KOMA 1520 is a joke. It sounds/ sounded like someone who has no programming experience programmed it.
While it's almost entirely syndicated talk, shows are dropped at will. Very little consistency. And the owners weren't dedicated enough to support morning talent. That area was discussed thoroughly on the OKLAHOMA board.
The owners would have been better off keeping the legendary calls and moving it even to an automated REAL OLDIES or at least 60s oldies format. It likely would have generated more interest than in an already overcrowded News-Talk town.
Class I (50,000 watt clear channel) AM stations in the South (or with daytime coverage areas including areas in the South).
Doesn't seem to be a shortage of strong signals. Of course, given the triangular shape of North America, much of the South and most of these stations are West of the Appalachians. At night, these stations cover most of the country between the Appalachians and the Rockies. Not all are news-talk. WSM, home of the Opry, plays classic country. So does KWKH, Shreveport (once home of the Louisiana Hayride, an Opry competitor). The rest are news-talk (or some variation).
650 WSM, Nashville
700 WLW, Cincinnati (incl: KY)
750 WSB, Atlanta
820 WBAP, Ft. Worth
850 WHAS, Louisville
870 WWL, New Orleans
1080 KRLD, Dallas
1090 WBAL, Baltimore (incl: S. MD, VA)
1090 KAAY, Little Rock
1110 WBT, Charlotte
1120 KMOX, St. Louis (incl: S. MO, Little Egypt)
1130 KWKH, Shreveport
1140 WRVA, Richmond
1170 KFAQ, Tulsa
1170 WWVA, Wheeling
1200 WOAI, San Antonio
1500 WTWP, Washington (incl: VA)
1510 WLAC, Nashville
1520 KOMA, Oklahoma City
1530 WCKY, Cincinnati (incl: KY)