WPFX-FM

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WPFX-FM
City Luckey, Ohio
Broadcast area Toledo, Ohio
Branding The Wolf
Frequency 107.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date June 1, 1989
Format Country
ERP 5,200 watts
HAAT 107 meters (351 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 7821
Transmitter coordinates 41°25′39.00″N 83°36′30.00″W / 41.4275000°N 83.6083333°W / 41.4275000; -83.6083333
Callsign meaning WP FoX (previous format)
Former callsigns WIZD (1988-1989)
WMHQ (1989-1999)
WIMJ (1999-2002)[1]
Affiliations Cleveland Browns Radio Network
Owner Toledo Radio LLC
Website 1077wolf.com

WPFX-FM (107.7 FM, "The Wolf") is an American radio station, licensed to Luckey, Ohio. WPFX is owned and operated by Toledo Radio LLC, and operates at the assigned frequency of 107.7 MHz, with an effective radiated power of 5,200 watts.

History[edit]

107.7 first filed for a construction permit in March 1988, and initially assigned the call letters WIZD. However, these call letters were not used and the station went on the air June 1, 1989 as "Jumpin' Country 107.7" WHMQ, though licensed to North Baltimore, maintained its studios and offices along Tiffin Avenue in Findlay.

From 1999 to 2002 callsign was changed to WIMJ and was known as Magic 107.7 with an Oldies format.

In 2002 Clear Channel changed the callsign to WPFX-FM and the format was also changed to classic rock as 107.7 The Fox to better target then rival Classic Hits 100.5 WKXA in Findlay.

In July 2008, WPFX changed its format classic rock as 107.7 The Fox to Adult contemporary as My 107.7 just before going off the air in August 2008. Then "The Fox" marker and format was moved over to WBUK 106.3 after clear channel sold its Findlay cluster of stations to Blanchard River Broadcasting Company.

August 2008 Clear Channel the owners of the license failed to transfer the lease for the studio facilities to the new owners.

Also in August 2008 The FCC has granted a temporary "Stay Silent" order which gives the owners up to 6 months to acquire an appropriate facility and resume broadcasting.

February 2010 a construction permit was granted to new owner Toledo Radio LLC to move its city of license from North Baltimore to Luckey and its transmitter to a new site (shared with WNOC and WTPG just one mile north of Bowling Green, making WPFX a Toledo market station. Test transmissions began during the week of October 1, 2010.

October 8, 2010 after being off the air for nearly 2 years WPFX moved its city of licensed from North Baltimore to Luckey and come on the air as 107.7 The Wolf and started going up against Toledo's longtime heritage Country music station WKKO K 100.

Silent[edit]

WPFX FM 107.7 was silent from August 2008 to October 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 

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