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Kentucky Radio and TV Station Photos from the John in Arizona Collection


The photos in the Kentucky section are listed in alphabetical order by call letters. All photos are the property of John In Arizona and may not be used in any form elsewhere. All of the photos below are from 2013.

WAVE TV: WAVE TV Louisville signed on in 1948 on channel 5 as the first television station in Kentucky. The move to channel 3 was in 1953. On a historical note, May 7, 1949 WAVE TV became the first TV station in the USA present a live production of the Kentucky Derby. Studios are located at 725 South Floyd Street.

WAVE TV Channel 3 Louisville 725 South Floyd Street studios - 2013.
WAVE TV Channel 3 Louisville 725 South Floyd Street studios - 2013.
WAVE TV Channel 3 Louisville 725 South Floyd Street studios - 2013.
WAVE TV Channel 3 Louisville 725 South Floyd Street studios - 2013.

WAVE TV Channel 3 Louisville, Kentucky WAVE TV 3.1 Louisville

WAVE TV Channel 3 Louisville, Kentucky WAVE TV 3.1 Louisville

WAVE TV Channel 3 Louisville, Kentucky WAVE TV 3.1 Louisville

WAVE TV Channel 3 Louisville, Kentucky WAVE TV 3.1 Louisville

WAVE TV Channel 3 Louisville, Kentucky WAVE TV 3.1 Louisville

WAVE TV Channel 3 Louisville, Kentucky WAVE TV 3.1 Louisville



WBCE: WBCE Radio 1200 Wickliffe broadcasts a religious format. Studios, transmitter, and tower are located on Barlow Road as seen in the photo from 2015.

WBCE Radio 1200 Wickliffe studios and tower on Barlow Road - 2015.


WBGN: WBGN Radio 1340 Bowling Green shares studios with WBVR FM 96.7 "Beaver" WUHU FM 107.1 and WYLE FM 94.1 "Willie" (Glasgow, KY) at 1919 Scottsville Road. Their transmitter and tower are located at the corner of Preston Avenue and Pearl Street.

WBGN Radio 1340 Bowling Green 1919 Scottsville Road studios - 2013.
WBGN Radio 1340 Bowling Green 1919 Scottsville Road studios - 2013.
WBGN Radio 1340 Bowling Green 1919 Scottsville Road studios - 2013.
WBGN Radio 1340 Bowling Green tower at Preston Avenue and Pearl Street - 2013.
WBGN Radio 1340 Bowling Green transmitter at Preston Avenue and Pearl Street - 2013.


WBKI TV: Channel 34 Louisville came on the air in 1983 as WGRB. The change to WWWB was in 1999, but a year later the calls were changed to WKBI-TV. They are a CW affiliate. The screen grabs are from 2013.

WBKI TV Channel 34 Louisville, Kentucky WBKI TV 34.1 Louisville

WBKI TV Channel 34 Louisville, Kentucky WBKI TV 34.1 Louisville

WBKI TV Channel 34 Louisville, Kentucky WBKI TV 34.1 Louisville


WBKO TV: Channel 13 Bowling Green came on the air in 1962 as WLTV which stood for Wonderful Live TV. In 1971 the calls were changed to WBKO which stands for We're Bowling Green, Kentucky's Own. 13.1 is an ABC affiliate, 13.2 is Fox, and 13.3 is CW. Studios are located at 2727 Russellville Road. The photos and screen grabs are from 2013.

WBKO TV Channel 13 Bowling Green 2727 Russellville Road studios - 2013.
WBKO TV Channel 13 Bowling Green 2727 Russellville Road radar tower - 2013.

WBKO TV Channel 13 Bowling Green, Kentucky WBKO TV 13.1 Bowling Green

WBKO TV Channel 13 Bowling Green, Kentucky WBKO TV 13.1 Bowling Green

WBKO TV Channel 13 Bowling Green, Kentucky WBKO TV 13.1 Bowling Green

WBKO TV Channel 13 Bowling Green, Kentucky WBKO TV 13.1 Bowling Green

WBKO TV Channel 13 Bowling Green, Kentucky WBKO TV 13.1 Bowling Green

WBKO TV Channel 13 Bowling Green, Kentucky WBKO TV 13.1 Bowling Green

WBKO TV Channel 13 Bowling Green, Kentucky WBKO TV 13.3 Bowling Green



WBNA TV: WBNA TV Channel 21 came on the air in 1986. They are an Ion Television affiliate. Plus they offer 5 sub channels. The screen grab is from 2013.

WBNA TV Channel 21 Louisville, Kentucky WBNA TV 21.1 Louisville


WBVR: 96.7 Auburn came on the air in 1992 as WBZD. Calls were changed to WMJM in 1994 and then to KBVR in 1994. The photos of the "Beaver 96.7" vehicles are from 2013.

WBVR 96.7 FM Auburn vehicle - 2013.
WBVR 96.7 FM Auburn vehicle - 2013.


WCBL: WCBL Radio 1290 Benton was started in 1954 by Shelby McCallum as noted on the Kentucky Historical Society marker in front of the studios. The 1980 movie 'Coal Miner's Daughter' about Loretta Lynn featured a radio control room scene, that was filmed at WCBL. The building on Eggners Ferry Road also houses WCBL-FM. The photos are from 2015.

WCBL Radio 1290 Benton studios on Eggners Ferry Road - 2013.
WCBL Radio 1290 Benton studios on Eggners Ferry Road - 2013.
WCBL Radio 1290 Benton studios on Eggners Ferry Road - 2013.
WCBL and WCBL-FM Benton tower on Eggners Ferry Road - 2013.


WCVG: 1320 Covington came on the air in 1965 as WCLU. New ownership in 1987 changed the calls to WCVG. Their transmitter and towers are located behind a shopping area on Winston Avenue, photos taken in 2013 from West 38th Street. This is just south of Cincinnati, Ohio and serves that market.

WCVG Radio 1320 Covington transmitter and towers on Winston Avenue - 2013.


WCVX: This station started out as WFKB on 1180 in 1984, changing to WMLX in 1987. As WMLX the frequency changed to 1160 in 1993 and changed call sto WBND. In 1995 the calls were changed again, this time to WKYN, then to WBOB in 1997. In 2006 they changed to WDJQ, and 2009 to WQRT. In early 2013 the calls changed to WCVX. Their four tower array is located just north of highway 127 near Fowler Creek Road as seen in this photo from 2013.

WCVX Radio 1160 Florence towers along Fowler Creet Road - 2013.


WDDJ: 96.9 FM Paducah started in 1978 as WPAD-FM. In 1980 the call letters were changed to WDDJ. Known as "Electric 96.9" the station broadcasts a Top 40 - CHR music format. A WDDJ vehicle was seen while in Paducah in 2015.

WDDJ FM 96.9 Paducah vehicle - 2015.


WDRB TV: WDRB TV Channel 41 Louisville came on the air in 1971. Originally an independent station, they are now a Fox affiliate. The screen grabs are from 2013.

WDRB TV Channel 41 Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41.1 Louisville

WDRB TV Channel 41 Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41.1 Louisville

WDRB TV Channel 41 Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41.1 Louisville

WDRB TV Channel 41 Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41.1 Louisville

WDRB TV Channel 41 Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41.1 Louisville

WDRB TV Channel 41 Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41.1 Louisville

WDRB TV Channel 41 Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41.1 Louisville

WDRB TV Channel 41 Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41.1 Louisville

WDRB TV Channel 41 Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41.1 Louisville

WDRB TV Channel 41 Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41.1 Louisville

WDRB TV Channel 41 Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41.1 Louisville

WDRB TV Channel 41 Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41.1 Louisville


WDXR: 1450 Radio Paducah was WPAD until 1978 when WDXR on 1560 swapped places with WPAD 1450. Now 1450 is WDXR and their transmitter and tower are located at 1700 North 8th Street where WZZL FM and WREZ FM are located. Studios for WDXR 1450 are located with other Bristol stations, see WKYX below. The station is known as Lifetalk 1450. The tower photo is from 2015.

WDXR Radio 1450 Paducah tower at 1700 North 8th Street - 2015.


WFGS: WFGS FM 103.7 Murray is known as "Froggy 103.7" as noted on station vehicles. The photo is from 2015.

WFGS FM 103.7 Murray vehicles - 2015.


WFIA: WFIA Radio 900 Louisville is a Christian talk station. Their transmitter and tower are located north of I71 along River Road as seen in this photo from 2013.

WFIA Radio 900 Louisville tower north of I75 - 2013.


WFKN: WFKN Radio 1220 Franklin has studios located at 103 North High Street. Their transmitter and tower are located on Ogles Street just east of North Main Street as seen in these photos from 2013.

WFKN Radio 1220 Franklin 103 North High Street studios - 2013.
WFKN Radio 1220 Franklin 103 North High Street studios - 2013.
WFKN Radio 1220 Franklin Ogles Street tower - 2013.
WFKN Radio 1220 Franklin Ogles Street transmitter building - 2013.
WFKN Radio 1220 Franklin Ogles Street transmitter building - 2013.


WGTK: 970 Louisville came on the air in 1933. WAVE AM changed calls to WGTK. Their transmitter and towers are located in Jeffersonville, Indiana on Hamburg Pike as seen in these photos from 2013.

WGTK 970 Louisville towers on Hamburg Pike in Jeffersonville, IN - 2013.
WGTK 970 Louisville transmitter on Hamburg Pike in Jeffersonville, IN - 2013.


WHAS: WHAS Radio Louisville came on the air in 1922 on 350, in 1932 they moved to 820. The move to 840 was in 1941. On May 16, 1925 WHAS aired the very first live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby. The transmitter and tower are located along Flat Rock Road east of Louisville as seen in these photos from 2013. Studios are located at 4000 Radio Drive.

WHAS Radio 840 Louisville tower on Flat Rock Road - 2013.
WHAS Radio 840 Louisville tower on Flat Rock Road - 2013.
WHAS Radio 840 Louisville power substation on Flat Rock Road - 2013.
WHAS Radio 840 Louisville transmitter on Flat Rock Road - 2013.
WHAS Radio 840 Louisville transmitter on Flat Rock Road - 2013.
WHAS Radio 840 Louisville 4000 Radio Drive studios - 2013.
WHAS Radio 840 Louisville 4000 Radio Drive studios - 2013.
WHAS Radio 840 Louisville 4000 Radio Drive studios - 2013.


WHAS TV: WHAS TV Louisville came on the air in 1950 on channel 9. The move to channel 11 was in 1953. Studios are located at 520 West Chestnut as seen in these photos from 2013. The on air screen grabs are also from 2013.

WHAS TV Channel 11 Louisville 520 West Chestnut studios - 2013.
WHAS TV Channel 11 Louisville 520 West Chestnut studios - 2013.
WHAS TV Channel 11 Louisville billboard - 2013.

WHAS TV Channel 11 Louisville, Kentucky WHAS 11.1 Louisville

WHAS TV Channel 11 Louisville, Kentucky WHAS 11.1 Louisville

WHAS TV Channel 11 Louisville, Kentucky WHAS 11.1 Louisville

WHAS TV Channel 11 Louisville, Kentucky WHAS 11.1 Louisville

WHAS TV Channel 11 Louisville, Kentucky WHAS 11.1 Louisville

WHAS TV Channel 11 Louisville, Kentucky WHAS 11.1 Louisville

WHAS TV Channel 11 Louisville, Kentucky WHAS 11.1 Louisville

WHAS TV Channel 11 Louisville, Kentucky WHAS 11.2 Louisville

WHAS TV Channel 11 Louisville, Kentucky WHAS 11.3 Louisville


WHBE: 680 Newburg came on the air in 1992 as WXKN. In 1997 the calls were changed to WNAI, and in 1999 to WJIE. In 2002 they changed to WDRD and finally in 2011 to WHBE. Their transmitter and towers are located on Mud Lane east of I-65 as seen in this photo from 2013.

WHBE Radio 680 Newburg Mud Lane towers - 2013.


WHOP: WHOP Radio 1230 Hopkinsville broadcasts a news talk format on 1230 and W237BV 95.3 FM. WHOP-FM 98.7 is also located in the building on Princeton Road. The WHOP 1230 tower also has W237BV and a WHOP=FM backup antenna. The photos are from 2015.

WHOP Radio 1230 Hopkinsville Princeton Road studios - 2015.
WHOP Radio 1230 Hopkinsville Princeton Road studios - 2015.
WHOP Radio 1230 Hopkinsville vehicle - 2015.
WHOP FM 98.7 Hopkinsville vehicle - 2015.
WHOP Radio 1230 Hopkinsville tower as seen from Stallons Auto Sales - 2015.


WKCT: WKCT Radio 930 Bowling Green came on the air in 1947. Studios are located at 804 College Street as seen in 2013.

WKCT Radio 930 Bowling Green 804 College Street studios - 2013.
WKCT Radio 930 Bowling Green 804 College Street studios - 2013.
WKCT Radio 930 Bowling Green 804 College Street studios - 2013.


WKDZ: WKDZ Radio 1110 Cadiz broadcasts an oldies format shared with WHVO Hopkinsville. WKDZ started in 1966. The transmitter and tower are located on Will Jackson Road as seen in the photos from 2015.

WKDZ Radio 1110 Cadiz Will Jackson Lane location - 2015.
WKDZ Radio 1110 Cadiz Will Jackson Lane location - 2015.
WKDZ Radio 1110 Cadiz Will Jackson Lane location - 2015.


WKRD: 790 Louisville started out at WGRC. In 1958 they changed calls to WAKY when Top 40 format legand Gordon McLendon purchased the station. Calls changed to WVEZ, WWKY, WXXA, and then to WKRD. A WKRD vehicle was spotted in 2013.

WKRD Radio 790 Louisville vehicle - 2013.


WKYI-CD: W24BW came on the air in 1994. Now as WKYI-CD serving Louisville. The on air screen grab is from 2013.


WKYI-CD Channel 24 Louisville, Kentucky WKYI 24.2 Louisville


WKYQ: WKYQ FM 93.3 Paducah vehicles and one from WZYK-FM 94.7 "The Mix" as seen in 2015.

WKYQ FM 93.3 Paducah vehicles - 2015.


WKYU TV: WKYU TV Channel 24 Bowling Green started out in 1989. They are a PBS station. The on air screen grabs are from 2013.

WKYU TV Channel 24 Bowling Green, Kentucky WKYU 24.1 Bowling Green

WKYU TV Channel 24 Bowling Green, Kentucky WKYU 24.2 Bowling Green

WKYU TV Channel 24 Bowling Green, Kentucky WKYU 24.3 Bowling Green


WKYX: Bristol Broadcasting located at 6000 WKYX/WKYQ Road in Paducah is home to a number of stations including WKYX 570. The two towers for WKYX 570 are located at this site. Unable to take a photo of both towers in the same picture, one tower can be seen behind the building, the other to the side of the building as seen in these photos from 2015. Studios for WKYQ 93.3 FM, WDDJ "Electric 96.9" FM, WZYK 94.7 "The Mix" FM, WKYX 570 and WKYX 94.3 FM. WLLE 102.1 "Willie" FM, WPAD 1560 (see WPAD below) and WPAD 99.5 "The Fan" FM, and WDXR 1450 "Life Talk" (see WDXR above) are located in this building.

Bristol Broadcasting 6000 WKYX/WKYQ Road sign - 2015.
WKYX Radio 570 Paducah right tower - 2015.
WKYX Radio 570 Paducah building and left tower - 2015.


WLKY TV: WLKY TV Channel 32 came on the air in 1961. They are a CBS affiliate and on 32.2 MeTV for Louisville as seen in the on air screen grabs from 2013.

WLKY TV Channel 32 Louisville, Kentucky WLKY 32.1 Louisville

WLKY TV Channel 32 Louisville, Kentucky WLKY 32.1 Louisville

WLKY TV Channel 32 Louisville, Kentucky WLKY 32.1 Louisville

WLKY TV Channel 32 Louisville, Kentucky WLKY 32.1 Louisville

WLKY TV Channel 32 Louisville, Kentucky WLKY 32.1 Louisville

WLKY TV Channel 32 Louisville, Kentucky WLKY 32.1 Louisville

WLKY TV Channel 32 Louisville, Kentucky WLKY 32.1 Louisville

WLKY TV Channel 32 Louisville, Kentucky WLKY 32.1 Louisville

WLKY TV Channel 32 Louisville, Kentucky WLKY 32.1 Louisville

WLKY TV Channel 32 Louisville, Kentucky WLKY 32.2 Louisville


WLLE: WLLE 102.1 FM is licensed to Mayfield, but surves Paducah. They are part of Bristol Broadcasting (see WKYX above). The photo of the Willie 102.1 vehicle is from 2015.

WLLE FM 102.1 Mayfield vehicle - 2015.


WMYO TV: Channel 58 Louisville came on the air in 1994 as WFTE. In 2006 the call letters were changed to WMYO. They are an MyNetworkTV affiliate. The on air screen grabs are from 2013.

WMYO TV Channel 58 Louisville, Kentucky WMYO 58.1 Louisville

WMYO TV Channel 58 Louisville, Kentucky WMYO 58.1 Louisville


WNBS: WNBS Radio 1340 Murray transmitter and tower are located on North 4th Street as seen in the photos from 2015 Studios are located in Murray along with WOFC 1130 (see below) and WFGS-FM.

WNBS Radio 1340 Murray located on North 4th Street - 2015.
WNBS Radio 1340 Murray located on North 4th Street - 2015.


WNGO: WNGO Radio 1320 Mayfield has their transmitter and tower on Paducah Road as seen in the photos from 2015.

WNGO Radio 1320 Mayfield tower on Paducah Road - 2015.
WNGO Radio 1320 Mayfield tower on Paducah Road - 2015.
WNGO Radio 1320 Mayfield tower on Paducah Road - 2015.


WNKY TV: Channel 40 Bowling Green started out as WQQB in 1989. Calls were changed to WNKY in 1992. The station broadcasts NBC on 40.1 and CBS on 40.2 as seen in the on air screen grabs from 2013. Studios are located at 325 Emmett Avenue as seen in the photos from 2013.

WNKY TV Channel 40 Bowling Green 325 Emmett Avenue studios - 2013.
WNKY TV Channel 40 Bowling Green 325 Emmett Avenue studios - 2013.
WNKY TV Channel 40 Bowling Green 325 Emmett Avenue studios - 2013.

WNKY TV Channel 40 Bowling Green, Kentucky WNKY 40.1 Bowling Green

WNKY TV Channel 40 Bowling Green, Kentucky WNKY 40.1 Bowling Green

WNKY TV Channel 40 Bowling Green, Kentucky WNKY 40.2 Bowling Green


WOFC: 1130 Murray has seen numerous call signs from WSJP from 1976 until 2000, then WRKY until 2006 and WJGY for a year. In 2007 the calls were changed to WOFC "The Office." They broadcast ESPN Sports. Studios, transmitter, and two towers are located on Diuguid Drive as seen in the photos from 2015. This is also the location for WFGS FM (see above) and WNBS 1340 (see above) studios.

WOFC Radio 1130 Murray Diuguid Drive studios - 2015.
WOFC Radio 1130 Murray Diuguid Drive studios - 2015.
WOFC Radio 1130 Murray Diuguid Drive towers - 2015.


WPAD: 1560 Paducah had been WDXR (see above) for a number of years (see above) and now as WPAD they are part of Bristol Broadcasting. Their transmitter site on Bechtdolt Road looked quite run down in 2015 when these photos were taken. Only one of the original four towers remain and that looks like it hadn't been painted in a long time.

WPAD Radio 1560 Paducah Bechtdolt Road transmitter site - 2015.
WPAD Radio 1560 Paducah Bechtdolt Road transmitter site - 2015. WPAD Radio 1560 Paducah Bechtdolt Road transmitter site - 2015.


WPSD TV: WPSD TV Channel 6 Paducah came on the air in 1957. The station has been owned by the Paxton family and an NBC affiliate during its entire broadcast history. Studios are located at 100 Television Lane as seen in the photos from 2015.

WPSD TV Channel 6 Paducah 100 Television Lane studios - 2015.
WPSD TV Channel 6 Paducah 100 Television Lane studios - 2015.
WPSD TV Channel 6 Paducah 100 Television Lane studios - 2015.


WTFX: WTFX FM 93.1 "The Fox" is licensed to Clarksville, Indiana, but serves the Louisville market. The photo of a WTFX vehicle is from 2013.

WTFX FM 93.1 Clarksville, Indiana vehicle - 2013.


WTUV: Radio 620 Louisville was WTMT until 2006 when calls were changed to WTUV. Their transmitter and towers are located in Jeffersonville, Indiana along Middle Road as seen in this photo from 2013.

WTUV Radio 620 Louisville towers in Jeffersonville, Indiana - 2013.


WUHU: 107.1 FM came on the air in 1985 as WBLG and changed to WUHU in 2001. The two photos of WUHU vehicles are from 2013.

WUHU FM 107.1 Smith's Grove vehicle - 2013.
WUHU FM 107.1 Smith's Grove vehicle - 2013.


WYMC: WYMC Radio 1430 Mayfield has a four tower transmitter site on State Highway 1276 as seen in the photo from 2015.

WYMC Radio 1430 Mayfield Highway 1276 transmitter site - 2015.


WZZL: WZZL FM 106.7 is licensed to Redland, but served Paducah and has studios in Paducah at 1700 North 8th Street. This is also the location for WREZ-FM 105.5 licensed to Metropolis, Illinois. Plus, the transmitter and tower for WDXR 1450 are at this location (see WDXR above).

WZZL FM 106.7 Redland studios at 1700 North 8th Street in Paducah - 2015.
WZZL FM 106.7 Redland studios at 1700 North 8th Street in Paducah - 2015.
WZZL FM 106.7 Redland vehicle - 2015.


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