WYNK-FM

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WYNK-FM
WYNK 101.5 logo.png
CityBaton Rouge, Louisiana
Broadcast areaBaton Rouge metropolitan area
BrandingWYNK Country 101.5
SloganYou're in WYNK Country
Frequency101.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date1968
FormatCountry
HD2: Classic hits "Downtown Radio"
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT457 meters (1,499 ft)
ClassC
Facility ID47402
Transmitter coordinates30°19′34.00″N 91°16′36.00″W / 30.3261111°N 91.2766667°W / 30.3261111; -91.2766667Coordinates: 30°19′34.00″N 91°16′36.00″W / 30.3261111°N 91.2766667°W / 30.3261111; -91.2766667
Callsign meaningWINK
AffiliationsPremiere Networks
Westwood One
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
Sister stationsKRVE, WFMF, WJBO
WebcastListen Live
Websitehttps://wynkcountry.iheart.com/

WYNK-FM (101.5 FM) is a country music formatted radio station licensed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The iHeartMedia, Inc. station broadcasts with an ERP of 100 kW. Its studios are located east of downtown Baton Rouge near the I-10/I-12 interchange and its transmitter is in Plaquemine, Louisiana.

History[edit]

WYNK-FM has been on the country format scene since December 7, 1968 and has managed to hold off a lot of competitors ever since. Its AM sister station, WYNK, was originally known as WEND and began broadcasting in the 1950s. In the late 1950s the call sign was changed to WYNK. WYNK experienced financial problems in the early 1960s and went off the air for a time, only to return under new ownership and great success beginning on October 31, 1962. The force behind this rise to excellence is credited to R. D. McGregor. McGregor sold his interest in 1983 to Hicks Broadcasting, a company that would eventually become Capstar before merging with Clear Channel Communications. WYNK's AM sister station (since renamed WPYR) was sold to Davidson Media in 2007.

WYNK served as the flagship station for the nationally syndicated "Big D and Bubba" show from 1999 until 2003. The morning show is currently The Bobby Bones Show based in Nashville, TN at flagship WSIX.

WYNK-HD2[edit]

WYNK-FM still airs a classic hits format playing a classic hits format on its HD2 digital subchannel branded as "Downtown Radio 97.7", which is on iHeart radio. The FM translator, K249DV 97.7 was the classic hits format with the HD2 channel until January 2, 2017, which was the time it started to get simulcasted by sister station News Radio 1150 WJBO.[1]

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