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CityJoplin, Missouri
Broadcast areaJoplin
SloganPositive & Encouraging
Frequency90.7 MHz
FormatContemporary Christian
ERP60,000 watts
HAAT151.0 meters
Facility ID51096
Transmitter coordinates37°3′8.00″N 94°23′20.00″W / 37.0522222°N 94.3888889°W / 37.0522222; -94.3888889
Callsign meaning"Ozark Bible College", now Ozark Christian College, KOBC's former owner.
Former callsignsKGNT-AM[1]
OwnerEducational Media Foundation
Sister stationsK-LOVE network
WebcastKOBC's High Speed Stream

KOBC (90.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Contemporary Christian format. Licensed to Joplin, Missouri, United States, the station serves the Joplin area.


KOBC was founded on February 24, 1967 by its previous owner, Ozark Christian College and operated on the 91.1 FM frequency. In 1972, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a license to increase transmitting power to 30,000 watts and change the frequency to 90.7 FM. Transmission power was raised again in 1998 to 60,000 watts, effectively increasing KOBC's listening area by 40%.

Sale of KOBC[edit]

OCC sold KOBC to the Educational Media Foundation, its current owner, on October 1, 2008.[2] [3]


In December 1987, an FM translator was added in Chanute, KS at 103.1 FM. A second translator was added for Fayetteville, AR in July 1988 at 100.1 FM, but it was disassembled after another Christian radio station began broadcasting in Fayetteville in 1996. The Chanute translator continues to operate.


  1. ^ "KOBC - Our History"
  2. ^ KOBC Changes Hands -- K-LOVE radio begins operating the station
  3. ^ "KOBC Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.

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