|City||Fort Benning South, Georgia|
|Broadcast area||Columbus, Georgia|
|Slogan||New Hot Country!|
|Frequency||99.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|Translator(s)||106.5 W293BV (Cuthbert, relays HD3)
106.9 W295AY (Crystal Valley, relays HD2)
|First air date||1992|
HD2: Active rock "106.9 Rocks"
HD3: Classic hip hop "Hip Hop 106.5"
|Sister stations||WRLD-FM, WCGQ, WRCG|
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WKCN (99.3 FM), known as "Kissin 99.3", is a radio station licensed to Fort Benning South/Columbus, and serving the greater Columbus, Georgia, area. Its studios are co-located with four other sister stations on Wynnton Road in Columbus east of downtown, and its transmitter is located near Fort Mitchell, Alabama.
Kissin 99.3 began broadcasting country music in 1992, and remains a country music radio station today. Current on-air personalities include Bear O'Brian (Wade Collier), Mike Kelly in the Midday, Dave Arwood in the Afternoon drive, Monday through Friday. WKCN-FM also carries American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks on Sunday nights.
In December 2002, McClure Broadcasting, Inc., (Chuck McClure Jr., president) reached an agreement to sell this station to Archway Broadcasting Group (Al Vicente, president/CEO). This was part of a four-station deal, along with WRLD-FM, WRCG, and WCGQ, for a reported combined sale price of $15 million. At the time of the sale, WKCN carried a country music format.
On July 31, 2008, local investment group PMB Broadcasting LLC (headed up by Jim Martin) purchased this station along with Columbus-area sister stations WRCG-AM, WRLD-FM and WCGQ-FM from Archway Broadcasting Group LLC for a reported sale price of $7.2 million. At the time of the sale, the station carried and continues to carry a country music format. PMB Broadcasting LLC has since added WLTC to its list of stations owned.
Former on-air personalities
- Jody Van Alin - currently JVA Promotions
- Rimi Daniels - currently doing TV and Radio voiceovers
- Jeff Harris - currently Singer @ Irish Kevins in Key West, FL.
- Rick Hunter (Ricky Bartlett) - currently the Mid-Morning Show Host @ 93.1FM Classic KMRY in Iowa, a voice over artist and recent left-leg AMPUTEE.
• Mamie Pound - currently owner of Rothschild-Pound House (Bed and Breakfast)
- Robert Thomas - currently Senior Account Executive for iHeart Media.
- Shawn Hamilton - currently Mornings @ WJCL-FM in Savannah, GA.
- Dave Kelly - currently Market Manager for Citadel Nashville
- Sharon Green - currently Mornings @ WKSF-FM Asheville, N.C.
- Robin Lee - Marketing Coordinator for the Columbus Civic Center
- Tom McK - currently Big Country USA (Syndicated Radio Show Host)
- Miller Robson - currently Promotions/Marketing Coordinator and midday anchor for WLTZ NBC-38 (returned to Kissin' 99.3 in October 2011)
- James Steele - currently Affiliate Relations Manager of The Louisiana Network and owner of JMG Productions in Baton Rouge, LA.
- Keni Thomas - Nashville singer and songwriter ("Not Me" w/Vince Gill)
- Wild Bill McKubby - currently Mornings @ KYSM-FM in Mankato, MN.
- Johnny West - moved on to spend two years at WKHX KICKS 101.5 Atlanta; can be reached at DawsonvilleCountry at gmail.com
- Andy Woods - currently Afternoons at 97-5 WCOS-FM Columbia, S.C. and voicetracks Afternoons for Cat Country 107.1 in Ft. Myers FL & Nights for 99.9 Kiss Country (WKSF-FM) Asheville, N.C.
- Robert Criss (Robert Alford) - After nearly thirty years, left radio in 2011 and currently is in the medical field
WKCN airs its HD2 and HD3 formats on the following translators:
|City of license||ERP
|W295AY||106.9||Crystal Valley (Columbus, Georgia)||250||D||FCC|
|City of license||ERP
- WKCN official website
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- Query the FCC's FM station database for W295AY
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