After broadcasting on 100.9 FM for over thirty-nine years, national award winning radio station KXOJ is changing frequency to 94.1 FM, effective August 16 at 7:30 AM.
This move allows KXOJ to broadcast with an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts, the maximum allowed by the Federal Communications Commission.
“Changing frequency to 94.1 FM allows KXOJ to reach more people, in more areas, with a more consistent signal. Making the change enhances the core purpose of the radio station, which is to get Contemporary Christian Music in as many ears as possible,” said KXOJ owner, David Stephens.
Currently, KXOJ broadcasts with an effective radiated power of 19,000 watts. The move to 94.1 FM represents a power increase of over 400 percent.
There are no other changes planned for the radio station, however, KXOJ’s move to 94.1 FM will launch with a multi-media campaign, and incentives for listeners to migrate over to the new frequency.
“If you listen to KXOJ in an area served by our current signal, you may not feel an immediate excitement over the move,” according to the station’s website. “After all, you can already pick up the station at home and in your car, but there are tens of thousands of people around the Tulsa and Green Country area who have never been able listen to Christian music as easily and reliably as you do. We’re all one big family, so let’s work together to give as many new people as possible that same first-time experience we’ve had along the way.”
KXOJ-FM began in February of 1977, transmitting from the tower site in Sapulpa. The station has played Christian music since it’s sign-on, known in the early days at “eXcited Over Jesus’”for the “XOJ” part of the call letters. The station was started by the Stephens family and remains a family operation to this day.
In the early years (before contemporary Christian music became as well known as it is today) the station played a variety of programs including local preachers, a wide variety of music and the “Gospel According To Music (GAM)” at night, which showcased the emerging sounds of Christian rock.
In the early 1990’s, the station began to take the form it’s come to be known as today. Jim Marbles, a well-known local top 40 DJ moved to KXOJ and began hosting the morning show. During the Christian music boom of the mid-to-late 90’s, KXOJ’s growth continued and it remains one of the most listened to radio stations not only in NE Oklahoma, but is recognized as one of the top Christian music stations in America. The station has 3 Dove Awards for National Station of the Year among other industry achievements. The current staff includes many veterans who have been part of the station for 10+ years and counting.
Stephens Media Group also owns KCFO AM970 (Christian talk radio) and other Tulsa area radio stations.