Tower, you're 100% correct. I wasn't there, but at home, listening (and trying to figure out what was going on).
Tim Glass (air name) came on after Mel's "beam us up!", the transporter sfx, and an sfx of a walk to a door and it closing behind them. All Tim said, at straight up noon, was "This is KELI, Tulsa, and KELI-FM, Broken Arrow."
I thought it was about the next 20 minutes, but either way: the songs that began to play were things like "Thank You For Being A Friend," "Bluer Than Blue," "Empty Garden," etc., and as a fan of the station, it felt like the new owners were patronizing me.
(Little did I know at the time, it was actually the old K-Crew, saying "goodbye" again... this time through old carts from the Sunny 92 / KSNE days!)
The first real audio from the new studios was an (initially over-driven) mic opened with someone saying something about it being "a going away weekend!" OUCH again. (They may have meant summer vacation or something... but everything at that point was personal to me.)
The story told to me last year by Jeff Buckley (R.I.P.) was of being on the "other end." He said he was supposed to read that opening liner, but the engineer (? I think) saw he was getting cold feet and said, "you want me to do it?" and Jeff said OK.
The first song on what would become KQ92 (although Jeff said EVERYBODY still called it 92K, despite the staff's protests!) was Van Halen's "Dance The Night Away."
(You're right: my memory is not that good. Cassette recorders are wonderful things.)
I'd love to hear more about your experiences with KELI AM & FM! Anyone who heard it and all who worked there seem to agree it was a unique and wonderful time in Tulsa radio.