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The Essentials

Call Letters: WDFM
Frequency: 98.1fm
City of License: Defiance, Ohio
Metro(s): Fort Wayne
Power: 50,000 watts @ 499 feet (Grandfathered) (Class B)
Format: Adult Contemporary
Address: 2110 Radio Drive, Defiance, OH 43512-2110
Phone: 419.782.9336
Ownership: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Web Presence:
Notes: A 630 watt booster was licenesed to Fort Wayne as WDFM-1. On 27 May 2001, that booster tower fell in a windstorm and was not rebuilt.

Station Personnel


GM/PD: Rick Small
SM: John Schuette
Mornings: Rick Small (6am - 9am)
Mornings: Chris Malanga (6am - 9am)
Middays: Lori Bradley
Afternoons: Toby Knapp
Nights: Kristy Knight (From Weekends)


GM: Bob McLimans
SM: Patty Hindall
PD: Russ Ryder
Middays: Chris McKay (9am - 2pm) (? - June 2001) (Now nights at WRVF in Toledo, Ohio)
Afternoons: Dave Hire (2pm - 6pm)
Overnights: Shelley Wade (12am - 5am)

Station History

98.1fm signed on June 25, 1985. In 1995, Steven Lankenau purchased a 100% stock interest in Wolfe Communications, Inc. from Robert Wolfe. In December 1998, Wolfe Communications, Inc. sold WDFM for around $4 million to Clear Channel (then Jacor).

For Further Reading...

"Changing Hands" Broadcasting and Cable. 125, no. 163 (1995): Page 48.
"Transactions" Radio & Records no. 1076 (6 January 1995): Page 6.

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