WYFX
CityMount Vernon, Indiana
Broadcast areaEvansville, Indiana
Frequency106.7 MHz
BrandingFox Sports 106.7 FM - 1590 AM
Programming
FormatSports
AffiliationsFox Sports Radio
Ownership
OwnerOriginal Company
WJPS, WRCY
History
First air date
1992 (as WBLZ)
Former call signs
WBLZ (1992-1996)
WBLZ-FM (1996-1999)
Technical information
Facility ID53089
ClassA
ERP3,000 watts
HAAT90 meters
Repeater(s)1590 kHz (WRCY)
Links
Websitewww.wyfxfm.com

WYFX (106.7 FM) is a Class A FM station licensed to Mount Vernon, Indiana, serving the Evansville, Indiana market. The format became ESPN Radio on January 1, 2007. The station is owned by the Original Company, based in Vincennes, Indiana. It airs Indiana Pacers basketball, Indianapolis Colts football, and St. Louis Cardinals baseball, as well as Indiana University football and basketball. The station also broadcasts University of Southern Indiana men's basketball.

WYFX has a construction permit to move to a new frequency and tower NW of Evansville in Posey County near SR 66 and Rexing Rd.

New Frequency 102.5 MHz

Effective Radiated Power 6000 Watts

Height above Avg. Terrain 100 meters (328 feet)

Height above Ground Level 88.9 meters (292 feet)

Height above Sea Level 238 meters (781 feet)

Transmitter Location 38° 03' 49" N, 87° 42' 36" W

Construction Permit Granted March 9, 2016

Construction Permit Expires March 9, 2019

Last FCC Update March 9, 2016

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History

The station began broadcasting as WBLZ in 1992, when the FCC granted a license to cover. It was operated from the same building as WPCO in Mount Vernon and broadcast from the same tower site. At various times the two stations have broadcast the same programming.

WBLZ was purchased from the Posey County Broadcasting Company by The Original Company in May 1999,[2] and the call sign was changed to WYFX. The station picked up ABC Radio Networks' ABC AC format later that year.[3] Later, the simulcast with 1590 would return as WYFX began broadcasting ABC's Real Country format. This lasted until January 1, 2007, when the station picked up ESPN Radio after the all-sports format was dropped by WYNG.

WYFX began a local sports program featuring former WYNG personality Dan Egerski in December 2007.

On May 31, 2014, WYFX's contract to carry ESPN Radio expired; the station continued to carry the St. Louis Cardinals, Blues and local sports broadcasts. On June 4, 2014 WYFX changed their format to news/talk.[4]

As of January 2016, WYFX has flipped to a simulcast of classic hits-formatted sister station WJPS 107.1 FM.

On December 19, 2016, WYFX dropped its simulcast with WJPS and returned to a sports format, branded as "Fox Sports 106.7", with programming from Fox Sports Radio.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Radio Station Information Page".
  2. ^ Application Search Details
  3. ^ http://www.well.com/~irw/archive/102399.html
  4. ^ WYFX Shifts from Sports to Conservative Talk Radioinsight - June 4, 2014
  5. ^ FM Sports Returns to Evansville Radioinsight - December 19, 2016

Coordinates: 37°56′03″N 87°55′35″W / 37.9342°N 87.9264°W / 37.9342; -87.9264