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Nash FM 97.3 2013 logo.png
CityElmwood, Illinois
Broadcast areaPeoria, Illinois
BrandingNash FM 97.3
SloganCountry For Life
Frequency97.3 MHz
First air date1993
ERP23,500 watts
HAAT103 meters (338 ft)
Facility ID72080
Transmitter coordinates40°46′22.1″N 89°44′50.4″W / 40.772806°N 89.747333°W / 40.772806; -89.747333 (NAD83)
Callsign meaning"Fire" (station's original nickname, Fire 97.3)
OwnerCumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
Sister stationsWGLO, WIXO, WVEL, WZPW
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live (iHeart)

WFYR (FM 97.3) is a radio station broadcasting a Country music format[1] and licensed for Elmwood, Illinois, United States, in the Peoria area. The station is owned by Cumulus Media,[2] which purchased the station from Townsquare Media.[3] Cumulus switched the station branding to "Nash FM" with 5 other stations on September 6, 2013.[4][5]

They are known for boosting local country music artists, with a weekly feature, and the Nash Next National Competition.

On Air Personalities[edit]

Days Time Show/Personality
M-F 5a-9a The Ty Bentli Show
M-F 9a-12p Kristin
M-F 12p-3p Doc Watson
M-F 3p-7p Brian Scott
M-S 7p-12a Nash Nights Live
M-F 12a-4a The Blair Garner Show
Sa 7a-10a American Country Countdown Rewind
Su 9a-12p Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton
Su 12p-4p American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks


  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on March 1, 2010. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  2. ^ "WFYR Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "Cumulus, Townsquare Swap Involves 65 Stations, 13 Markets, $116 Million Cash" Archived May 1, 2012, at the Wayback Machine from All Access (April 30, 2012)
  4. ^ 97.3 River Country (September 6, 2013). "We have a new name !! !! !". Facebook. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  5. ^ Tarter, Steve (September 9, 2013). "On the air: River Country handle traded in for a NASH". Minding Business. Peoria, Illinois. Archived from the original on December 10, 2015. Retrieved September 30, 2013.

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