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City Muncie, Indiana
Broadcast area Muncie, Marion
and East Central Indiana
Frequency 990 kHz
First air date February 14, 1965
(as WERK)
Format Contemporary Christian
Power 250 watts (daytime)
1 watt (nighttime)
Class D
Former callsigns WERK (1965-1999)
WLHN (1999-2007)
Owner Indiana Community Radio Corporation[1]
Sister stations WJCF-FM
and translators
Website wjcfradio.org (with streaming audio)

WRFM is an AM broadcasting station at 990 kHz in Muncie, Indiana The station is currently simulcast with WJCF-FM.


At 990 kHz WRFM (then WERK) first signed on in 1965 from a 90 acre 6 tower array south of Muncie. The original WERK "990 Werk" featured a Top 40 format, built by the Poorman family, who operated an ad agency. Wife Bettie is still well at 88 years[when?]. Bill Shirk later operated the station.[citation needed] In 1999, the owners donated the license to a nonprofit, but did not include the 90 acre transmitter facility. [2]

Electronic Applications Radio Service acquired the frequency as a donation and resurrected the former daytime-only station by means of an STA (special temporary authority) granted by the FCC in 1998 and returned to the air with 67 watts.[3] It was granted the callsign WLHN in 1999.[citation needed] The callsign was switched to WRFM in March 2003, with Electronic Applications Radio Service being the new licensee.

Greenfield-based Indiana Community Radio Corporation (ICRC) which operates WJCF-FM 88.1-FM in Morristown acquired station from Electronic Applications Radio Service. After the acquisition by ICRC, the station broadcast a news and information format as "True Talk For Indiana" then flipped to oldies in 2009 utilizing Scott Shannon's True Oldies Channel, which was a commercial 24/7 satellite music service offered by Citadel Media. WRFM also broadcasts via an FM translator W230AR 93.9Mhz in Muncie, IN with 250 watts.

Today the station broadcasts a simulcast of WJCF-FM (for WhereJesus Comes First).

Call sign history[edit]

WRFM was previously the famed WERK Muncie. Home Of Tom Cochran David Letterman and Bill Shirk.

The WRFM callsign was first used in 1957 at a station on 105.1 MHz in New York City, for a station owned by William Reumann (named after his initials). After WRFM was sold, the call sign was changed. That station is now WWPR-FM. Later it was adopted by a station which is currently WACC (AM).


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Coordinates: 39°45′01″N 85°33′19″W / 39.75028°N 85.55528°W / 39.75028; -85.55528