WKRR

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WKRR
WKRR logo.png
City of license Asheboro, North Carolina
Broadcast area Piedmont Triad
Branding Rock 92
Frequency 92.3 MHz
First air date November 1948 (as WGWR-FM)
Format Classic rock
Audience share 3.4, #9 (Fall 2007, R&R[1])
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 393 meters
Class C0
Facility ID 16892
Transmitter coordinates 35°49′59.49″N 79°50′1.12″W / 35.8331917°N 79.8336444°W / 35.8331917; -79.8336444
Former callsigns WGWR-FM (1948-?)
WCSE (?-1984)
WRLT (1984-1985)
Owner Dick Broadcasting
Sister stations WKZL
Webcast Listen Live
Website rock92.com

WKRR (Rock 92) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Asheboro, North Carolina, serving the Piedmont Triad. The station is owned by Dick Broadcasting Company, Inc. of Tennessee[2] and broadcasts a classic rock format.

Dick Broadcasting also owns WKZL (107.5 KZL), licensed to the Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Both stations broadcast from Greensboro, North Carolina and have done so since the early 1990s.

History[edit]

In November 1948, WGWR-FM signed on in Asheboro as the sister FM to WKXR. Prior to 1984, the FM station played country music as WCSE, then it was WRLT,[3] with a soft adult contemporary format.

WKRR was originally an album oriented rock (AOR) format station but evolved to classic rock in the early 1990s. The current WKRR signed on the air on December 31, 1985 after moving from Asheboro.

WKRR aired John Boy and Billy for three years ending January 1, 1999.

The current morning show, Two Guys Named Chris, signed on January 4, 1999 and consists of Chris Kelly, Chris Demm,[4] Deidre James (added after about four years),[5] Dave Aiken, and Biggie.[citation needed] Kelly started in radio as a teenager on WKXR in Asheboro, and previously worked at WKZL. Demm did the news on WKRR during John Boy and Billy and also worked with Brad Krantz on WKRR.[4] On January 2, 2007, the show added a second station in Wilmington, North Carolina. The show at that time was number one with men ages 25-54.[6]

Signal Note[edit]

WKRR is short-spaced to WXLK "K92" (licensed to Roanoke, Virginia) as they both operate on 92.3 MHz and are only about 130 miles apart. The minimum distance between a Class C0 FM radio station (WKRR) and a Class C FM radio station (WXLK) operating on the same frequency according to current FCC rules is 175 miles.[7] WKRR's transmitter is in Randleman, North Carolina.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Piedmont Triad Market Ratings". Radio and Records. Fall 2007. 
  2. ^ "WKRR Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2014-07-30. 
  3. ^ "Raleigh-Durham FM Dial". Archived from the original on 2003-02-01. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  4. ^ a b Jeri Rowe, "Rock 92 Bucks the Trend of Syndicated Morning Shows," Greensboro News & Record, January 3, 1999, p. D1.
  5. ^ Amy Dominello, "Diversity + humor = Chris , Chris & Deidre," Greensboro News & Record, August 9, 2007, p. DT153.
  6. ^ "'Two Guys Named Chris' show now syndicated," Greensboro News & Record, January 4, 2007, p. GT10.
  7. ^ "Minimum distance separation between stations., Code of Federal Regulations, Title 47, Section 73.207". Retrieved 2014-07-30. 

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