|Broadcast area||Elkhart, Indiana
South Bend, Indiana
|First air date||1991 (as WLNB)|
|Former callsigns||WLNB (1990-2001)
|Owner||Pathfinder Communications Corporation|
|Website||ESPN 102.7 Website|
WAOR (102.7 FM, "ESPN 102.7") is a sports talk formatted radio station serving listeners in northern Indiana and southwestern lower Michigan. It is owned by Federated Media, and operated with 2,000 watts. The station's transmitter is located in Ligonier, Indiana, and its studios are located in the Federated Media Mediaplex in downtown Elkhart, Indiana.
After a stint as Cow Country, Froggy 102.7 went on the air in 2002 with a Hybrid AC format. The station played standard Hot AC artists, but also marketed itself as having the most variety; a typical hour's playlist would include several current pop hits, as well as Disco, Country, Classic R & B, and Classic Rock.
The station was known for its involvement with the local community; the airstaff averaged nearly 200 personal appearances a year, and did a considerable amount of community-oriented charity work. The station's signature event was a Polar Plunge promotion called The Leprechaun Leap, which raised money for United Cancer Services of Elkhart County.
After a successful 10-year run as a Froggy-branded station, WLEG segued to a sports talk format branded as 102.7 The Fan on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 9:00 AM EST as part of a series of music-to-sports format changes that occurred across Indiana that day. The last song on Froggy 102.7 was Part of Me by Katy Perry (which was cut off about halfway through by the introductory montage for The Fan.) 102.7 The Fan features numerous syndicated programs from the Fox Sports Radio network, including The Dan Patrick Show, among others.
On April 1, 2014, WLEG became an ESPN Radio affiliate. This change added shows Mike & Mike, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, SVP & Russillo Dan LeBatard, Sedano and Stink, and Freddie Coleman on weekdays, and various weekend programing on ESPN. On August 14, 2014, WLEG changed their call letters to WAOR.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WAOR
- Radio-Locator information on WAOR
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WAOR
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