WHKR
CityRockledge, Florida
Broadcast areaSpace Coast (Melbourne-Titusville-Cocoa, Florida)
Frequency102.7 MHz
Branding102.7 The Hitkicker
Programming
FormatCountry
Ownership
OwnerCumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
WAOA-FM, WLZR, WROK-FM
History
First air date
1989
Call sign meaning
W Hit KickeR
Technical information
Facility ID57628
ClassC2
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT132 meters (433 ft)
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitethehitkicker.com

WHKR (102.7 FM, "The Hitkicker") is a commercial FM radio station, licensed to Rockledge, Florida, and serving the Space Coast. It is owned by Cumulus Media and broadcasts a country music radio format.

WHKR has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 50,000 watts.[1] The transmitter is off Parrish Road in Cocoa West (28°21′00″N 80°46′29″W / 28.35000°N 80.77472°W / 28.35000; -80.77472).

History

The station first signed on in 1989.

Previously known as "WHKR 102.7 The Hitkicker", on July 3, 2013, at 3pm, after playing "Parking Lot Party" by Lee Brice, WHKR aired a brief stunt sequence along with the top-of-the-hour station identification. It then joined Cumulus's nationally growing country brand as "Nash FM 102.7 Melbourne". The first song on "Nash" was Randy Houser's How Country Feels. It was the first song on all new Nash FM stations up to that point.

On October 5, 2020, WHKR returned to its original branding as "102.7 The Hitkicker."[2]

References

  1. ^ Radio-Locator.com/WHKR
  2. ^ WHKR Returns To The Hitkicker Radioinsight - October 12, 2020