The weekday programming format for 98.9 The Rock begins with The Johnny Dare Morning Show from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by programming blocks hosted by Moose, Jason Nivens, Ryan Westward and Fritz, as of 2015. Saturdays begin with the Morning Show Leftovers, followed by blocks hosted by Ty James, Doug Tatum, Nivens and Fritz. Sunday begins with Leavenworth Today and then House of Hair. Duncan, Moose, Westward and Hard Drive host the day's remaining programming blocks.
The full schedule is available on 989therock.com. To view the schedule, visit the site's homepage and place the cursor over Jocks & Shows. On the drop-down menu that appears, click Schedule.
The station's Sunday programs, House of Hair and Hard Drive, are both nationally syndicated. The station plays rock music, with a focus on heavier rock, such as hard rock and heavy metal. Bands that are often played include Staind, Godsmack and Disturbed, but the station also frequently plays songs by older rock bands, such as Black Sabbath, Guns N' Roses and Van Halen.
The station plays three Metallica songs in a row every weekday at 9 p.m., which it calls "Mandatory Metallica." Weekdays at 11 p.m. 98.9 plays "The Pit," a one hour block of heavy metal and death metal songs.