102.9 Fort Wayne

Adams Begins Fort Wayne Changes

Update 6/11: WXKE completed its shift from 103.9 to 96.3 at midnight as “Rock 104” relaunched as “96.3 XKE“. The two stations will simulcast until later this month when a new format will debut on what will become 103.9 WWFW. Update 6/2: Adams has closed on the Fort Wayne stations and the changes have begun. 106.3 WHPP Columbia City dropped its 90s Hits “Rewind” for Catholic “Redeemer Radio” as its ownership passes to Fort Wayne Catholic Radio. WHPP will simulcast 1450 WLYV Fort Wayne until July 1, at which time 1450 will debut a new format under Adams. Calvary Radio Network took over 102.9 WGL-FM Huntington and dropped Oldies and for its Christian network as WJCI. Former simulcast partner 1250 WGL Fort Wayne will shift to Sports “Fox Sp...[Read More]

Adams Expands Into Fort Wayne With Two Group Purchases

Update 2/25: Tom Taylor Now reports on the two spinoffs required by the Adams purchases. Oldies 102.9 WGL-FM Huntington will be swapped to Calvary Radio Network for translator 103.3 W277AK Fort Wayne. 90s Hits “Rewind 106.3” WHPP Columbia City will be swapped to Ft. Wayne Catholic Radio for 1450 WLYV Fort Wayne. (Taylor inadvertantly pegs it as 1570 WGLL Auburn) Following the closings of all the sales, Adams Radio Group will own 93.3 WBTU, 96.3 WNHT, 103.3 W277AK, 103.9 WXKE, 107.9 WJHT, 1250 WGL, and 1450 WLYV in the Fort Wayne market. Update 2/24 8:30pm: Adams will also be acquiring Russ Oasis’ stations in the Fort Wayne market. That deal will add an additional three FM’s: Country “US 93.3” WBTU, 90s Hits “Rewind 106.3” WHPP, and CHR “...[Read More]

Fort Wayne Pair To Shift To Oldies

Summit City Radio Group will flip Adult Standards/Talk “1250 The River” WGL and AC “V102.9” WGL-FM Fort Wayne to Oldies on Monday, June 3. The new format will focus on pop hits from the 1960’s and 70’s. Longtime Fort Wayne personality Rick Hughes will join the station for mornings. 1250 WGL afternoon host Pat While will remain in that slot for the combined station. WGL AM/FM will remain as the Fort Wayne affiliate for Indiana University Sports. The station claims that no jobs will be lost by combining the two station’s programming, although 1250 will drop the syndicated Dave Ramsey and 102.9 will cease airing Delilah. The new format will place the station in direct competition with Sarkes Tarzian’s Classic Hits “Fun 101.7” WLDE. 1...[Read More]