|City||Fort Wayne, Indiana|
|Broadcast area||Fort Wayne, Indiana|
|Slogan||Classic Hits of the 70s and 80s|
|First air date||July 1979 (as WEZV)
March 31, 1994 (as WLDE)
|ERP||3,000 watts |
|Callsign meaning||W OLDiEs (previous format)|
|Former callsigns||WEZV (1979-1990)
|Owner||Sarkes Tarzian, Inc.|
WLDE is an FM radio station from Fort Wayne, Indiana, which broadcasts a classic hits format. The station operates on the FM radio frequency of 101.7 MHz. Popular personalities during the week are "Jim and Carrie," "Captain Chris," and "Dr. Dave."
The station's second call letters were WJLT from August 1990 to March 1994. WJLT, "Lite 101.7," was an effort to evolve the station's beautiful music format to soft adult contemporary, which met with only limited success due to competitor WAJI 95.1's massive ratings with its AC format.
As WLDE, it originally broadcast oldies music, but slowly evolved into a classic hits format as their main playlist dropped pre-1964 music in favor of music up to 1979. Beginning in 2008, 1980s music was added to the playlist as 1960s music slowly began getting phased out.
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