World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0018123952
Reproduction Date:

Title: Wlfk  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of radio stations in New York, 95.3 FM
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


City of license Gouverneur, New York
Broadcast area Watertown, New York
Branding 95-3 The Wolf
Frequency 95.3 MHz
Translator(s) 104.1 W281AA Watertown
100.1 W261CP Lowville
First air date December 4, 1967 (1967-12-04)
Format Country music
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 100 meters (330 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 66658
Transmitter coordinates

44°20′22.0″N 75°23′59.2″W / 44.339444°N 75.399778°W / 44.339444; -75.399778Coordinates: 44°20′22.0″N 75°23′59.2″W / 44.339444°N 75.399778°W / 44.339444; -75.399778

Former callsigns WGIX-FM (1988–2010)
WIGS-FM (1967–?, 1978–1988)
WLUF (?–1978)
Owner Community Broadcasters, LLC

WLFK (95.3 FM, "95-3 The Wolf") is an FM broadcast station licensed for 6,000 watts at Gouverneur, New York. The station also has a low power repeater in Watertown, New York which broadcasts with 50 watts. The audio from this station can be heard on Time Warner Cable in Watertown, New York on channel 96. Time Warner picks up the broadcast from repeater 104.1 which is also in Watertown. Since the FM audio subcarrier for cable channel 96 can be heard on 101.75 FM, cable subscribers in the greater Watertown area can hear WLFK in a much larger area than its low powered Watertown signal can cover.

Owned and operated by Community Broadcasters, LLC, it broadcasts a country format. The station carries a national news feed from CNN at the top of each hour. The station has a local disc jockey, Wolfman Bill, (weekdays 6-9am), and local news courtesy of John Moore at WWTI-TV 50 (Watertown, New York). The remainder of the schedule is filled by satellite, with no local news after that.

The station broadcasts Clarkson University hockey. The announcer is Bob Ahlfeld.

Station history

WLFK signed-on for the first time on Monday evening, December 4, 1967, as WIGS-FM on 92.7 MHz. The 3,000 watt station was put on-the-air to provide coverage to areas that were unable to receive the signal of (or received interference with) the 1,000 watt WIGS (AM) 1230 (now defunct). The two stations simulcasted originally.

Eventually, the FM station changed call letters to WLUF. The callsign was changed back to WIGS-FM on December 18, 1978.[1] At noon on February 25, 1981, WIGS-FM moved to its current frequency of 95.3 MHz to make room at Ogdensburg, New York for WPAC (now WQTK). In later years, the simulcast ended, with the AM side going country and the FM taking on an adult contemporary format.

The station callsign changed to WGIX-FM on July 1, 1988.[1]

In February 1991, both stations suddenly left the air but returned with new owners that fall. The Wireless Works had already owned WSLB and WPAC in Ogdensburg, as well as WZOZ in Oneonta, New York.

In recent years, The Wireless Works formed an all-oldies trimulcast of WSLB/WIGS/WGIX as "FSR Full Service Radio." WIGS signed-off permanently in the mid-1990s, and the two remaining stations continued a simulcast until WSLB became "Talk 1400" in the early part of this decade. WGIX became "Oldies 95.3" then "Cool 95.3."

In 2003, WGIX-FM added 50 watt repeater in Watertown, New York which was formerly used by Majic 103.1.[2] Then in 2008, the station added a 19 watt repeater in Lowville.

On Tuesday, March 9, 2010, the station switched formats to country music, re-branding itself as WLFK, "95-3 The Wolf", and changing the callsign to match.


External links

  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WLFK
  • Radio-Locator information on WLFK
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WLFK
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for W281AA
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for W261CP
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.