Station Profile

KAUT’s call sign is a tribute to it’s founder Oklahoman Gene Autry — The Singing Cowboy.  KAUT signed on in September 1980 and has broadcast several different genres of television through the years, including educational.  Now an independent station, KAUT will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2020. In 2005, KAUT became part of the first duopoly in Oklahoma when The New York Times, owner of KFOR, purchased the station.

Now known as Freedom 43, KAUT airs syndicated programming as well as a popular morning show Rise and Shine, weekdays 7-9am, and KFOR’s Oklahoma’s News 4 at 9pm, providing Oklahomans the late news one hour earlier. KAUT’s slate of popular syndicated shows include strips of Chicago P.D., Maury, American Ninja Warrior, The Goldbergs, Blackish, Mom, Friends, Jeopardy, M*A*S*H, and much more.

Market Profile

Oklahoma City, OK is in the 47th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 1,649,000 and 737,090 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.

The DMA spans 34 counties stretched over 32,000 square miles.  Cable/ADS penetration is 72.4% (36.9% wired, 35.4% ADS).  Oklahoma is the third largest producer of natural gas and sixth largest producer of oil in the country.  It also ranks as number two for wind power capacity and has the second lowest property and corporate income taxes per capita.  Oklahoma City has the largest concentration of aviation and aerospace firms in the region and the area’s bioscience presence garners national and international attention. The OKC Metro is also the proud home of Tinker Air Force Base.

Oklahoma’s diverse landscape brings diverse weather.  With four distinct seasons and a location where warm, humid Gulf air systems from the south converge with Rocky Mountain air systems from the west, the Oklahoma City region is a haven for meteorologists who study world-wide weather.

Oklahoma City DMA is home to the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA team as well as the two of the fiercest rivals in the Big 12 conference, The University of Oklahoma in Norman and Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

Source: Nielsen Media

Station Contact Information

444 E. Britton Rd Oklahoma City, OK 73114 P: (405)424-4444


Station Contacts

Wes Milbourn, VP & General Manager

Natalie Hughes, News Director

Mark Martin, Director of Sales

Lori Berger, National Sales Manager

Keith Johnson and Joe Merideth, Local Sales Managers

Caitlin Burke, Digital Sales Manager

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