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City Lexington, Ohio
Broadcast area Mansfield, Ashland and Mount Vernon areas of northern Mid-Ohio.
Branding Annunciation Radio
Slogan "Faith With Frequency"
Frequency 89.5 MHz
Channel 208
First air date February 17, 2007
(as part of St. Gabriel Radio)
Format Christian radio (Catholic)
ERP 360 watts
HAAT 304 feet (92.75 meters)
Class A
Affiliations EWTN Global Catholic Radio
Ave Maria Radio Network
Owner Our Lady of Guadelupe Radio Inc. d/b/a Annunciation Radio
Sister stations WNOC Bowling Green/Toledo (originating station)
WHRQ Sandusky
WSHB Willard
Webcast Listen Live
Website Annunciation

WFOT 89.5 MHz "Annunciation Radio" is a Catholic radio station licensed to Lexington, Ohio and serving the Mansfield, Ashland and Mount Vernon areas of the northern Mid-Ohio region airing Catholic programming from EWTN Global Catholic Radio and Ave Maria Radio as a local repeater of originating station WNOC 89.7 MHz licensed in Bowling Green, Ohio with main studios located in Toledo, Ohio and locally serving the southeast corner of the Toledo Diocese and the Catholic parishes of the Ashland, Mansfield and Mount Vernon area

WFOT can be heard on a typical car radio along I-71 between Delaware and New London and online

Brief history[edit]

WFOT began in February 2007 as a near-simulcast of WVKO in Columbus from 2007 to 2011 and then WVSG in Columbus from 2011 until July 2013 when it was part of St. Gabriel Radio. St. Gabriel Radio began broadcasting in 2005 on the former WUCO (now WQTT) in Marysville, Ohio until 2010. Though WUCO was the first to air Catholic programming for the Columbus Diocese,this made WFOT the second such station in that diocese.

WFOT transitions from St. Gabriel Radio to Annunciation Radio[edit]

In June 2013 Annunciation Radio purchased WFOT which on July 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm, programming transitioned from St. Gabriel Radio to Annunciation Radio. Sale and transfer of license of WFOT was granted by the FCC on June 24, 2013, thus making WFOT the fifth full-time Catholic station in the Toledo Diocese and the third station in Annunciation's regional network.

Callsign history[edit]

The WFOT callsign was previously used briefly in 1989 at 93.7 FM in Atwood, Tennessee, the present day WTKB. The callsign was then granted to the Hellinger Foundation (and later to St. Gabriel Radio) on December 16, 2005 [1]

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Coordinates: 40°43′36″N 82°36′59″W / 40.72667°N 82.61639°W / 40.72667; -82.61639