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    What OKC radio station do you listen to for weather when we have severe weather? Back in the day, KTOK had their own meteorologist, but no more. Is there a local station that is committed to weather coverage when we have severe weather?

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    KTOK still does non-stop coverage when severe storms are entering the area, but it's an audio feed from KFOR.

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    I have a weather radio that broadcasts from the NWS whenever there is bad weather brewing. No commercials, no hype, just info. In Oklahoma it is a good purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoonerQueen View Post
    What OKC radio station do you listen to for weather when we have severe weather? Back in the day, KTOK had their own meteorologist, but no more. Is there a local station that is committed to weather coverage when we have severe weather?
    I find more and more people in OKC listening to 740 AM KRMG out of Tulsa. Their signal easily stretches into the OKC metro. The morning and afternoon news programs give some form of weather what seems every 90 seconds, and their local programming is strictly news/weather/traffic. Very little, if any opinion/commentary, and very fast paced. Other than a few Tulsa-local stories, they do a great job of covering state and national news of the day. For day to day weather, forecast for Tulsa and OKC are pretty similar with the timeline a few hours earlier in OKC. From my understanding their "newsroom" is staffed 24/7 and they break-in with severe weather updates, obviously those are primarily Tulsa based. KRMG and FOX 23 are both owned by COX TV/RADIO, so they have an easy partnership for name recognition on weather forecasts.

    Wish OKC had a station like this that focuses so much on live coverage of news and weather, versus local commentary and opinion.

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    I used to listen to KRMG all the time years ago. I loved John Erling is the mornings. I pretty much listen to WBAP in Dallas overnight and then put on WWLS for sports news after 9:00am. I love the Red Eye radio show over night. I got an Echo a few months ago and love now being able to listen to stations all over the country, but I wish we had a good local talk and weather station here in OKC.

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    I think The Drive on KOKC with Mac and Chad is a good program for wonky local stuff. Chad Alexander does a very good job giving color to what's going on at the capitol and then offers an appreciated non-doctrinaire take on things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midtowner View Post
    I think The Drive on KOKC with Mac and Chad is a good program for wonky local stuff. Chad Alexander does a very good job giving color to what's going on at the capitol and then offers an appreciated non-doctrinaire take on things.
    But sometimes with a huge gap in historical knowledge.

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    Well that's probably fair. The trouble with that is that we've had legislative term limits since 1990. That has resulted in a huge turnover of anyone who had institutional knowledge. The folks I know who are lobbyists are only at any given job for a few months at a time, which I'm sure was the case with Chad Alexander. Having been capitol-adjacent, there is very little institutional memory or will to preserve it. Just this week, we're suddenly looking at changing our Supreme Court districts too coincide with our congressional districts and have the remaining 4 spots be at large selections which will fundamentally alter what the Oklahoma Supreme Court is with regard to representing ALL of Oklahoma.

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    Wow...a thread on local radio managed to go political. Within the first ten posts even. Impressive.

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    Facts aren't political. They're just facts.

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