WWSR

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WWSR
WWSR logo.png
City Lima, Ohio
Broadcast area Lima, Ohio
Branding 93.1 The Fan
Frequency 93.1 MHz
First air date 1993
Format Sports
ERP 3,000 watts
HAAT 97 meters
Class A
Facility ID 74294
Callsign meaning WW Sports Radio
Former callsigns WYRX (1993-1998)
WFRY (1998)
WFGF (1998-2009)
Affiliations Cleveland Browns Radio Network
Cleveland Cavaliers Radio Network
Cleveland Indians Radio Network
ESPN Radio
Owner Childers Media Group LLC
(Childers Media Group LLC of Lima)
Sister stations WCIT, WDOH, WEGE, WFGF
Webcast Listen Live
Website 931TheFan.com

WWSR (93.1 FM, "93.1 The Fan") is a commercial radio station in Lima, Ohio, broadcasting a sports format.

History[edit]

WWSR (previously WFGF) was founded in August 1993 as WYRX "93 Rocks"(later 93-X and briefly as WFRY) a sister station to WZOQ at first with an album-oriented rock format and transmits with 3,000 watts E.R.P. Its studios were shared with WZOQ in a building which previously housed a KFC restaurant on Cable Road in Lima. Its transmitter is located on Baty Rd. When Forever Broadcasting purchased the former WCIT-AM and WLSR-FM,the studios were moved up the street into the location of the AM/FM combo now known respectively as the resurrected WCIT (AM) with an oldies format and classic rock WEGE-FM. The call letter and format switch to WFGF "Froggy 93" took place in March 1998. Although, Froggy did make a brief country format appearance in 1993 and changed back to the rock format, 93-X. Froggy 93 continued its local country music following in Lima, and Maverick Media currently owns the station which it purchased from Forever Broadcasting in 2005.

The WFGF callsign and country format was moved to 92.1 in May 2009 as the new branding "92.1 The Frog."

Station ownership[edit]

  • 1993 - 2003 FOREVER BROADCASTING LLC - also owned stations in Altoona, Johnstown, State College and Meadville
  • 2003 - 2013 MAVERICK MEDIA LLC - also owns stations in Santa Rosa Calif, Eau Claire WI and Rockford Ill.
  • 2013- present CHILDERS MEDIA GROUP LLC a Lima based company

Change to sports radio[edit]

On June 1, 2009, the sports/talk format on sister station WZOQ was moved over to the 93.1 FM facility, while the country music format and WFGF calls were moved to the 92.1 FM facility, replacing the soft AC "Star" format. The 940 AM facility assumed an oldies format and reverted to its original WCIT callsign. "93.1 The Fan" carries the programming of the national sports network ESPN Radio. Some local sports programming included "SportsTalk With Koza" hosted by former WLIO-TV sports director Vince Koza, and "Sportsrap with Matt and Matt."

Effective July 1, 2013, WWSR and its sister stations were sold by Maverick Media LLC to a local company, Childers Media Group LLC, at a price of $2.1 million; its studios and offices were moved to new facilities located at 57 Town Square in downtown Lima.

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Coordinates: 40°45′47″N 84°10′59″W / 40.763°N 84.183°W / 40.763; -84.183