WKGR
WKGR Gater98.7 logo.png
Broadcast areaPalm Beach, Port St. Lucie
Frequency98.7 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingGater 98.7
Programming
FormatClassic rock
SubchannelsHD2: WBZT simulcast (Sports gambling)
Ownership
Owner
WAVW, WBZT, WCZR, WJNO, WLDI, WOLL, WQOL, WZTA, WZZR
History
First air date
1961 (as WARN-FM)
Former call signs
WLQY (1961-1980)
WIZD (1980-1984)
Call sign meaning
W K GateR
Technical information
Facility ID1245
ClassC1
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT299 m (981 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitegaterrocks.iheart.com

WKGR (98.7 FM) is a classic rock station licensed to Wellington, Florida and serving the West Palm Beach market. Owned by iHeartMedia, Inc., it transmits at 100,000 watts effective radiated power with an antenna height above average terrain of 299 meters (981 feet). WKGR's signal can be picked up as far north as Melbourne, as far west as Moore Haven, and usually no further south than highway 595 in Fort Lauderdale. Its transmitter is located on the west side of Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound. Also sharing WKGR's transmitter tower are stations WIRK (which itself was a primary competitor of WKGR before moving its rock programming to an HD Radio subchannel) and WMBX.

WKGR previously simulcast the programming of sister station WJNO on its HD2 subchannel starting in September 2010; by 2013 this was replaced with the signal of Christian rock station WREH. WKGR later went to classic country on HD2, and in 2019, dropped its HD2 subchannel. Then on January 19, 2021, WKGR brought back its HD2 subchannel with its original programming, simulcasting WJNO. A few weeks later, sister station WBZT began simulcasting on its HD2 subchannel, with WJNO moving to the HD2 subchannel of sister station WLDI.

Morning programming

WKGR: WKGR has survived as one of the remaining few stations in Florida that still play the Classic Rock format. Big Rig airs in mornings from the Tampa affiliate, while Buck McWilliams now handles middays. Original cast member Andy Preston airs in afternoon drive, and Sixx Sense airs in the evenings.

The most popular, controversial, and highest rated Morning Show in WKGR history was the SEA BASS and GLORIA Show in the mid-late 1990s. Family friendly BUCK and PEG Morning Show was reasonably popular for several years as well, as was MARK FROST in the 1980s.

After several station sales, Clear Channel- now IHEART MEDIA took over and held fast the Classic Rock format that continues its stronghold on South Florida radio ratings.

Coordinates: 27°01′32″N 80°10′42″W / 27.025611°N 80.178389°W / 27.025611; -80.178389