WLFP

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For the Braddock, Pennsylvania radio station that held the call sign WLFP at 1550 AM from 2007 to 2013, see WZUM (AM).
WLFP
City Germantown, Tennessee
Broadcast area Memphis, Tennessee
Branding 94.1 The Wolf
Slogan Memphis' New Country
Frequency 94.1 MHz
First air date 1978 (as WODZ-FM)
Format Country
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 144 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 2686
Callsign meaning WoLF P
Former callsigns WLVS-FM (1978-1983)
WEZI (1983-1989)
WODZ-FM (1989-1993)
WOGY (1993)
WOGY-FM (1993-2001)
WMBZ (2001-2006)
WSNA (2006-2008)
WKQK (2008-2014)
Owner Entercom
(Entercom License, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website 941thewolf.com

WLFP is a country music radio station. It is licensed to Germantown, Tennessee, and serves the Memphis area. The station broadcasts at 94.1 MHz frequency.

WLFP is a Class C2 FM station that transmits with an ERP of 50,000 watts from a tower just south of the Mississippi state line, near Olive Branch, Mississippi, and its studios are located in Southeast Memphis.

History[edit]

The station's original owner was Sam Phillips, who founded Memphis' Sun Records in the 1950s, and is credited with discovering Elvis Presley. The station was originally WLVS-FM (named in honor of Elvis Presley) and had offered a Rock music format when it signed on in 1978, when it was at 94.3. That was until 1979, when it flipped to country. It flipped to Beautiful music as WEZI in 1983, but would drop the format by the end of the decade for Oldies as WODZ, and by 1992, they would switch frequencies to 94.1. In 1993, they would go Country as WOGY with the branding of "Froggy 94," and they would continue in that direction into the new millennium. However, after Entercom bought the station in 2000, change was in the air at 94.1.

On January 24th, 2001, at 10:05 AM, Froggy signed off with "All the Good Ones Are Gone" by Pam Tillis, and 94.1 began stunting with the sound of a ticking clock. At 2:35 PM, after a few delays, they flipped to Modern AC as "94.1 The Buzz", with the callsign soon changed to WMBZ. The first song on The Buzz was "Even Flow" by Pearl Jam.

While at the outset the change did attract a lot of listener attention, the effect was not as long-lived as Entercom would hope. While The Buzz did manage to sound the death knell for then-WKSL and spark minor format tweaks at WMC-FM, overall it was not enough. Despite adding Kidd Kraddock in the morning, The Buzz began a slide in 2004 that would last the remainder of the format's tenure.

With that in mind, on September 26th, 2006, the station began stunting with a robotic countdown to the next day, when it would flip to Rhythmic AC as "Snap! 94.1, The Rhythm Of Memphis", with the first song on Snap being "Let's Get It Started" by The Black Eyed Peas.

On October 17, 2008, WSNA flipped to classic hits as "Classic Hits 94.1 KQK". The station's call letters were changed from WSNA to WKQK. The first song played on 94.1 KQK was Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll." The station played music from the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s. The new format's morning team would include long-time WMC-FM co-host Karen Perrin, and former WMC-FM co-host Steve Conley.

On September 26, 2014, at 6 PM, WKQK flipped back to country as "94.1 The Wolf". The first song on "The Wolf" was "This Is How We Roll" by Florida-Georgia Line. On October 3, WKQK changed their call letters to WLFP to go with the "Wolf" branding.

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Coordinates: 34°59′24″N 89°51′47″W / 34.990°N 89.863°W / 34.990; -89.863