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The Essentials

Call Letters: WFRN
Frequency: 104.7fm
City of License: Elkhart
Metro(s): South Bend
Power: 50,000 watts @ 459 feet (Class B)
Format: Religious
Address: P.O. Box 307, Elkhart, IN 46515-0307
Address: 25802 County Road 26, Elkhart, IN 46517-9132
Phone: 574.875.5166
Ownership: Progressive Broadcasting System, Inc.
Web Presence:
Notes: FM translators: W236BD, W241AD, W242BM, W243AJ, W248AP, W258BD, W262AU, W266AE, W266BF, W270BL, W272BZ, W273BM, W287BE, W291BQ, W292DO and W294BA

Station Personnel


President & GM: Ed Moore
Station Manager: Bob Dawson
OM: Bob Dawson
PD: Jim Carter
MD: Doug Moore
News Director: Ron Bedward
Mornings: Doug (6am - 9:30am)
Mornings: Vincy (6am - 9:30am)
Middays: Cody Collier (9:30am - 3pm)
Afternoons: Jim Carter (3pm - 7:30pm)
Nights: Martha Hadley
Weekends: Deb Marie
Weekends: Gregg Richards




GM: Clarence C. Moore
Station Manager: Edwin C. Moore
Chief Engineer: Samuel Smeltzer
Chief Engineer: Clyde Moore
PD: Toby Mort
PD: Jim Rodden


SM: Steve Randolph
PD: Roger Booth
PD: Randy Young (October 1999 - ?)
News Director: Don Wagner
Pete Probst (Now APD/MD at WETL)

Station History

104.7fm signed on June 10, 1963.


Signed on with 8200 watts at 120 feet.


WXAX debuted in the mid-1960s until 1979. Increased power to 20,000 watts at 195 feet. Beautiful music format. Power later increased to 50,000 watts at 195 feet.


WFRN-FM signed on in 1979.

For Further Reading...

"WFRN format stays." Elkhart Truth. 1 September 2001. Page C1.

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