Florida Keys Business Briefs
Sunday, August 30, 2015

After more than 35 years at 107.1 FM on the radio dial, the Key West radio station known as Island 107 on Wednesday will move to 106.9 FM. The change will strengthen the station’s broadcast power, allowing it to be heard as far north as Big Pine Key, said Linda Russin, who bought the radio station with her husband, John Russin, in 1995.

The station will continue to broadcast from its longtime studio in Duval Square, 1075 Duval St.

Following the change, the radio station will be known as Island 1069, but its call letters will remain WIIS, which stands for Wonderful Island in the Sun.

Dave Freeman, who owns the radio tower on Southard Street, launched WIIS FM in 1977, and played classical music in the station’s early days.