WGKS

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WGKS
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)
ClassC2
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
Website969kissfm.com

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.

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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