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City Akron, Ohio
Broadcast area Akron metro area
Branding 97.5 WONE
Slogan Akron's Home of Rock and Roll
Frequency 97.5 MHz
First air date October 1947 (as WAKR-FM)
Format Classic rock
ERP 12,000 watts
HAAT 271 meters
Class B
Facility ID 43873
Transmitter coordinates 41°03′51.00″N 81°34′59.00″W / 41.0641667°N 81.5830556°W / 41.0641667; -81.5830556
Callsign meaning W "ONE" –FM
(reference to previous owner)
Former callsigns WAKR-FM (1947–74)
WAEZ (1974–85)
Affiliations Cleveland Browns Radio Network
Owner Rubber City Radio Group, Inc.
(Rubber City Radio Group, Inc.)
Sister stations WAKR, WNWV, WQMX
Webcast Listen Live
Website wone.net

WONE-FM (97.5 FM) – branded 97.5 WONE – is a commercial classic rock (AOR) radio station licensed to Akron, Ohio. Owned by Rubber City Radio Group, Inc., the station primarily serves the Akron metro area. In addition to a standard analog transmission, WONE-FM is available online. Both the WONE-FM studios and transmitter are located in Akron.[1]


The station signed on the air in October 1947 as WAKR-FM.[2] It was co-owned with WAKR. In 1974, the station adopted the callsign WAEZ, playing easy listening and beautiful music. The station adopted its current rock format as WONE-FM on January 1, 1985 when then owner Group One Broadcasting obtained permission to share the WONE base callsign of its sister station WONE/Dayton.

Current programming[edit]

Rock music accounts for the majority of station programming, but WONE-FM also serves as Akron's FM affiliate for the Cleveland Browns.[3] On February 1, 2013, WONE-FM announced that local radio veteran Jeff Kinzbach, best known from his years at WMMS/Cleveland, is taking over the station's morning shift.[4]


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