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City Fort Wayne, Indiana
Frequency 1090 kHz
Format Christian
Power 2,500 watts day
1,000 watts critical hours
Class B
Facility ID 6489
Transmitter coordinates 41°05′01″N 85°04′32″W / 41.08361°N 85.07556°W / 41.08361; -85.07556
Former callsigns WFWR (1968-1980)
Affiliations Bott Radio Network
Owner Bott Broadcasting Company
Webcast Listen Live
Website WFCV Online

WFCV (1090 AM) is a radio station located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. It is one a network of stations owned and operated by the Bott Broadcasting Company.

WFCV broadcasts an Christian radio format as a member of the Bott Radio Network.[1] The station was assigned the WFCV call sign by the Federal Communications Commission on May 2, 1980.[2]

The station debuted in 1968 as WFWR with a middle of the road music format, which was changed in 1971 to become the market's first country music station. Following a sale in 1976, the country format was changed to easy listening music, which continued until 1980, when Bott Broadcasting purchased WFWR and changed the calls to WFCV.

History of frequency[edit]

The 1090 kHz frequency in Fort Wayne was previously assigned to WFTW, which was a 1 KW daytime AM station owned by Fort Wayne Broadcasting, Incorporated. It began broadcasting August 10, 1947, with studios in the Purdue University Building, 220 E. Jefferson Street in Fort Wayne.[3]


  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved July 24, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved July 24, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Staff of New Ft. Wayne 1-kw Station Announced" (PDF). Broadcasting. October 13, 1947. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 

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