WFWN

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WFWN/WNOG
City WFWN: Fort Myers, Florida
WNOG: Naples, Florida
Branding The Fan 97.3
Frequency WFWN: 1240 kHz
WNOG: 1270 kHz
Translator(s) 97.3 W247AQ (Tropical Gulf Acres)
First air date WFWN: 1939
WNOG: 1954
Format Sports
Power WFWN: 1,000 watts
WNOG: 5,000 watts fulltime
Class WFWN: C
WNOG: B
Facility ID WFWN: 2882
WNOG: 51333
Transmitter coordinates 26°37′28.00″N 81°49′52.00″W / 26.6244444°N 81.8311111°W / 26.6244444; -81.8311111
Former callsigns WFWN:
WFTM (1939-1942)
WAAC (1942-1943)
WINK (1944-1999)
WTLQ (1999-2003)
WINK (2003-2010)
WFSX (2010-2013)
WNOG: none
Affiliations CBS Sports Radio
Owner Sun Broadcasting, Inc.
Sister stations WARO, WFSX-FM, WXNX
Webcast Listen Live
Website The Fan 97.3

WFWN (1240 AM) is a sports radio station licensed to Fort Myers, Florida, USA. The station is owned by Sun Broadcasting.

History[edit]

For years, the 1240kHz frequency was home to WINK, Southwest Florida's oldest radio station. It first signed on in 1939 as WFTM, becoming WAAC in 1942 and WINK in 1944. It later spawned an FM station and a television station, both of whom still carry the WINK calls.

In 2010, the WINK call letters moved to 1200 AM, as 1240 began a simulcast with co-owned WFSX-FM. The WINK intellectual unit is now WJUA.

Simulcasting[edit]

WFWN's programming can also be heard on WNOG (1270 AM) in Naples, Florida.

Format change[edit]

It was announced that as of July 22, 2013, Fox News programming will no longer be available on 1240 AM and 1270 AM.[1]

The station flipped to NBC Sports Radio on July 22, 2013 at 6:00 am.

Currently carrying CBS Sports programming 24/7. On Tue. Sept. 8, 2015 station dropped the Jim Rome show from noon to 3 pm and is now carrying Colin Cowherd through the end of the year, and will determine if it will continue in that slot based on ratings. No other details were released by the station in its abrupt change in that time slot which caught listeners by surprise. Called "KB" from the show and he said the only way as of now to listen to Rome was on the internet.

Translator[edit]

It was reported on July 3, 2015 that Sun Broadcasting acquired 97.3 W247AQ Tropical Gulf Acres, FL from Reach Communications for $35,000. The translator will rebroadcast WFWN.[2]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W247AQ 97.3 Tropical Gulf Acres, Florida 250 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ Facebook 92.5 Fox News, retrieved July 16, 2013.
  2. ^ Station Sales Week Of 7/3: Disney Exits Sacramento. Lance Venta, RadioInsight July 3, 2015.

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