WIFC

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WIFC
WIFC logo
City of license Wausau, Wisconsin
Broadcast area Wausau-Stevens Point
Branding 95-5 WIFC
Slogan "All the Hits!"
Frequency 95.5 (MHz)
First air date August of 1969
Format Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 98,600 watts
HAAT 329 meters (1,079 ft)
Class C
Facility ID 74102
Callsign meaning WIsconsin Forward Communications[1]
Former callsigns WSAU-FM
Affiliations Open House Party
Owner Midwest Communications
(Wrig, Inc.)
Sister stations WDEZ, WOZZ, WRIG, WSAU, WSAU-FM
Webcast Listen Live!
Website www.wifc.com

95.5 WIFC is a Top 40 (CHR) radio station located in Wausau, Wisconsin. The station is owned and operated locally by Midwest Communications, previously owned by Journal Communications, Dave Raven (Raven Broadcasting) and originally Forward Communications. The call letters WIFC Stand for WIsconsin Forward Communications. WIFC's main competition comes from HOT 96-7 (WHTQ), a Top 40/CHR radio station broadcasting to the same exact area.

Formerly WSAU-FM (a beautiful music station), WIFC has broadcast its current format since August 1969, making it one of the longest-running continuously-broadcasting CHR/Top 40 stations in the United States.

  • Dave Kallaway
  • Stacy Cole
  • Tom King (Also on WSAU-FM)
  • Susan Kennedy
  • Belky (Also On WXER and KDWZ)
  • Mike Mathers(Also On WOZZ as "Brewer")
  • Jimmy Bodean
  • Evan Archer
  • Zach Williams (Also On WOZZ as "Just Zach")
  • Krystal Waters Current Air Staff (Also On WWSP and WDEZ)
  • Spencer Hart
  • John Garabedian (Host of the nationally syndicated, Open House Party, on Saturday nights)

Former on-air staff[edit]

  • David Andrews
  • Eddie Anthony
  • Greg Allen
  • Dave Apple
  • Dave Arrowood (aka David Shane Arrowood; on staff early 1970s; now working in country music business in Nashville)[citation needed]
  • Roger Bertram
  • Mike Bradford
  • Tony Brueski (now at KFDI Wichita)[citation needed]
  • Bruce Charles (Bruce Heikkenin)(from Brantwood, Wisconsin; morning show and music director, early to mid-1970s; also worked at WSAU, WRIG, WKAU; now runs small advertising agency near Seattle)[citation needed]
  • Jimmy Clark (now at WQLH in Green Bay, Wisconsin)[citation needed]
  • Craig Collins
  • Tom Collins
  • J.D. Cooper
  • BJ Crocker (Ken Kops) (On-Air staff and Program Director mid-1970s)(from Colby, Wisconsin: also worked as Program Director at WKAU-Kaukauna, Wisconsin)[citation needed]
  • Duff Damos (former Program Director; now at WRLO in Rhinelander, Wisconsin)[citation needed]
  • Jay Daniels (former fill-ins; now living in Madison, Wisconsin)[citation needed]
  • Tom Daniels (on staff early to mid-1970s, died April 2008)[citation needed]
  • Aaron David (on-air staff early 2000s, now Aaron Camaro for the National Wrestling Alliance in Nashville)[citation needed]
  • Bob Davis (Brother of WSAU Personality Chuck Williams)[citation needed]
  • Brad Davis
  • Derrick Davis
  • Jeff Davis
  • Dave Dawson
  • BIG Mike Edwards
  • Alley Faith (WXSS 103.7 KISS FM, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)[citation needed]
  • Linda Gallagher
  • Pat Green
  • Ted Harmon
  • Tommy Holiday
  • Tom Hudson "The HUD"
  • Robert W Jackson (aka R.W. Jackson; on staff early 1970s)[citation needed]
  • Derek James (now a television anchor for WCCB TV in Charlotte, North Carolina)[citation needed]
  • Dusty Johnson
  • Gary Johnson (later worked at WRIG)[citation needed]
  • Jackie Johnson (now a news correspondent for the Wisconsin Radio Network)[citation needed]
  • John Jost
  • Tom Kaye (on staff mid to late 1970s, and mid to late 1980s)
  • Bob Kelly
  • Bruce Kelly
  • Jake Kelly (Also On WIXX and WJZQ, KDWZ, et al)[citation needed]
  • Ryan Kessler (Still Currently On WOZZ as "Dr.Kessler")[citation needed]
  • Mike Kincaid (Mergens) (Director of Operations for WFMM Hattiesburg, Mississippi and WLAU Laurel, Mississippi)[citation needed]
  • Ken Knight (weekends in early 1990s)
  • Kevin Kollins (former Program Director; now at WJOL Chicago, Illinois)[citation needed]
  • Paul Kraimer (PD for a short time in 1998)[citation needed]
  • Ann Laurie
  • Dean Lester (part-time, mid-1970s, now at WCUB, Manitowoc)[citation needed]
  • Tim Lethlean (WXSS 103.7 KISS FM, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)[citation needed]
  • Joe Malone (Mornings, Afternoon & Middays 2004-2008; last host of the "Retro Lunch")[citation needed]
  • Mark Maloney
  • Wes McKane (WXSS 103.7 KISS FM, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)[citation needed]
  • Dee Dee Meyer
  • Aaron Michaels (former AM & PM drive; now living in Madison, Wisconsin)[citation needed]
  • Captain Jim Michaels
  • Monica Michaels
  • Bill Mitchell (former Music Director)[citation needed]
  • Phil Murphy (mornings, circa 1980)[citation needed]
  • Ed Myers
  • Jeff "Smash" Murray (now at WSTO in Evansville, Indiana)[citation needed]
  • "The Real Deal" Mike Neil
  • Shannon Novak (now with National Public Radio)[citation needed]
  • Dan Owen
  • Jim Owen
  • Bill Parker
  • Rod Phillips (now VP of Programming, Clear Channel)[citation needed]
  • Chris Pickett (now Regional Programming Manager, Clear Channel)[citation needed]
  • Jon Pike
  • Pat Plant (on staff early 1970s, station manager later on)[citation needed]
  • Steve Porter
  • Razor J (still a Mobile party D.J.)[citation needed]
  • Mark Ripley
  • Keith Roberts
  • Bill Schulz (now at KLCA in Reno, Nevada)[citation needed]
  • Scott Sheridan
  • Rick Stevens (aka Rick Heckendorf, from Merrill, died mid-1980s)[citation needed]
  • Sebastian Oliver Stone (Mornings, mid-1970s, now working in the Twin Cities)[citation needed]
  • Nick Summers
  • Brooke Taylor (The Fish Cleveland)[citation needed]
  • Skip Taylor (morning show & program director, late 1970s)[citation needed]
  • Terry Tee
  • Steve Turner (on staff early 1970s)[citation needed]
  • Tony Waitekus (Former Studio Director and Brand Manager; now Program Director at WHTQ)[citation needed]
  • Jackson Dell Weaver (First morning man 1969-70)[citation needed]
  • Brian West (mornings, circa 1996-97)[citation needed]
  • Mike Wilson
  • Danny Wright
  • Ron Yantz/Cliff Thompson (program director, early 1970s, died January 2011)[citation needed]
Former News and Sports
  • Al Lippert
  • Brian Posick
  • Bill Scott
  • Derek James (with Kallaway on the Rise), now a television anchor for WCCB TV in Charlotte, North Carolina)[citation needed]
  • Ken Wright (early 1990s)[citation needed]

History[edit]

WSAU-FM began broadcasting August 29, 1948. It and sister station WSAU were licensed to The Milwaukee Journal.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wisconsin Broadcasting dot com
  2. ^ "WSAU-FM Wausau Starts Service on Channel 238" (PDF). Broadcasting. September 13, 1948. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 44°55′16″N 89°41′28″W / 44.921°N 89.691°W / 44.921; -89.691