ENID, Okla. — Enid radio station KGWA has added an FM frequency to carry its programming.
Williams Broadcasting made the announcement via email Monday.
In addition to the traditional 960 AM, the station’s programming now can be heard on 100.9 FM in the Enid area.
“Periodically, the FCC opens unoccupied FM frequencies for the rebroadcast of AM radio stations," said general manager Paul Johnson. "It’s an effort to make these stations more accessible to today’s audience. Our group applied for one of these frequencies in 2018, was approved and have now completed construction.
“We are thrilled to have Alan Clepper’s local morning show, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Oklahoma University athletics and all of the other news, talk, weather and sports in which KGWA excels, right in the middle of the FM dial. All the programming will now be accessible to those listeners who exclusively use FM. The signal will cover Enid and the greater part of Garfield County.”
Programming will be simulcast, Johnson said, “because the FCC only allows the rebroadcast of existing programming with this type of license. We can’t create a new station. If FM is a more convenient choice for someone, they now have an option.”
KGWA AM and FM, along with KOFM-FM, are owned and operated by Enid-based Williams Broadcasting.