Broadcast areaNorth Central Indiana
Frequency100.5 MHz
Branding100.5 KI
AffiliationsCompass Media Networks
Westwood One
First air date
October 21, 1962; 61 years ago (1962-10-21)
Technical information
Facility ID60133
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT143 meters (469 ft)
WebcastListen live

WWKI (100.5 FM) is a commercial radio station in Kokomo, Indiana. It is owned by Cumulus Media and it broadcasts a country radio format, calling itself 100.5 KI. The studios are at 519 N. Main St. in downtown Kokomo.

WWKI has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 50,000 watts, the current maximum in most of Indiana. The transmitter is on East County Road 200 South near the Kokomo Creek.[1]

The station can be heard at most as far south as Northern Hamilton county as well as Indianapolis and donut counties surrounding Kokomo. It can also be picked up in Peru Indiana and the signal can be picked up as far north as Rochester Indiana


On October 21, 1962; 61 years ago (1962-10-21), the station first signed on the air.[2] Its original call sign was WFKO, which stood for the name of the owner, Fidelity Broadcasting, and its city of license, KOkomo, Indiana. WFKO had a female program director, Patricia Sweeney, unusual in that era. The power was only 1,600 watts, a fraction of its current output. It also was unusual in being a stand-alone FM station. Most FM stations in the early days were co-owned with an AM station.

In 1968, the station was acquired by BGS Broadcasting, which changed its call letters to the current WWKI. The station has played country music for nearly its entire history.


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