[AMRadio] KOMA radio


Art Roberts - W1AER w1aer at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 26 23:56:57 EDT 2015


Sure sad to see the towers go down. I have been in the station and around it
for years.

I saw the video that Channel 9 shot from their chopper yesterday, and it was
right in the area of the station.

Art Roberts
W1AER
Ex W5AER

-----Original Message-----
From: AMRadio [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Jim
Wilhite
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2015 9:41 PM
To: AM Radio List
Subject: [AMRadio] KOMA radio

Last evening a F1 or so tornado took down the three tower array of KOMA
radio in Oklahoma City.  The station is now KOKC and broadcasts talk.  I
worked at KOMA from early 1967 till late 1968 and am very sad to see this
destruction.  KOMA was on 1520 and shared the frequency with WKBW in
Buffalo, NY.  KOMA served the Western US and WKBW served the Eastern part of
the country.  Many people remember this station from the mid-fifties until
it changed to country much later. 

This is a video story of the towers with some history and pictures of the
destruction.  Until last night we had not had a reported tornado in
Oklahoma, a very rare occurrence.   Then to have a minor one do this is
amazing to me.

http://www.themooredaily.com/news/the-story-behind-moores-destroyed-radio-to
wers

Click on the picture for the video.

Jim
W5JO
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