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WNKR (106.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Classic country format. Licensed to Williamstown, Kentucky, United States with studios in nearby Dry Ridge, it serves the area between Cincinnati, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky, with special emphasis on service to the six Northern Kentucky counties located just south of Cincinnati. The station's call letters stand for "Northern Kentucky Radio". The station has been owned since its inception in 1992 by Grant County Broadcasters, Inc., an independent and local broadcasting company.

WNKR
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City Williamstown, Kentucky
Broadcast area Cincinnati, Ohio
Branding Classic Country 105.9 & 106.7
Frequency 106.7 MHz
First air date April 1, 1992 (at 106.5)
Format Classic country
ERP 1,800 watts
HAAT 185 meters (607 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 24817
Transmitter coordinates 38°40′54″N 84°39′33″W / 38.68167°N 84.65917°W / 38.68167; -84.65917
Former frequencies 106.5 MHz (1992-2008)
Owner Grant County Broadcasters, Inc.
Sister stations WNKN
Webcast Listen Live
Website iloveclassiccountry.com

Originally licensed on 106.5, in 2008 WNKR completed a major signal upgrade, which included moving to 106.7 FM. Programming on WNKR is a locally produced format of Classic country music from the past three decades hosted by local air personalities. Local and Kentucky News Network news coverage are combined with local traffic and weather to create full-service programming in drivetimes. Special programming on the station consists of University of Kentucky play-by-play sports, Rick Jackson's syndicated Country Classics program Saturday nights and Sunday mornings, and Media Heritage's Big Broadcast show featuring shows from the golden age of radio Sunday nights.

For listeners located outside the range of its terrestrial signal, WNKR streams all of its program content except for UK play-by-play broadcasts on the Internet. The stream is available at the station's website at www.1067wnkr.com.

On October 2, 2017, WNKN, licensed to Middletown, Ohio and purchased by Grant County Broadcasters from Northern Kentucky University, began simulcasting WNKR. This returns WNKN to the classic country format that was played on the station prior to its purchase by NKU in 2011 and extends WNKR's overall broadcast reach north to the Dayton, Ohio area. Both stations are currently branded as "Classic Country 105.9 & 106.7".[1]

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  1. ^ WNKN Joins Classic country Simulcast With WNKR Radioinsight - October 2, 2017

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