WXOK
Broadcast areaBaton Rouge metropolitan area
Frequency1460 kHz
BrandingHeaven 1460 and 95.7
Programming
FormatGospel
Ownership
Owner
KQXL-FM, WRQQ, WEMX-FM
History
First air date
1948 (1948)
Former call signs
  • WAFB (1948–1957)
  • WAIL (1957–1966)
[1]
Technical information
Facility ID11606
ClassB
Power4,700 watts (day)
290 watts (night)
Translator(s)95.7 MHz K239CX (Port Allen)
Links
WebcastListen live
Websiteheaven1460.com

WXOK (1460 AM, "Heaven 1460 and 95.7") is a Black gospel formatted radio station licensed to Port Allen, Louisiana (where the transmitter is located). The Cumulus Media station broadcasts with a transmitter power of 4,700 watts day and 290 watts night. Its studios are located in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

History

1460 AM was first occupied by WAFB, which signed on in 1948 and was a MBS and ABC affiliate and sister station to WAFB-FM, which was on the 104.3 frequency, and WAFB-TV.[2] Merchants Broadcasting purchased the WAFB radio stations in 1957 from WDSU's Modern Broadcasting, and changed the call letters of the AM station to WAIL.[3]

WXOK has served the African-American community since February 3, 1953, with a mix of R&B hits, blues, jazz, and gospel until 2000, when it went full-time with the latter. The station was originally on 1260 kHz until its owners purchased WAIL in 1965 and moved WXOK to that frequency.

Former on-air staff

Isiah Carey, Carey L. Martin, Kip Holden

References

  1. ^ "WXOK history cards" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved September 23, 2022.
  2. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-YB-IDX/50s-OCR-YB/1954-YB/1954-BC-YB-for-OCR-Page-0158.pdf#search="wafb"[dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-IDX/57-OCR/BC-1957-04-15-Page-0009.pdf#search="wafb am"


Coordinates: 30°28′25″N 91°13′34″W / 30.47361°N 91.22611°W / 30.47361; -91.22611