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The Essentials

Call Letters: WZZQ-FM
Frequency: Formerly 107.5fm
City of License: Terre Haute
Metro(s): Terre Haute
Power: 27,500 watts @ 670 feet (Class B)
Format: Alternative
Address: P.O. Box 35, Terre Haute, IN 47808-0035
Address: 1341 Ohio Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807-3999
Phone: 812.232.5034
Ownership: Contemporary Media, Inc.
Web Presence: Formerly http://www.wzzq.com

Station Personnel

Former

GM: Ken Brown
GM/PD: Jim Stone (GM: February 1999 - October 4, 2001; PD: ? - February 1999) (Now OM for the Maverick Media stations in Rockford, Illinois)
GM/PD: Dave Kirsch (GM: November 2000 - October 4, 2001; PD: March 2001 - October 4, 2001) (From WACF)
PD: Kevin Young
SM: Robert Cox (? - October 4, 2001)
PD: Steve Kosbau (Late 1980's - Early 1990's) (Now Director of Operations for WJZQ/WRQX in Washington, DC)
PD: Todd Hollman
PD: Mike Steele
PD: Mark Bianchi (1991-1992) (Now webmaster for the Clear Channel stations in Dayton, Ohio)
PD: Ben Jacobs (1992-1993) (Now out of Radio)
PD: Jack Lawson (1993-1995)
PD: Jeff Strange (February 1999 - July 2000)
PD: J. Jay King (July 2000 - March 2001) (From WCIL in Carbondale, Illinois)
PD: Kyle West (July 5, 2001 - October 4, 2001; MD: March 2001 - October 4, 2001) (Now nights at WTHI)
APD/MD: Debra Meeker ("Debbie Hunter") (? - June 2000) (Deceased 7 August 2011)
MD: Dan Michaels
MD: Aaron Green (October 2000 - March 2001) (Now out of radio)
News Director: Mark Edwards
Production Director: Jude Corbett
Mornings: Monty Bagley ("Del Monte") (5am - 10am) (August 2000 - October 2000)
Mornings: Rick Cruze (5am - 10am) (August 2000 - ?)
Mornings: Matt Kelley (September 2001 - October 4, 2001)
Mornings: Crystal Haynes (May 2001 - October 4, 2001)
Mornings: Debra Meeker ("Debbie Hunter") (? - June 2000) (Deceased 7 August 2011)
Middays: Wendy Warren
Middays: Linda Jones (From Weekends)
Middays: Mark Savage
Middays: Ben Jacobs
Middays: Jack Lawson
Middays: Kyleigh Todd (10am - 2pm) (November 2000 - ?)
Middays: Little Timmy
Middays: Cat Daniels (May 2001 - October 4, 2001)
Afternoons: Steve Kosbau
Afternoons: Danny Wayne Beemer (? - June 2000) (Now middays at WWSY)
Afternoons: Jim Stone
Afternoons: Jeff Strange (August 1998 - July 2000)
Afternoons: J. Jay King (2pm - 6pm) (July 2000 - March 2001) (From WCIL in Carbondale, Illinois)
Afternoons: Scott Kruke (May 2001 - October 4, 2001)
Nights: Dean Taylor
Nights: Jude Corbett
Nights: Kris Foust ("Kris Baker") (7pm - 12am) (March 1998 - July 2000)
Nights: Aaron Green (6pm - 11pm) (August 2000 - March 2001) (Now out of radio)
Nights: Kyle West (7pm - 12am) (March 2001 - October 4, 2001) (Now nights at WTHI-FM)
Overnights: Phil Zeller (December 1993 - January 1996)
Overnights: Lynn James (11pm - 5am) (August 2000 - ?)
Overnights: Tony K. (August 2001 - October 4, 2001)
Overnights: "Harvey"
Weekends: Chad Brumfield ("Sketch") (1997 - 1999)
Weekends: Christina Collins
Weekends: R. Jay Cortrecht
Weekends: DJ Dale (August 2001 - October 2001)
Weekends: Jim Grey
Weekends: B.J. Hickman
Weekends: Rick Huffman
Weekends: Wes Kline (August 2001 - October 2001)
Weekends: Eric Michaels (August 2001 - October 2001)
Weekends: Greg Presnell (August 2001 - October 2001)
Airstaff: John Evans
Airstaff: Chris Factor (Now morning show producer at WKIS in Miami, Florida)
Airstaff: Frank Rush (Now PD at WBOW(AM), WIBQ and WPRS)
Airstaff: Bill Westerman

Station History

107.5fm signed on September 28, 1967. The AM call letter change was a sign of things to come, as on August 15, 2000, the FM flipped from Rock to Alternative as "107-5 The Edge". A rumor soon began as to their use of "The Edge" as a moniker, as it's servicemarked by Jacobs Media. WZZQ changed monikers to "Z-107.5". In 2001, MD/night guy Aaron Green was dismissed after a stunt/contest goes awry. Published reports in The Terre Haute Tribune-Star say that listeners won prizes for stopping at green lights, calling the station on their cell phone, and reporting other motorists' reactions. After calls from angry listeners, as well as an irate local police department, GM Dave Kirsch dismissed Green on March 28, 2001. The FCC shut down the station, as well as all of the other Contemporary Media stations, on Thursday 4 October 2001.

For Further Reading...

McConnell, Chris. "FCC judge moves to pull radio licenses." Broadcasting and Cable. 127, no. 35 (1997): Page 18.


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