FM Technical Profile: WVOK


Station Name:
K 98
Frequency:
97.9
Format:
Hot Adult Contemporary
Transmitter Location:
[map] Atop Coldwater Mountain west of Hobson City, on Coldwater Mountain Road, north off Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Power (ERP):
510 watts
Antenna:
Omnidirectional
Antenna HAAT:
1,112 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
[FCC]
[FCCdata]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
Owner:
Woodard Broadcasting
Noted Personalities:
-
History:
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.