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For the Ocala, Florida radio station, see WOCA.
City Kingsport, Tennessee
Broadcast area Tri-Cities, Tennessee
Branding 104.9 Nash Icon
Slogan Country For Life
Frequency 104.9 MHz
First air date 1979 (as WGAT-FM)
Format Country
ERP 2,750 watts
HAAT 150 meters
Class A
Facility ID 67674
Former callsigns WGAT-FM (1979-1981)
WZXY (1981-1991)[1]
Owner Cumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
Sister stations WGOC, WJCW, WQUT, WXSM
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1049nashicon.com

WKOS (104.9 FM), branded as "104.9 Nash Icon", is a radio station serving the Tri-Cities, Tennessee, area with country music. This station is under ownership of Cumulus Media.


This station was WGAT-FM Mar. 13, 1979, WZXY on Oct. 14, 1981, and changed to its current call letters on July 1, 1991.[1] In 1967, the phone hacker Captain Crunch created a radio station called WKOS [W-"chaos"], a pirate station in nearby Dover-Foxcroft, but had to shut it down when a legitimate radio station, WDME, objected. In the early 1980s, WGAT-FM became WZXY, an AOR station under their nickname "The New Y105, FM Rock". But sometime in the mid to late 1980s, WZXY changed formats from AOR to a CHR/Top 40 format. Through much of the 1990s and a large part of the 2000s[citation needed] the format was a Oldies under their new call letter WKOS, the new slogan was ("Good Times Great Oldies, WKOS Oldies 104.9 FM")[2] and then adult hits. The station was called "The Peak" when it changed to hot adult contemporary.[citation needed]

On February 24, 2012 WKOS changed their format to country, branded as "Great Country 104.9".[citation needed]

On July 3, 2013 at 3:00PM EDT WKOS re-branded itself as "Nash FM 104.9".[citation needed]

On April 24, 2015 WKOS rebrnaded as "104.9 Nash Icon".[3]

Sports coverage[edit]

In 2007, the East Tennessee State University men's basketball Team moved its games from WJCW to WKOS. This marked the first time the team was heard on FM radio. This has since been moved to AM 640 WXSM, a sister station. [4]


WKOS (Nash FM 104.9) logo.png (WKOS's logo under previous "Nash FM" branding)


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Coordinates: 36°33′14″N 82°27′00″W / 36.554°N 82.450°W / 36.554; -82.450