Now Jacksonville and Northeast Florida listeners can hear News/Talk WOKV-A/FM louder and clearer than ever before. Cox Media Group has moved the station from 6-kW 106.5 there to 100-kW 104.5 FM (“Rock 105”), the former home of heritage rocker WFYV-FM.
The move will expand it broadcast from Brunswick, GA. to Palm Coast, FL, bringing even more news to more people across Northeast Florida.
You’ll still be able to catch the broadcasts on 690 AM, but WOKV PD Mike Dowart tells Cox Media Group’s WTEV-TV he’s particularly excited to have this kind of reach on the FM dial. “There aren’t that many 100,000-watt news talk stations in the county. We were the second station in the country to go news talk on FM full time.”
Listeners can still listen to WOKV on 106.5 FM for a few more weeks.
“Rock 104.5,” before the switch was made, redirected listeners to sister alternative rocker WXXJ-FM.
RBR-TVBR observation: Another heritage, full-power rocker bites the dust in Florida. We checked with CMG/Jax Ops. Director. Todd Shannon to see what will become of the 106.5 frequency after WOKV leaves it in a few weeks—and why WFYV wasn’t chosen to take the signal. He tells RBR-TVBR: “We have two very successful products in the cluster, 96.9 The Eagle (Classic Hits) and X102.9 (Alternative), that are currently covering the Rock landscape in Jacksonville. As far as what ends up on 106.5, you’ll have to stay tuned…”