WIKS

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WIKS
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City of license New Bern, North Carolina
Broadcast area New Bern, North Carolina
Greenville, North Carolina
Jacksonville, North Carolina
Kinston, North Carolina
Branding "101.9 Kiss FM"
Slogan "#1 For Hip-Hop And R&B In The ENC!"
Frequency 101.9 MHz
First air date January 17th, 1979
Format Mainstream Urban
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 299 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 72389
Transmitter coordinates 35°12′07.00″N 77°11′15.00″W / 35.2019444°N 77.1875000°W / 35.2019444; -77.1875000
Callsign meaning abbrev. of "Kiss"
Affiliations The Steve Harvey Morning Show
Owner Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.
(Beasley Media Group, LLC)
Sister stations WMGV, WXNR, WSFL-FM, WNCT-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://1019online.com/

WIKS is an Mainstream Urban formatted broadcast radio station licensed to New Bern, North Carolina.

WIKS carries the Steve Harvey Morning Show.

History[edit]

101.9 FM signed on in 1979 as WRBK K102. The station would evolve into an Urban Contemporary station, by 1986 would increase its power to 100,000 watts and become Kiss 102 with the WIKS call letters. WIKS would introduce Rap and Hip Hop in the 1990s and was a full Mainstream Urban station by 1998. In 1997 WIKS picked up competition from the 92.3 Frequency when WQSL would change into a Rhythmic Top 40 station as "The Beat of Carolina". WIKS would tweak its format to an Urban Adult Contemporary station in 2003.

This station was once WRBK K-102 and a sister station to WRNB. WIKS with its 100,000 watt signal can be reached from Wilmington to Roanoke Rapids. WIKS is the sister station of WZFX Foxy 99 in Fayetteville which have been owned by Beasley since 1998.

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