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For the original WAKY in Louisville, see WKRD (AM).

WAKY-FM
WAKY 103.5WAKY logo.jpg
CityRadcliff, Kentucky
Broadcast areaLouisville, Kentucky
Branding103.5 WAKY
SloganKentuckiana's Greatest Hits
Frequency103.5 MHz
First air date1991
FormatClassic Hits
ERP3,500 watts
HAAT238.9 meters
ClassC3
Facility ID70495
Transmitter coordinates37°52′45.00″N 85°43′3.00″W / 37.8791667°N 85.7175000°W / 37.8791667; -85.7175000
Callsign meaningWAcKY[1]
Former callsignsWUOX (1991–1992)
WLVK (1992–1995)
WASE (1995–2007)
WAKY (2007–2014)
AffiliationsFox News Radio
OwnerW & B Broadcasting, Inc.
Sister stationsWAKY
WebcastListen Live
Websitewaky1035.com

WAKY-FM (103.5 FM) is a radio station licensed to Radcliff, Kentucky, United States, and serving the Louisville area. The station is currently owned by W & B Broadcasting, Inc.[2] The station's studios are located in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. They are also known to broadcast UK Football and Basketball games during the fall and winter months.

HistoryEdit

The station went on the air as WUOX on November 1, 1991. On October 30, 1992, the station changed its call sign to WLVK, on July 17, 1995 to WASE, on May 11, 2007 to WAKY, and on December 3, 2014 to the current WAKY-FM.[3]

The WAKY calls and oldies format the station airs are an homage to Louisville's WAKY AM 790, a legendary and popular Top 40 music station from the late 1950s to the late 1970s. The original WAKY had its own stint as an oldies station from 1982 to 1986 and is now WKRD. Prior to adopting the WAKY calls, 103.5 FM also played oldies as WASE "Kool 103.5."

Since former competitor WRKA 103.1 FM dropped its classic hits format in favor of contemporary country music, WAKY-FM is now the only rock oldies station in the Louisville market.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web.
  2. ^ "WAKY-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "WAKY-FM Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.

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