WKKB

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WKKB
WKKB (Latina 100.3 FM) logo.png
City of license Middletown, Rhode Island
Broadcast area Providence, Rhode Island
Branding Latina 100.3
Slogan "Tan Latina Como Tu!"
Frequency 100.3MHz
(Channel 262)
First air date 1974
Format Tropical
ERP 1,550 watts
HAAT 200 meters
Class A
Facility ID 52318
Transmitter coordinates 41°35'48" N
71°11'24" W
Former callsigns WOTB (1974-1978)
WOTB-FM (1978-1980)
WOTB (1980-1996)
WDGF (1996-1997)
WHKK (1997-2000)
WZRI (2000-2002)
Former frequencies 107.1 MHz (1974-?)
Owner Davidson Media Carolinas Stations, LLC
Webcast Listen Live
Website latina1003fm.com

WKKB (100.3 FM, "Latina 100.3") is a radio station in Middletown, Rhode Island. The station airs a Tropical format, which consists of such musical styles as salsa and merengue and some reggaeton. Its transmitter is located in Middletown, Rhode Island. Its offices & studios are located in 75 Oxford Street Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Prior its switch to Tropical, the station was a rock station.

History[edit]

Former logo under the "Z100" branding

WKKB started out as WOTB in 1974 on 107.1 MHz. WOTB was a smooth jazz station with the moniker "Cool F.M.", co-owned with WKFD/1370: Wickford, later with WADK/1540: Newport. WOTB switched frequencies to 100.3 MHz and boosting its effective radiated power to 6 kW. Smooth Jazz ended on June 14, 1996 when it was sold to Urso Broadcasting. WOTB changed to WDGF and simulcasted WDGE. WDGF then became a '70s' oldies/disco station as "100.3 The Beat". WDGF then became classic hits WHKK "100FM The Hawk". During this time, 99.7 entered into simulcasting WHKK. Both stations then became all-'80s "Z100" with the 100.3 frequency adopting the WZRI callsign. In 2002, WHKK's studios were moved to Fairhaven, Massachusetts with Citadel sister stations WBSM & WFHN. The calls were then changed to the current WKKB and the station targeted the Southcoast region of Massachusetts with a rock format. In 2005, Citadel sold WKKB & WAKX to Davidson with WKKB taking on its current format.

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Coordinates: 41°35′48″N 71°11′24″W / 41.59667°N 71.19000°W / 41.59667; -71.19000