|City||Key West, Florida|
|Broadcast area||Key West, Florida|
|Slogan||The Keys New Rock Alternative|
|First air date||1978 (at 107.1)|
|Former frequencies||107.1 MHz (1978-2016)|
|Owner||Keyed Up Communications|
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.
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.
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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- Radio-Locator information on WIIS
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WIIS
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