The station has had several previous on-air slogans including Eagle 94 as an oldies formatted station. It also simulcasted WCYY for over 10 years until the transfer to The Last Bastion Station Trust, LLC, when it switched to a simulcast of WCLZ.
On February 21, 2008, it was announced that the Educational Media Foundation bought WCYI for a reported $1 million. In early March 2008 it was report that WCYI would likely become an affiliate of EMF's K-Lovecontemporary Christian music format. However later the same month, it was reported that the station would carry Air 1 (sister network to K-Love) according to EMF's vice president of communications. On August 15, 2008, the station changed its call letters to WARX.