WKGL-FM

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WKGL-FM
City of license Loves Park, Illinois
Broadcast area Rockford, Illinois and Vicinity
Branding 96.7 The Eagle
Slogan Rockford's Classic Rock Station
Frequency 96.7 MHz
First air date 1964 (as WLUV-FM)
Format Classic rock
ERP 2,200 watts
HAAT 168 meters
Class A
Facility ID 38638
Callsign meaning W K EaGLe (branding)
Former callsigns WLUV-FM (1964-2000)
WKMQ-FM (2000-2004)
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Rockford License, LLC)
Sister stations WROK, WXXQ, WZOK
Webcast Listen Live
Website 967theeagle.net

WKGL-FM (branded as "96.7 The Eagle") is a radio station serving the Rockford, Illinois area with a Classic rock format. It broadcasts on FM frequency 96.7 MHz and is under ownership of Townsquare Media. Prior to being WKGL-FM, the station had an oldies format as WKMQ and a country format as WLUV-FM.

On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare would acquire 53 Cumulus Media stations, including WKGL-FM, for $238 million. The deal is part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global are both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[1][2] The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official: Cumulus Buys Dial Global, Spins Some Stations To Townsquare; Peak Stations Sold To Townsquare, Fresno Spun To Cumulus". All Access. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cumulus Makes Dial Global And Townsquare Deals Official". RadioInsight. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cumulus-Townsquare-Peak Deal Closes". All Access. November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 42°21′47″N 89°08′06″W / 42.363°N 89.135°W / 42.363; -89.135