WFIN

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WFIN
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CityFindlay, Ohio
Branding1330 WFIN
SloganNews Sports Weather Authority
Frequency1330 kHz
Translator(s)W238CX/Findlay, 95.5 MHz
First air dateDecember 15, 1941
FormatTalk radio
Power1,000 watts day
79 watts night
ClassD
Facility ID5848
Transmitter coordinates41°0′30.00″N 83°38′7.00″W / 41.0083333°N 83.6352778°W / 41.0083333; -83.6352778
Callsign meaningFindlay[1]
AffiliationsABC Radio
Agri Broadcast Network
Cleveland Indians Radio Network
Fox Sports Radio
NBC Sports Radio
Ohio State IMG Sports Network
OwnerBlanchard River Broadcasting Company
Sister stationsWKXA-FM, WBUK
Webcastlisten live
Websitewfin.com

WFIN (1330 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Talk radio format. Licensed to Findlay, Ohio, United States, the station is currently owned by Blanchard River Broadcasting Company, which is owned by The Findlay Publishing Company.

History[edit]

WFIN first went on the air December 15, 1941, under the ownership of Findlay Radio Company, headed by Cloyce W. Oxley, who also served as the station's general manager. Studios and offices were located at 500 1/2 South Main Street in downtown Findlay. The station operated at its current frequency and daytime power, but with no nighttime authorization.

In September 1949, WFIN was sold to Findlay Publishing Company. R.L. Heminger was the company president, and Harold Heminger was named general manager. In 1957, studios and offices were moved to the second floor of 101 West Sandusky Street.

In late 1987, the FCC granted limited nighttime power parameters for Class III Regional stations, including WFIN. The following year, WFIN began broadcasting with nighttime power at 79 watts, as it continues to do so today.

Studios and offices were moved in 1993 to a new, state of the art facility on Lake Cascades Parkway in Findlay. Concurrent with the studio move was the formation of Blanchard River Broadcasting Company, the new licensee set up as a subsidiary company of Findlay Publishing Company. WFIN and its sister stations remain there today.

WFIN also has a FM Translator, W238CX, broadcasting with 250 watts at 95.5 FM.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web.

External links[edit]

FM translator