WXKB
WXKB B103.9 logo.png
Broadcast areaFort Myers/Southwest Florida
Frequency103.9 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingB103.9
Programming
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
Subchannels
Ownership
Owner
WBCN, WJPT, WRXK-FM, WWCN
History
First air date
1975
Former call signs
WRCC (1975–1990)
WAKS (1990–1993)
Former frequencies
103.7 MHz (1990–93)
Technical information
Facility ID73933
ClassC
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT341 meters (1,119 ft)
Translator(s)
  • HD2: 96.5 W243BM (Suncoast Estates)
  • HD2: 101.5 W268AH (Bonita Springs)
  • HD2: 105.1 W286AK (Naples)
Links
WebcastListen Live
HD2: Listen live
Websitewww.b1039.com
thebounceswfl.com (HD2)

WXKB (103.9 FM) is a commercial radio station licensed to Cape Coral, Florida, broadcasting to Fort Myers and Southwest Florida.[1] WXKB is owned by the Beasley Broadcast Group and airs a Top 40 music format branded as "B-103.9 All the Hits", sometimes called "The Killer B."

WXKB has studios and offices on South Tamiami Trail in Estero.[2] The transmitter is off Carter Road, also in Estero. WXKB-HD2 is simulcast on translator stations W243BM in Suncoast Estates at 96.5 MHz,[3] W268AH in Bonita Springs at 101.5 MHz,[4] and W286AK in Naples at 105.1 MHz,[5]

History

The station first signed on in 1975 as WRCC.[6] Originally it was powered with 3,000 watts as a Class A station. It has since boosted its power to 100,000 watts as a Class C station. The station first picked up a classical music format. The station had a couple of format changes throughout the years. For three years from 1981 until 1984, the station ran a MOR format. For six years from 1984 until 1990, it ran an adult contemporary format. And lastly, its call letters were changed to WAKS, moved down its frequency to 103.7 FM, and began running a classic rock format. This lasted until 1993 when the station returned back to its 103.9 frequency, changed its call letters to WXKB, and became its current Top 40 station, shortly after former CHR station WINK-FM dropped CHR for adult contemporary during the same year.

WXKB-HD2

On July 9, 2021, WXKB-HD2 changed their format to classic hip hop, branded as "96.5/101.5 The Bounce" (simulcast on translators W243BM (96.5 FM), W268AH (101.5 FM) and W286AK (105.1 FM)).[7]

References

  1. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 4 February 1995. p. 115. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. ^ B103.9 Station Info
  3. ^ Radio-Locator.com
  4. ^ Radio-Locator.com
  5. ^ Radio-Locator.com
  6. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1977 page C-39
  7. ^ Classic Hip Hop Bounces Into Fort Myers Radioinsight - July 9, 2021

Coordinates: 26°25′23″N 81°37′48″W / 26.423°N 81.630°W / 26.423; -81.630