FM Technical Profile: WVOK
- Station Name:
- K 98
- Hot Adult
Atop Coldwater Mountain west of Hobson City, on Coldwater Mountain
Road, north off Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
- Power (ERP):
- 510 watts
- Antenna HAAT:
- 1,112 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
- Does this
callsign seem familiar? It should, it once was the calls of one of
Birmingham's biggest top 40 stations, WVOK-AM 690 kHz!
- The frequency
(97.9 MHz) was originally a Birmingham channel that began life as
WKAX-FM around 1950. Known for a long time after getting the WVOK
calls as "K-98", the station has had an AC format for quite some
time. It eventually moved towards Hot AC, with the slogan
being dropped for the simple, "97.9 WVOK". The station
simulcasts the WVOK-AM oldies format on the weekends.