WKLS

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For the Iuka, Mississippi, radio station known as WFXO from 1990 to 2008, see WKZU.
For the Atlanta, Georgia, radio station previously known as WKLS, see WWPW.
WKLS
City of license Southside, Alabama
Broadcast area Gadsden and Anniston, Alabama
Branding Rock 105.9
Slogan Gadsden and Anniston's Rock Station
Frequency 105.9 MHz
First air date 1992 (as WRHY)
Format Mainstream rock
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 196 meters (643 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 10701
Former callsigns WKYD (1991-1992)
WRHY (1992-2008)
WFXO (2008-2012)[1]
Owner Williams Communications, Inc.
Sister stations WFXO
Webcast Listen Live
Website rock1059.com

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 and Pell City. The station is owned by Williams Communications, Inc.

Programming[edit]

On-air personalities include the Chris Wright Show in morning drive; the Temple of Rock with Brian Temple in mid-days; 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.

History[edit]

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.[1] The broadcast callsign was considered a heritage in the neighboring metro Atlanta radio market to the east, where it was assigned to "96 Rock", later named "Project 9-6-1" (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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 

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