WIFN (AM)

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WIFN
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Broadcast areaAtlanta metropolitan area
Frequency1340 kHz
BrandingESPN Atlanta 103.7 FM
Programming
FormatSports
AffiliationsESPN Radio
Ownership
OwnerDickey Broadcasting
WFOM, WCNN
History
First air date
1947 (as WAKE)
Former call signs
WBGE (1947-1955)
WAKE (1955-1965)
WIGO (1965-1995)
WALR (5/12/1995-9/11/2009[1])
Call sign meaning
W I FaN
Technical information
Facility ID1098
ClassC
Power1,000 watts day/night
Transmitter coordinates
33°44′56″N 84°24′27″W / 33.748958°N 84.407423°W / 33.748958; -84.407423
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 adjacent to Truist Park in Cobb County. The station previously aired a Spanish language sports/talk format and a gospel music format.

As WALR this station simulcast their former sister station WALR-FM (then known as "Kiss 104.7").[1][2]

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, and previously, initially was WBGE.

Facilities and callsign

WIFN's transmitting facility and tower is located in southwest Atlanta near the Atlanta University Center campus. Originally as WBGE then 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.

References

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "Vox Jox". Billboard. 107 (17): 92. April 29, 1995.

External links


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