WTKX-FM
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Broadcast areaPensacola, Florida
Mobile, Alabama
Frequency101.5 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingTK101
Programming
FormatActive rock
SubchannelsHD2: Hit Nation Junior
Ownership
Owner
WKSJ-FM, WMXC, WNTM, WRGV, WRKH
History
First air date
1971 (as WBOP-FM)
Former call signs
WONF (CP, 1967-1971)[1]
WBOP-FM (1971-1978)
WTKX (1978-1989)
Technical information
Facility ID61243
ClassC
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT488 meters (1,601 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
30°36′40.7″N 87°36′26.3″W / 30.611306°N 87.607306°W / 30.611306; -87.607306
Links
WebcastListen Live
HD2: Listen Live
Websitetk101.iheart.com

WTKX-FM (101.5 FM) is an active rock music formatted radio station licensed to serve Pensacola, Florida. The broadcast area reaches far into northwest Florida, nearly all of southwest Alabama and as far as Kiln, Mississippi.[2]

In November 2014 the station studio's and broadcast center was moved to in Mobile, Alabama to be consolidated with other iHeartMedia facilities. In early 2020, WTKX opened a downtown Pensacola office and studios.

WTKX features syndicated personalities "Lex & Terry" in morning drive.

The station broadcasts in HD Radio and carries Hit Nation Junior on its HD2 sub-channel.

WTKX has been a rock radio station for over 43 years as it was first established as TK-101 in 1978. The station was sold to ClearChannel in 1996, ending its run as an independent station programmed in-house.

Local on-air personalities and alumni include: APD/MD "Mark The Shark" Dyba (deceased 2019), PD/OM Joel Sampson, Candy Cullerton (now AM Drive at WYCT-FM Pensacola), Steve Smith, PD Strummer, Linda J, Greg Golden, Dave Collins, Bedpan Andy, Rick Allen, Scott Free, Nick At Nite, Rory Suchet, Mike Ondako, Scotty, Suzy Boe, Alex, Lalaine, Linda Lawrence, Elvis Jones, Nick Flynn, Dick Danger, Gus Brandt, and Jon Stewart, Jeffrey Stevens, and Chip Nelson a.k.a. The Breakfast Flakes. Current Program Director and PM Drive host is Brian "Crash" Edwards (2018–present)

References

  1. ^ "FCC History Cards for WTKX-FM" (PDF).((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "WTKX-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.