Cards on the table here: Oklahoma City has never been among my favorite places in this great nation of ours.
Maybe it has something to do with the heat: when I visited there for a DX convention in late July 2002, it was brutally hot – not just 101 degrees in the shade, but 101 degrees in the shade with something like 320 percent humidity. (You can see pictures from that trip here, here and here; one of these days, I’ll excavate the tapes and post the IDs here, too.)
After that, it was nine years almost to the day before I again found myself within range of Oklahoma City’s signals, and only for a couple of hours at that. The IDs presented here were all I could grab from the passenger seat on a Sunday morning as a friend and I sped west on this past July’s mad dash across the country to get him to a new job in California. Most of what you hear here are the stations that have changed calls or formats since my 2002 visit, so once I post those 2002 IDs, we’ll have a somewhat comprehensive (if chronologically disjointed) collection of OKC IDs.
And did I mention that the Sunday morning in question this past July was, if this is possible, even hotter than July 2002? It was something like 105 degrees as we zipped around the city on the way from Tulsa to Gallup, New Mexico in one day; eventually, I’ll post some of the IDs I grabbed earlier in the morning in Tulsa and later in the day in places such as Elk City and Amarillo and Tucumcari.