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WLDE Fun101.7 logo.jpg
CityFort Wayne, Indiana
Broadcast areaFort Wayne, Indiana
BrandingFun 101.7
SloganClassic Hits of the 70s and 80s
Frequency101.7 MHz
First air dateJuly 1979 (as WEZV)
March 31, 1994 (as WLDE)
FormatClassic hits
ERP3,000 watts [1]
HAAT100 meters
Facility ID59134
Callsign meaningW OLDiEs (previous format)
Former callsignsWEZV (1979-1990)
WJLT (1990-1994)
OwnerSarkes Tarzian, Inc.
Sister stationsWAJI
WebcastListen Live

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, Angie Nash, Captain Chris and Mark Evans. FUN 101.7 is Fort Wayne’s Classic Hits station.

Station history[edit]

As WEZV[edit]

The station's original call letters were WEZV from July 1979 to August 1990.[2] WEZV aired a beautiful music format that achieved high ratings in adult demographics in Fort Wayne.

As WJLT[edit]

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[edit]

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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Coordinates: 41°05′02″N 85°04′39″W / 41.08389°N 85.07750°W / 41.08389; -85.07750