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KTOA
KTOA

Location

Tulsa, OK

Branding

Channel 50 (general); Eyewitness News 50

Slogan

Your Choice for News in Tulsa

Channel(s)

Digital: 50 (UHF)

subchannel(s)

KTOA-HD 50.1
NOW 50.2
NOW Business 50.3
WeatherNation 50.4

Affiliation

The National Television

Sister Radio stations

Former call letters

none

Website

Oklahoma50.com

Owner

WTNYCorporation BBC

First air date

September 11th 1977

KTOA is The National Television station in Tulsa, OK, It operates on Channel 50. It offers 9.5 hours of news each weekday (5am-9am, 11am-1pm, 4pm-5:30pm, 6pm-6:30pm, 9pm-10:30pm) and 7 hours of news every weekend (6am-9am, 12pm-1pm, 5pm-6pm, 9pm-10:30pm).

Station brandings

  • Channel 50 (September 11th 1977-October 1st 1996)
  • Tulsa's TV50 (October 1st 1996-September 15th 2006)
  • Channel 50 (September 15th 2006-?)

Newscast titles

  • The Nine O'Clock News (September 11th 1977-July 4th 1985)
  • Tulsa News 50 (July 4th 1985-September 15th 2006)
  • Channel 50 News (September 15th 2006-June 1st 2017)
  • Channel 50 Eyewitness News (June 1st 2017-?)

News Theme history

  • WXLE (WAGA) 1977 News Theme (1977-1981)
  • We're 4 by Klein& (1981-1983)
  • TuesdayC by Tuesday Productions (1983-1985)
  • KTOA (WNDU) 1986 News Theme by Tuesday Productions (1985-1989)
  • Good News by Frank Gari (1989-1994)
  • USA News by 615 Music (1994-2000)
  • Image News V1, V3 by Frank Gari (2000-2007)
  • Newsforce by 615 Music (2007-2011)
  • Advantage by Frank Gari (2011-2017)
  • USA News by 615 Music (2017-present)

Voiceover talent

  • Booth Announcers (1977-1982)
  • John B. Wells (1982-1993)
  • Ed Hopkins (1993-2003)
  • Bill Ratner (2003-2009)
  • Jim Birdsall (2009-present)


Television stations in the Tulsa, OK area
KTOL-TV 2 (QTV)

KTGL 3 (Global)
KTSA 4 (CBS)
KSRJ 5 (YesNet)
KSIX 6 (ABN)
KTUL-TV 8 (KTTV)
KBAP 9 (ABC)
KRTO 10 (Acme)
KTO-TV 11 (NBC)
KTSR 12 (TNT)
KXIV 14 (DBC)
KQGF 18 (Omni)
KTUO 19 (UDC)
KFXT 20 (FOX)
KCYW 21 (UPN)
KWOR-LP 28 (RKO)
KTMY 29 (MNTV)
KITU 35 (ITV)
KRDT 42 (RDN)
KCVE 46 (CW)
KTPA 54 (Paramount)
KUMN 57 (PBS)
KTMT 60 (TMD)
KTGX 63 (WBTV)
KFDG 67 (UNI)
KMVA 69 (TBS)

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