WFAW
Broadcast areaJefferson County
Frequency940 kHz
BrandingRock 96.1/101.1
Programming
FormatClassic rock
AffiliationsWestwood One
Ownership
Owner
  • Magnum Media
  • (Magnum Communications, Inc.)
WSJY, WKCH
History
First air date
1963
Call sign meaning
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin[1]
Technical information
Facility ID24446
ClassB
Power500 watts day
550 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
42°54′24.00″N 88°45′6.00″W / 42.9066667°N 88.7516667°W / 42.9066667; -88.7516667
Translator(s)96.1 W241BQ (Watertown)
101.1 W277DV (Janesville)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiterockwfaw.com

WFAW (940 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic rock format. WFAW previously aired news and talk and oldies music, and for many years featured a country music format. Licensed to Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, United States, the station serves the Jefferson County and Janesville areas. The station is owned by Magnum Media, through licensee Magnum Communications, Inc., and features programming from Westwood One.[2] Along with its sister station WKCH, WFAW is also a major broadcaster of UW-Whitewater Warhawks athletics.

On October 5, 2020 WFAW changed their format from news/talk to oldies, branded as "Oldies 940".[3] In December 2021 WFAW added an FM translator licensed to Janesville on 101.1 FM.

On August 22, 2022 WFAW changed their format from oldies to classic rock, branded as "Rock 96.1/101.1", also simulcast on translator W241BQ 96.1 FM Watertown.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web.
  2. ^ "WFAW Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ Wisconsin AM Station Drops Talk for Oldies
  4. ^ Magnum Media Brings Classic Rock to Southern Wisconsin Radioinsight - August 23, 2022