WOWO-FM

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WOWO-FM
WOWOlogo.png
City of license Fort Wayne, Indiana
Broadcast area Fort Wayne, Indiana
Branding News/Talk WOWO 1190 AM/92.3 FM
Slogan Depend on it.
Frequency 92.3 MHz
First air date March 1993 (as WFWI)
Format News/Talk
ERP 2,200 watts
HAAT 166 meters (545 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 18662
Transmitter coordinates 41°06′39.00″N 85°11′44.00″W / 41.1108333°N 85.1955556°W / 41.1108333; -85.1955556Coordinates: 41°06′39.00″N 85°11′44.00″W / 41.1108333°N 85.1955556°W / 41.1108333; -85.1955556
Former callsigns WFWI (1993-2012)
Affiliations Fox News Radio
Owner Federated Media
(Pathfinder Communications)
Sister stations WBYR, WKJG, WMEE, WQHK-FM, WOWO
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.wowo.com

WOWO-FM is an FM radio station located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The station operates on the FM radio frequency of 92.3 MHz and simulcasts news/talk-formatted WOWO 1190 AM.

Programming as WFWI[edit]

WOWO-FM began life as WFWI in March, 1993. The station was owned by Russ Oasis and Steve Avellone, with Tony Coles as the Program Director.

The format was Adult contemporary until early 1994. Oasis and Coles then changed the format to The Greatest Hits of the 70's. A few months after the format change, Tony Coles left Fort Wayne for New York's WLTW and Production Director Keith Harris later took over Programming of WFWI. Soon Harris changed the format to "Classic Hits." On January 6, 1995 the "newly syndicated" Bob & Tom Show signed on as the stations morning show. In 1997, Federated Media purchased WFWI from Edgewater Radio.

Following the sale, Federated Media shifted WFWI from a classic hits format to a classic rock format under the name "The Fort," and it remained that way for nearly 15 years.

On March 28, 2012, WFWI ceased to exist as Federated Media began simulcasting its (previously AM-only) flagship news/talk station WOWO on both 1190-AM and 92.3-FM.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Penhollow, Steve (March 15, 2012). "FM simulcast of WOWO to replace ‘The Fort’". The Journal Gazette. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 

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