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|Broadcast area||Central Florida|
|Frequency||92.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||April 24, 1952 (as WDBO-FM)|
|Former callsigns||WDBO-FM (1952-1983)|
(Cox Radio, Inc.)
|Sister stations||WCFB, WDBO, WDBO-FM, WMMO, WPYO
part of Cox cluster with TV station WFTV
WWKA (92.3 FM) is the callsign of K92-3, a country radio station in Orlando, Florida. The station is owned by Cox Radio and has had a country format since 1982. Previous owners include The Outlet Company and New City Communications. Its studios are located in Orlando and the transmitter tower is in Bithlo.
The station was originally WDBO-FM, affiliated with WDBO AM 580 and CBS-affiliated WDBO-TV channel 6, at the time owned by The Outlet Company. In 1983, WDBO-FM and WDBO-AM were sold to Katz Broadcasting when Outlet decided to leave radio. WDBO-AM gradually moved to talk radio over the remainder of the 1980s, while WDBO-FM changed its call letters and re-formatted from middle-of-the-road to country music, becoming K92FM. There was some initial resistance to the shift; three broadcasters locked themselves in the studio on December 21, 1982, in protest. The situation was resolved peacefully within a few hours.
WWKA is now owned by Cox Enterprises, the company that owns channel 6's competitor, ABC-affiliated WFTV channel 39, (virtual channel 9). The WDBO-FM callsigns returned to the radio in August 2011 when WDBO-AM moved to FM on the 96.5 MHz frequency, supplanting what was WHTQ, a rock station. In 2012, WWKA tweaked its branding, dropping the FM from its brand name.
- http://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=39 HD Radio Guide for Orlando
- WWKA official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WWKA
- Radio-Locator information on WWKA
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WWKA
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