WIFX-FM
WIFX-FM 2014.jpg
Broadcast areaSoutheastern Kentucky
Southwestern Virginia
Frequency94.3 FM MHz
(HD Radio)
BrandingFoxy 94-3
Programming
FormatHot Adult Contemporary
AffiliationsCBS Radio News
PRN Radio
Ownership
Owner
  • Gearhart Communications
  • (AJSPD, LLC)
WXLR, WXKZ-FM
History
First air date
May 10, 1975
Former call signs
WREM-FM (1980-1981)
Call sign meaning
W I FoXy
Technical information
Facility ID37155
ClassC2
Power6,300 watts Horizontal
6,240 watts Vertical
HAAT410 meters (1,350 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
37°09′59.0″N 82°37′13.0″W / 37.166389°N 82.620278°W / 37.166389; -82.620278
Links
WebcastWIFX Webstream
WebsiteWIFX Online

WIFX is a Hot Adult Contemporary formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Jenkins, Kentucky, serving Southeastern Kentucky and Southwestern Virginia.[1] WIFX is owned and operated by Gearhart Communications.[2]

History

The station went on the air as WREM-FM on May 10, 1975. As a newly launched companion station for WREM-AM (AM 1000, now WKVG), it originally broadcast a variety format.[3]

On November 23, 1981, the station changed its call sign to the current WIFX.[4] It began airing a Top 40 format the same year. Sometime later in that decade, it began airing its current Hot AC format.

In May 2013, the station launched "Foxy and Friends", a local morning show to replace John Boy and Billy, which was moved to a sister station. "Foxy and Friends" broadcasts live, weekday mornings from 6-9 AM and currently features hosts Tiffany, Tim, and Jake.

References

  1. ^ "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "WIFX Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  3. ^ Nash, Francis M. (1995). Towers Over Kentucky: A History of Radio and TV in the Bluegrass State. Host Communications.
  4. ^ "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved January 18, 2014.