Report: Family Stations Closing Shortwave WYFR
June 17, 2013 at 4:36 AM (PT)
A report at SHORTWAVE CENTRAL indicates that FAMILY RADIO is shutting down shortwave Religion WYFR/OKEECHOBEE, FL as of JUNE 30th.
A post attributed to WYFR manager DAN ELYEA says, "We regretfully inform you that the final day of operation for WYFR will be JUNE 30, 2013" and includes a short history of the station, which dates back to an experimental license in 1927 in BOSTON and then as WRUL and WNYW/SCITUATE, MA before FAMILY STATIONS bought the facility in 1973 and changed the calls." The station moved to FLORIDA in 1977.
"The OKEECHOBEE site eventually grew to 14 transmitters and 23 antennas," the note from ELYEA says. "And now we’ve gone full cycle. Good listening to all, and 73."