AM Technical Profile: WFNO
On Lower Guide Levee Road, just southwest of I-10, between I-55 and
- Power (ERP):
- Day: 5 kW
- Night: 750
- Day: 2 towers,
light nulls to the southeast and southwest [pattern
- Night: 3
towers, irectional to the southeast, towards New Orleans. [pattern
- 0.5 mV/m Daytime
Groundwave Service Contour from the
FCC's Public Files
Owned by Ernesto Schweikert III
- 830 came on the
air in the mid 80's as WADU, a non-descript adult
contemporary/oldies station for the western suburbs of Norco,
Reserve, Garyville, etc. Started WADU FM which still operates today.
The station engineering was known to be excellent -- it was owned by
an AM consulting engineer (DuTreil). The transmitter is in a good
conductive site and coverage is great. AM adult contemporary became
a dinosaur soon after the station began, so Spanish seemed to be a
good alternative. The calls have changed to WFNO (radio Fabulosa New
Orleans). Later the station slogan became "La Raza".
Under the ownership of Sunburst Media of Louisiana, the station was
known as "La Caliente 830". In May 2015 the station was sold
by Sunburst to Ernesto Schweikert III of Crocodile Broadcasting.
Crocodile has another Spanish-language AM and also runs the New
Orleans Telemundo affiliate.