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W258AY 995TheJag.png
Logos for WRKH's primary and secondary channels.
City Mobile, Alabama
Broadcast area Mobile, Alabama
Pensacola, Florida
Branding 96.1 The Rocket
Slogan The Gulf Coast's Home of Classic Rock
Frequency 96.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 99.5 W258AY (Mobile, relays HD2)
First air date 1964 (as WLPR)
Format FM/HD1: Classic rock
HD2: Sports "99.5 The Jag"
HD3: Christian radio "Freedom Radio FM"
ERP 73,000 watts
HAAT 535 meters
Class C
Facility ID 53142
Callsign meaning W RocKet Hits
Former callsigns WLPR (1964-1987)
WAVH (1987-1994)
WMYC (1994-1996)
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(CC Licenses, LLC)
Sister stations WKSJ-FM, WMXC, WNTM, WTKX-FM, WRGV
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Listen Live (HD3)
Website 961therocket.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.


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