The Big 97: Tulsa’s KAKC Radio
NOW CLOSED. June 2011 – December 2012
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!
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