WKSG-FM 89.5 
Cedar Creek

Original Call Letters: WKSG 

Originally Licensed: 1993

Original City of  License: Cedar Creek

Original Frequency: 89.5

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 30,000 watts

Original Location: 

Original Format: Christian Contemporary


Network Affiliation(s):


Owner(s):


1998-Cedar Creek Baptist Church
1998-Daystar Public Radio, Inc.
2017-Community Communications, Inc.


History Of Call Letters and Formats:


WKSG-1998-Christian Contemporary 
WKSG-2014-Big band/Smooth jazz/select AAA "The New 89.5 FM, The Boulevard"


History Of WKSG
Thanks to Marc Tyll for this history of WKSG.
WKSG began operations in 1998 operating on 89.5 mHz with 2,500 watts. Cedar Creek Baptist Church, located in the Ocala National Forest, originally filed application for the frequency and was granted the construction permit for WKSG. The church never constructed the station and the CP was sold to Daystar Public Radio, Inc. who completed construction of FM 89.5 in mid 1998. Although the tower is located 20 miles East of Ocala in the Ocala National Forest, WKSG has an excellent signal over Ocala, having recently upgraded to 30,000 watts. The studios and offices are located on the first floor of the Concord Square building located in downtown Ocala. The majority of the programming on WKSG is local and the format is Contemporary Christian with select nationally known ministry bible teaching programs. In addition to Christian programming, WKSG also broadcasts high school sports, day parted talk programming, and in the evenings, "Rock-It-Radio", a mix of alternative Christian rock and Christian rap. "Rock-It-Radio" has such a large following that "Rock-It-TV", Christian music videos and band member interviews, was created and is broadcast over the local cable public access channel. Since WKSG is a non-profit broadcast station, most of the personal are non-paid volunteers.


Welcome to "The Boulevard"    1-1-14
After 15 years as one of Ocala’s Contemporary Christian Music stations, WKSG-FM 89.5, known as Daystar Radio 89.5, has flipped formats New Year’s Day to a carefully researched and blended mix of big band, smooth jazz and select AAA (Adult Album Alternative) music now calling itself "The Boulevard". Nationally recognized radio consultant, and Ocala native, Mark Tillery, of J. M. Tillery & Associates, P. A., has been retained to implement the new Boulevard, heard on 89.5 FM.  "There is a major void for this type format," says Tillery, "and one word describes the new format – Class." The new Boulevard can be heard over the air at 89.5 FM and online at www.boulevardfm.com and features Don Bruce, mornings 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM followed by Gene Martin heard from 10:00 AM till Noon weekdays playing timeless big bands. At noon more contemporary and smooth jazz is blended into the mix for the rest of the day. At night Nightlife comes to life with a slighter more progressive jazz edge.

WMFE Purchasing WKSG      9-27-17
WMFE-FM 90.7 is in the process of buying WKSG-FM 89.5 from
Daystar Public Radio Inc. The purchase will include the broadcast tower, the station’s antenna, and the Silver Springs 14.45 acres on which the tower stands. WKSG broadcasts originate from a studio in downtown Ocala. Eventually, the station will have new call letters and a new format. The sale price is $900,000. The FCC accepted the application for transfer of license on Sept. 25. 

WKSG "The Boulevard" Goes Silent   
    1-12-18
The new owners, of WKSG-FM 89.5, Community Communications, has closed on the purchase. The sale includes
the broadcast tower and the 14.45 acres on which the tower sits in Silver Springs. New programming is scheduled to begin on Feb. 1. The call letters will be WMFV-aligned with the WMFE brand, with the “V” as a nod to the new station’s focus on The Villages, Leesburg, the Golden Triangle and other surrounding communities. The Federal Communications Commission recognized the completed deal on Jan. 5.The price for everything was $885,000. They have requested  Silent STA since it has been silent due to antenna problems. The money comes from proceeds of the 2012 sale of WMFE-TV, formerly Orlando’s PBS station, to the University of Central Florida, as well as major gifts from 90.7 supporters.


Names in WKSG History

Gary Linkous-1998-Daystar Public Radio, Inc. 

Larry Linkous-1998-Daystar Public Radio, Inc.


Mark Tillery-2014-Station Consultant-Daystar Public Radio, Inc.  Biography


Don Bruce-2014-8AM-10AM-Daystar Public Radio, Inc.  


Gene Martin-2014-10AM-Noon-Daystar Public Radio, Inc.
Big Jon-Daystar Public Radio, Inc.

 

WKSG is in the Concord Building, 7 East Silver Springs Boulevard, Suite 102, Ocala
courtesy of Mark Tillery



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