WKGR

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WKGR
WKGR Gater98.7 logo.png
City Wellington, Florida
Broadcast area Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie
Branding Gater 98.7
Slogan The Palm Beach's Rock Station
Frequency 98.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1961 (as WARN-FM)
Format Classic rock
HD2: Christian rock (WREH simulcast)
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 299 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 1245
Former callsigns WLQY (1961-1980)
WIZD (1980-1984)
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stations WLDI, WAVW, WQOL, WZZR, WCZR, WRLX, WJNO
Webcast Listen Live
Website gater.com

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 previously simulcast the programming of sister station WJNO on its HD2 subchannel starting in September 2010; by 2013 this was replaced with the signal of Christian rock station WREH.

Morning programming[edit]

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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Coordinates: 27°01′34″N 80°10′41″W / 27.026°N 80.178°W / 27.026; -80.178