WZOK

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WZOK
City of license Rockford, Illinois
Broadcast area Rockford and vicinity
Branding 97 ZOK
Slogan "Today's Best Music"
Frequency 97.5 MHz
Format Top 40 (CHR) Hot AC during the workday
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 137.7 meters
Class B
Callsign meaning ZOK (branding)
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Rockford License, LLC)
Sister stations WKGL, WROK, WXXQ
Webcast Listen live
Website www.97zokonline.com

WZOK (branded as 97ZOK) is a radio station serving the Rockford, Illinois area with a Top 40 (CHR) format. It broadcasts on FM frequency 97.5 MHz and is under ownership of Townsquare Media.

On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare would acquire 53 Cumulus Media stations, including WZOK, for $238 million. The deal is part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global are both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[1][2] The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013.[3]

Programming[edit]

The Steve Shannon show is weekdays every morning from 5:30-10:00 am. Rick Dees is from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.Sweet Lenny has the afternoon shift from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Syndicated Nights Live with Adam Bomb airs weeknights 7 pm-11 pm. Since Rockford does not have a Hot AC station in its immediate viewing area, WZOK omits most rap and hard rock during the work day to try to compete with AC WGFB and the closest Hot AC WDKB FM for at work audience.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official: Cumulus Buys Dial Global, Spins Some Stations To Townsquare; Peak Stations Sold To Townsquare, Fresno Spun To Cumulus". All Access. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cumulus Makes Dial Global And Townsquare Deals Official". RadioInsight. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cumulus-Townsquare-Peak Deal Closes". All Access. November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 42°16′45″N 89°02′15″W / 42.279185°N 89.037386°W / 42.279185; -89.037386