WKKO
WKKO K100 logo.png
Broadcast areaToledo Metropolitan Area
Frequency99.9 MHz
BrandingK100
Programming
FormatCountry
Ownership
Owner
WRQN, WMIM, WQQO (HD2), WXKR
History
First air date
September 3, 1981 (as WKLR-Switched to WKKO in 1986)
Technical information
Facility ID22673
ClassB
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT152.4 meters
Links
WebcastListen live
Listen Live via iHeart
Websitek100country.com

WKKO is a commercial FM radio station in Toledo, Ohio broadcasting on 99.9 MHz with a country music format. It is owned by Cumulus Media. The station's studios are located in Toledo, and its transmitter is located in Harbor View, Ohio.

History

During the summer of 1981, WKLR ("Kooler Radio"), a longtime R&B/soul and later Disco music station, changed to its current country format known as K100. Joe Hill (now retired) of WHME/WHRI/WHRA/KWHR/KFLR was the first announcer when the station (then WKLR) went from 8,000 watts to 50,000 watts in the summer of 1982. After the power up, the station was heard in Detroit. In 1986, the call letters were changed from WKLR-FM to WKKO. The station was owned by Booth American of Detroit for some 30 years, then Fritz Broadcasting (also from Detroit) beginning in 1994. It was then sold to its current owner, Cumulus Broadcasting, in 1997.

WKKO has consistently been not only a market leader in the Toledo area, but its share of the market ranks among the highest nationwide. Longtime morning duo Mitch and Mary Beth left WKKO for WRVF (101.5) in 2000 and were replaced by WKKO Program Director Gary Shores and Assistant Program Director Harvey J. Steele, together known as Shores & Steele. The two had previously done afternoons for some six years, and were named Broadcast Personalities for medium markets by the Country Music Association.

As of 2021, the station’s lineup consists of the local Lyn & Cliff Morning Show, Toledo radio veteran Johny D on middays, and Mark “Mookie” Andrews on afternoon drive. Evening slot is filled in with the syndicated program Nights With Elania.[1] WKKO's competitors include its own sister station WMIM "Nash Icon" 98.3, as well as rival WPFX 107.7 and classic country-formatted WCKY-FM 103.7.

Simulcasting

1992: WTOD/1560 begins simulcasting K100 99.9 FM.

2004: WTOD 1560 AM drops the K100 simulcast and flips to talk radio as Supertalk 1560.

References

Coordinates: 41°40′05″N 83°27′11″W / 41.668°N 83.453°W / 41.668; -83.453