WIIS

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WIIS
City Key West, Florida
Broadcast area Key West, Florida
Branding Island 106.9
Slogan The Keys New Rock Alternative
Frequency 106.9 MHz
First air date 1978 (at 107.1)
Format Modern Rock
ERP 5,700 watts
HAAT 59 meters
Class A
Facility ID 72196
Former frequencies 107.1 MHz (1978-2016)
Owner Keyed Up Communications
Webcast Listen Live
Website island1069.com

WIIS is a commercial radio station located in Key West, Florida, broadcasting on 106.9 FM. WIIS airs a modern rock/alternative rock music format branded as "Island 106.9".

WIIS-FM has been on the air since 1978. Island 107 is an alternative rock station that is known as "The Keys New Rock Alternative." It is an independent station that belongs to Keyed Up Communications in Hollywood, Florida.

On-Air Staff[edit]

Current on-air staff consists of Trice (evenings), DLC (Tuesday and Thursday mornings), and Alan Church (Friday and Saturday nights). Notable former on-air staff include Dave Wurmlinger (Just Dave) who has returned to his southern California home and is doing acting work. Lou Perdomo is working as a tattoo artist in Key West. Kent Baker is missing somehow, but was popular in his morning and afternoon shifts. Former GM and morning co-host (along with Perdomo and Baker), Bryan Hollenbaugh is now general manager of Albany Broadcasting Company, in Albany, NY. "Big Giant" Chris Lepperd, who is still big and giant, is now selling classic cars in Miami, and doing some acting work. Former personality Brett Guizetti is now performing in the DC-area rock trio Hermanos Rodriquez. Rachel and "Condom Girl" were popular voices. Lazlo from KRBZ Kansas City made a stop here in his formative years.

Shows[edit]

Island 106.9 prides itself on true alternative programming. The station plays primarily alternative rock music, but features shows with deep oldies, heavy metal and reggae. The station is also the Florida Keys' only host for the live Saturday matinee from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City during the opera season, December to May.

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Coordinates: 24°33′18″N 81°48′07″W / 24.555°N 81.802°W / 24.555; -81.802