Emmis To Add Translator In Indianapolis

1070 The Fan FM 107.5 WFNI Indianapolis W298BB Zionsville Emmis KasparUpdate 11/19: Emmis has acquired W298BB from Kaspar Broadcasting for $375,000.

Update 11/15: The first step of the move of W298BB has been filed with the FCC.

Kaspar Broadcasting has applied to move the translator to the tower of 88.7 WICR where it will operate with 233 watts where it will rebroadcast WFNI via 93.1 WIBC-HD3. The 54 dBu contour will cover all of Indianapolis, with the signal strongest in the northwestern portions of the city.

Original Report 11/13: In a filing to the Securities & Exchange Commission last week, Emmis Communications modified its credit agreement to acquire $437,000 worth of translators. While no FCC applications have been made yet identifying the translators, we can infer one via a domain registration made by the company.

FM1075TheFan.com was registered by Emmis on October 25 and is redirecting to the site of the company’s “1070 The Fan” WFNI Indianapolis. That would identify the translator as W298BB Zionsville IN, which covers the northwestern corner of the Indianapolis market. Currently the translator rebroadcasts Kaspar Broadcasting sister “Shine 99.7” WSHW Frankfort with 250 watts at 13.6 meters.

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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.


  1. Entercom owns 107.9

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