FM Technical Profile: WRKH
- Station Name:
- 96.1 the Rocket
- Classic Rock
On the WKRG-DT tower and co-located with several FMs: WMXC, WABD and
- Power (ERP):
- 77 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 1755 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
Experience (album or artist art and station logos) - Active,
"99.5 The Jag"
- // W258AY
HD-3: Christian Religious "Freedom Radio FM"
// W223BX Saraland (soon?)
// W266CM Mobile
PS-Rocket The Home of Classic Rock [artist / song
Text-Rocket [song title/artist] The Home of Classic Rock
Radiotext+ Station Short
Radiotext+ Station Long
Name-Rocket The Home of
For "The Rocket"
"99.5 The Jag"
For Freedom Radio FM
Image showing the HD PAD data for the station's HD-1 broadcast, from
Image showing the HD-1 PAD data on a Toyota HD radio, showing album
from March 2016.
Image showing the HD-1 PAD data on a Toyota HD radio, showing the
from March 2016.
Image showing the HD-2 PAD data on a Toyota HD radio, showing a
placeholder for album art or station logo, from March 2016.
Image showing the HD-2 PAD data on a Toyota HD radio, showing
the station logo, from March 2016.
Image showing the HD-2 PAD data on a Toyota HD radio,
showing the "99.5 The Jag" logo and information in the
text, from March 2016.
Image showing the HD PAD data for the station's HD-2 simulcast of AM
710 WNTM, from September 2015.
Image showing the HD PAD data from a Mazda sedan's radio, with the
simulcast of AM 710 WNTM, from September 2015.
Image showing the HD PAD data for the station's HD-3 Freedom Radio
FM broadcast, from May 2017.
- Was Mobile's
first independent FM. WLPR were the calls, which stood for Living
Presence Radio -- a term to describe the stereophonic sound. Went on
the air in 1964. Likely started off from a short tower off Schaub
Avenue in west Mobile, off Airport Boulevard. Later moved to the
First National Bank building downtown, with a small antenna atop the
building and studios on the 12th floor. Stayed with those
calls and the beautiful music format until 1987, when new owners
re-named the station WAVH, The Wave. The format was vocal based easy
listening. Within two years the station went to the oldies format.
In the mid 90's the station changed to WMYC -- Mobile's Young
Country -- as a strategic move against a sister station's
competitor. At this point the WAVH calls and oldies format went to
106.5 FM. Once the competitor was bought out, 96.1 underwent more
changes, this time to WRKH calls with a classic rock format.
start of September saw a change on the station's HD multicast
channel. They've dumped CHR "Hot Spot" programming for a
simulcast of WNTM-AM, Clear Channel's Mobile-based
news/talker. This gives the station a substantial boost in
coverage over the AM, especially at night. The HD multicast
fell silent in January 2012, but returned in March of that year,
then fell silent again in August, only to return sometime in January
this station is listed as a full class C, it does not actually have
the maximum facilities. Clear Channel had a permit to raise
the power to 100 kW at an even greater antenna height, but that
permit was dismissed in March 2012. It is believed they
dropped the boost so WBBN in Taylorsville, Mississippi, could
improve its coverage area. In November 2015 the station added
graphical station logo capability to the HD-1 and HD-2 channels.
- In the winter of 2016 it
was revealed that iHeart Radio signed a deal with the University of
South Alabama to create a Jaguar-themed sports channel, to be hosted
by WRKH-HD2 and fed to a translator at 99.5 MHz. The format,
which officially debuted on 2 April 2016, includes a mix of sports
play-by-play for the university, as well as talk shows and the Uncle
Henry show from News Talk 710 WNTM.