Radio One is making some moves in the Columbus area as they have acquired country station WHOK (107.1 FM) and sports station WZOH (95.5 FM) from Wilks Broadcast Group for $2 million, subject to approval by the Federal Communications Commission.
Cahty Hughes, Radio One, which owns and operates 55 radio stations in 16 markets, is the largest black-owned broadcasting company in the nation. Radio One already operates WCKX, which plays hip-hop and R&B. Their other station in Columbus is WXMG (106.3 FM), which airs classic soul and R&B.
Radio One took over WZOH and WHOK on Thursday and has already put its imprint on the new stations. The WXMG signal now simulcasts on WZOH; and a gospel music format that once aired under WXMG’s previous call letters, WJYD, will begin airing Monday on WHOK.
Let’s see what Alfred Liggins and the Radio One family have in store for the Columbus market.