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Wxok

WXOK
City of license Port Allen, Louisiana
Broadcast area Baton Rouge metropolitan area
Branding Heaven AM 1460
Frequency 1460 kHz
First air date 1953
Format Gospel
Power 4,700 watts (Day)
290 watts (Night)
Class B
Facility ID 11606
Owner Cumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
Sister stations KQXL-FM, WRQQ, WEMX-FM, WIBR
Webcast Listen Live
Website heaven1460.com

WXOK (1460 AM, "Heaven 1460") 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.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Former on-air staff 1.1
  • References 2
  • External links 3

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.[1] Merchants Broadcasting purchased the WAFB radio stations in 1956 from WDSU's Modern Broadcasting, and changed the call letters of the AM station to WAIL.[2] WXOK has served the African-American community since February 3, 1953 with a mix of R&B hits, Blues and Gospel until 2000, when it went fulltime with the latter. The station was originally on 1260 kc 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. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-YB-IDX/50s-OCR-YB/1954-YB/1954-BC-YB-for-OCR-Page-0158.pdf#search="wafb"
  2. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-IDX/57-OCR/BC-1957-04-15-Page-0009.pdf#search="wafb am"

External links

  • Heaven 1460 official website
  • Query the FCC's AM station database for WXOK
  • Radio-Locator Information on WXOK
  • Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WXOK


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