|City of license||Luckey, Ohio|
|Broadcast area||Toledo, Ohio|
|Frequency||107.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||June 1, 1989|
|HAAT||107 meters (351 feet)|
|Callsign meaning||WP FoX (previous format)|
|Former callsigns||WIZD (1988-1989)
|Owner||Toledo Radio LLC|
WPFX-FM (107.7 FM, "The Wolf") is an American radio station, licensed to Luckey, Ohio. WPFX is owned and operated by Toledo Radio LLC, and operates at the assigned frequency of 107.7 MHz, with an effective radiated power of 5,200 watts.
This radio station was first issued a construction permit in March 1988, and initially assigned the call letters WIZD. However, these call letters were not used and the station went on the air June 1, 1989 as WHMQ. WHMQ, though licensed to North Baltimore, maintained its studios and offices along Tiffin Avenue in Findlay, another small market.
For most of its existence as WHMQ, the station was known as "Jumpin' Country", with a frog likeness and a contemporary country programming format.
The station operated under the callsign of WIMJ from 1999 to 2002, and acquired the current WPFX-FM callsign in 2002, according to FCC records. The station's former "Fox" active rock format today now operates on WBUK 106.3 MHz, aimed towards the Lima and Findlay regions. The station as of October 8, 2010 is now 107.7 The Wolf with a country format.
According to FCC filings, the current license holder claims the station went off the air in August 2008 because the prior owner of the license failed to transfer the lease for the studio facilities to the new owners. The license holder is searching for new studio facilities. The FCC has granted a temporary "Stay Silent" order which gives the owners up to 6 months to acquire an appropriate facility and resume broadcasting.
Since that time a construction permit was granted in February 2010 to new owner Toledo Radio LLC to move its city of license from North Baltimore to Luckey and its transmitter to a new site (shared with WNOC) southwest of the community between Bowling Green and Toledo, thus making WPFX a Toledo market move-in. Test transmissions began during the week of October 1, 2010.
WPFX has Johnny D mornings, Craig Snyder middays, Sid Siddall afternoon drive, Wendy Sheridan evenings and Zman Saturday Nights with 50 minutes of music an hour with limited commercial interruptions. The Wolf plays "real country variety" from the artists that modernized country to today's favorites.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WPFX
- Radio-Locator information on WPFX
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WPFX