Cleveland's Got A Radio Station Getting Ready At 87.7 FM
June 13, 2012 at 4:25 AM (PT)
VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES has launched WLFM-LP on 87.7 in CLEVELAND. The signal is an audio channel of TV's channel 6. OHIOMEDIAWATCH reports "WLFM-LP is most assuredly testing at this point, and the sounds coming out of 87.7 on the FM radio dial are a collection of historic 'fight songs' for the city's three professional sports teams -- vintage tunes like 'C'mon Cavs!,' 'Indian Fever' and that Browns fight song from the 1970s or so that most NORTHEAST OHIO adults know as well as they know the team."
In addition to those sports-themed tunes, OHIOMEDIAWATCH notes MICHAEL STANLEY BAND's "My Town," often used at sporting events locally, is also being aired.
The 87.7 FM stations use the audio of analog LPTVs to operate as de facto radio stations, at least until the low-power stations are required to transition to digital-only operation. Could the sports songs augur another FM Sports format in CLEVELAND, possibly a simulcast of GOOD KARMA Sports WKNR-A (ESPN 850) to compete with CBS RADIO Sports WKRK (92.3 THE FAN) ... or is something else in store for the channel?