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City of license Columbia
Broadcast area South Carolina
Branding "104.7 WNOK"
Slogan "All The Hits"
Frequency 104.7 (MHz)
First air date July 15th, 1959
Format CHR
ERP 90,000 watts
Class C1
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Webcast Listen Live

WNOK is a CHR station licensed to Columbia, South Carolina and serves the Columbia, South Carolina market. The Clear Channel Communications outlet is licensed by the FCC to broadcast at 104.7 MHz with an ERP of 90 kW. The station goes by the name 104.7 WNOK and its current slogan is "All The Hits."

104.7 WNOK receives exceptional interference from another 104.7, (WKQC) in Charlotte, just 75 miles north. The Chester & Lancaster areas are affected the most with interference from both stations.

Station History

WNOK-FM signed on the air July 15, 1959, simulcasting much of WNOK-AM's programming which consisted of Pop Standards. During the 1960s, WNOK-FM broke off simulcasting when WNOK-AM went Top 40 and went to the Beautiful Music format. Beginning in the mid 70's, the station gradually became more contemporary with something of an Adult Contemporary format. The Station went full blown Top 40 in December 1976 as "Stereo 105" and was largely automated. This move proved to be a wise decision as the station enjoyed huge ratings for the remainder of the 70's and into the 80's.

By 1980, the automation was done away with, replaced with a live airstaff and the station's name became simply "105 WNOK". By early 1984, the station became "104.7 WNOK", which became the first station in Columbia to adopt their digital frequency as part of their name.

The station is owned by Clear Channel Communications, which also owns Country WCOS-FM, Urban WXBT, Variety Hits WLTY, News/Talk WVOC, and Sports/Talk WCOS in the Columbia radio market.

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