|City of license||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|Broadcast area||Baton Rouge metropolitan area|
|Branding||"Wynk Country 101-5"|
|Slogan||"Wynk If You Love It"|
|Frequency||101.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
101.5 HD2: Classic Hits "Downtown Radio 97.7"
|Translator(s)||97.7 K249DV (Baker, relays HD2)|
|Audience share||5.8 (Winter 2008, R&R)|
(Capstar TX LLC)
|Sister stations||KRVE, WFMF, WJBO, WLRO|
|Webcast||Listen Live WYNK-FM
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WYNK-FM (101.5 FM) is a Country music formatted radio station licensed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The iHeartMedia, Inc. station broadcasts with an ERP of 100 kW. Many credit WYNK with instituting the first "top forty country format" in the country.[who?] Its studios are located east of downtown Baton Rouge near the I-10/I-12 interchange and its transmitter is in Plaquemine, Louisiana.
WYNK-FM has been on the country format scene since December 7, 1968 and has managed to hold off a lot of competitors ever since. Its AM sister station, WYNK, was originally known as WEND and began broadcasting in the 1950s. In the late 1950s the call sign was changed to WYNK. WYNK experienced financial problems in the early '60s and went off the air for a time, only to return under new ownership and great success beginning on October 31, 1962. The force behind this rise to excellence is credited to R. D. McGregor. MeGregor sold his interest in 1983 to Hicks Broadcasting, a company that would eventually become Capstar before merging with Clear Channel Communications. WYNK's AM sister station (since renamed WPYR) was sold to Davidson Media in 2007.
WYNK-FM airs a classic hits format playing the best variety of the 60's, 70's, & 80's on its HD2 digital subchannel branded as "Downtown Radio 97.7" (relayed on FM translator K249DV 97.7 FM Baker, LA).
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