Emmis launches FM Sports Talker in Indy


Emmis CommunicationsIndianapolis’ first FM sports station, 107.5 The Fan, has launched as a partial simulcast of Emmis’ ESPN Radio affiliate, WFNI-AM. The line-up for 107.5 is “complementary but not entirely duplicative of the line-up on 1070 The Fan.” The FM signal, W298BB, is also owned by Emmis and operates with 233 watts @ 879 ft. HAAT.

The Fan 1070 AM/107.5 FM is the flagship station of the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Butler Basketball, Indiana University Football, the Indy Car Series and the Indiana Fever. Play-by-play on 1070 The Fan will also be carried live on 107.5FM The Fan unless two games conflict, and then the games will be split between 1070 and 107.5FM.

“The launch of FM 107.5 The Fan demonstrates Emmis’ deep commitment to making “The Fan” Indy’s dominant sports brand,” Charlie Morgan, SVP/Market Manager of Emmis-Indianapolis said.  “Given that Emmis is credited with creating the first sports-talk station in the United States, it only seems fitting that we would deliver the City’s first FM Sports Station to the Indy’s sports-loving fans.”

The line-up for 107.5 FM:

6-10 am Mike and Mike

10 am – 1 pm The Herd

1-3 pm SVP & Russillo

3-7 pm The Ride with JMV

7-11 pm Hill & Schlereth or local play-by-play

11 pm -1 am SportsCenter Tonight

1-6 am SportsCenter All Night