WIMX

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WIMX
City Gibsonburg, Ohio
Broadcast area Toledo, Ohio
Branding Mix 95.7
Slogan The Best Variety of Hits and Oldies
Frequency 95.7 (MHz)
First air date November 15, 1988 (as WRED)
Format Urban adult contemporary
ERP 3,500 watts
HAAT 132 meters
Class A
Callsign meaning Anagram of "Mix"
Owner Urban Radio Broadcasting
(Urban Radio Licenses, LLC)
Sister stations WJZE
Website http://mix957.net

WIMX is an Urban Adult Contemporary radio station licensed to Gibsonburg, Ohio, known as "Mix 95.7". It is the Northwest Ohio radio home of the Tom Joyner Morning Show.

History[edit]

The station began broadcasting on November 15, 1988 with an Adult Contemporary format with the call letters WRED [1]. The station was known as "Red 95.7". WRED was founded by longtime Toledo radio personality Buddy Carr and his wife Carolyn. Among the many formats for 95.7, was a simulcast of Toledo classic country music station WTOD 1560AM, later to become its sister station.

WIMX transmitter site and former studio building at 1201 Fremont Pike, Woodville, Ohio. The building at the right of the tower served as its studio location from its beginnings in 1988 to 1993.

In 1993, Booth American, licensee of contemporary country-formatted WKKO K-100 in Toledo, assumed control of WRED in a local marketing agreement (LMA), which became allowed under newly relaxed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) duopoly ownership limits that permitted companies to control two FM stations in a single market. The deal was made in response to a nationwide spike in country music listenership at the beginning of the 1990s. WRED's operations, now under Booth American's control, moved to the same facility as WTOD and WKKO on Arlington Avenue in south Toledo, but the antenna and transmitter facility (and a since-vacant studio building) remained in Woodville. On August 30, 1993, the station switched to a new hit country format and was known as "Young Country Y-95.7" WYHK. The LMA deal ended in 1995 with an outright purchase. However, WYHK was never a ratings success and was a weak complement to its sister station, K100.

March 20, 1996 "Young Country Y-95.7" became Urban AC "MIX 95.7". The station was later purchased by Cumulus Broadcasting, and then sold again to Riverside Broadcasting. Riverside Broadcasting then sold WIMX to its current owner, Urban Radio Broadcasting in April 2003 [2].

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Coordinates: 41°28′19″N 83°25′05″W / 41.472°N 83.418°W / 41.472; -83.418