|City of license||Cleveland, Wisconsin|
|Broadcast area||Sheboygan/Manitowoc, Wisconsin|
|First air date||1985 (as WKTT at 103.1)|
|HAAT||89 meters (292 feet)|
|Callsign meaning||W-LaKe Ninety-eight|
|Former callsigns||WKTT (1984-2003)|
|Former frequencies||103.1 MHz (1985-1993)|
|Owner||Seehafer Broadcasting Corporation
(Seehafer Broadcasting Corporation)
|Sister stations||WOMT, WQTC-FM|
WLKN (98.1 FM, "Lake 98.1") is a radio station with an adult contemporary format consisting mainly of music from the 1980's until the current day, serving the lakeshore cities of Sheboygan and Manitowoc/Two Rivers, Wisconsin, along with Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties in general. The station is physically located in Cleveland, Wisconsin, their city of license, mid-way between the two areas, and is owned by Seehafter Broadcasting.
The station was formerly WKTT "Kat Country" prior to a format change in 2003, and had been at 103.1 before a frequency change in 1993 in conjunction with WWJR in Sheboygan from 97.7 to 93.7 to facilitate the launch of Kaukauna's WOGB on 103.1.
On October 9, 2009 after a sale for $600,000 and a four year consulting fee of $25,000 annually from former owner Radio K-T, Inc. headed by former Clear Channel programmer Jack Taddeo, the station came under the ownership of Seehafer Broadcasting, a locally-run company based in Manitowoc which has owned WOMT (1240) and WQTC-FM (102.3) for decades. Seehafer will continue to base WLKN at their Cleveland offices, along with utilizing the station's web provider to create a more state-of-the-art website presence for the latter stations under WLKN's existing Internet technology agreement. Beyond usual staff turnover, WLKN's programming format and schedule have remained unchanged since the sale. Since the WLKN conversion the station airs an all-Christmas music format through the holidays from Thanksgiving Day to December 26.
Notable programming includes syndicated evening host Delilah, weekends with Tom Kent and the Sunday morning "Dave Koz Radio Show", home improvement tips from Chicago-based do-it-yourself expert Lou Manfredini, and the Saturday morning Shopping Spree program, which features half-off deals from local merchants and was brought over by former program director Barry Hersch to fill the need for such a program after his former station, WHBL canceled the program in the late 90's under the title Name Your Price as brokered weekend syndicated programming became popular.
The station also has coverage of Sheboygan County high school sports (as Cleveland is covered by the Sheboygan Area School District, there is no local high school in the village), mainly those of Howards Grove High School and Sheboygan Falls High School. The station is managed by Dave Jetzer. The station is voicetracked by local personalities for shifts outside of the station's morning show.
- WLKN official website
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- Radio-Locator information on WLKN
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WLKN