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WGKS KISS96.9 logo.jpg
CityParis, Kentucky
Broadcast areaLexington, Kentucky
BrandingKISS 96-9
SloganBetter Music for A Better Workday
The Christmas Station (Nov.-Dec.)
Frequency96.9 MHz
First air dateJune 15, 1968 (as WPDE-FM at 96.7)
FormatAdult contemporary
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT150 meters (490 ft)
Facility ID36140
Transmitter coordinates38°7′32.00″N 84°21′12.00″W / 38.1255556°N 84.3533333°W / 38.1255556; -84.3533333
Callsign meaningW G KiSs[1]
Former callsignsWPDE-FM (1968-1972)
WBGR-FM (1972-1981)
WNCW (1981-1985)
WCOZ (1985-1992)
WCOZ-FM (1992-1992)
Former frequencies96.7 MHz (1968-1992)
AffiliationsWestwood One
Premiere Networks
OwnerL.M. Communications, Inc.
WebcastListen Live

WGKS (96.9 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station broadcasting an Adult Contemporary radio format and calling itself "KISS 96-9." Licensed to Paris, Kentucky, United States, the station serves the Lexington-Fayette media market. It is owned by L.M. Communications, Inc.[2] Studios and offices are on West Main Street in Lexington.[3] The transmitter is off Houston Antioch Road, also in Lexington.[4]

WGKS airs two weekday syndicated shows. The Bob and Sheri Show from WLNK in Charlotte, North Carolina is heard in morning drive time. The Delilah Show is heard evenings.


The station was assigned the call sign WCOZ on February 25, 1984. On June 11, 1992, the station changed its call letters to WCOZ-FM. Just over a week later, on June 19, the station changed its call sign to the current WGKS.[5]


  1. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web.
  2. ^ "WGKS Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ http://www.969kissfm.com/contact/
  4. ^ http://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/patg?id=WGKS-FM
  5. ^ "WGKS Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.

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