FM Technical Profile: WTKE

Station Name:
The Ticket
Sports talk
Transmitter Location:
On the Alabama/Florida line, south of Andalusia.
Power (ERP):
89 kW
Antenna HAAT:
1023 feet
Other Information:
Riggs Radio Corporation
Noted Personalities:
Was WCTA-FM, comanion of WCTA-AM, back in the late 50's, long before FM meant anything. In the mid-70's, the AM and FM both became WKYD, formatted as country oldies. In the late 80's, the station went from a short tower in Andalusia to a tall one about 30 miles south, to compete in the Ft. Walton Beach market. Even with the new taller tower, the station didn't put a city grade signal into any urbanized area. The calls became WWSF "The Surf" with a CHR format. Had several years of dominant Arbitrons until local competition slowed the momentum. Until recently, the format was 60's and 70's oldies. All-sports and news calls WTKE (the moniker is "the TicKEt") took effect in spring 1999.
It is the first and most likely only 100,000 watts FM sports talk station.

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