The chain reaction triggered by 1070 WIBC’s impending move to 93.1 FM continues to shake up the Indianapolis market. In late October, Cumulus’ FM Talker 93.9 WWFT announced plans to drop its format in favor of Christmas music. That move occurred today. However, WWFT’s programming will continue on in the Indianapolis market as Pilgrim Communication’s southern rimshot “Gold 95.9” WIAU Franklin will drop its Oldies format on Monday to become WFDM “Freedom 95.9“. WFDM will feature all of the syndicated hosts that had been heard on WWFT: Mancow, Laura Ingraham, Dave Ramsey, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, and Mark Levin.
No word on what will appear on 93.9 after the holidays, however much speculation exists towards the return of Contemporary Christian “The Song”, which currently airs on 93.9’s HD2.
There’s still a bunch of changes coming in Indianapolis as 93.1 becomes WIBC on December 26. On January 8, 1070 will become “The Fan” taking the ESPN Radio programming from 950 WXLW, which in turn will relaunch as “XL 950”.