The Sound History

In May of 2005, KTSO became 94.1 The Sound. Prior to "94.1 The Sound" 94.1 had been Classical (as KCFM) in the late 90's. Before that, up until 1995, 94.1 was known as The Hawk, which was a pretty cool classic rock station.

In the late 60s and early 70s, most folks listened to the hit music of the day on radio stations KELI and KAKC.
 
The AM stations of that time had the same few Top 40 hits over and over, lots of loud DJs, lots of commercials, lots of contests and games.

In 1967, the Federal Communications Commission told broadcasters they had to separate their FM stations and broadcast unique programming on them. This change in the law happened to coincide with one of the greatest changes in recorded music history; the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by The Beatles marked the beginning of the album as the standard by which pop and rock artists delivered their music to the public.

Visionary broadcasters of that time took their FM stations and began playing songs from those albums as well as the Top 40 hits.They didn't buy station jingles or have screaming DJs; they were music fans who loved the music just as their listeners did. They would play the album versions of the songs, and play them all the way through without talking over them...and then back announce them, so you knew what they played.

Fast forward to today, most radio stations are owned by massive companies, talk over the music, and we feel, have lost touch the listener. You can't find our stock on Wall St. We're here in Tulsa. And we want your feedback. 
 
And these days, it's easier than ever to find out what we've played by going here or here. But our announcers will always tell you what we play, regardless.
 
Thanks for listening and thanks for stopping by.