|Broadcast area||Tri-Cities, Tennessee|
|Branding||104.9 Nash Icon|
|WGOC, WJCW, WQUT, WXSM|
First air date
|1979 (as WGAT-FM)|
Former call signs
|HAAT||150 meters (490 ft)|
WKOS (104.9 FM), branded as "104.9 Nash Icon", is a radio station serving the Tri-Cities, Tennessee, area with country music. This station is under ownership of Cumulus Media.
This station was WGAT-FM Mar. 13, 1979, WZXY on Oct. 14, 1981, and changed to its current call letters on July 1, 1991. In 1967, the phone hacker Captain Crunch created a radio station called WKOS [W-"chaos"], a pirate station in nearby Dover-Foxcroft, but had to shut it down when a legitimate radio station, WDME, objected. citation needed] the format was an Oldies under their new call letter WKOS, the new slogan was "Good Times Great Oldies! Oldies 104.9, WKOS". [
On February 24, 2012, WKOS changed their format to country, branded as "The New Great Country 104.9 WKOS".
On July 3, 2013, at 3:00 pm EDT WKOS re-branded itself as "The New Nash FM 104.9".
And then on April 24, 2015, WKOS rebranded as "Nash Icon 104.9".
In 2007, the East Tennessee State University men's basketball Team moved its games from WJCW to WKOS. This marked the first time the team was heard on FM radio. This has since been moved to AM 640 WXSM, a sister station.
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