WFWI

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WFWI
WFWI BIG92.3 logo.png
City Fort Wayne, Indiana
Broadcast area Fort Wayne, Indiana
Branding Big 92.3
Slogan Fort Wayne's Greatest Hits
Frequency 92.3 MHz
First air date March 1993
Format Classic Hits
ERP 2,200 watts
HAAT 166 meters (545 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 18662
Transmitter coordinates 41°06′39.00″N 85°11′44.00″W / 41.1108333°N 85.1955556°W / 41.1108333; -85.1955556Coordinates: 41°06′39.00″N 85°11′44.00″W / 41.1108333°N 85.1955556°W / 41.1108333; -85.1955556
Callsign meaning W Fort Wayne Indiana
Former callsigns WFWI (1993-2012)
WOWO-FM (2012-2015)
Owner Federated Media
(Pathfinder Communications)
Sister stations WBYR, WKJG, WMEE, WQHK-FM, WOWO
Webcast Listen Live
Website big923.com

WFWI is an FM radio station located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The station operates on the FM radio frequency of 92.3 MHz.

History[edit]

WFWI began broadcasting in March 1993 with an adult contemporary format under the ownership of Russ Oasis and Steve Avellone, with Tony Coles as the first program director.

In early 1994, Oasis and Coles then changed the format to 1970s hits; shortly after, Coles left Fort Wayne for New York's WLTW and production director Keith Harris took over as WFWI's program director. Under Harris's tenure, the format was shifted to classic hits. On January 6, 1995, the Bob & Tom Show became the station's morning show.

In 1997, Federated Media purchased WFWI from Edgewater Radio. Following the sale, Federated Media shifted WFWI from a classic hits format to a classic rock format under the name "92.3 The Fort".

On March 28, 2012 at Noon, 92.3 began simulcasting WOWO as "News/Talk WOWO AM 1190 and FM 92.3". The same day, the callsign was changed to WOWO-FM. The Fort continued online on TheFortRocks.com; however, the stream is no longer live (the site itself, while up for sale, is still running.)[1]

On November 4, 2015, WOWO-FM changed their call letters back to WFWI. On December 14, WOWO began simulcasting on 107.5 W298BJ Fort Wayne; the simulcast would move to the frequency on January 1, 2016, as 92.3 began stunting with 2-minute clips of classic rock songs, with liners promoting to go to WePromiseSomethingBig.com, which had a timer counting down to Monday at 6AM, at which time 92.3 flipped to a classic hits/adult hits hybrid as "Big 92.3, Fort Wayne's Greatest Hits", playing hits from four decades (focusing on the late 1970s and early 1980s) and emphasizing that their stopsets won't last more than 2 minutes long.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Penhollow, Steve (March 15, 2012). "FM simulcast of WOWO to replace 'The Fort'". The Journal Gazette. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ WOWO Moves FM Simulcast To 107.5

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