950 Indianapolis

Indianapolis Gets More Freedom

Sports “XL 950” WXLW Indianapolis has flipped to a simulcast of sister Talk “Freedom 95.9” WFDM-FM Franklin. The Pilgrim Communications stations are now being branded together as “Freedom 95“. 95.9 WFDM-FM previously only covered the southern portions of the Indianapolis metro with its 3.4kW signal. The addition of 950 will at least give the station daytime coverage throughout the market with its 5kw daytime signal. WXLW currently operates with just 117 watts at night, with a Construction Permit that would see the drop even further to just 36 watts. “Freedom 95” carries syndicated programming around the clock including America’s Morning News, Laura Ingraham, Dave Ramsey, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, and Mark Levin. Among the programs n...[Read More]

More Indianapolis Talk Changes

Just a couple weeks after Emmis announced plans to move 1070 WIBC to 93.1 FM, the rest of the market has begun reacting. Cumulus has announced that it will suspend its current talk programming in mid-November to join 93.1 with a Christmas Music format through the holidays. Chris Wheat, Indianapolis Market Manager for Cumulus told the Indianapolis Star: “We haven’t determined what we’re going to do with it yet. The options range from tweaking it to changing it.” “Sean Hannity can’t carry the radio station,” Wheat said. “One of the glaring things I noticed when I arrived is that there’s absolutely no local content from a news and information standpoint.” WWFT previously was Contemporary Christian WISG “93.9 The Song”. Meanwhile, crosstown 950 WXLW, which will ...[Read More]