WEFM (FM)

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WEFM
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City of license Michigan City, Indiana
Broadcast area Northwest Indiana
Branding We FM "WE" Play Your Favorite Music
Slogan "The Good Guys"
Frequency 95.9 MHz
First air date 1966
Format Full Service AC/Easy Listening/News/Talk
ERP 2,700 watts
HAAT 61 meters
Class A
Facility ID 41677
Callsign meaning "We FM"
Former callsigns WMCB
Affiliations Indianapolis Colts, Regional Radio Sports Network
Owner Michigan City FM Broadcasters, Inc.

WEFM is an FM Station broadcasting on 95.9 MHz in Michigan City, Indiana, east of the Chicago metropolitan area. It is a member of the Indianapolis Colts affiliates radio network,[1] and the flagship station of the Gary SouthShore RailCats.

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The original WEFM in Chicago at 99.5 FM (now WUSN) was the second station in the United States to begin broadcasting in FM stereo on June 1, 1961, when it was owned by the Zenith Radio Corporation, now Zenith Electronics Corporation. The call letters were abandoned by Zenith in 1981, and picked up May 31, 1982 by Michigan City Broadcasters, Inc., who previously operated the station as "WMCB Stereo 96". 95.9 FM had begun operations in September 1966.

The station's current music format is adult contemporary and oldies daytime, smooth jazz/easy listening vocals mix evenings and overnight, and a mixture of big band/classic pop, polkas, and gospel on the weekends. The station also airs coverage of many high school, college, and pro sporting events daily, and has several talk and news programs, such as "Community Focus Sponsored by Horizon Bank" featuring Ron Miller; and "Fun in Michiana Show with Uncle Lou Weber and David Dabagia."[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 41°42′58″N 86°51′47″W / 41.7161°N 86.8631°W / 41.7161; -86.8631