Radio station makes switch to classic hits, still offers local news, sports coverage

WKUB 105.1 FM has changed formats from America’s Best Country to Real Country.

General Manager Tony DeLoach announced this week the change over took effect October 1.

“We have sort of eased into the change, but we’ve gotten mostly good feedback from it,” he said.

DeLoach says Real Country programming highlights classic country from the 1960s-1990s and 2000s and also incorporates some of today’s mostly traditional country music.

Real Country will play classics like George Jones, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, the Oak Ridge Boys, Tammy Wynette and Alan Jackson.

“There is a big audience for the more traditional country music and we began talking about making a change to that style,” DeLoach said. “Most of the radio stations in our area play the modern, contemporary country. We saw an opportunity to make the change. We appreciate all our listeners and the positive feedback we have received about the change.”

WKUB, founded in 1979, had been affiliated with America’s Best Country programming for the past couple of decades.

WKUB and its sister stations WWUF 97.7 FM (today’s favorites) and WSGT 107.1 FM (classic hits) are owned by Higgs Multimedia.

DeLoach says all three stations will continue to cover Pierce, Brantley and Ware high school and Georgia Bulldogs football and provide local news and programming.