WIFN (AM)

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WIFN
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City Atlanta, Georgia
Broadcast area Atlanta metropolitan area
Branding 1340 The Fan 3
Frequency 1340 kHz
First air date 1947
Format Sports
Power 1,000 watts day/night
Class C
Facility ID 1098
Transmitter coordinates 33°44′56″N 84°24′27″W / 33.748958°N 84.407423°W / 33.748958; -84.407423
Callsign meaning W I FaN
Former callsigns WAKE
WIGO
WALR (05/12/1995-09/11/2009[1])
Affiliations Fox Sports Radio
Owner Dickey Broadcasting
Sister stations WFOM, WCNN
Webcast Listen Live
Website (Sister Station) 1230 The Fan 2

WIFN ("1340 The Fan 3"), is an Atlanta AM radio station transmitting on a frequency of 1340 kHz. The station is currently broadcasting a sports radio format, and is a sister station to WCNN "680 The Fan", running programming from Fox Sports Radio.

History and ownership[edit]

The station is co-owned with AM radio stations WCNN AM 680 and WFOM AM 1230. All three stations are owned by Dickey Broadcasting, with studios in Buckhead. The station previously aired a Spanish language sports/talk format and a gospel music format.

As WALR this station simulcast their former sister station WALR-FM (then known as "Kiss 104.7").[1][2]

This station was a simulcast of WFOM on two occasions. In earlier years (as WIGO), the station was a black talk-formatted station with studios located on the west side of the city, and well before that (as WAKE), a well-known rock station, with studios at the Georgian Terrace Hotel on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta.

Facilities and callsign[edit]

WIFN's transmitting facility and tower is located in southwest Atlanta near the Atlanta University Center campus. Originally as WAKE (now assigned to a station in Valparaiso, IN), it broadcast from the Georgian Terrace Hotel. It was later WIGO (calls now on WIGO AM 1570 locally). "WIFN" was previously on a station in nearby Macon, Georgia, which is now WLXF 105.5 there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Vox Jox". Billboard. 107 (17): 92. April 29, 1995. 

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