WOGK

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WOGK
City Ocala, Florida
Broadcast area Gainesville-Ocala, Florida
Branding K-Country
Slogan "Today's Best Country...Yesterday's Favorites"
Frequency 93.7 MHz
First air date 1960 (as WMOP-FM)
Format Country music
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 411 meters
Class C0
Facility ID 49962
Former callsigns WMOP-FM (1960-1973)
WFUZ (1973-1986)
WMMZ (1986-1994)
Owner Dix Communications
Webcast Listen Live
Website 937kcountry.com

WOGK (93.7 FM), known as "K-Country", is a commercial radio station in Ocala, Florida, broadcasting to the Gainesville-Ocala, Florida area on 93.7 MHz. The station can also be heard as far as Lakeland, Orlando and Jacksonville.

History[edit]

The station began operations in 1960 as WMOP-FM, a 4,200-watt MOR music station. Owner James Kirk instituted major changes in 1973, including changing the calls to WFUZ, increasing the effective radiated power to 100,000 watts, and installing a beautiful music/easy listening format, with big band shows hosted by the legendary "Big Daddy" Miles Foland. WFUZ eventually added evening country music programming in the early 1980s, in response to the growing popularity of competitor WTRS.

In 1985, James Kirk sold WFUZ to Dix Communications, which dumped the evening country programming and converted WFUZ to a full-time adult contemporary format. Then in 1986, changed the station's format to CHR/Top 40 as WMMZ ("Z93"), putting the station in competition with top-rated WYKS "Kiss 105." After a successful eight-year run as "Z93", 93.7 FM changed to its current calls and format in 1994.

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Coordinates: 29°16′05″N 82°04′52″W / 29.268°N 82.081°W / 29.268; -82.081