102.1 KOKY-FM was the first Arkansas radio station devoted to a black audience

KOKY. Four letters with more than 50 years of history and music.

“We came in as a race radio station in 1956,” DJ Mark Dylan explained. “KOKY has been an advocate for this black community for many, many years.”

It was Arkansas’ first radio station devoted to reaching a black audience. Initially focused on religious programming, the station eventually tapped into a different audience, teenagers.

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