WKGL-FM
WKGL 96.7TheEagle logo.png
CityLoves Park, Illinois
Broadcast areaRockford, Illinois and Vicinity
Frequency96.7 MHz
Branding96.7 The Eagle
Programming
FormatClassic Rock
Ownership
OwnerTownsquare Media
(Townsquare License, LLC)
WROK, WXXQ, WZOK
History
First air date
1964 (as WLUV-FM)
Former call signs
WLUV-FM (1964-2000)
WKMQ-FM (2000-2004)
Call sign meaning
WicKed EaGLe (branding)
Technical information
Facility ID38638
ClassA
ERP2,200 watts
HAAT168 meters (551 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Website967theeagle.net

WKGL-FM (branded as "96.7 The Eagle") is a radio station serving the Rockford, Illinois area with a Classic Rock format. It broadcasts on FM frequency 96.7 MHz and is under ownership of Townsquare Media. Prior to being WKGL-FM, the station had an oldies format as WKMQ and a country format as WLUV-FM.

On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare would acquire 53 Cumulus Media stations, including WKGL-FM, for $238 million. The deal was part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global were both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[1][2] The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Official: Cumulus Buys Dial Global, Spins Some Stations To Townsquare; Peak Stations Sold To Townsquare, Fresno Spun To Cumulus". All Access. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  2. ^ "Cumulus Makes Dial Global And Townsquare Deals Official". RadioInsight. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  3. ^ "Cumulus-Townsquare-Peak Deal Closes". All Access. November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013.

Coordinates: 42°21′47″N 89°08′06″W / 42.363°N 89.135°W / 42.363; -89.135