WCTK was originally WFMR and 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.