WFDM
CityFt. Walton Beach, Florida
Frequency1400 kHz
BrandingRadio Latina 94.3
SloganThe Only Latin Radio Station On The Emerald Coast
Programming
FormatSpanish
Ownership
OwnerOmni Broadcasting, LLC
History
Former call signs
WNUE (?-1994)
WFAV (1994-2002)
WJGC (2002-2004)
WBAU (2004-2006)
WTKE (2006-2008)
WZFN (2008-2010)
Call sign meaning
FreeDoM
Technical information
Facility ID47003
ClassC
Power1,000 watts
Transmitter coordinates
30°24′38.00″N 86°37′23.00″W / 30.4105556°N 86.6230556°W / 30.4105556; -86.6230556
Translator(s)
  • 94.3 W232CF (Fort Walton Beach)
  • 103.7 W259AN (Fort Walton Beach)
Links
Websitehttp://www.radiolatina943.com/index.html

WFDM (1400 AM, "Radio Latina 94.3") is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States, on the frequency of 1400 kHz and the translator W232CF. It first began broadcasting under the call sign "WNUE". The station licensee and operator is Omni Broadcasting. WFDM formerly broadcast a news/talk format as "Freedom 94.3". It's now a Spanish station known on air as Radio Latina 94.3 FM. (Taken from their new web site)

History

The call letters for WFDM were assigned to Fairleigh Dickenson University Madison, New Jersey Campus carrier current radio station in 1966(?). The call letters are still used by that university for their Madison Campus. In 1975 the station went "airwave" without license from the FCC thanks to the work of a very industrious student engineer. The station served the Madison, Morristown,Florham Park, Convent Station area from 1975 until it was pulled off air in 1976 by the FCC.

The station was first assigned the call sign WNUE, which was changed to WFAV on September 19, 1994. On January 31, 2002 the call sign was changed to WJGC which was then changed to WBAU on July 21, 2004.

On June 30, 2006, the call sign was changed to WTKE and the station started simulcasting the sports radio format on WTKE-FM as "100.3 The Ticket". The call sign was changed to WZFN and the station was branded "1400 Z Fan", retaining the sports talk format. November 22, 2011 the call sign changed to WFDM. There is a WFDM-FM in Franklin, IN but there is no owner relation.

WFDM simulcasts on FM translator W232CF as "Radio Latina 94.3 FM" and is owned by Omni Broadcasting, LLC, of Fort Walton Beach. Its line up once included the Freedom In The Morning Show with Wolfe and Andi, Syndicated hosts Laura Ingrahm, Burnie Thompson, Dave Ramsey, Mark Levin, Brian Kilmead, Alex Jones and was a Fox News Radio, AccuWeather,and a New Orleans Saints (NFL) Radio network affiliate.

Around January 2014, this station flipped to a Spanish format called Radio Latina 94.3 FM. (Taken from their new web site)