WFLI (AM)

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WFLI
City Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
Broadcast area Chattanooga
Branding "The Mid South's Most Powerful AM Gospel Station"
Frequency 1070 kHz
First air date February 20, 1961[1]
Last air date March 31, 2017
Format Southern Gospel
Power 50,000 watts day
2,500 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 72061
Transmitter coordinates 35°2′42.00″N 85°21′44.00″W / 35.0450000°N 85.3622222°W / 35.0450000; -85.3622222Coordinates: 35°2′42.00″N 85°21′44.00″W / 35.0450000°N 85.3622222°W / 35.0450000; -85.3622222
Affiliations USA Radio Network
Owner WFLI, Inc.

WFLI (1070 AM, "The Mid South's Most Powerful AM Gospel Station") was a radio station broadcasting a Southern Gospel music format.[2] Licensed to Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, United States, the station served the Chattanooga area. Established in 1961, the station was owned by WFLI, Inc. and featured programing from USA Radio Network.[3]

History[edit]

WFLI signed on with 10,000 watts in February 1961, competing with the other AM radio stations in the Chattanooga market such as WDXB and WOGA (later WMOC) for the young adult market. The station's power was boosted to 50,000 watts in 1967.

From 1961 to 1980, WFLI was a popular Top 40 station in the Chattanooga area. It was nicknamed "Jet Fli." The station also held two concerts each year called "WFLI Jet-Fli Spectaculars."These concerts attracted large crowds to Memorial Auditorium.

The WFLI Light in the Sky projected a spotlight in the sky, attracting listeners to businesses and events.

By 1979, FM was becoming popular, and the new WSKZ (KZ-106) captured most of WFLI's audience. After a two-year switch to a country music format, WFLI switched to the religious format in 1982.

WFLI signed off the air on March 31, 2017.

references[edit]

  1. ^ "Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-413. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Winter 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  3. ^ "WFLI Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 

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