City Michigan City, Indiana
Broadcast area Chicago and Northwest Indiana
Branding WIMS am1420 95.1fm
Slogan The Talk of the South Shore
Frequency 1420 kHz
Translator(s) W236BD 95.1 FM (Michigan City)
W248AP 97.5 FM (Chesterton)
First air date Aug 10, 1947
Format Classic Hits, News/Talk
Power 5,000 watts day
5,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 39383
Transmitter coordinates 41°40′26″N 86°55′58″W / 41.67389°N 86.93278°W / 41.67389; -86.93278Coordinates: 41°40′26″N 86°55′58″W / 41.67389°N 86.93278°W / 41.67389; -86.93278
Owner Gerard Media, LLC
Sister stations WHFB (AM)
Website wimsradio.com

WIMS is an AM Station broadcasting on 1420 kHz in Michigan City, Indiana, and serves the northwest Indiana listening area. Its format is primarily classic hits music, news, talk and sports. The station is currently owned by Gerard Media, LLC.[1][2]

WIMS has been broadcasting live from Michigan City since 1947, having begun broadcasting August 8 of that year on 1420 kHz with 1 KW power (daytime only). It was licensed to Northern Indiana Broadcasters Inc.[3] Most recently it is run by Ric Federighi and his brothers of Gerard Media LLC.

WIMS is an affiliate of the Grand Valley State Laker football radio network.[4]

WIMS is also broadcast over two translators, W236BD 95.1 in Michigan City, and W248AP 97.5 in Chesterton.


  1. "WIMS Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2009-11-09.
  2. "The Indiana Radio Archive | Stations | WIMS". indianaradio.net. Retrieved 2017-09-29.
  3. "I-kw Daytimer Launched At Michigan City, Ind" (PDF). Broadcasting. August 18, 1947. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  4. "GRAND VALLEY STATE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE". Grand Valley State Lakers. Retrieved 24 November 2010.

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