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Coordinates: 40°56′42.00″N 82°39′42.00″W / 40.9450000°N 82.6616667°W / 40.9450000; -82.6616667

City Fredericktown, Ohio
Broadcast area Ashland, Ohio
Mansfield, Ohio
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Branding FM News Radio 98.3 WMAN
Slogan Mid-Ohio's FM News and Talk
Frequency 98.3 (MHz)
(also on HD Radio)
First air date September 14, 1987
Format News/Talk
ERP 860 watts
HAAT 189 meters
Class A
Facility ID 50121
Transmitter coordinates 40°34′58.00″N 82°28′25.00″W / 40.5827778°N 82.4736111°W / 40.5827778; -82.4736111
Callsign meaning "W-MANsfield"
Former callsigns WWMM (2011-2012)
WXXR (2005-2011)
WWBK (1992-2005)
WJMR (1986-1992)
WWMZ (1984-1986)
Affiliations Fox News Radio
Fox Sports Radio
Premiere Networks
Agri Broadcast Network
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website wmanfm.com

WMAN-FM (98.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a news/talk format as a simulcast of WMAN (1400 AM). Licensed to Fredericktown, Ohio, WMAN-FM serves the Ashland/Mansfield/Mount Vernon Mid-Ohio area. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and features programing from Fox News Radio, Fox Sports Radio and Premiere Networks.[1][2]

WMAN-FM (then WWMM)'s simulcast of WMAN was originally a trimulcast with WMAN-FM (now WSWR) which ended on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at noon.

Prior to December 2011, the station was WXXR, which, along with Shelby-licensed WSWR (100.1 FM), programmed a classic hits format branded as "My 100.1/98.3." WSWR also featured an oldies format as "Crusin' 100." The WMAN simulcast began on December 26, 2011.[3] The first local program on the new FM signal was aired on December 26 "Rusty Cates & the WMAN Morning News". The first live high school sports broadcast on the FM signal was aired on Thursday December 29, a girls basketball game played between Clear Fork and Lexington with Josh Bowman on play by play and Rick Durkin as the color commentator.

On May 3, 2012 WMAN-FM 100.1 has split from its simulcast reverted to its previous classic hits format as "My 100.1," with the WSWR calls.[4][5] WWMM subsequently took the WMAN-FM call letters.

History of WMAN[edit]

WMAN-FM began as WWMZ granted to Fredericktown Ohio under the ownership of Kokosing Communications. [6] In 1986, the call letters were changed to WJMR before signing on as an Adult Contemporary formatted radio station. Kokosing would later sell WJMR to Bohmar Communications in 1992 for $325,000. The station changed from Adult Contemporary to Country under the new ownership and would adopt the call letters WWBK using the K-Country moniker. In February 1998, the station was sold to Dean Stampfli and his Ashland/Knox Broadcasting who also owned WFXN-FM/Galion, WQIO-FM/Mt. Vernon, WMVO-AM/Mt. Vernon, WNCO-FM/Ashland, WNCO-AM/Ashland, WXXF-FM/Loudonville. Ashland/Knox Broadcasting would keep the K-Country brand in place until the sale to Clear Channel Communications for $32 Million where 98.3 WWBK Mount Vernon/Mansfield and WBZW Ashland/Wooster would become KISS-FM Mid Ohio changing to a Top 40 Format.


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