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WLKT
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Broadcast areaLexington Metro area
Central Kentucky
Frequency104.5 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding104.5 The Cat
Programming
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
SubchannelsHD2: Urban contemporary (Real 103.9)
Ownership
Owner
WBUL-FM, WKQQ, WLAP, WMXL, WWTF
History
First air date
July 30, 1992
Call sign meaning
Lexington's K(C)aT
Lexington, KenTucky
Technical information
Facility ID29575
ClassC2
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT142 meters (466 ft)
Translator(s)103.9 W280DO (Lexington, relays HD2)
Links
WebcastFM/HD1: WLKT Webstream
HD2: "Real 103.9" Webstream
WebsiteFM/HD1: 1045thecat.iheart.com
HD2: real1039fm.iheart.com

WLKT (104.5 FM) is a commercial radio station licensed to Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky, serving the greater Central Kentucky region surrounding Lexington. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and airs a Top 40 (CHR) radio format. The station's studios are located on Nicholasville Road in south Lexington, and its transmitter is located in rural far east Fayette County, Kentucky.

Its playlist includes Pop, Rock and Hip Hop music. In middays, it carries the syndicated "On Air with Ryan Seacrest." On Sundays, "American Top 40" is heard.

104.5 The Cat is powered at 50,000 watts ERP, with its broadcast signal reaching the eastern suburbs of Louisville, Northern Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati, Daniel Boone National Forest, Somerset and London. WLKT was the fourth station in the Lexington metropolitan area to begin broadcasting HD Radio after WUKY, WKQQ and WBUL. Its HD-2 subchannel carries an urban contemporary format, simulcast on translator station 103.9 W280DO, known as "Real 103.9."

History

The station signed on the air on July 30, 1992, as WJGG.[1] It was owned by J.L. Givens Associates. Newport Communications, which also owned WLRS in Louisville, later acquired the station.

It was purchased by Jacor in 1997 and switched to a Top 40 (CHR) format. On May 4, 1999, Jacor was purchased by Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia).[2]

WLKT-HD2

On July 21, 2011, WLKT-HD2 changed its format from New CHR to Urban Contemporary, branded as "Wild 103.9" (also broadcasts on FM translator W280DO 103.9 FM). The station's moniker later changed to "Real 103.9."

Broadcast translators of WLKT-HD2
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class FCC info
W280DO 103.9 Lexington, Kentucky 250 128.2 m (421 ft) D FCC FM Query

References

Coordinates: 38°04′08″N 84°18′43″W / 38.069°N 84.312°W / 38.069; -84.312