WYNG (FM)

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WYNG
CityMount Carmel, Illinois
Broadcast areaEvansville
BrandingK-Love
SloganPositive. Encouraging.
Frequency94.9 MHz
FormatCCM
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT128.0 meters
ClassB
Facility ID56560
Transmitter coordinates38°23′57.00″N 87°47′18.00″W / 38.3991667°N 87.7883333°W / 38.3991667; -87.7883333
Former callsignsWYER-FM (1979–1989)
WRBT (1989–1996)
WTRI-FM (1996–2001)
WKRI (2001–2003)
OwnerEducational Media Foundation

WYNG is a radio station licensed to Mount Carmel, Illinois and serving the Evansville, Indiana market at 94.9 FM. The current format is Educational Media Foundation's Christian contemporary K-Love.[1]

History[edit]

WYNG acquired the 94.9 frequency in 2003 when the Regent Broadcasting changed frequencies and adopted a Country format. After stations WBKR and WKDQ were acquired from Clear Channel Communications by Regent Broadcasting,[2] Regent decided to change WYNG's programming to an all Sports format – primarily using ESPN Radio syndicated programming.

On August 25, 2006, Regent sold WYNG to Withers Broadcasting Companies, a Mount Vernon, Illinois company that operates multiple radio/television stations in several states, including Kentucky, West Virginia, and Missouri.[3]

ESPN's format was dropped as of January 1, 2007 and the ESPN affiliation moved to WYFX 106.7. Long time WGBF/WYNG sportscaster Dan Egierski is now Vice President of Evansville Sports Programming Inc., which is active in sales for WYFX.[4]

WVMC (AM) has been added to their line-up of stations.

On January 11, 2016, WYNG, LLC. sold WYNG to EMF Broadcasting for $450,000 along with Iowa stations KOKX-FM and KRNQ; EMF flipped the station to its K-Love network upon the sale's closure on March 18, 2016.[5]

Non-music operations[edit]

WYNG has an extensive news department providing news at the top of the hour between 6 A.M. and 6 P.M.[6] However, most of the updates are not live. The transcript of the report is posted on their website daily. WYNG is a part of the St. Louis Cardinals radio network.[6]

Previous logos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Indiana Radio Archive; Stations; WYNG
  2. ^ "REGENT COMMUNICATIONS INC, Form 8-K, Current Report, EXHIBIT 99.01, Filing Date Sep 11, 2002". secdatabase.com. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  3. ^ Local radio station sold : Local : Evansville Courier Press
  4. ^ ESPN radio changes dials on Monday : Local Sports : Evansville Courier Press
  5. ^ EMF Purchases Three In Keokuk, Evansville
  6. ^ a b http://www.wyng949.com/ WYNG

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