|Broadcast area||Biloxi - Gulfport - Pascagoula|
|Branding||105.9 The Monkey|
|Slogan||"#1 For New Music"|
|Owner||Stephen Davenport |
(Telesouth Communications, Inc.)
|WANG, WCPR-FM, WGBL, WOSM WTNI|
First air date
|1976 (as WGUD)|
Former call signs
|HAAT||95 meters (312 ft)|
WXYK (105.9 MHz, "105.9 The Monkey") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Pascagoula, Mississippi and serving the Biloxi - Gulfport - Pascagoula radio market. The station has a Top 40/CHR radio format and is owned by Telesouth Communications, Inc. The studios and offices are on Three Rivers Road in Gulfport. WXYK carries The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show and American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated from Premiere Networks.
WXYK has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 25,000 watts. The transmitter is off Pine Hills Road in Ocean Springs.
The station started as a country music outlet, using the call sign WGUD, then WGUD-FM. It flipped to a Top 40 hits outlet as WXYK - 105.9 KISS FM until 1997 when 105.9 FM, 96.7 FM and 107.1 FM switched frequencies. KISS FM went to the 107.1 FM frequency. And then classic rock moved from the 96.7 FM frequency to the 105.9 FM frequency as WXRG.
On September 21, 2006, after a day of stunting with a loop of Fleetwood Mac's Go Your Own Way, WXRG dropped classic rock for classic hits as "105.9 GO-FM" and adopting the WHGO call letters. In 2009, the station gradually leaned back to a true Classic Rock format and rebranded as "Classic Rock 105.9".
On October 4, 2010, WHGO switched to a Microsoft Sam voice reciting a countdown of the days, hours, minutes, and seconds while interspersing a random movie quote or song lyric a few times each minute. This affected both the station's normal over-the-air broadcast as well as its online stream.
On October 8, 2010 at 3 pm, WHGO relaunched as an automated Variety Hits station, branded as "Bob 105.9" with a new call sign of WQBB. The station was programmed by local radio veteran "Weerd Wayne" Watkins.
In July 2014, station owner Triad Broadcasting was sold to Alpha Media along with sister stations WCPR, WGBL, WXYK and WTNI
In December 2018, Alpha Media announced it would be selling its Gulf Coast cluster to local Mississippi broadcast company, Telesouth Communications Inc, which already owned WOSM, a talk radio station in the Biloxi market. The FCC approved the sale on February 12, 2019, and closed on March 1, 2019.
On that day at midnight, after playing "Stairway To Heaven" by Led Zeppelin, WQBB dropped its Variety Hits format and assumed the programming of "107-1 The Monkey", which was spun off to another local company, Port Broadcasting as part of the sale to Telesouth. The first song on "105.9 The Monkey" was "7 Rings" by Ariana Grande. This move returned the CHR format and WXYK call letters to the frequency after a 22-year absence.
The current lineup is: