On September 14, 1964 WGHT signed-on as WKER. WKER served as a test market station for radio stations like 77-WABC in the 1960s. The station was assigned the call signWGHT (which stands for "Great Hits") by the Federal Communications Commission on August 6, 1993.
The station has been an NAB Marconi Radio Award finalist, NAB Crystal Radio Award finalist, and has received Associated Press News Awards. WGHT's local sports department has won dozens of awards for their local high school sports coverage and broadcasts. WGHT's news department has been honored with awards from the Associated Press and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association. In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 WGHT received award honors from the Garden State Journalists Association.
WGHT Radio has a long history of being a launching-pad for syndicated and New York City radio talent, including Kevin Burkhardt, current sideline reporter for the New York Mets on SNY, Tracy Chapman - singer songwriter was a DJ on WGHT in 1989. Current on-air personalities include The WGHT Morning Show with Jimmy Howes & Greta LaTona, the Mid-Morning Show host is Greta Leshchyshyn-Latona, afternoon drive host Art Rooney (former Uncle Floyd Show regular), and mid-day host John Silliman.