Perry Publishing & Broadcasting
In 1979, Russell M. Perry started the Perry Publishing Company with it's first edition Oklahoma City's The Black Chronicle newspaper.
The Black Chronicle newspaper, a weekly periodical servicing the Oklahoma City metro area's African American population, has grown into one of the largest paid weekly newspapers in the state of Oklahoma. Currently, The Black Chronicle services the entire state of Oklahoma - (i.e., Tulsa, Lawton/Ft. Sill, and Oklahoma City).
In 1993, with the purchase of KVSP 1140 AM in Oklahoma City, Perry formed the Perry Publishing & Broadcasting Company, Inc. KVSP AM became the first urban-formatted radio station for Oklahoma City in more than fifteen years.
In 1994, PPBC purchased KJMM-FM in Tulsa, Oklahoma to give Tulsa and all of Green Country its first full signal FM Urban radio station.
In 1999, PPBC purchased KGTO in Tulsa, providing the company a duopoly in Tulsa. KGTO was then turned to an Urban AC radio station.
In 2003, PPBC built a 2,000 ft tower in Caddo County, Oklahoma to move KRPT FM into Oklahoma City making it a Full C in power, a 100,000 watts. KRPT FM call letters were changed to KVSP FM and Oklahoma City had its first Urban FM radio station in more than 15 years.
In 2007, PPBC made its first purchase of radio stations outside the state of Oklahoma. Five Augusta,Georgia / South Carolina radio stations were purchased - WFXA FM, WAKB FM, WTHB FM, WAEG FM and WTHB AM, effectively creating the Perry Broadcasting of Augusta division.
Perry Publishing & Broadcasting Company is looking forward to operating our portfolio and making it more efficient for our listeners and advertisers.