WFDM-FM

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WFDM-FM
WXLW-WFDM freedom95 logo.jpg
City Franklin, Indiana
Broadcast area Indianapolis, Indiana
Branding Freedom 95
Slogan The Right Station for Talk
Frequency 95.9 MHz
First air date December 15, 1961
Format Talk (WXLW simulcast)
ERP 3,400 watts
HAAT 91 meters (299 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 21842
Callsign meaning W FreeDoM
Affiliations CBS Radio News
Owner Pilgrim Communications LLC
Webcast Listen Live
Website freedom95.us

WFDM-FM (95.9 FM, "Freedom 95") is an FM radio station owned by Pilgrim Communications serving the greater Indianapolis, Indiana area. The station operates on the FM radio frequency of 95.9 MHz.

History[edit]

The station signed on in 1961 as WIFN with an MOR format. In 2000, it became "95.9 the Point," airing mainly conservative talk programming. On July 1, 2003, the station flipped formats to Contemporary Christian Music and became WIJY, "Joy 96," replacing Indianapolis station 98.3 WXIR (which had just become "Radio Disney" WRDZ-FM).

On September 21, 2005, it flipped again, this time to Oldies as WIAU ("Gold 95.9"), using the ABC "Pure Gold" format and the same image campaign as "Gold 104.5" WGLD in Indianapolis, which had just flipped to "Jack FM" WJJK. On Monday, November 12, 2007, the station dropped the Oldies format, and WFDM "Freedom 95.9" began, airing virtually the same weekday lineup that had been heard by Indianapolis station WWFT.[1][2] Beginning in September 2012, Pilgrim Communications began simulcasting WFDM-FM on 950/WXLW, broadening the station's reach to include most of the state of Indiana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oldies Out, Talk In At WIAU". AllAccess.com. November 19, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Indy's newest talk station is "Freedom FM" WIAU at 95.9". Radio-Info.com. November 19, 2007. Archived from the original on March 22, 2012. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 

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Coordinates: 39°30′50″N 86°04′08″W / 39.514°N 86.069°W / 39.514; -86.069