It was a Mutual affiliate during the 1940's and early 1950's. It became Oklahoma City's first full-time Top-40 station in the mid-1950's. It was also the first radio station in the country to offer "News Every Hour - On the Hour".
After WKY and KOMA went Top-40, KOCY had a "funeral" for their format, by giving away records in a coffin before switching to a MOR format.
In the mid-90's KEBC aired an Urban Contemporary format in the evenings and overnights as "The Groove 1340".
In 2000, Clear Channel went into an agreement with Perry Broadcasting to broadcast KVSP-1140 and it's Urban format (See KRMP) on KEBC from 7pm-7am as "The Power Jammin' Network after AM 1140 signed off at sunset. Between 7am-7pm KEBC aired Spanish programming.
The agreement between Clear Channel and Perry Broadcasting discontinued when Perry purchased KRPT-103.5 out of Anadarko, Oklahoma (See KVSP) and upgraded the station to target Oklahoma City, then moved KVSP's Urban format to the FM dial. The Spanish format was also dropped as well for Talk format.
The call letters KEBC stood for Electronic Broadcasting Company which was the original ownership of 94.7 KEBC. (Ronnie Tutor- Engineering and Gene Wingate- GM among others) KEBC originally studioed and transmitted from "Rambling Ranchstyle studios" in SE OKC before moving to 31st and Western to studio space owned by Ralph Tyler.
Mounting debt to Tyler for rent and other financial obligation created a situation where Tyler became controlling owner of KEBC radio. After Ralph Tyler's controlling ownership of KEBC, the slogan Keep Everybody Country was formed on a suggestion from of friend of Ralph's.
Radio, TV mobilize in Oklahoma City. (bomb blast brings media to the site of the attack) (includes related article on network coverage)
Apr 24, 1995; Stations drop commercials for news; many feed networks The tragic bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City last week...