Federated Media proudly operates 12 radio stations and a digital marketing agency located in northern Indiana. Below, you’ll see some significant events that helped Federated Media become the innovative media company it is today.
John F. Dille took over responsibility of The Elkhart Truth newspaper in Elkhart, IN, which included WTRC-AM (1340) and WLTA-FM (100.7). WLTA changed its call letters to WBYT in 1994 to become B100, Today’s Best and Most Country.
Federated Media purchases WMEE-FM (97.3) and WMEF-FM in Fort Wayne, IN, and later acquires WOWO-AM (1190), WQHK-FM (105.1), WBYR-FM (98.9) and WFWI-FM (92.3). Federated Media also purchases radio stations in Cincinnati, OH, Grand Rapids, MI, and Tulsa, OK.
Federated Media purchases WLRX-FM (95.7) of Nappanee, IN, to launch a new Hot AC station in the South Bend, IN, market.
Federated Media changes the call letters of WAOR (95.3) to WTRC, launching the first FM News/Talk format in South Bend, IN. Federated Media changes the call letters of WYPW to WAOR and switches from the hip hop format to classic rock.
Federated Media becomes one of the first broadcasters to implement responsive website design for all station websites. Read more about this innovative decision.
WOWO (1190am) wins the coveted NAB Marconi Award for medium market radio stations.
Federated Interactive changes its name to Federated Digital Solutions.
WOWO (1190AM, 107.5 FM) wins the coveted NAB Service to America Award for its annual fundraiser, Penny Pitch.
WRBR wins The Indiana Broadcaster’s Association’s Spectrum Award for Best Commercial – Justin Elias State Farm’s, “Ask Questions.”