|City of license||Cocoa Beach, Florida|
|Broadcast area||Greater Orlando
|Branding||Real Radio 104.1|
|Frequency||104.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
104.1 HD-2 for Urban "104.5 The Beat"
|Translator(s)||104.5 W283AN (Altamonte Springs, relays HD2)|
|First air date||1962 (as WRKT-FM)|
|Callsign meaning||W TalKS|
|Former callsigns||WRKT-FM (1962-1967)
|Sister stations||WFLF, WJRR, WMGF, WRUM, WXXL, WYGM|
WTKS-FM 104.1 is a radio station airing a hybrid talk radio/classic rock format. The station is licensed by the (U.S.) Federal Communications Commission to broadcast from Cocoa Beach, Florida (though the studio is located in Maitland, Florida), and serves mainly the Orlando and Central Florida areas. A transmitter tower is in Bithlo, Florida.
Most of the programs are designed to appeal to young adults. The nights and weekend programming is classic rock. Over the past six years, parent iHeartMedia, Inc. has picked shows from this station to be a part of XM Radio's Extreme XM channel 152.
WTKS broadcasts an urban contemporary format, branded as "104.5 The Beat", on its HD2 subchannel, which is also simulcast on translator W283AN (104.5 FM).
WTKS held an annual "Kicks for Guns" program in association with the Orlando Police Department where citizens could exchange guns, no questions asked, for shoes. The program made international headlines when the 2007 exchange netted a rocket launcher.
WTKS HD-2 originally aired a simulcast of WFLF, and their HD-3 subchannel aired a simulcast of WYGM. WTKS stopped simulcasting WYGM on their HD-3 subchannel on May 6, 2012, with the WYGM simulcast moving to WJRR HD-2, resulting in the demise of "Channel X". On February 12, 2014, with long time urban contemporary station WJHM flipping to Top 40 the previous day, the WFLF simulcast moved from 104.5 FM (W283AN) to 102.5 FM (W273CA) (displacing smooth jazz), and WTKS-HD2 flipped to its current urban format as "The Beat."
The Buckethead Show with Buckethead (Jason Bailey). It originally aired from 11:00am to 3:00pm Monday thru Friday. After the show was cancelled on June 26, 2013 Bailey went to CBS O&O 92.9 The Game in Atlanta to co-host The Morning Grind with Randy Cross and Kristen Ledlow.
- "Police get missile launcher during gun-shoe exchange". China Post. 2007-08-20. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
- Jason Bailey Joins 92-9 The Game/Atlanta Morning Show (Retrieved AllAccess.com)
- WTKS official website
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