WYFX (FM)

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WYFX
WJPS ClassicHits107.1-106.7 logo.png
City Mount Vernon, Indiana
Broadcast area Evansville, Indiana
Branding Classic Hits 107.1 & 106.7
Frequency 106.7 MHz
First air date 1992 (as WBLZ)
Format Classic hits
ERP 3,000 watts
HAAT 90 meters
Class A
Facility ID 53089
Former callsigns WBLZ (1992-1996)
WBLZ-FM (1996-1999)
Owner Original Company
Sister stations WJPS
Webcast Listen Live
Website wjpsradio.com

WYFX (106.7 FM) is a Class A FM station licensed to Mount Vernon, Indiana, serving the Evansville, Indiana market. The format became ESPN Radio on January 1, 2007. The station is owned by the Original Company, based in Vincennes, Indiana. It airs Indiana Pacers basketball, Indianapolis Colts football, and St. Louis Cardinals baseball, as well as Indiana University football and basketball. The station also broadcasts University of Southern Indiana men's basketball.

History[edit]

The station began broadcasting as WBLZ in 1992, when the FCC granted a license to cover. It was operated from the same building as WPCO in Mount Vernon and broadcast from the same tower site. At various times the two stations have broadcast the same programming.

WBLZ was purchased from the Posey County Broadcasting Company by The Original Company in May 1999,[1] and the call sign was changed to WYFX. The station picked up ABC Radio Networks ABC AC format later that year.[2] Later, the simulcast with 1590 would return as WYFX began broadcasting ABC's Real Country format. This lasted until January 1, 2007, when the station picked up ESPN Radio after the all-sports format was dropped by WYNG.

WYFX began a local sports program featuring former WYNG personality Dan Egerski in December 2007.

On 5/31/2014 the contract for ESPN and WYFX expired and 106.7 WYFX no longer carries ESPN Radio but will continue to carry St. Louis Cardinals, Blues and local sports broadcasts. On June 4, 2014 WYFX changed their format to news/talk.[3]

As of January 2016, WYFX has flipped to a simulcast of classic hits-formatted sister station WJPS.

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Coordinates: 37°56′03″N 87°55′35″W / 37.9342°N 87.9264°W / 37.9342; -87.9264