WOWO ( 1190 kHz) is an independent news/talk radio station owned by Pathfinder Communications Corporation. Its studios are located along Maples Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana, while its transmitter and its three towers are located along U.S. Highway 24 in Roanoke, midway between Fort Wayne and Huntington. It transmits with 50,000 watts during daytime using a non-directional antenna, and with 9,800 watts during nighttime using a three-tower directional antenna.
WOWO, whose call letters are pronounced as a two-syllable word rhyming with go-go, has been broadcasting on various AM frequencies since March 31, 1925, and on 1190 kHz since March 29, 1941. WOWO was one of the first radio stations to broadcast in the Fort Wayne area. In 1930, WOWO was the first radio station in the world to broadcast a live basketball game. It is also considered to be the first station to broadcast live Indiana high school sports events and the first station to be wholly owned by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation subsidiary, Westinghouse Broadcasting, lasting from 1936 to 1982.
WOWO broadcasts a hybrid ( analog plus digital) signal on 1190 AM.
Despite its sale by Westinghouse in 1982, WOWO still uses the distinctive Group W typeface for the call letters in its white on PF-152 red logo.
WOWO may refer to:
- WOWO (AM), a radio station (1190 AM) licensed to serve Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
- WFWI, a radio station (92.3 FM) licensed to serve Fort Wayne, Indiana, which held the call sign WOWO-FM from 2012 to 2015