WFRN-FM

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Coordinates: 41°37′18.00″N 85°57′37.00″W / 41.6216667°N 85.9602778°W / 41.6216667; -85.9602778

WFRN-FM
City of license Elkhart, Indiana
Branding "Family Friendly WFRN"
Slogan "Your Friend of the Family"
"Family Friendly Christian Music"
Frequency 104.7 MHz
First air date 1979
Format Contemporary Christian Music
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 140 meters (460 ft)
Class B
Facility ID 53639
Transmitter coordinates 41°37′18.00″N 85°57′37.00″W / 41.6216667°N 85.9602778°W / 41.6216667; -85.9602778
Former callsigns WFRN, WXAX
Affiliations Friends of Christian Radio
Owner Progressive Broadcasting System, Inc.
Sister stations WCMR
Webcast Listen Live
Website wfrn.com

WFRN (104.7 FM) is a radio station licensed to Elkhart, Indiana, USA. The station airs a format consisting of Contemporary Christian music as well as some Christian talk and teaching and is owned by Progressive Broadcasting System.[1][2]

History[edit]

The station went on the air as WFRN on March 26, 1979 as the culmination of the dream of Ed Moore for a Contemporary Christian music station. The station was an extension of the AM sister station which has been on the air since 1956 providing nationally recognized Christian programming.[3]

WFRN, along with its sister stations WFRR and WFRI and a network of repeater stations, covers over 30 counties throughout the northern half of Indiana and southern Michigan.

On July 6, 1993, the AM station changed its call sign from WCMR to WFRN. It switched back to WCMR in 2009.[4] WCMR offers a southern gospel music format.

A third station, WGNC-FM "God and Country" 88.5 FM, was added to the WFRN family in January 2013. WGNC, licensed to Constantine, Michigan and broadcasting with 15,000 watts of power, offers a format of "family-friendly" country music.

Network[edit]

The 1995 addition of the 93.7 frequency in Kokomo, Indiana began the building of a network of stations and repeaters that continued through 2008, greatly increasing the station's coverage across northern Indiana and southern Michigan. Most of this growth occurred since May 2003 with the assistance of a group called Friends of Christian Radio.[3]

Stations & their repeaters[edit]

Broadcast translators of WFRN-FM
Call sign Frequency
MHz
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W236BD 95.1 Michigan City, Indiana 13 D FCC
W242BH 96.3 Marshall, Michigan 120 D FCC
W243AJ 96.5 Mishawaka, Indiana 250 D FCC
W262AF 100.3 Kalamazoo, Michigan 38 D FCC
W266AE 101.1 Coldwater, Michigan 27 D FCC
W272BZ 102.3 Portage, Indiana 27 D FCC
W248AP 97.5 Chesterton, Indiana 99 D FCC
W273BM 102.5 Benton Harbor, Michigan 80 D FCC
W294BA 106.7 Valparaiso, Indiana 55 D FCC
W258BD 99.5 Ligonier, Indiana 120 D FCC
W299AJ 107.7 Marion, Indiana 38 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FCC". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "WFRN Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ a b "WFRN History". Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  4. ^ "WFRN Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  5. ^ "FCC Facility ID 11041". Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  6. ^ "FCC Facility ID 53645". Retrieved 2009-06-09. 

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