WRXK-FM

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WRXK-FM
City of license Bonita Springs, Florida
Broadcast area Fort Myers-Naples-Marco Island, Florida
Branding 96 K-Rock
Slogan Southwest Florida's Rock Station
Frequency 96.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 96.5 W243BM (Suncoast Estates)
98.1 W251AL (Fort Myers)
101.5 W268AH (Bonita Springs)
105.1 W286AK (Naples)
(all relaying HD2)
First air date 1979 (as WLEQ, "Q96")
1986 (as WRXK)
Format Active Rock
HD2: Modern AC "The Link"
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 341 meters
Class C
Facility ID 73976
Former callsigns WLEQ (1979-1986)
WRXK (1986-1990)
Affiliations Miami Dolphins
Owner Beasley Broadcast Group
Sister stations WJPT, WWCN, WJBX, WXKB
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Website 96krock.com
thelinkfm.com (HD2)

WRXK-FM is a commercial radio station with studios located in Estero, Florida and licensed to Bonita Springs, Florida, broadcasting to the Fort Myers-Naples-Marco Island, Florida area on 96.1 MHz FM. WRXK-FM airs a rock format branded as "96 K-Rock" under Program Director Chris DeLozier. 96 K-Rock began in 1986 airing a Mainstream Rock format mixing New, Current and Alternative/Modern rock along with Classic Rock and is now known for its high powered big shows and hard rock. It is now Southwest Florida's home for the BRN (Bubba Radio Network) airing the Bubba The Love Sponge Show syndicated from Tampa, Florida and 20 year market vets Stan and Haney in the afternoon.

96 K-Rock also airs Miami Dolphins football. Dolphins previously aired on co-owned 770 ESPN until they started airing NASCAR races on Sundays. 96 K-Rock also airs The House of Hair hosted by Dee Snider lead singer of the 80's rock band Twisted Sister Saturday nights starting at 10 pm.

On February 13, 2012 WRXK-FM changed their format to hot talk, branded as "96 K-Rock, Talk That Rocks," but returned to rock on June 17, 2013 in preparation for sister station 99X's flip to ESPN programming on June 20.[1]

WRXK-HD2 Translators[edit]

The following translators are currently relaying WRXK's HD2 sub channel.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W243BM 96.5 Suncoast Estates, Florida 26 D FCC
W251AL 98.1 Fort Myers, Florida 80 D FCC
W268AH 101.5 Bonita Springs, Florida 10 D FCC
W286AK 105.1 Naples, Florida 19 D FCC

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Coordinates: 26°25′23″N 81°37′48″W / 26.423°N 81.630°W / 26.423; -81.630