K242CE

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K242CE
City Meraux, Louisiana
Broadcast area New Orleans metropolitan area
Branding Throwback 96.3
Slogan New Orleans' Throwbacks and R&B
Frequency 96.3 MHz
Repeater(s) 99.5-2 WRNO-HD2
First air date August 1, 2012
Format Classic hip hop
Language(s) English
ERP 250 watts
HAAT 223 meters (732 feet)
Class D
Facility ID 146875
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stations KVDU, WNOE-FM, WODT, WQUE-FM, WRNO-FM, WYLD WYLD-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website throwback963.com

K242CE (96.3 FM), branded as "Throwback 96.3", is a classic hip hop radio station translator, simulcasting 99.5 WRNO-FM HD-2 licensed to Meraux, Louisiana.

History[edit]

In February 2007, WYLD-FM 98.5 FM began broadcasting a smooth jazz format on its HD-2 frequency.

On August 1, 2012, the HD-2 frequency and translator of 98.5 FM WYLD-FM dropped its smooth jazz format for Top 40 (CHR) as "96.3 KISS FM." This marks the second time in this market that Clear Channel has used the Top 40 "KISS-FM" brand, which was last used at KSTE.[1]

96.3 and 98.5 HD-2 KISS-FM airs radio personalities from other KISS-FM stations in the United States, and is jockless. The station does have local insertion of station identification, local commercials, and traffic reports.

"Rock 96.3" logo (2014-2017)

On February 17, 2014, at noon, K242CE changed their format to active rock, branded as "Rock 96.3", relaying WRNO-HD2. The first song on Rock 96.3 was For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) by AC/DC. The change came a month after the previous active rock outlet in New Orleans, WRKN, flipped to country as "Nash FM 92.3". [2]

On January 20, 2017, K242CE/WRNO-HD2 flipped to classic hip hop, branded as "Throwback 96.3."[3]

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