AM Technical Profile: WGOK


Frequency:
900
Format:
Gospel
Transmitter Location:
[map] [bird's eye] [goKML aerial] Just off Cedar Avenue in Mobile, near Conception Street Road and I-165.
Power (ERP):
Day: 1 kW
Night: 381 watts
Antenna:
Day: 2 towers, Directional to the northeast away from Mobile. [pattern - PDF]
Night: 2 towers, Directional to the northeast away from Mobile. [pattern - PDF]
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
[FCC]
[FCCData.org]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
[Studio] Street View imagery of the Cumulus Mobile studios.
Owned by Cumulus Broadcasting LLC
History:
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.