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City of license Brookfield, Connecticut
Broadcast area Brookfield-Danbury, CT
Branding I-95
Slogan "Danbury's Rock Station"
Frequency 95.1 MHz
Format Mainstream Rock
ERP 29,500 watts
HAAT 194 meters
Class B
Facility ID 15391
Owner Cumulus Media
Webcast Listen Live

WRKI (95.1 FM, "I-95") is a Mainstream Rock radio station broadcasting from Brookfield, Connecticut. The station plays classic rock with a few currents as part of the music mix.

The 95.1 frequency was licensed as WINE-FM from 1964 through 1979.[1] The station known as "I-95" signed on playing Album Oriented Rock at 6:00 PM on December 24, 1976. The first song played was "The Bitch Is Back" by Elton John (following the last song of the old "Adult Contemporary" format, "After the Lovin'" by Engelbert Humperdinck.) Current morning man Ethan Carey joined the station in February, 1979. The station's original slogan was "Fairfield County's Best Rock." The call letters were changed from WINE-FM to WRKI in 1979.[2] In 1982 the station had a brief detour into Modern Rock and New Wave as "The Rock Of The 80's," but soon returned to its Rock roots. The station has also been known as "The Non-Stop Rock Station," "Connecticut's Best Rock & Roll," "Connecticut's Rock & Roll Favorites," and "Real Rock" but has most consistently been "The Home Of Rock & Roll." Since spring 2008 has been "Danbury's Rock Station."

Notable personalities through the years have included "The Breakfast Flakes" (Tim Scott and Mark Devine), Dale "The Voice Man" Reeves, "The Real" Bob James, Buzz Knight, Jim Schultz, Ray Graham, Joan Dylan, Tom Bass, Rich Conway, Mary Scanlon, Pat Scully, Omelette, Fat Gilly, Finster, Jim Clarke, Jay Coffey and Neil Hedley.

Notable current on-air personalities include Ethan Carey, Pam Brooks (formerly of WPDH), Tim Sheehan, Lou Milano, Dave Bell, Eric Senich and Jeff Zephyr.

The origin of the station's call letters agreed up on by management and engineering after discussing different available combination letters. The "W" was easy - it is the mandatory letter that all commercial broadcasting stations in the United States that are located East of the Mississippi River. The next decision was "I". Since the term "I-95" was of common use already, (it was the name of an interstate that ran through Connecticut) they thought it would be a nice fit. (Also, other radio competitors use the term "I-95" during traffic reports which would force them to say the name of this competitive station.) Finally, the "RK" - since the station was signing on as a "Rock" music format, RK works as an abbreviated use of the word.


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