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WOKV strengthens its signal by switching to 104.5

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Updated: 5/01/2013 8:33 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- The No. 1 local radio station has heard its listeners loud and clear, and now you can hear WOKV louder and clearer than ever before. It moved down the radio dial to the more-powerful 104.5 FM.

The signal has stretched from 6,000 watts on 106.5 FM to 100,000 watts now on 104.5 FM, the most powerful FM signal allowed by law. The move will expand it broadcast from Brunswick, Ga. to Palm Coast, bringing even more news to more people across Northeast Florida.

"We're getting a 10-time expansion on the coverage area, but 15 times as much power within that coverage."

Action News' radio partner will have an even crisper, cleaner sound for more people to hear.

You'll still be able to catch the broadcasts on 690 AM, but WOKV program director Mike Dowart says he's particularly excited to have this kind of reach on the FM dial.

"There aren't that many 100,000-watt news talk stations in the county," he said. "We were the second station in the country to go news talk on FM full time."

An accomplishment equally as exciting for those inside the studio as it is for those tuning in on the street.

"We feel like we won the Super Bowl," said Dowart. "This is really an awesome day for our radio station and our listeners."

You can still listen to WOKV on 106.5 FM for a few more weeks.

Cox Media Group is the parent company of both WOKV and our station, WTEV and WAWS, Action News.

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