FM 104.7 WIOT was started in 1973 by former WGLN veterans after they had all been fired by WGLN’s new owner. Making money was one part of the reason for creating the station. The other part was for the love of music. A budding counter-culture icon, 104.7 played what Top 40 wouldn’t. Artists such as Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Yes, Charles Mingus, and The Velvet Underground. Success followed and about a decade later the station was one of the highest-rated rock stations in the country. – Blade Media writer, Christopher Borrelli. “UNDERGROUND PIONEER WIOT CHANGES WITH TIMES.” Blade, The (Toledo, OH), February 8, 1998: 1. NewsBank: Access World News.