WRKH
CityMobile, Alabama
Broadcast areaMobile, Alabama
Pensacola, Florida
Frequency96.1 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding96.1 The Rocket
SloganAnalog/HD1: The Gulf Coast Home of Classic Rock
HD2: Mobile's Home for Sports Talk
HD3: Lighting the Way
Programming
FormatClassic rock
Subchannels
Ownership
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(iHM Licenses, LLC)
WKSJ-FM, WMXC, WNTM, WRGV, WTKX-FM
History
First air date
1964; 57 years ago (1964)
Former call signs
WLPR (1964–1987)
WAVH (1987–1994)
WMYC (1994–1996)
Call sign meaning
W RocKet Hits
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID53142
ClassC
ERP73,000 watts
77,000 watts (w/beam tilt)
HAAT535 meters (1,755 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
30°41′21″N 87°49′49″W / 30.689083°N 87.830278°W / 30.689083; -87.830278
Translator(s)HD2: 99.5 W258AY (Mobile)
HD3: 101.1 W266CM (Mobile)
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Webcast
Websitehttps://961therocket.iheart.com/
sportstalk995.iheart.com (HD2)
freedomradiofm.com (HD3)

WRKH (96.1 FM) is the call sign for the Mobile, Alabama classic rock formatted radio station known as "96.1 The Rocket". The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.. Its studios are located inside the building of unrelated television station WKRG on Broadcast Drive in Mobile, and the transmitter is near Spanish Fort, Alabama.

Programming

The station is primarily classic rock. Since 2002, the station has competed with WZNF, a Gulfport, Mississippi classic rock station. That station's signal can reach Mobile, WRKH's primary listening area. WRKH broadcasts a wide variety of music considered classic rock, and, most recently, some music from the early 1990s has been heard - various Pearl Jam and Red Hot Chili Peppers songs have been played. WRKH also broadcasts the syndicated John Boy and Billy Big Show on Monday-Saturday mornings, and Chip Nelson on afternoons. Starting with the 2016 season, as part of an agreement with iHeartMedia and the University of South Alabama, coverage of USA Jaguars football will move from WMXC to WRKH.

Translators

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info Notes
W258AY 99.5 MHz Mobile, Alabama 150854 250 148 m (486 ft) D 30°44′6.7″N 88°7′16″W / 30.735194°N 88.12111°W / 30.735194; -88.12111 (W258AY) FCC LMS Relays HD2
W266CM 101.1 MHz Mobile, Alabama 150912 250 101 m (331 ft) D 30°43′34.7″N 88°9′6″W / 30.726306°N 88.15167°W / 30.726306; -88.15167 (W266CM) FCC LMS Relays HD3