WKRK-FM, also known as “The Fan 92.3 FM”, is a commercial sports radio station licensed to Cleveland Heights, Ohio. The station is owned by Audacy, Inc. and serves Greater Cleveland and surrounding Northeast Ohio as a co-flagship for the Cleveland Browns Radio Network and an affiliate of CBS Sports Radio. WKRK-FM’s studios are located at the Halle Building in Downtown Cleveland and the station transmitter resides in the Cleveland suburb of Warrensville Heights. In addition to a standard analog transmission, WKRK-FM broadcasts over three HD Radio channels and is available online via Audacy.
WKRK-FM signed on the air in 1947 as WJW-FM, the FM counterpart to WJW (AM). The station was originally owned by the E. W. Scripps Company and carried a classical music format. In 1972, WJW-FM was sold to the American Financial Group and switched to a rock music format. The station was renamed WKRK-FM in 1974.
In 1995, WKRK-FM was purchased by Clear Channel Communications and switched to a sports format. The station rebranded as “The Fan 92.3 FM” in 1996. WKRK-FM has been a ratings success since switching to a sports format. The station is currently the most-listened-to sports radio station in Cleveland.
WKRK-FM’s programming consists of live game coverage, expert analysis, interviews with players and coaches, and sports talk shows. The station’s signature program is “The Ken Carman Show”, which airs weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Other popular programs on WKRK-FM include “Baskin & Phelps”, “Afternoon Drive on The Fan”, and “Overtime with Jonathan Peterlin”.
WKRK-FM is a major source of sports information for the Cleveland area. The station’s coverage of the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Guardians, and Cleveland Monsters has been praised for its depth and accuracy. WKRK-FM also plays an important role in the sports culture of Cleveland. The station’s programming features a wide range of events, including games, concerts, and autograph signings.
WKRK-FM is funded by a combination of listener donations, corporate sponsorships, and advertising. The station is committed to providing high-quality sports programming to the Cleveland community. WKRK-FM is a valuable resource for sports fans in Cleveland.