WVKY
WVKY-WFKY Froggy101.7-104.9 logo.jpg
Broadcast areaShelbyville
Louisville Metro Area
Frequency101.7 MHz
BrandingFroggy 101.7 - 104.9
Programming
FormatCountry music
Ownership
OwnerCapCity Communications, LLC
(Southern Belle, LLC)
WFKY, WFRT-FM, WKYL, WKYW
History
First air date
September 30, 1989 (1989-09-30)
Former call signs
WCKD (1989)
WCKP (1989–1992)
WTHQ (1992–2002)
WIBL (2002–2003)
WJZO (2003–2005)
WXTF (2005–2006)
WLPP (2006–2007)
WKRD-FM (2007–2012)
Former frequencies
101.3 MHz (1989–1996)
Technical information
Facility ID60081
ClassA
ERP6,000 watts
HAAT100 meters (330 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
38°12′48.00″N 85°10′16.00″W / 38.2133333°N 85.1711111°W / 38.2133333; -85.1711111Coordinates: 38°12′48.00″N 85°10′16.00″W / 38.2133333°N 85.1711111°W / 38.2133333; -85.1711111
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitefroggykycountry.com

WVKY (101.7 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Shelbyville, Kentucky, and serving eastern portions of the Louisville metropolitan area. The station is owned by CapCity Communications under licensee Southern Belle, LLC.[1] It airs a country music radio format which is simulcast on 104.9 WFKY in Frankfort. The station calls itself "Froggy 101.7 and 104.9," using a frog as its mascot.

History

Logo as sports radio station WKRD-FM
Logo as sports radio station WKRD-FM

The station was assigned the call sign WCKD on April 1, 1989. On July 8, 1989, the station changed its call sign to WCKP;[2] it signed on September 30, 1989.[3] The call letters were changed on August 31, 1992, to WTHQ, on May 17, 2002, to WIBL, on May 29, 2003, to WJZO, on December 13, 2005, to WXTF, on March 21, 2006, to WLPP, and on April 16, 2007, to WKRD-FM.[2] Originally on 101.3 MHz, in 1996 WTHQ swapped frequencies with WMJM and moved to 101.7.[4]

The station license was transferred to Aloha Station Trust LLC at the completion of the privatization of Clear Channel Communications, a forerunner of iHeartMedia, Inc., which owns seven stations in Louisville, including WHAS and WAMZ. The Aloha Station Trust temporarily operated the stations that Clear Channel was required to divest as a condition of the privatization transaction.

As a result of a sale from Aloha Station Trust LLC to Southern Belle LLC, on January 12, 2012, the station again changed its call sign, this time to WVKY.

References

  1. ^ "WVKY Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ a b "WVKY Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2009 (PDF). 2009. p. D-245. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  4. ^ "Construction Permit Activity" (PDF). The M Street Journal. May 1, 1996. p. 3. Retrieved March 28, 2019.