WFMW adds FM translator, changes focus to "Classic Hit Country"

Other changes include moving midday news to noon and the addition of two new syndicated shows to the weekend lineup

Madisonville radio station WFMW (730 AM) is making a few big changes.

Starting today, the Sound Broadcasters, Inc.-owned station is changing its brand from “America’s Music Radio” to “Classic Hit Country.” The format stays country music, but now the selection of hits focuses in on those from the '70s, '80s and '90s.

And that's not all: For about a week now, WFMW has not only been broadcasting on its longtime home at 730 on the AM dial, but now it's also on 94.9 FM, courtesy of the station's recently-installed translator, W235AC.  "We are very pleased with our [FM] signal reaching all of Hopkins, McLean and Webster Counties, as well as northern Christian County and Muhlenberg County, eastern Caldwell County, southeastern Crittenden County and western Ohio County," station management said in a statement.

WFMW is also making some other minor programming adjustments. The current 12:30 p.m. news report is moving to 12 noon, and two new syndicated shows will join the weekend lineup. The Country Oldies Show will air each Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon CT, and Looking Up Country is set to air every Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. CT.  Both of these programs are from Envision Radio Networks.

With all of these changes, what's not changing? Plenty! WFMW AM and FM will continue to deliver to its listeners these favorite programming features - CBS Radio News, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, Kentucky Sports Radio with Matt Jones and Madisonville-North Hopkins football and basketball.

For more information on all of these changes, be sure to check out wfmw.net and the station's Facebook page, too.  (You can also check out the video below!)

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