WFNI Programming Adds New Translator

93.5 107.5 ESPN The Fan WFNI IndianapolisEmmis Sports “1070 The Fan” WFNI/93.5 W228CX Indianapolis will add a second FM simulcast on 107.5 W298BB Indianapolis on March 30.

The addition of WFNI programming on 107.5 will replace the ESPN national lineup and is caused by a power reduction of 93.5 W228CX to 2w/296m due to interference the translator was causing to Woof Boom Radio’s Classic Rock “Max 93.5” WMXQ Hartford City/Muncie.

In the January 2016 Nielsen Audio ratings, WFNI/W228CX registered a 2.8 share of the audience, while W298BB fed via 93.1 WIBC-HD2 added an additional 0.4 share. WFNI carries ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in mornings and NBC Sports Radio programming in nights and weekends. When the 107.5 ESPN lineup is eliminated, ESPN programming will replace NBC in those dayparts.

Emmis Indianapolis is expanding its market-leading sports programming to include 107.5 FM. Beginning March 30th, in addition to 93.5 FM and 1070 AM, THE FAN lineup and programming will also air on 107.5 FM.

THE FAN’s favorite local shows, including Mike & Mike, Grady & Big Joe, Dan Dakich and The Ride with JMV, will also be heard on 107.5 FM. Select ESPN programming currently heard on 107.5 FM will be integrated into the increased coverage of THE FAN on 107.5 FM, 93.5 FM and 1070 AM.

Emmis will temporarily reduce power on 93.5 FM while working with the FCC to eliminate potential interference issues. Adding THE FAN’s programming to include 107.5 FM greatly increases THE FAN’s FM band coverage in and around Indianapolis.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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