Wokv-am News Talk 690 - Business Ofc, Jacksonville

Street:
8000 Belfort Parkway
ZIP Code/City:
32256 Jacksonville
State:
FL
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(904) 245-8500 Call
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(904) 245-8501
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WOKV (690 AM, simulcast on WOKV-FM 106.5 FM) is a conservative news/talk radio station in Jacksonville, Florida. WOKV-AM/FM is owned by Cox Radio of Atlanta, who also owns WFYV, WJGL, WXXJ and WAPE, all FM stations in Jacksonville.
WOKV is the only AM radio station in the Jacksonville market to remain in the top 10 in the Arbitron ratings since 1996. After its locally produced morning news program, "Jacksonville's Morning News", WOKV airs syndicated talk with locally-anchored news, traffic and weather reports. WOKV also is the Jacksonville Jaguars flagship radio station.

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WOKV-AM 690 has one of the strongest daytime AM signals on the East Coast, as it covers the entire coast from Melbourne, Florida all the way to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, an area that includes Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina markets. The station is directional to the east at night, to protect clear channel Class-A stations CINF in Montreal and XEWW-AM in Tijuana.
According to the FCC's Call Sign History, 106.5 MHz signed on as WPVJ in July 1994.

The station changed calls to WTLK in October 1996, and was known as Real Radio 106.5, with a talk format. The most notable event during this part of the station's history was the return of The Greaseman to Jacksonville's airwaves. (Ironically, the Greaseman's previous time in Jacksonville had been on WAPE when it was on AM 690 - the current home of WOKV-AM.)

WTLK flipped to classic rock in January, 1998, becoming known as Big 106.5, and changing to the WBGB calls in March, 1998. At this time, the station was owned by Clear Channel.

WBGB was divested by Clear Channel, along with sister stations WZNZ, WZAZ, and WJGR, in the fall of 1999 to Concord Media Group. From there, it came under the ownership of Jacor Broadcasting, who in turn sold the station to Caron Broadcasting (a division of Salem Communications) in 2003.

Caron flipped WBGB to Contemporary Christian, branding the station as 106.5 The Promise. Based on ratings, it was the most popular station of its genre in Jacksonville.
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WOKV-AM 690 has one of the strongest daytime AM signals on the East Coast, as it covers the entire coast from Melbourne, Florida all the way to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, an area that includes Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina markets. The station is directional to the east at night, to protect clear channel Class-A stations CINF in Montreal and XEWW-AM in Tijuana.
According to the FCC's Call Sign History, 106.5 MHz signed on as WPVJ in July 1994.

The station changed calls to WTLK in October 1996, and was known as Real Radio 106.5, with a talk format. The most notable event during this part of the station's history was the return of The Greaseman to Jacksonville's airwaves. (Ironically, the Greaseman's previous time in Jacksonville had been on WAPE when it was on AM 690 - the current home of WOKV-AM.)

WTLK flipped to classic rock in January, 1998, becoming known as Big 106.5, and changing to the WBGB calls in March, 1998. At this time, the station was owned by Clear Channel.

WBGB was divested by Clear Channel, along with sister stations WZNZ, WZAZ, and WJGR, in the fall of 1999 to Concord Media Group. From there, it came under the ownership of Jacor Broadcasting, who in turn sold the station to Caron Broadcasting (a division of Salem Communications) in 2003.

Caron flipped WBGB to Contemporary Christian, branding the station as 106.5 The Promise. Based on ratings, it was the most popular station of its genre in Jacksonville.

Reviews

Eloise K. Bolton
4 Stars

great radio

, Thursday, October 07, 2010

I said this many times, I like WOKV-AM NEWS TALK 690. It’s the no 1 radio station. They have great news and talk shows.

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