is a commercial radio station
located in Neptune Beach, Florida
, broadcasting to the Jacksonville, Florida
area on 97.9 FM
airs a Top 40
music format branded as "Kiss-FM
", as applied to Clear Channel
's Top 40 Pop stations.
The station was originally licensed to St. Augustine, Florida
as WFOY-FM on 97.7 FM
/Channel 249 simulcasting WFOY
. In 1984, Shull Broadcasting bought WFOY-AM-FM and changed the F.M. to Hot A.C. WUVU "The View 97.7." In 1992 WUVU moved to 97.9 FM with 50 kW and was sold to Paxson Broadcasting which switched WUVU to WSTF (the former calls of what is now WJRR
in Orlando) with an Oldies format from 1993 to 1995. In 1995 it flipped to Smooth Jazz as WFSJ-FM, only to flip to its current format in 2000. The New 97-9 Kiss-FM flipped from a Smooth Jazz to CHR at 3:00pm (EST) on March 17, 2000, Listen to the aircheck of the launch here.
For a short time it used the calls WGNE-FM.
From 1994 to 2000, the WFKS calls were used on 99.9 FM in Palatka, as CHR/Hot AC "99.9 Kiss FM." That station became country WGNE in 2000 and was moved into the Jacksonville market by Renda Broadcasting in May 2005. It is now "Gator Country," competing with the current WFKS-FM's sister station, WQIK.
airs the nationally-syndicated MJ Morning Show
each weekday morning from 6:00am to 11:00am.
Just recently, they began airing "On Air" with Ryan Seacrest weekdays from noon-3, and also American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest Saturday mornings from 6am-10am. The latter program was a mainstay on rival WAPE for many years.
- 1992 Broadcasting Yearbook, page A-79 (listed as WUVU)