WAPE 95.1 ("The Big Ape") is a Top 40 Mainstream radio station based in Jacksonville, Florida, USA that plays the hit songs of the moment. The Cox Radio outlet broadcasts at 95.1 MHz with an effective radiated power of 100 kW. Its transmitter is located in Jacksonville.
The current on air line up is: The Big Ape Morning Mess With Mark Kaye and Kris Gamble (Mornings), Tessa Hall (Middays), Chase Daniels (Afternoons), Dave-O (Nights) Chris Knight (Overnights).
The station was very successful as an Urban Contemporary and Rhythmic Top 40 in 1980s as WJAX before it flipped to its current format in 1986. WAPE is the second outlet in Jacksonville to use these calls and format, which was originally on the AM band at 690 kHz. More information about WAPE-AM can be read in an ebook, "Puttin' On The Hits" by former WAPE program director, John Long, at www.oidar.com. WAPE in the past has celebrated anniversary milestones dating back to the sign-on of the original WAPE-AM in 1957. Some of its alumni include The Greaseman
, Cleveland Wheeler, actor Jay Thomas, Mark Driscoll, Kandy Klutch (now on XM's "80s on 8"), and local legends Hoyle Dempsey, Tom Murphy, JJ the Night Guy, Tony Mann, Mark the Shark, Billy Goat, Steve Sutton, Jay Styles, and Chris Trane (Trane On The Radio).