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Wxyk

WXYK
City of license Gulfport, Mississippi
Broadcast area Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi
Branding 107-1 The Monkey
Slogan "#1 For New Music"
Frequency 107.1 MHz
Format CHR/Top 40
ERP 2,800 watts
HAAT 122 meters
Class A
Facility ID 37096
Former callsigns WROA-FM (1964-1980)
WZKX (1980-1987)
WXLS (1987-1989)
WXLS-FM (1989-1997)
Owner Alpha Media
(Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1071themonkey.net

WXYK (107.1 FM, "107.1 the Monkey") is a CHR/Top 40 radio station located in Gulfport, Mississippi, its signal can coverage areas in Gulfport-Biloxi area, as far as Wiggins, and online at [1] and is the premiere CHR/Top 40 station in the market.

Contents

  • History 1
    • WROA-FM/Power 107/Surf 107 1.1
    • Kiss 107/107-1 The Monkey 1.2
  • On-air lineup 2
  • External links 3

History

WROA-FM/Power 107/Surf 107

The station first signed on the air in 1964 as WROA-FM, co-owned with WROA-AM 1390. In the early 1980s, the station was called WZKX. In 1987, the owner of the station switched from the 107.1 signal to the 107.9 signal because the 107.9 range was a stronger signal. The WZKX calls were applied to 107.9. 107.1 took the name WXLS and played adult contemporary music as "Surf 107" and later "Lite Rock 107".

Kiss 107/107-1 The Monkey

On February 14, 1997, WXYK "Kiss 105.9", the markets premiere CHR/Top 40 station moved to 107.1 as "Kiss 107, Today's Hottest Music" featuring market vet Patty Steele in mornings, Dave Allen for middays, Matt Austin hosting afternoons and Hurricane Kelly for nights.

On September 18, 1998, after over a year of struggling to achieve ratings success, Kiss 107 relaunched as "107-1 The Monkey, Party Music For Humans" and featured more of a dance lean than a typical top 40. The Monkey debuted with market vet "Collin "The Reverend" Powell hosting "The Morning Zoo", Kyle Curley in Middays, Scot Fox in afternoons and current Program Director, Lucas, hosting nights. The station immediately garnered successful ratings, and in 2000 was named "Mississippi Radio Station Of The Year." In June 2003, WXYK added nationally syndicated The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show to mornings.

In July 2014, station owner, Triad Broadcasting was sold to Alpha Media along with sister stations, WCPR, WGBL, WQBB and WTNI

107-1 The Monkey currently ranks at #5 (5.9) in the Gulfport-Biloxi market according to the Spring 2015 Nielsen ratings release.

On-air lineup

The current lineup (As Of October 2015) is as follows

  • Morning Show (6am-10am): The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show
  • Late Mornings (10am-12pm): Patty Steele
  • Mid-Days (12pm-3pm): Lucas
  • Afternoon Drive (3pm-7pm): Mark "Tic Tak" Allen
  • Evenings (7pm-11pm): James Steele, Trey "Ponyboy" Greenway, and Mattie Hayes
  • Weekend's/Fill-ins: Josh "Danger" McQueen
  • Program Director: Lucas

External links

  • WXYK official website
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WXYK
  • Radio-Locator information on WXYK
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WXYK




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