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WONE-FM (97.5 FM) – branded 97.5 WONE – is a commercial classic rock (AOR) radio station licensed to Akron, Ohio. Owned by Rubber City Radio Group, Inc., the station primarily serves the Akron metro area. In addition to a standard analog transmission, WONE-FM is available online. Both the WONE-FM studios and transmitter are located in Akron.[1]

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CityAkron, Ohio
Broadcast areaAkron metro area
Branding97.5 WONE
SloganAkron's Home of Rock and Roll
Frequency97.5 MHz
First air dateOctober 1947 (as WAKR-FM)
FormatClassic rock
ERP12,000 watts
HAAT271 meters
Facility ID43873
Transmitter coordinates41°03′51.00″N 81°34′59.00″W / 41.0641667°N 81.5830556°W / 41.0641667; -81.5830556
Callsign meaningW "ONE" –FM
(reference to previous owner)
Former callsignsWAKR-FM (1947–74)
WAEZ (1974–85)
AffiliationsCleveland Browns Radio Network
OwnerRubber City Radio Group, Inc.
(Rubber City Radio Group, Inc.)
Sister stationsWAKR, WNWV, WQMX
WebcastListen Live



The station signed on the air in October 1947 as WAKR-FM.[2] It was co-owned with WAKR. In 1974, the station adopted the callsign WAEZ, playing easy listening and beautiful music. The station adopted its current rock format as WONE-FM on January 1, 1985 when then owner Group One Broadcasting obtained permission to share the WONE base callsign of its sister station WONE in Dayton.

Current programmingEdit

Rock music accounts for the majority of station programming, but WONE-FM also serves as Akron's FM affiliate for the Cleveland Browns.[3] On February 1, 2013, WONE-FM announced that local radio veteran Jeff Kinzbach, best known from his years at WMMS in Cleveland, would take over the station's morning shift.[4]


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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved June 22, 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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