|Broadcast area||Bryan, Ohio, Angola, Indiana, Coldwater, Michigan and surrounding areas of northwestern Ohio and northeastern Indiana.|
|First air date||June 19, 2012|
|Format||Christian radio (Catholic)|
|Affiliations||EWTN Global Catholic Radio
Ave Maria Radio
|Owner||Club 1915 Inc.
(K of C Council 1915)
in partnership with Annunciation Radio originated by WNOC
|Sister stations||WNOC and repeaters|
WRRO is a non-commercial FM broadcasting station which is licensed to Edon, Ohio and is owned by Club 1915 Inc based in Bryan,Ohio. WRRO airs Catholic Talk programming for the Bryan and surrounding areas within the corner region of the Ohio,Indiana and Michigan state lines at 89.9 MHz as an affiliate of Toledo-based Annunciation Radio. WRRO was previously a sister station to WRDF 106.3 MHz licensed in Columbia City, Indiana and serving the Ft. Wayne market area.
WRRO made its on-air premiere on Tuesday June 19, 2012 originally as a repeater of WLYV, 1450 AM in Fort Wayne, Indiana until June 2014 when Redeemer Radio programming moved to WRDF (formerly WHPP).
WRRO is the fourth Catholic station to come on the air within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo in Northwestern Ohio, the others being WJTA 88.9 FM licensed in Glandorf, based in Leipsic serving Ottawa, Findlay and portions of the Lima area and Annunciation Radio's owned stations WNOC licensed in Bowling Green serving Toledo and WHRQ in Sandusky.
Club 1915 Inc. is a venture of the Knights of Columbus Council 1915 of Bryan, Ohio. Club 1915 Inc. is also located in Bryan. and is the owner of WRRO which worked in partnership with Redeemer Radio until the spring of 2016 when it switched its affiliation to Toledo-based Annunciation Radio and its local station WNOC.
WRRO is now broadcasting as an affiliate of Annuniciation Radio which will continue to air local programs in addition to much of the broadcast schedule of EWTN Global Catholic Radio and Ave Maria Radio Network. Programming is now fed directly from Annunciation's base in Toledo
WLYV was owned and operated by Fort Wayne Catholic Radio Group Inc. and was sold to Adams Radio Group in the spring of 2014. WLYV now airs a talk format. In this deal,Redeemer Radio purchased the former WHPP. Redeemer Radio programming moved to WHPP (now WRDF) on June 2, 2014.
WLYV simulcasted WHPP until July 4, 2014 when AM 1450 transitioned to "1450 The Patriot" as a talk format.
Call sign history
WRRO was at first the call sign used at an AM station at 1440 kHz in Warren, Ohio from 1981 to 1988,the former WRRN and the present day WHKZ. The callsign then moved to 93.7 FM in Addison,Vermont where it resided from 1999 to 2001 which is now WIFY.
- Website of Annunciation Radio in Toledo
- Additional WRRO-FM information from REC Networks site.
- WRRO mention on Catholic Radio Guide
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WRRO
- Radio-Locator information on WRRO
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WRRO
- WRRO startup date moved to Spring 2012 (from WRDF website)
- WRRO press release (March 1, 2012 from WRDF website)
- Article of WRRO's planned start-up from Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette website (October 3, 2011)
- WRRO-FM to carry Reedeemer Radio programs (from Reedeemer Radio Facebook entry on October 3, 2011)
- WRRO mention on Ohio K of C summer 2011 newsletter (in pdf format. scroll down to lower right hand corner of page 8.)