The Big 97: Tulsa’s KAKC Radio

NOW CLOSED. June 2011 – December 2012

Scooter Segraves in the Studio

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.

Harry Wilson doing a 7-UP promotion

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!

More information

Link to KTUL segment on KAKC exhibit – Part I featuring KAKC DJs Dick Schmitz & Mike McCarthy

Link to KTUL segment on KAKC exhibit – Part II featuring Steve Clem & Sharon Terry

Link to Explore Tulsa segment on exhibit – featuring Steve Clem & Mike McCarthy

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