WWKO-AM 860 

Original Call Letters: WKKO

Originally Licensed: Jan. 4, 1951  

Original City of License: Cocoa  

Original Frequency: 860

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 1,000 watts daytime/121 watts nighttime

Original Location: Burnett Road, south of State Road 520

Original Format: Urban Contemporary  

Network Affiliation(s):


1952-Brevard Broadcasting Company
1959-Marvin Rothschild
1970-Cocoa One Inc.
1975-Emcom Associates
1984-Dickson/Fry Broadcast Group, Inc.
1984-Fox Radio Inc.
1985-Capitol Broadcasting Co.
1988-Christian Radio Communications, Inc.
1992-Walker Broadcasting
1993-Brevard Broadcasting, Inc. ($90,000)
1993-Walker Info & Ed Institute Inc.
1998-Carl Marcocci
2005-Bible Broadcasting Network ($250,000)

History Of  Call Letters and Formats:

WKKO-1951-Block Programming
WJZX-1984-Urban  "Fox 86"
WJZX-1985-Adult Contemporary 
WCKS-1986-Top 40  ''Brevard's No. 1 Hit Music Station'' 
WCKS-1986-'50s and '60s
WCKS-1987-Top 40
WWKO-1989-Urban Contemporary "KO 860 Knockin' Out The Hits" 
WRFB-1993-News/Talk   "Radio For Brevard"   
WRFB-2000-Silent (4-4-2000)
WRFB-2004-License Cancelled  (2-1-2004)

Names in WWKO History
Alan Dickson-1988-1992-President/General Manager-Christian Radio Communications, Inc.
Mike Walker-1988-1992-General Sales Manager/Promotions Manager/Program Director-Christian Radio Communications, Inc.
Reginald Henry-Music Director-Christian Radio Communications, Inc. 
Sam Shannon-1988-NewsDirector-Christian Radio Communications, Inc.

"Cap'n" Chris Hill
-1991-1992-Morning Drive-co-host "Chris-Kross Morning Show"/Evening Drive-Christian Radio Communications, Inc./Walker Broadcasting    Biography
Marty "Kross" True-1991-Morning Drive-co-host "Chris-Kross Morning Show"-Capitol Broadcasting Co.
Johnny "Scorpio" Jackson-1991-Middays-Capitol Broadcasting Co.
Rory Thomas-1991-Afternoon Drive-Capitol Broadcasting Co.
JT Feret-1991-6PM-9PM-Capitol Broadcasting Co.
Bishop LT Weaver-1991-9PM-Midnight-"Songs in the Night" (Gospel)-Capitol Broadcasting Co.
Mixmaster Ben-1991-Midnight-6AM-Capitol Broadcasting Co.
Jimmy C-1991-Capitol Broadcasting Co.
Dan "Tall Tan Superman" Gibson-1991-Capitol Broadcasting Co.
Howard "Mr. DJ" Armstead-1991-General Manager-Capitol Broadcasting Co.
Phillip Benson-1991-General Sales Manager-Capitol Broadcasting Co.
Heike Clarke-1991-Sales-Capitol Broadcasting Co.

Michael W. Lowe
Les Roberson-General Manager

Jay Waggoner-Engineer  
In Memory
Mr. Z-Saturday afternoon Blues show
Bill Trammel
Spyder D aka The Wild Child
Easy Ed

   WWKO_Service Truck2.jpg (56452 bytes) 
WWKO service truck  courtesy of Jay Waggoner   

Bumper sticker (1991) courtesy of  Jimmy C
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    WWKO 860 AM Cocoa Chris Hill & daughter.jpg (740520 bytes)       
Chris Hill and his daughter outside of WWKO studios in 1990       

Chris Hill, Johnny Scorpio Jackson - former PD of Rhythm 86 Robert Kool Belle 2008.jpg (529305 bytes) 

Chris Hill, Johnny "Scorpio" Jackson Robert "Kool" Belle 2008            

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