WXKB
WXKB B103.9 logo.png
Broadcast areaFort Myers - Naples - Southwest Florida
Frequency103.9 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingB103.9
Programming
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
Subchannels
Affiliations
Ownership
Owner
WBCN, WJPT, WRXK-FM, WWCN
History
First air date
1975; 47 years ago (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)
Links
WebcastFM/HD1: Listen Live
HD2: The Bounce Listen Live Listen live
WebsiteFM/HD1: www.b1039.com
HD2: thebounceswfl.com

WXKB (103.9 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Cape Coral, Florida, and serving the Fort Myers-Naples radio market and Southwest Florida.[1] WXKB is owned by the Beasley Broadcast Group and airs a Top 40/CHR radio format branded as "B-103.9 All the Hits", sometimes called "The Killer B." In afternoon drive time it carries On Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated by Premiere Networks.

WXKB has studios and offices on South Tamiami Trail in Estero.[2] The transmitter is off Carter Road, also in Estero. WXKB broadcasts using HD Radio technology. The digital subchannels feed FM 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. WRCC carried a classical music format.

The station had several format changes throughout the years. From 1981 until 1984, the station ran an easy listening, middle of the road (MOR) format. From 1984 until 1990, it played adult contemporary music.

In 1990, its call sign was changed to WAKS. The frequency moved one notch to 103.7 FM and it 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 it flipped to Top 40 hits. This was shortly after competitor 96.9 WINK-FM dropped Top 40 for adult contemporary music during the same year.

HD Radio

On July 9, 2021, WXKB-HD2 began broadcasting a classic hip hop format, branded as "96.5/101.5 The Bounce." It is simulcast on FM translators W243BM at 96.5 FM, W268AH at 101.5 FM and W286AK at 105.1 FM.[7]

WXKB's HD3 subchannel rebroadcasts the sports radio format on co-owned WBCN 770 AM.

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