|City||New Haven, Indiana|
|Broadcast area||Fort Wayne, Indiana|
|Slogan||Fort Wayne's Hit Music|
|Frequency||107.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|Translator(s)||96.9 W245CA (Fort Wayne, relays HD3)|
103.3 W277AK (Fort Wayne, relays HD2)
|First air date||1989|
|Format||FM/HD1: Top 40/CHR|
HD2: Rhythmic Contemporary "Loud 103.3"
HD3: Urban Adult Contemporary "B96.9"
|HAAT||138 meters (453 ft)|
|Owner||Adams Radio Group, LLC |
(Adams Radio of Fort Wayne, LLC)
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WJFX "Hot 107.9" is owned and operated by Adams Radio Group, LLC.
They were an urban contemporary formatted radio station, known as FOXY 107.9 from sign-on until 1998, when they changed their direction to rhythmic contemporary as HOT 107.9 and finally to contemporary hit radio in 2008. In 2012, the station was moved to the Mediabase contemporary hit radio panel. As of October 2018, Hot 107.9 is the most listened to station in the Fort Wayne market.
In March 2014, Adams Radio Group entered an agreement to purchase WJFX and Country 93.3 WBTU from Oasis Radio Group and crosstown Rhythmic CHR 96.3 WNHT, Oldies 1250 WGL and Classic Rock 103.9 WXKE from Summit City Radio. When WXKE moved frequencies to 96.3, Adams pledged to merge WNHT's format into the station, although it has since continued with Top 40. As a result, two former WNHT disc jockeys joined the WJFX on-air staff. The purchase, at a price of $6.4 million, was consummated on June 2, 2014.
In August 2014, Adams Radio Group began an adult urban contemporary format on low-power translator station W245CA, 96.9 FM, known on-air as B96.9. The station technically simulcasts WJFX-HD3, an HD Radio subchannel of WJFX.
On September 6, 2017 WJFX launched an active rock format on its HD2 subchannel, branded as "103.3 The Fort" (simulcast on translator W277AK 103.3 FM Fort Wayne).
On November 1, 2018, WJFX-HD2/W277AK dropped Active Rock for Rhythmic CHR as “Loud 103.3“, with an emphasis on Hip-Hop hits. The flip also brings the Rhythmic format back to Fort Wayne after 4 years.
WJFX-HD3 airs an urban contemporary format, branded as "B96.9" (simulcast on translator W245CA 96.9 FM Fort Wayne).
- http://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?realid=390 HD Radio Guide
- B96.9 Fort Wayne Debuts
- 103.3 The Fort Debuts in Fort Wayne Radioinsight - September 6, 2017
- "Adams Goes Loud With Hip-Hop In Fort Wayne" from Radio Insight (November 1, 2018)
- Hot 107.9's website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WJFX
- Radio-Locator information on WJFX
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WJFX
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W245CA
- Radio-Locator information on W245CA
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W277AK
- Radio-Locator information on W277AK