95.7 signed on as WLRX on December 16, 1991 (the calls for the construction permit granted in 1990 had been WXJG, but the station was never on the air with those calls). WLRX broadcast ABC Radio/SMN's StarStationadult contemporary format serving the Nappanee area under the name "Star 96," then segued to a Hot AC direction with local DJs as "Magic 95.7" and broadened its focus to include South Bend and Elkhart. It was during this time the station also changed hands from Indiana Star Broadcasting to Service Communications of South Bend. Service was purchased by Talking Stick which is now a part of the Federated Communications of Elkhart umbrella. At Midnight on February 4, 2005 the station adopted an Urban Contemporary format and took the call letters WYPW, which it held until May 10, 2010, when it took the WAOR call sign and classic rock format previously heard on 95.3 FM. At that time, 95.3 was relaunched as WTRC-FM "Michiana's News Channel", a news/talk station that took The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Glenn Beck Program, and Fox News Radio from rival WSBT.
On May 25, 2012, it was announced that Federated Media would change WAOR from a classic rock format to an all-sports format. The change was effective June 4, 2012. Local sports coverage, including high school football and basketball and weekly talk show "The Coaches Box," airs through affiliation with the Regional Radio Sports Network.