AM Technical Profile: WGOK
aerial] Just off Cedar Avenue in Mobile, near Conception
Street Road and I-165.
- Power (ERP):
- Day: 1 kW
- Night: 381
- Day: 2 towers,
Directional to the northeast away from Mobile. [pattern
- Night: 2
towers, Directional to the northeast away from Mobile. [pattern
Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
Street View imagery of the Cumulus Mobile studios.
- Owned by
Cumulus Broadcasting LLC
- WGOK began in
1958 as a soul (R&B) station, with black gospel music middays.
Even as a daytimer, it remained consistent in this format despite
heavy FM competition. In the late 90's, it obtained an FM through an
LMA arragement with WYOK, moved it's contemporary programming there
and turned the AM all black gospel. In it's early days, it was a
member of the OK chain of black stations: sister to WBOK, WXOK, WLOK
and KYOK. In late August of 2007 the station began simulcasting
their gospel format on WDLT, 660 in Fairhope. That simulcast
ended in the fall of 2015 when 660 (now WXQW) broke off for a
news/talk format of its own.