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|City of license||Gouverneur, New York|
|Broadcast area||Watertown, New York|
|Branding||95-3 The Wolf|
|Translator(s)||104.1 W281AA Watertown
100.1 W261CP Lowville
|First air date||December 4, 1967|
|HAAT||100 meters (330 ft)|
|Former callsigns||WGIX-FM (1988–2010)
WIGS-FM (1967–?, 1978–1988)
|Owner||Community Broadcasters, LLC|
WLFK (95.3 FM, "95-3 The Wolf") is an FM broadcast station licensed for 6,000 watts at Gouverneur, New York. The station also has a low power repeater in Watertown, New York which broadcasts with 50 watts. The audio from this station can be heard on Time Warner Cable in Watertown, New York on channel 96. Time Warner picks up the broadcast from repeater 104.1 which is also in Watertown. Since the FM audio subcarrier for cable channel 96 can be heard on 101.75 FM, cable subscribers in the greater Watertown area can hear WLFK in a much larger area than its low powered Watertown signal can cover.
Owned and operated by Community Broadcasters, LLC, it broadcasts a country format. The station carries a national news feed from CNN at the top of each hour. The station has a local disc jockey, Wolfman Bill, (weekdays 6-9am), and local news courtesy of John Moore at WWTI-TV 50 (Watertown, New York). The remainder of the schedule is filled by satellite, with no local news after that.
The station broadcasts Clarkson University hockey. The announcer is Bob Ahlfeld.
WLFK signed-on for the first time on Monday evening, December 4, 1967, as WIGS-FM on 92.7 MHz. The 3,000 watt station was put on-the-air to provide coverage to areas that were unable to receive the signal of (or received interference with) the 1,000 watt WIGS (AM) 1230 (now defunct). The two stations simulcasted originally.
Eventually,[when?] the FM station changed call letters to WLUF. The callsign was changed back to WIGS-FM on December 18, 1978. At noon on February 25, 1981, WIGS-FM moved to its current frequency of 95.3 MHz to make room at Ogdensburg, New York for WPAC (now WQTK). In later years, the simulcast ended, with the AM side going country and the FM taking on an adult contemporary format.
The station callsign changed to WGIX-FM on July 1, 1988.
In recent years, The Wireless Works formed an all-oldies trimulcast of WSLB/WIGS/WGIX as "FSR Full Service Radio." WIGS signed-off permanently in the mid-1990s, and the two remaining stations continued a simulcast until WSLB became "Talk 1400" in the early part of this decade. WGIX became "Oldies 95.3" then "Cool 95.3."
On Tuesday, March 9, 2010, the station switched formats to country music, re-branding itself as WLFK, "95-3 The Wolf", and changing the callsign to match.
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