|City of license||Southside, Alabama|
|Broadcast area||Gadsden and Anniston, Alabama|
|Slogan||"Gadsden's Rock Station"|
|First air date||1992|
|HAAT||196 meters (643 feet)|
|Former callsigns||WKYD (1991-1992)
|Owner||Williams Communications, Inc.|
WKLS (105.9 FM, "Rock 105.9") is a radio station broadcasting a mainstream rock format. Licensed to Southside,_Alabama, USA, it serves East Alabama including Gadsden, Anniston, Boaz and Pell City. The station is owned by Williams Communications, Inc.
On-air personalities include the Mojo Murray Morning Show in morning drive; the Temple of Rock with Brian Temple in mid-days; Chris Wright, the 2009 Small Market Personality of the Year from the Alabama Broadcasters Association; and Sixx Sense featuring Nikki Sixx of the bands Mötley Crüe and SIXX A.M. and Kerri Kasem, daughter of legendary personality Casey Kasem. Weekend programming included normal rotation with weekend personality "Slyder" (also formerly of WVOK-FM) until his death from a seizure and heart attack on April 6, 2009. Also on the weekend are syndicated shows the Sideshow Countdown, Hard Drive and Rockline.
Since 2011, Rock 105.9 has been the flagship station for Piedmont High School's Football Team located in Piedmont, AL. The Piedmont Bulldogs coached by Steve Smith. The 2013 Broadcast Team that brings Piedmont Football to Rock 105.9 on Friday nights includes the Voice of the Bulldogs Harry Dennis, Color Analysis Cody Spoon, Producer Cody Tidwell, Assistant Producer Dewayne "Tugboat" Rainey and Statistician Aubrey Cowan.
The station was assigned the WFXO call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on March 4, 2008, and on October 2, 2012 changed their call letters to the current WKLS. The broadcast callsign was considered a heritage in the neighboring metro Atlanta radio market to the east, where it was assigned to "96 Rock" (now WWPW FM 96.1, "Power 96-1") for over three decades from the 1970s until the late 2012. The WKLS callsign stands for the initials of the founding owners: Don Kennedy, James Lathom, and Arthur Swan ("K", "L", and "S"). They formed the station in 1960 with a $25,000 investment, selling it ten years later for $750,000. The station moved from Centre, Alabama to Southside, Alabama on August 20, 2013.
- "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WKLS
- Radio-Locator information on WKLS
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WKLS
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