WFGA

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WFGA
WKJG ESPN1380-106.7 logo.jpg
City Hicksville, Ohio
Broadcast area Auburn/Garrett, Indiana
Branding ESPN Radio 106.7 FM
Frequency 106.7 MHz
First air date January 25, 2002 (2002-01-25)
Format Sports
ERP 2,800 watts
HAAT 150 meters (490 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 85520
Transmitter coordinates 41°25′23″N 84°51′36″W / 41.423°N 84.860°W / 41.423; -84.860Coordinates: 41°25′23″N 84°51′36″W / 41.423°N 84.860°W / 41.423; -84.860
Callsign meaning Froggy Garrett/Auburn
Former callsigns WFGA (2002–2005)
Affiliations ESPN Radio, Rocket Sports Radio Network
Owner Talking Stick Communications, L.L.C.
(operated by Federated Media)
Webcast Listen Live
http://www.iheart.com/mobile/?deep_link=ihr%3A%2F%2Fplay%2Flive%2F5762
Website thefanindiana.com/stations/espn-1380the-fan-106-7-fort-wayne/

WFGA (106.7 FM) is an American FM radio station licensed to Hicksville, Ohio, United States, with studios in Auburn, Indiana. The station broadcasts a sports format, branded as "ESPN Radio 106.7 FM". WFGA-FM is owned by Talking Stick Communications, a subsidiary company of Federated Media.

The station began broadcasting on January 25, 2002, under the WFJZ call sign (Fort Wayne's [Smooth] Jazz), with a satellite-fed Smooth Jazz format targeting the Fort Wayne market as a rimshot. Due to its poor signal in Fort Wayne proper, WFJZ was never very successful, and on May 27, 2005, with "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night, the station debuted its adult hits format and call sign after two days of stunting with construction sounds. Although its city of license is in Ohio, WFGA now primarily concentrates on serving the Auburn and Garrett area in northeastern Indiana, where its signal is much stronger than in Fort Wayne.

In mid-2009, the station began referring to its coverage area as "Hoosierhio." This is an obvious hybrid of The Hoosier State (Indiana) and Ohio. In October 2009, the station began offering daily short-form video newscasts through its website, covering local stories within the immediate coverage area of the radio station. This product has been branded "Hoosierhio News Channel." Newscasts are written by Chuck Rowe, anchored by Woody Zimmerman, with Kevin Kreigh serving as Editor and Technical Director.

Construction of a new 500' tower was completed in Butler, Indiana in January 2010. The station subsequently moved its transmitter to the new facility on January 14, 2010 (city of license will still be Hicksville, OH). Reception has greatly improved in communities such as Kendallville and Angola, in northeast Indiana, Williams County Ohio and extreme lower parts of central Michigan since this move.

The station recently moved into its new broadcast facility and offices at 1153 W. 15th Street in Auburn, Indiana.

WFGA-FM currently does not broadcast any digital (HD) programming.

The Froggy 106.7 air staff consists of...

  • Mornings: Woody "Woodrow" Zimmerman and Chuck Rowe
  • Mid-days: Maggie
  • Afternoons: Kevin Kreigh
  • Evenings: Nick Anthony
  • Weekends: Luke Decker & Carrie Cruise

WFGA ended its adult hits format on June 4, 2012; at that time, it began to simulcast WKJG (1380 AM), Fort Wayne's ESPN Radio affiliate.[1]

WFGA is an affiliate of the Rocket Sports Radio Network, broadcasting select University of Toledo football and men's basketball games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ft. Wayne's country "Froggy" to go extinct, replaced by sports simulcast". Radio-Info.com. April 30, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2012. 

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