CAT COUNTRY 98.1 WCTK FM
CAT COUNTRY 98.1
WCTK (98.1 FM, Cat Country 98.1) is a Country formatted radio station serving Southern New England, with studios in Providence, Rhode Island, and transmitter in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Cat Country 98.1 is a radio station that tries their best to provides the best and latest in music 24/7.
WCTK was originally WFMR and had an authorized power of 20 kilowatts. It went on the air December 9, 1946; during the inaugural program, Massachusetts governor Maurice J. Tobin said that WFMR was the first new FM station to sign on in New England after World War II. In 1973, WFMR changed its callsign to WMYS, with an Oldies and Classic Hits format. On July 28, 1989, the station switched formats to Country followed by a call sign change to WCTK on August 24, 1989. First known as “Country 98.1 WCTK,” the branding was changed to the current “Cat Country 98.1” in 1994. In 1997, the station moved its studios from New Bedford to the Roland Building in Providence to concentrate on fully serving the Providence Arbitron metro.
On February 1, 2019, WCTK began being simulcast on sister station WPVD (1450 AM) in West Warwick, Rhode Island after the station dropped its ESPN Radio affiliation. The station also began broadcasting in HD, with a simulcast of sister station WNBH’s newly-launched Classic Hits format (Big 101.3) on its HD2 sub-channel.
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Country: United States
Owner: Hall Communications
Former call signs: WFMR (1946–1954); WNBH-FM (1954–1973); WMYS (1973–1989)
First air date: December 9, 1946
Broadcast area: Providence
Sister station: WNBH