WXYK

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WXYK
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City of license Gulfport, Mississippi
Broadcast area Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi
Branding 107.1 The Monkey
Slogan "The Gulf Coast's #1 Hit Music Station"
Frequency 107.1 MHz
Format Top 40
ERP 2,800 watts
HAAT 122 meters
Class A
Facility ID 37096
Former callsigns WROA-FM (1964-1980)
WZKX (1980-1987)
WXLS (1987-1989)
WXLS-FM (1989-1997)
Owner Alpha Media
(L&L Licensee, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1071themonkey.net

WXYK (107.1 FM, "107.1 the Monkey") is a Top 40 (CHR) radio station located in Gulfport, Mississippi, its signal can coverage areas in Gulfport-Biloxi area, as far as Wiggins, and now online at [1]

Programming[edit]

107.1 The Monkey is an affiliate of the syndicated Kidd Kraddick in the Morning. It is also an affiliate of the syndicated On Air with Ryan Seacrest.

Saturday nights at 12am to 2am, 107.1 the monkey plays electronic, trance, and dance format by Paul Oakenfold Radio Mix. The station call themselves Club 107.1 in these 2 hours of dance.

Jocks[edit]

As of January 1, 2010:

Patty Steele- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lucas- 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mason-7 p.m-12a.m

History[edit]

The station first signed on the air in 1964 as WROA-FM, co-owned with WROA-AM 1390. In the early 1980s, the station was called WZKX. In 1987, the owner of the station switched from the 107.1 signal to the 107.9 signal because the 107.9 range was a stronger signal. The WZKX calls were applied to 107.9. 107.1 took the name WXLS and played adult contemporary music.

In 1997, WXYK "Kiss 105.9" which played Top 40 Hits moved to 107.1 as KISS 107. The old 105.9 then changed to Classic rock as WXRG (now WQBB. In 1999, the station changed their name to "107.1 the Monkey". The station's original slogan was "Party Music for Humans" and they had more of a dance lean than the typical Top 40 station. The station has since morphed into a more conventional Top 40 format.

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Coordinates: 30°27′32″N 89°04′44″W / 30.459°N 89.079°W / 30.459; -89.079