|Broadcast area||Atlanta metropolitan area|
|Branding||ESPN Atlanta 103.7 FM|
First air date
|1947 (as WAKE)|
Former call signs
Call sign meaning
|W I FaN|
|Power||1,000 watts day/night|
|Translator(s)||103.7 W279CZ (Atlanta)|
WIFN ("ESPN Atlanta 103.7 FM"), is an Atlanta AM radio station transmitting on a frequency of 1340 kHz. The station is currently broadcasting a sports format, and is a sister station to WCNN "680 The Fan", running programming from ESPN Radio.
History and ownership
The station is co-owned with AM radio stations WCNN AM 680 and WFOM AM 1230. All three stations are owned by Dickey Broadcasting, with studios in Buckhead. The station previously aired a Spanish language sports/talk format and a gospel music format.
This station was a simulcast of WFOM on two occasions. In earlier years (as WIGO), the station was a black talk-formatted station with studios located on the west side of the city, and well before that (as WAKE), a well-known rock station, with studios at the Georgian Terrace Hotel on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta.
Facilities and callsign
WIFN's transmitting facility and tower is located in southwest Atlanta near the Atlanta University Center campus. Originally as WAKE (now assigned to a station in Valparaiso, Indiana), it broadcast from the Georgian Terrace Hotel. It was later WIGO (calls now on WIGO AM 1570 locally). "WIFN" was previously on a station in nearby Macon, Georgia, which is now WLXF 105.5 there.
- WIFN in the FCC AM station database
- WIFN on Radio-Locator
- WIFN in Nielsen Audio's AM station database
- W279CZ in the FCC FM station database
- W279CZ on Radio-Locator
- RecNet query for WIFN (AM)
- FCC History Cards for WIFN