K242CE

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K242CE
City of license Meraux, Louisiana
Broadcast area New Orleans metropolitan area
Branding Rock 96.3
Slogan The Rock of New Orleans
Frequency 96.3 MHz
Repeaters 99.5-2 WRNO-HD2
First air date August 1, 2012
Format Active Rock
Language(s) English
ERP 250 watts
HAAT 223 meters (732 feet)
Class D
Facility ID 146875
Owner Clear Channel Communications
(Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stations KVDU, WNOE-FM, WODT, WQUE-FM, WRNO-FM, WYLD WYLD-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website rock963.com

K242CE (96.3 FM) branded as "Rock 96.3", is an active rock radio station translator, simulcasting 99.5 WRNO HD-2 licensed to Meraux, Louisiana.

History[edit]

In February 2007, WYLD-FM 98.5 FM began broadcasting a smooth jazz format on its HD-2 frequency.

On August 1, 2012, the HD-2 frequency and translator of 98.5 FM WYLD-FM dropped its smooth jazz format for Top 40 (CHR) as "96.3 KISS FM." This marks the second time in this market that Clear Channel has used the Top 40 "KISS-FM" brand, which was last used at KSTE.[1]

96.3 and 98.5 HD-2 KISS-FM airs radio personalities from other KISS-FM stations in the United States, and is jockless. The station does have local insertion of station identification, local commercials, and traffic reports.

On February 17, 2014, at noon, K242CE changed their format to active rock, branded as "Rock 96.3", relaying WRNO-HD2. The first song on Rock 96.3 was For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) by AC/DC. The change came a month after the previous active rock outlet in New Orleans, WRKN, flipped to country as "Nash FM 92.3". [2]

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