WKCH
Whitewater, Wisconsin
Broadcast areaWhitewater, Wisconsin
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Frequency106.5 MHz
BrandingKicks 106.5
Programming
FormatCountry
AffiliationsWestwood One
Ownership
OwnerMagnum Media
(Magnum Communications, Inc.)
WFAW, WSJY
History
First air date
1997
Former call signs
WRLM (5/1993-9/1993)
WISQ (1993-1996)
Call sign meaning
Wisconsin's Koolest Classic Hits (previous format)
Technical information
Facility ID59406
ClassA
ERP6,000 watts
HAAT61 meters (200 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
42°54′20.00″N 88°45′5.00″W / 42.9055556°N 88.7513889°W / 42.9055556; -88.7513889
Links
WebcastListen Live
Website940wfaw.com

WKCH (106.5 FM, "Kicks 106.5") is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Whitewater, Wisconsin, United States, the station serves Whitewater, Fort Atkinson and surrounding communities. In addition to country, WKCH also broadcasts UW-Whitewater Warhawks athletics, local area high school sports and NASCAR. WKCH's studios are located in Fort Atkinson, alongside sister stations WFAW and WSJY.

The station is currently owned by Magnum Media, through licensee Magnum Communications, Inc.[1]

History

The station was assigned the call letters WRLM on May 28, 1993. On September 1, 1993, the station changed its call sign to WISQ. Then, on June 14, 1996, its call letters were changed to WKCH.[2]

In the 1990s, the station simulcasted sister station WFAW until 1999 when it began running oldies music without imaging. It finally became "Kool FM K-106" by the end of 1999 then later reimaged to its current moniker "KOOL 106.5". On March 3, 2016, WKCH shifted its format from oldies to classic hits.

On November 9, 2020, WKCH changed their format from classic hits to country, branded as Kicks 106.5".[3]

References

  1. ^ "WKCH Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "WKCH Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ Southern Wisconsin Station Flips to Country Following Sale Upper Midwest Broadcasting - November 9, 2020