|Frequency||103.1 MHz (HD Radio)|
|Subchannels||HD2: Sports gambling "The Bet"|
|Affiliations||ABC News Radio|
First air date
Former call signs
Call sign meaning
|ERP||6,000 watts (analog)|
93 watts (digital)
|HAAT||22 meters (72 ft)|
Public license information
|Webcast||Listen live (via Audacy)|
Listen live (via Audacy) (HD2)
WILK-FM (103.1 MHz, "WILK Newsradio") is a commercial news/talk radio station licensed to Avoca, Pennsylvania. Owned by Audacy, Inc., WILK-FM extends its broadcast range throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania with three full-power repeaters: WILK in Wilkes-Barre, WODS in West Hazleton and WAAF in Scranton. The station's studios and offices are on Route 315 in Pittston, while the station transmitter tower is located east of Yatesville at (). In addition to a standard analog transmission, WILK-FM broadcasts over two HD Radio channels with a smooth jazz format on its HD2 digital subchannel, and is available online via Audacy.
WILK-FM has a weekday schedule with mostly local hosts. At night, the stations air nationally syndicated shows including Dave Ramsey, Ben Shapiro, Coast to Coast AM with George Noory and America in The Morning. Weekends feature shows on money, health, technology and science. Weekend syndicated hosts include Kim Komando, Clark Howard, Dr. Michio Kaku and "Somewhere in Time" with Art Bell. Most hours begin with world and national news from ABC News Radio.
The stations also carries play-by-play sports including Penn State Nittany Lions football and basketball, as well as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins minor league hockey.
The station signed-on in 1976 with the call sign WACM. Originally licensed to Freeland, Pennsylvania, the station aired a syndicated Top 40/Soft Rock radio format with some local news. From the late 1980s and into the early 1990s, the station switched to an oldies music format and was branded as Oldies 103.
The station's programming during this time period was simulcast on sister station WXPX AM 1300. The simulcast relationship between the two stations exists today even though both went through a number of call sign changes, format changes, ownership changes, and the 103.1 MHz FM allocation being moved to Avoca. The stations, now WILK-FM and WODS, both simulcast the WILK NewsRadio network.
On February 23, 2022, WILK-FM added The Bet to its HD2 subchannel.