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City Elmwood, Illinois
Broadcast area Peoria, Illinois
Branding Nash FM 97.3
Slogan Country For Life
Frequency 97.3 MHz
First air date 1993 (1993)
Format Country
ERP 23,500 watts
HAAT 103 meters (338 ft)
Class B1
Facility ID 72080
Transmitter coordinates 40°46′22.1″N 89°44′50.4″W / 40.772806°N 89.747333°W / 40.772806; -89.747333 (NAD83)
Callsign meaning "Fire" (station's original nickname, Fire 97.3)
Owner Cumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
Sister stations WGLO, WIXO, WVEL, WZPW
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (iHeart)

WFYR (FM 97.3) is a radio station broadcasting a Country music format[1] and licensed for Elmwood, Illinois, United States, in the Peoria area. The station is owned by Cumulus Media,[2] which purchased the station from Townsquare Media.[3] Cumulus switched the station branding to "Nash FM" with 5 other stations on September 6, 2013.[4][5]

They are known for boosting local country music artists, with a weekly feature, and the Nash Next National Competition.

On Air Personalities[edit]

Days Time Show/Personality
M-F 5a-9a Ty, Kelly, and Chuck
M-F 9a-12p Kristin
M-F 12p-3p Doc Watson
M-F 3p-7p Noah
M-S 7p-12a Nash Nights Live
M-F 12a-4a The Blair Garner Show
Sa 7a-10a American Country Countdown Rewind
Su 9a-12p Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton
Su 12p-4p American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks


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  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  2. ^ "WFYR Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "Cumulus, Townsquare Swap Involves 65 Stations, 13 Markets, $116 Million Cash" from All Access (April 30, 2012)
  4. ^ 97.3 River Country (September 6 at 4:35pm). "We have a new name!!!!!". Facebook. Retrieved 2013-09-30.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ Tarter, Steve (September 9, 2013). "On the air: River Country handle traded in for a NASH". Minding Business. Peoria, Illinois: GateHouse Media. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 

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