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Tulsa's Top 40 Legend, KAKC "The Big 97"

Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – For nearly two decades, KAKC AM 970, was Tulsa's top-rated radio station. From the mid 50s to the mid 70s, KAKC ruled the teen and young adult audience, dominating the local radio scene like no other station has before or since.

It was a time of cruising Tulsa's restless ribbon and Pennington's Restaurant; dance crazes and hula hoops; Seeing the USA in your Chevrolet; the 60's counterculture and Vietnam war protests. Through it all, Rock and Roll was our music and KAKC was the soundtrack of our youth!

What made KAKC such a phenomenon? What led to its ultimate demise? How is it viewed now by the people who worked there?

Hear interviews with your favorite KAKC deejays - Dick Schmitz, Scooter Segraves, Lee Bayley, Robert W. Walker, Harry Wilson, Beau Weaver, Mike McCarthy and more!

Tune in to the Documentary Of The Week on Public Radio 89.5 HD1, Friday, September 3 at 8:00 pm, for Part 1 of our two-part series, as we tell the story of "Tulsa's Top 40 legend, KAKC The Big 97.' Part 2 can be heard on the following Friday, September 10 at 8:00 pm.