WYDA

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WYDA
City of license Troy, Ohio
Broadcast area Dayton
Branding Air 1
Slogan Positive Hits
Frequency 96.9 MHz
First air date August 1991(as WTRJ)
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 95.0 meters
Class A
Facility ID 69990
Transmitter coordinates 40°1′41.00″N 84°11′28.00″W / 40.0280556°N 84.1911111°W / 40.0280556; -84.1911111
Former callsigns WTRJ (1989-1996)
WRNB (1996-2003)
WOKL (2003-2012)
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Website Air 1.com

WYDA "K-LOVE" (now "Air 1") is an FM station operating at 96.9 MHz licensed to Troy, Ohio. It was a repeater of K-LOVE originator KLOV 89.3 FM in Winchester, Oregon airing Contemporary Christian Music for Dayton, its northern suburbs and the Upper Miami Valley region of Miami, Clark, Shelby, Champaign, Darke and surrounding counties in West Central Ohio. Its local offices are located on south Main in Dayton.

History[edit]

Originally WTRJ, which first signed-on with Satellite Music Network programming in the summer of 1991, then later switching from Adult Contemporary to gospel music. It was purchased in 1996 by Dayton-based Hawes-Saunders Broadcasting becoming WRNB, which continued satellite programming services using ABC Radio's "Solid Gold Soul" format as a sister to WROU "U-92" licensed to West Carrollton. WRNB also aired the Tom Joyner Morning Show from ABC Radio. Financial difficulties forced Hawes-Saunders to sell WROU to Radio One and the Troy station WRNB to EMF Broadcasting in 2003 now airing K-LOVE programming as WOKL.

In 2007, WOKL began low-power simulcasting on translators W231AZ 94.1 mHz northeast of Sidney, W244BR 96.7 in Springfield, and W269BP 101.7 mHz in Richmond,Indiana. (See complete list of translators below.)

K-LOVE programming is also heard on WKLN 102.3 in Wilmington (the former WSWO-FM) serving the south Dayton and northern Cincinnati suburbs as well as WNLT 104.3 licensed to Harrison serving Fairfield and metropolitan Cincinnati. In addition, WOAR 88.3 located in the eastern Clark County community of South Vienna(And a translator in the SW Clark County village of Enon at 103.3) aired K-LOVE programming,but has since switched and now airs Air One Christian programming for Springfield, London, Urbana, Mechanicsburg, Marysville and Grove City as well as Fairborn,Medway,Donnelsville,and Yellow Springs. WVSO was formerly an affiliate of American Family Radio.

The WSWO calls have moved to a low power FM station in Huber Heights, Ohio with the WRNB calls transplanted to an FM station in the Philadelphia market which is also owned by Radio One.

WOKL switches to Air 1[edit]

According to posts on the Cincinnati boards at Radio Discussions dot com, WOKL switched affiliation from K-LOVE to Air 1 during the week of December 3, 2012. This move was made after the transmitting tower of 30,000 watt WKCD (formerly WCDR 90.3 mHz in Cedarville) was moved from Cedarville to a new site in Dayton. Up to this point, Air-1 programming was heard on an FM translator at 88.3 mHz in South Vienna in eastern Clark County,Ohio. It has been speculated that the current translators of WOKL would follow suit in broadcasting the programming of Air 1....hence K-LOVE listeners can now tune to 90.3 FM with a comparatively clearer signal...as WOKL's signal is 3,000 watts

The WKCD (former WCDR) translator at 98.1 FM in Sidney has been sold to Muzzy Broadcasting,owners of WPTW in Piqua.

On December 3, 2012, the station changed its call sign to the current WYDA.

Translators of WYDA[edit]

In addition to the main station, WYDA is relayed by an additional seven translators to widen its broadcast area.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W269BP 101.7 Richmond, Indiana 250 D FCC
W253AJ 98.5 Elida, Ohio 38 D FCC
W277AO 103.3 Green Meadows, Ohio 19 D FCC
W231AZ 94.1 Sidney, Ohio 27 D FCC
W244BR 96.7 Springfield, Ohio 17 D FCC
W296BO 107.1 Springfield, Ohio 20 D FCC
W279BB 103.7 Urbana, Ohio 13 D FCC

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