WRKH

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WRKH
WRKH 961TheRocket.png
W258AY 995TheJag.png
Logos for WRKH's primary and secondary channels.
CityMobile, Alabama
Broadcast areaMobile, Alabama
Pensacola, Florida
Branding96.1 The Rocket
SloganThe Gulf Coast Home of Classic Rock
Jags. Uncle Henry. Fox Sports. (HD2)
Lighting the Way (HD3)
Frequency96.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s)99.5 W258AY (Mobile, relays HD2)
First air date1964 (as WLPR)
FormatFM/HD1: Classic rock
HD2: Sports "99.5 The Jag"
HD3: Christian radio "Freedom Radio FM"
ERP73,000 watts
HAAT535 meters
ClassC
Facility ID53142
Callsign meaningW RocKet Hits
Former callsignsWLPR (1964-1987)
WAVH (1987-1994)
WMYC (1994-1996)
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(CC Licenses, LLC)
Sister stationsWKSJ-FM, WMXC, WNTM, WTKX-FM, WRGV
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Listen Live (HD3)
Websitehttps://961therocket.iheart.com/
995thejag.iheart.com (HD2)
freedomradiofm.com (HD3)

WRKH (96.1 FM) is the call sign for the Mobile, Alabama classic rock formatted radio station known as "96.1 The Rocket". The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.. Its studios are located inside the building of unrelated television station WKRG on Broadcast Drive in Mobile, and the transmitter is near Spanish Fort, Alabama.

Programming[edit]

The station is primarily classic rock. Since 2002, the station has competed with WZNF, a Gulfport, Mississippi classic rock station. That station's signal can reach Mobile, WRKH's primary listening area. WRKH broadcasts a wide variety of music considered classic rock, and, most recently, some music from the early 1990s has been heard - various Pearl Jam and Red Hot Chili Peppers songs have been played. WRKH also broadcasts the syndicated John Boy and Billy Big Show on Monday-Saturday mornings, and Chip Nelson on afternoons. Starting with the 2016 season, as part of an agreement with iHeartMedia and the University of South Alabama, coverage of USA Jaguars football will move from WMXC to WRKH.

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Coordinates: 30°41′20″N 87°49′48″W / 30.689°N 87.830°W / 30.689; -87.830