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|Broadcast area||Central Florida|
|Slogan||Orlando's #1 For New Country|
|Frequency||92.3 MHz ( HD Radio)|
|First air date||1949 (as WDBO-FM)|
(100,000 with beam tilt)
|HAAT||454 meters (1490 ft)|
|Former call signs||WDBO-FM (1952-1983)|
Cox Media Group |
(Cox Radio, Inc.)
|Sister stations||WCFB, WDBO, WDBO-FM, WMMO, WPYO, part of Cox cluster with TV station WFTV|
WWKA (92.3 MHz "K92-3") is a commercial FM radio station in Orlando, Florida. The station is owned by Cox Radio and has a country music radio format. The studios and offices are located in Orlando on North John Young Parkway (Route 423). 
The transmitter tower is in Bithlo, off Fort Christmas Road (Route 420).  The station has an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts with beam tilt. It covers much of Central Florida from Daytona Beach to Palm Bay to Lakeland. WWKA broadcasts in the HD radio format. 
The station signed on in 1949 as WDBO-FM.  It was a sister station to AM 580 WDBO and was owned by the Orlando Broadcasting Company. The two stations simulcast and were affiliates of the CBS Radio Network, airing its schedule of dramas, comedies, news, sports, soap operas and game shows during the " Golden Age of Radio." An advertisement in the 1950 edition of Broadcasting Yearbook said that in the competitive Orlando radio market, WDBO-AM-FM had "more listeners than the next three network stations combined."
In July 1954, the Orlando Broadcasting Company added Channel 6 WDBO-TV.  As network programming was moving to television, WDBO-AM-FM shifted to a local full service middle of the road format of music, news, sports and talk.
In the late 1960s, the simulcast ended and WDBO-FM switched to an easy listening format, which the Orlando Broadcasting Company described as "good music."
When Katz Broadcasting bought the radio stations in 1982, 92.3 WDBO-FM switched to country music, and changed its call letters to WWKA, using the moniker "K92FM." The WDBO-FM call sign came back to Orlando in 2011 on 96.5 MHz. WDBO-TV changed its call letters to WCPX, and is now WKMG-TV, owned by the Graham Media Group.
There was some initial resistance to the country music format. Three broadcasters locked themselves in the studio on December 21, 1982, in protest. The situation was resolved peacefully within a few hours. 
In August 1986, WWKA and WDBO were sold to the Newhouse Corporation.  Newhouse increased WDBO's talk programming and eventually stopped playing music on AM 580, but continued WWKA's country music sound.
- http://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=39 HD Radio Guide for Orlando
- Broadcasting Yearbook 1950 page 113
- Telecasting Yearbook 1956 page 86
- Broadcasting Yearbook 1990 page B-71
- Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 page D-97
- WWKA official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WWKA
- Radio-Locator information on WWKA
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WWKA
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