FM Technical Profile: WXYK
- Station Name:
- The Monkey
view] Orange Grove, co-located with WGCM-FM and WUJM-FM. The
antenna is side-mounted on one of the 8 towers of WROA AM.
view] At Seaway Road and Southpark Drive in Gulfport.
Co-located with WJZD. (CP)
- Power (ERP):
- 2.8 kW
2.7 kW (CP)
- Antenna HAAT:
- 400 feet
302 feet (CP)
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
map, from the FCCdata.org. (CP)
originated as WROA FM, companion of 1390 AM, with beautiful music.
The owner sold the station when he upgraded another local
station at 107.9 from Poplarville. In the 80's it became WXLS, lite
rock. After ownership consolidation with several other local
signals, the lite rock format was moved and 107.1 became WXYK, a CHR
station known as "Power 108". Later that was changed to
"Kicker 108" and now it's known as "The Monkey".
station was sold, along with the rest of the Alpha Media cluster in
Biloxi, to Telesouth Communications for $2.5 million in December
2018. Owning all of Alpha's properties in the market would
have put Telesouth over the ownership caps, so they were forced to
divest this station to Port Broadcasting for $300,000. Port
Broadcasting is owned by Donald Stewart Davenport, nephew of
Telesouth Communications principal Stephen C. Davenport.