|Broadcast area||Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie|
|Slogan||The Palm Beach's Rock Station|
|Frequency||98.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||1961 (as WARN-FM)|
HD2: Christian rock (WREH simulcast)
|Former callsigns||WLQY (1961-1980)
(Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc.)
|Sister stations||WLDI, WAVW, WQOL, WZZR, WCZR, WRLX, WJNO|
WKGR is a classic rock station licensed to Wellington, Florida and serving the West Palm Beach market. Owned by iHeartMedia, Inc., it transmits at 100,000 watts effective radiated power with an antenna height above average terrain of 980 feet. WKGR's signal can be picked up as far north as Melbourne, as far west as Moore Haven, and usually no further south than highway 595 in Fort Lauderdale. Its transmitter is located on the west side of Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound. Also sharing WKGR's transmitter tower are stations WPBZ (which itself was a primary competitor of WKGR before moving its rock programming to an HD Radio subchannel) and WMBX.
WKGR: WKGR has survived as one of the remaining few stations in Florida that still play the Classic Rock format. Big Rig airs in mornings from the Tampa affiliate, while Buck McWilliams now handles middays. Original cast member Andy Preston airs in afternoon drive, and Sixx Sense airs in the evenings.
The most popular, controversial, and highest rated Morning Show in WKGR history was the SEA BASS and GLORIA Show in the mid-late 1990s. Family friendly BUCK and PEG Morning Show was reasonably popular for several years as well, as was MARK FROST in the 1980s.
After several station sales, Clear Channel- now IHEART MEDIA took over and held fast the Classic Rock format that continues its stronghold on South Florida radio ratings.
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