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City Lenoir City, Tennessee
Broadcast area Knoxville, Tennessee
Frequency 93.5 MHz
First air date 1967
Format Regional Mexican
ERP 2,000 watts
HAAT 176 meters
Class A
Facility ID 73210
Transmitter coordinates 35°42′38.00″N 84°10′46.00″W / 35.7105556°N 84.1794444°W / 35.7105556; -84.1794444
Owner BP Broadcasters LLC

WKZX-FM (93.5 FM is a radio station broadcasting a Regional Mexican format. Licensed to Lenoir City, Tennessee, it serves the Knoxville, Tennessee area.


Arthur Wilkerson, owner of WLIL, applied for an FM requency, and WLIL-FM signed on at 93.5 in 1967.

In addition to his radio station, Wilkerson owned a lumber mill and built custom homes. He served as president of the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters. He was also a pilot and he ran a restaurant.

After Wilkerson died in 1998, BP Broadcasters purchased WLIL and WLIL-FM. BP built a new FM tower in the Glendale community near the Loudon-Blount county line.[1]

In 2006, Progressive Media, owner of WIFA, purchased WLIL from BP Broadcasters LLC.[2] BP kept the FM station, which had simulcast the AM through its entire history. Dwight Wilkerson, son of Arthur, kept WLIK in Newport, Tennessee.[1]

WKZX-FM played adult contemporary music from March 2001-2004[3] before switching to Regional Mexican.[1] Mercedez Cuevas is an on-air personality, also working in sales and administration.[4] She says the best way to communicate to those of Hispanic is to do it in their native language, because they take pride in their culture.[5]


  1. ^ a b c http://wlilcountry.com, Retrieved on 2009-05-14.
  2. ^ "Deals," Broadcasting and Cable, August 14, 2006.
  3. ^ http://www.ontheradio.net/metro/knoxville_tn.aspx, Retrieved on 2009-05-14.
  4. ^ http://www.hccet.org/about/board/, Retrieved on 2009-05-14.
  5. ^ http://www.volunteerprsa.org/download/0408newsletter.pdf, Retrieved on 2009-05-14.

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