1290 South Bend

Federated Sells Another In South Bend

Federated Media has sold another one of its stations in its South Bend, IN cluster. 1290 WNIL Niles, MI, which currently simulcasts “ESPN 95.7” WAOR Nappanee has been sold to Marion R. Williams for $225,000. Williams owns Rhythmic CHR “Smokin’ 99.1” WSMK Buchanon, MI in the South Bend market. This is the second sale of a South Bend market station for Federated in less than a week. Last Wednesday the company sold 95.7 WAOR to to St. Joseph Catholic Radio Group for $925,000. This second sales leaves Federated with News/Talk “95.3 MNC” 1340 WTRC Elkhart/95.3 WTRC-FM Niles, MI, Country “B100” 100.7 WBYT Elkhart, and Rock “103.9 The Bear” WRBR South Bend in the market. The question now becomes whether Federated keeps divesting st...[Read More]

Federated Media To Go All In With Sports In Indiana

Update 6/3: The four Federated Media stations will flip to Sports branded as “The Fan” on Monday, June 4 at 9:00am. 106.7 WFGA Hicksville will be branded as “The Fan Fort Wayne“. 102.7 WLEG Ligonier will be branded as “The Fan 102.7“. 95.7 WAOR Mishawka and 1290 WNIL Niles will be brandes as “The Fan Michiana” serving the greater South Bend area. The four stations will carry an identical talk lineup of featuring Fox Sports Radio and local hosts in drivetime. Current WAOR afternoon host Ragz and weekend host Craig “The Bartender” Williams will host mornings, followed by Dan Patrick and Jim Rome. “BS Sports with Brian & Stiller” which currently airs on sister “ESPN 1380” WKJG Fort Wayne will add the four...[Read More]