|City||Celoron, New York|
|Broadcast area||Jamestown NY area|
|First air date||October 27, 2011|
|Transmitter coordinates||42°05′46″N 79°14′35″W / 42.096°N 79.243°WCoordinates: 42°05′46″N 79°14′35″W / 42.096°N 79.243°W|
formerly shared with WLKW AM
|Affiliations||CBS Sports Radio|
Cross Country Communications, LLC |
(sale to Educational Media Foundation pending)
WLKW-FM (95.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a talk radio format with sports and conservative programs. Licensed to Celoron, New York, United States, the station serves the Jamestown, New York area. The station is owned by Cross Country Communications, LLC, a company majority-controlled by Hall Communications.
Until March 14, 2016, News Talk 95.3 The Lake aired Fox News Radio reports at the top of each hour and local news reports at the bottom of each hour. Its daytime programming came from the Premiere Networks talk network (Glenn Beck Program, The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Sean Hannity Show), with secondary programming sources including Talk Radio Network (The Savage Nation on weeknights and select weekend programming), Cox Radio/Dial Global (tape-delay airings of Neal Boortz and Clark Howard), and Cumulus Media Networks (overnight programs John Batchelor and Red Eye Radio).
On March 14, 2016 WLKW-FM began airing programming from CBS Sports Radio. Beck and Hannity (but not Limbaugh, despite all three sharing the same distributor) were carried over from the previous lineup and continue to air on the station.
WLKW-FM airs no local programming.
Sale to Educational Media Foundation
In August 2018, Cross Country Communications, a company majority owned by the Rowbotham family of Rhode Island, agreed to exit the Jamestown radio market. Under the terms of the sale, Media One Group, the owners of all other commercial radio stations in Jamestown, will purchase sister station WKZA. To comply with ownership caps, WLKW-FM will instead by spun off to Educational Media Foundation, which is expected to introduce its K-Love contemporary Christian music format to the region, entering a crowded Christian music field against locally originated competitors such as Family Life Network and Dove FM.