WJFK-FM

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WJFK-FM
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City of license Manassas, Virginia
Broadcast area Washington D.C.
Branding "106.7 The Fan"
Frequency 106.7 (MHz)
(also on HD Radio)
Repeaters WIAD-HD3 94.7 HD-3 Bethesda
First air date April 4, 1961 (as WPRW-FM)
Format Analog/HD-1: Sports radio
HD-2: KRLD-FM simulcast
HD-3: WFAN simulcast
HD-4: WTEL simulcast
ERP 22,500 watts
HAAT 223 meters
Class B
Facility ID 28625
Transmitter coordinates 38°52′28″N 77°13′24″W / 38.87444°N 77.22333°W / 38.87444; -77.22333
Callsign meaning W John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Former callsigns WPRW-FM (1961-1968)
WEZR (1968-1985)
WBMW (1985-1988)
Affiliations CBS Sports Radio
Washington Capitals
Washington Nationals
Washington Wizards
Owner CBS Radio
Sister stations WIAD, WLZL, WJFK, WNEW-FM, WPGC-FM
Webcast WJFK-FM Webstream
Website WJFK-FM Online

WJFK-FM, known on-air as "106.7 The Fan", is a sports radio-formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Manassas, Virginia, serving the metro Washington DC area. WJFK-FM is owned and operated by CBS Radio.[1] The station's studios were located in Lanham, Maryland and the transmitter site in Falls Church, Virginia, until CBS moved the studios to southeast DC[2]

History[edit]

The station originated as WPRW-FM in 1961, co-owned with WPRW in Manassas. In the 1970s, as WEZR, it was easy listening; in the early 1980s it switched to soft adult contemporary, then went top 40 as WBMW "B106" in 1985. In 1987, it switched formats to new-age, then in 1989, became WJFK with a rock format, with Howard Stern in mornings.

Over time, WJFK gradually dropped music and became a general-talk outlet, mostly with lifestyle programs geared to men. Hosts at various times included Stern, Don and Mike, Opie & Anthony, G. Gordon Liddy, The Greaseman, Ron & Fez and the Sports Junkies. Its last branding as a talk station was "Washington's Talk Superstation" and before that, it was called "Free FM."

On July 20, 2009, the station changed to an all-sports talk format, competing with WTEM. Station owners point to WJFK's local sports talk programming as differentiating itself from WTEM's primarily network-supplied programming from ESPN Radio.[3] The station now serves as the flagship for Washington Wizards basketball and Washington Nationals baseball, and an affiliate for Virginia Tech Hokies football and basketball.[4] The station had already broadcast playoff games of the Washington Capitals in the spring of 2009; flagship station WFED had to end its coverage when the Washington Nationals' (MLB) season opened.[citation needed]

While morning drive time sports talk program "The Junkies" survived the switch (and regained their former name "The Sports Junkies"), The Big O and Dukes Show, along with the Mike O'Meara Show, broadcast their last shows on July 17, 2009. The station's current weekday lineup includes The Sports Junkies, "Grant & Danny" with Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier, and Chad Dukes Vs. The World.[5]

On March 8, 2009, WJFK signed on the first HD4 subchannel in the United States, carrying Philadelphia sister station WIP-FM. Each of WJFK's sub channels are CBS sports properties located in cities with division rivals to the Washington Redskins: WIP in Philadelphia, KRLD-FM in Dallas-Fort Worth and WFAN in New York City.

On February 28, 2011, WJFK-FM became the new flagship station of the Washington Nationals.[6]

Current lineup[edit]

  • 5am - 10am - The Sports Junkies
  • 10am - 2pm - Grant and Danny
  • 2pm - 6 pm - Chad Dukes vs. The World

Current hosts/update anchors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WJFK Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ Dave Hughes (March 16, 2015). "ESPN 980's 'Man Cave' Misses Debut, Future Unknown". Pressbox DC & DCRTV.com. 
  3. ^ Williams, Jim (July 20, 2009). "Sports talk competition begins today with launch of 106.7 The Fan". The Examiner. 
  4. ^ Lemke, Tim (July 15, 2009). "WJFK adopts sports talk". Washington Times. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  5. ^ "Station Lineup". Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Washington Nationals Radio Affiliates

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