WCKX

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WCKX
WCKX-WBMO POWER107.5-106.3 logo.png
CityColumbus, Ohio
Broadcast areaColumbus, Ohio
BrandingPower 107.5 & 106.3
SloganColumbus' Hottest Hip-Hop and R&B
Frequency107.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Repeater(s)106.3 Megahertz (WBMO)
First air date1993 (as WJZA)
FormatMainstream Urban
Language(s)English
ERP1,900 watts
HAAT126 meters (413 ft)
ClassA
Facility ID27645
Transmitter coordinates39°57′46.00″N 82°59′46.00″W / 39.9627778°N 82.9961111°W / 39.9627778; -82.9961111
Callsign meaningW Country KiX(kicks),
(From previous country music format)
Former callsignsWJZA (23 November 1993 - 26 December 1997)
OwnerUrban One
Sister stationsWBMO, WJYD, WXMG
WebcastListen Live
Websitemycolumbuspower.com

WCKX (107.5 FM, "Power 107.5") is a radio station broadcasting an Urban contemporary format with a heavy but hit-driven emphasis on current R&B/Hip-Hop product. The station is licensed to and serves the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area. It first began broadcasting in 1993 under the call sign WJZA. The station is currently owned by Radio One, and highly influenced by the BlackPlanet social networking site. The station serves as the sister station to WBMO. Its studios are located just north of downtown, but the transmitter is located in downtown atop the Borden Building.

Station history[edit]

WCKX was originally assigned the 'WJZA' call sign on November 23, 1993. On December 29, 1997, the WCKX call sign assigned to 106.3 MHz ("Power 106") in London, Ohio (now WJYD) was reassigned to 107.5 FM, while the WJZA call sign was dropped and later picked up by 103.5 FM in Pickerington ("Smooth Jazz 103.5 FM").

Since 2014, WCKX competes directly with iHeart's urban WZCB.

On November 28, 2017, at 10 a.m., WCKX began simulcast with sister station WBMO and are now branded Power 107.5/106.3.

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