dan Patrick Show, The Dave Ramsey Show, The Steve Jones Show and The Kim Komando Show.[2]

The station broadcasts Penn State football and basketball games, as well as Shikellamy High School wrestling and basketball games.[2]

History

The Federal Radio Commission granted Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania a license for the station on November 6, 1925 (per FCC History Cards) with the WJBU call sign. Originally assigned to 1420 kHz with 100 watts, the station was reassigned to 1400 kHz on September 3, 1927 followed by another reassignment to 1210 kHz on December 28, 1928.[3]

On May 12, 1933, the station's license was voluntarily reassigned to Charles S. Blue. The station was moved to Sunbury, Pennsylvania that same day. Following the move, the station's call sign was changed to WKOK on July 27, 1933. The station's license was then voluntarily reassigned to Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation on April 13, 1934. WKOK occasionally shared its frequency with WBAX from October 27, 1936 until June 7, 1939.[3]

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted Sunbury Broadcasting a new license for the station on October 1, 1940 with a power increase to 250 watts. WKOK was reassigned from 1210 kHz to 1240 kHz on March 29, 1941.[3] On that day, 795 US radio stations changed frequency as the result of the North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement in Havana with representatives from Canada, US, Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.

On October 25, 1961 the FCC granted Sunbury Broadcasting a construction permit for the station to change the station's frequency to 1070 kHz, with a power increase to 10,000 watts daytime, 1,000 watts nighttime using directional antennas with different directional patterns for both day and night ("DA-2"). The FCC granted a new license with these changes effective October 1, 1963. The FCC subsequently granted permission on June 10, 1970 for the station to switch to a non-directional antenna during daytime hours while continuing to use a directional antenna at night ("DA-N"). The station's day and night powers were not changed. The FCC granted a new license with these facilities on November 10, 1970.[3]

References

  1. ^ "AM Query Results for WKOK". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2015-07-19.
  2. ^ a b c "Program Schedule". Newsradio 1070 WKOK. Retrieved 2015-07-19.
  3. ^ a b c d "History Cards for WKOK". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2021-04-01.