WYKB is a Class A classic country radio station based in Fernandina Beach, Florida. It features news, music, and sports. The broadcast area of its transmission is Jacksonville, Florida. The name of its brand is “Jax Country 105.3”. It uses 105.3 frequency on the FM band. The channel provides a “Classic Country” format using the English language. The station consumes 3,900 watts power to run its programming. Neal Ardman (Nia Broadcasting, Inc.) owns this station. Firstly it went in the air in 1999 as WFBJ. Listeners can hear its transmission online because it features online streaming.
History of Jax Country 105.3:
From October 15, 2013, to May 26, 2014, WYKB aired classic country format. Prior to that, it broadcasted a tropical music format until August 5, 2013. On April 1, 2015, WJSJ went silent. But on November 2, 2015, it returned to air sports from CBS Sports Radio. On July 18, 2016, the channel started a classic dance format, named as “DJ 105.3”. On July 20, 2016, the channel changed its call letters to WZDJ.
While on December 31, 2016, the channel stopped its transmission due to a lack of advertising support and financial issues. On January 2, 2017, the station broadcasted the country formatted WKBX 106.3 Kingsland. On January 13, 2017, WZDJ changes its call signs to WYKB. And on October 16, 2017, it changed its format to classic country, branded as “Jax Country 105.3”.
The staff of Country News:
For broadcasting news on the channel, CMT.com Staff, Samantha Stephens, Billy Dukes, Ryan Reichard, Jacklyn Krol, Olivia Ladd, Christina Vinson, and The Boot Staff serve this station.