FM Technical Profile: WKLS


Station Name:
Rock 105.9
Frequency:
105.9
Format:
Rock
Transmitter Location:
[map] Southwest of Rainbow City, east of US-411 (Rainbow Drive) at the end Amy Lane.
Power (ERP):
630 watts
Antenna:
Omnidirectional
Antenna HAAT:
643 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
HD-2: Sports Talk "ESPN Gadsden"
// W248CE Gadsden
:PS-[?] Time-[?] Text-[?] PTY-[?] PI-WKLS-FM
More Information:
[FCC]
[RECnet]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
[Facebook] - Rock 105.9
[Facebook] - ESPN Gadsden
Owner:
Williams Communications
History:
Most likely came on the air as WKYD in 1991, licensed to Centre and serving Cherokee County.  Later changed to WRHY in June of 1992 (as Y-106 with a country format), then WFXO in March 2008, as part of a simulcasted rock format with WTXO, Ashland but still serving the area around Weiss Lake.  In the fall of 2012 the calls changed to WKLS, which had been on an Atlanta area rock station previously.  In August 2013 the station completed a move to the Gadsden area, dropping power and re-licensing to the community of Southside.  Since moving to Gadsden, the station began broadcasting in HD, adding sports talk to an HD-2 that feeds a translator in Gadsden on 97.5 MHz.