WBKX

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WBKX
WBKX logo.png
City of license Dunkirk, New York
Broadcast area Western New York
Jamestown NY area
Branding "Kix Country 96.5 and 100.3"
Frequency WBKX: 96.5 MHz
W262BX: 100.3 MHz
First air date pre-1989
Format Country
ERP WBKX: 1,400 watts
W262BX: 250 watts
HAAT WBKX: 209 meters
W262BX: 0 meters
Class WBKX: A
W262BX: D
Callsign meaning W B KiX
Former callsigns WCQA (to 2000)
Affiliations Today's Best Country
ABC Radio
Buffalo Bills Radio Network
Owner Chadwick Bay Broadcasting
Webcast [1]
Website wbkxcountry.com

WBKX (96.5 FM) is a radio station that is based in Dunkirk, New York and also broadcasts at 100.3 FM (via translator W262BX) in Jamestown, New York. The station, along with WDOE, is owned by Alan Bishop and George Kimble.

The station broadcasts a country music format at 96.5 MHz in Dunkirk and 100.3 MHz in Jamestown and is branded as "Kix Country." The station broadcasts a local morning show hosted by Mark James. Other dayparts use the Waitt Radio 24-hour format.

The station was originally known as WCQA, 96.5 "The Bull," also under a country format. Said format was adopted after the demise of the station's longtime country outlet, WBUZ. (Shortly before WBUZ's end, WCQA submitted a petition to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move to the Jamestown, New York suburb of Falconer; however, it was rescinded when WBUZ failed, leaving Dunkirk with WCQA as the lone commercial radio station.) However, after 2000, the station shifted to a satellite adult contemporary format from ABC and changed their branding to "96 Kix". After a few years, and numerous complaints, WBKX decided to revert to the country format in 2006. In 2009, WBKX began simulcasting at 100.3 FM to make a big competition in Jamestown competing with WHUG "My Country 101.9". Syndicated programming on WBKX includes Blair Garner's After MidNite every night from 12:00 to 6:00 AM, Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40 Saturdays from 3:00 to 7:00 PM and Rick Jackson's Country Hall of Fame Sundays from 8:00 to 11:00 PM.

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Coordinates: 42°22′01″N 79°23′10″W / 42.367°N 79.386°W / 42.367; -79.386