|...from the Broadcast Capital of the World||Thursday, December 12, 2019|
|Station Information for WFME-AM|
|Station Address||112 North Elm Street|
Shenandoah, IA 51601
|Classification and Power||A, 50,000W|
|Transmitter Location||Maspeth, Queens|
|Format||Religion - Christian|
|Owner||Family Stations, Inc.|
Originating as broadcasting pioneer John V.L. Hogan's experimental television station W2XR in 1929, the station began broadcasting classical music in 1933 at a frequency of 1550kc. The call letters were changed to WQXR in 1936, and the station moved to its present frequency in 1941. WQXR was purchased by the New York Times in 1944.
On November 10, 2014, Radio Disney agreed to sell WQEW to Family Stations for $12,950.00, and an application to transfer the station`s licence was filed with the FCC on November 21, 2014. Radio Disney programming was discontinued on February 17, 2015, and the sale to Family Stations was completed on February 20, 2015. The call sign WFME was adopted on February 20th and religious programming began on February 27, 2015.