WRXK-FM

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WRXK-FM
WRXK 96k-rock logo.jpg
CityBonita Springs, Florida
Broadcast areaFort Myers-Naples-Marco Island, Florida
Branding96 K-Rock
SloganSouthwest Florida's Rock Station
Frequency96.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s)98.1 W251AL (Fort Myers, relays HD2)
105.1 W286AK (Naples, relays HD2)
First air date1979 (as WLEQ, "Q96")
1986 (as WRXK)
FormatActive Rock
HD2: Spanish Tropical "Playa 98.1"
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT341 meters (1,119 ft)
ClassC
Facility ID73976
Former callsignsWLEQ (1979-1986)
WRXK (1986-1990)
AffiliationsMiami Dolphins
OwnerBeasley Broadcast Group, Inc.
(Beasley Media Group Licenses, LLC)
Sister stationsWJPT, WWCN, WJBX, WXKB
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Website96krock.com
playa981.com (HD2)

WRXK-FM is a commercial radio station with studios located in Estero, Florida and licensed to Bonita Springs, Florida, broadcasting to the Fort Myers-Naples-Marco Island, Florida area on 96.1 MHz FM. WRXK-FM airs a rock format branded as "96 K-Rock" under Program Director Chris DeLozier. 96 K-Rock began in 1986, first airing Mainstream rock then eventually changed their music format to the Active rock format, which is presently aired and used, mixing New and Current Hard Rock and Metal Artists along with Classic Rock favorites and is now known for its high powered big shows and hard rock. It is now Southwest Florida's home for 20 year market vets Stan and Haney in the afternoon.

96 K-Rock also airs Miami Dolphins football. Dolphins previously aired on co-owned 770 ESPN until they started airing NASCAR races on Sundays. 96 K-Rock also airs The House of Hair hosted by Dee Snider lead singer of the 80's rock band Twisted Sister Saturday nights starting at 10 pm.

On February 13, 2012 WRXK-FM changed their format to hot talk, branded as "96 K-Rock, Talk That Rocks," but returned to rock on June 17, 2013 in preparation for sister station 99X's flip to ESPN programming on June 20.[1]

On July 9, 2018 Beasley Broadcast Group parted ways with Bubba the Love Sponge, whose morning show had aired on WRXK-FM. A new morning show based out of sister station WRIF in Detroit and syndicated to Boston and other markets, "Dave and Chuck the Freak", replaced his show.

WRXK-HD2 translators[edit]

The following translators are currently relaying WRXK's HD2 sub channel.[2]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W251AL 98.1 Fort Myers, Florida 80 D FCC
W286AK 105.1 Naples, Florida 19 D FCC

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Coordinates: 26°25′23″N 81°37′48″W / 26.423°N 81.630°W / 26.423; -81.630