WKGN

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WKGN
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City Knoxville, Tennessee
Frequency 1340 kHz
Translator(s) 101.5 MHz (W268BP)
First air date 1946
Format Sports
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Owner Nathan Hodges
(Hodges Media, LLC)

WKGN is an AM radio station licensed to Knoxville, Tennessee. It first signed on the air in 1946. After various formant changes, including a Spanish format, WKGN became an all sports station. In September 2015 WKGN became affiliated with Fox Sports and has both local and national sports talk shows.[1]

WKGN has switched formats many times throughout its existence. Previous formats include, but are not limited to: Top 40 from the early 1960s thru 1976, album-oriented rock from 1976-1978, an all-disco format in 1978-1979, switching back to Top 40 in the summer of 1979, then adult contemporary in 1980, and a news-talk format from 1981 through 1985. In 1985, WKGN began programming an urban contemporary format, and in 1986, achieved the highest 12+ Arbitron ratings that the station had achieved since the early 1970s. In September 1987 the station briefly changed its call letters to WLIQ with an oldies format, but in December 1988 became WKGN again and would eventually return to the Urban Contemporary format.

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Coordinates: 35°57′20″N 83°58′14″W / 35.95556°N 83.97056°W / 35.95556; -83.97056