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WWKA


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWKA
Updated: 2017-06-19T04:36Z
WWKA
WWKA logo.png
CityOrlando, Florida
Broadcast areaCentral Florida
BrandingK92.3
SloganOrlando's #1 For New Country
Frequency92.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air dateApril 24, 1952 (as WDBO-FM)
FormatCountry
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT454 meters
ClassC
Facility ID48716
Former callsignsWDBO-FM (1952-1983)
OwnerCox Communications
(Cox Radio, Inc.)
Sister stationsWCFB, WDBO, WDBO-FM, WMMO, WPYO
part of Cox cluster with TV station WFTV
WebcastListen Live
Websitek923Orlando.com

WWKA (92.3 FM) is the callsign of K92-3, a country radio station in Orlando, Florida. The station is owned by Cox Radio and has had a country format since 1982. Previous owners include The Outlet Company and New City Communications. Its studios are located in Orlando and the transmitter tower is in Bithlo.

Former logo used until 1997

The station was originally WDBO-FM, affiliated with WDBO AM 580 and CBS-affiliated WDBO-TV channel 6, at the time owned by The Outlet Company. In 1983, WDBO-FM and WDBO-AM were sold to Katz Broadcasting when Outlet decided to leave radio. WDBO-AM gradually moved to talk radio over the remainder of the 1980s, while WDBO-FM changed its call letters and re-formatted from middle-of-the-road to country music, becoming K92FM. There was some initial resistance to the shift; three broadcasters locked themselves in the studio on December 21, 1982, in protest. The situation was resolved peacefully within a few hours.[1]

Former logo used from 1997 through December 2011

WWKA is now owned by Cox Enterprises, the company that owns channel 6's competitor, ABC-affiliated WFTV channel 39, (virtual channel 9). The WDBO-FM callsigns returned to the radio in August 2011 when WDBO-AM moved to FM on the 96.5 MHz frequency, supplanting what was WHTQ, a rock station. In 2012, WWKA tweaked its branding, dropping the FM from its brand name.

WWKA also broadcasts in HD radio.[2]

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Coordinates: 28°34′08″N 81°03′14″W / 28.569°N 81.054°W / 28.569; -81.054


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