About Force 3 Radio

The Force of the Delta for over 30 years... and counting!
Force 3 Radio began serving the community in 1984 as KCLT 104.9 FM in West Helena, Arkansas. KCLT quickly became the “Dean of All Urban Radio Stations in Arkansas” as it was one of the first Black owned and operated radio stations to come on the air in Arkansas and still remains on the air to this day.

This was made possible by providing music such as the latest in Hip-hop, R&B, Soul and regional blues on Saturday mornings with The Saturday Morning Fish Fry (which still comes on every Saturday), and All Gospel Sunday (which still comes on every Sunday).

In 1991 KAKJ 105.3 FM in Marianna, Arkansas would join KCLT and Force 2 Radio was born. KAKJ allowed for Force 2’s programming to reach Forrest City, Wynne, and West Memphis in Arkansas, Tunica in Mississippi, and parts of Memphis, Tennessee.

2009 saw Force 2 become Force 3 with the addition of WNEV 98.7 FM in Friars Point, Mississippi. WNEV helped fill a music void in the Mississippi Delta region by giving listeners the very music the Delta is known for…The Blues. This made WNEV an instant hit and further established Force 3 Radio as Eastern Arkansas’ and Northwest Mississippi’s broadcast leader.

Force 3 Radio is “The Force of The Delta” because:

  • We offer the best of many music formats that specifically cater to the African American population.
  • We deliver it all, from Blues to Gospel to Talk to R&B to Old School to Hip Hop to Jazz.
  • We are also the home of local and unsigned artists not heard anywhere else.
  • ​Our ​listeners have responded by making Force 3 number one by a large margin.

Force 3 Radio also offers attractive rates to advertisers seeking to grow their businesses. Advertisers know when they advertise on Force 3 Radio their products and services will be exposed to thousands of listeners.

Force 3 Radio thanks the listening audience for 33 years of support!

Ray Simes, Delta Force 3 President & CEORaymond Simes,
President & CEO

740,000 Potential Listeners. 3 States. 20 Counties. We're Delta Force 3 Radio.

The Delta Force 3 Radio Network comprises 3 stations, KCLT 104.9, KAKJ 105.3, and WNEV 98.7.  Based in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas near the Mississippi River, our station is uniquely located in the Delta Region reaching over 20 counties.  The consumer reach in Eastern Arkansas is over 240,00.  The Northwest Mississippi reach is over 400,000.  The South Memphis, Tennessee reach is over 100,000.  Force 3's total reach is over 740,000.  Partner your business with a true force of media and let's get your message out today!

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