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The Essentials

Call Letters: WERK
Frequency: 104.9fm
City of License: Muncie
Metro(s): Muncie
Power: 3000 watts @ 328 feet (Class A)
Format: Oldies
Address: 9821 S. 800 W., Daleville, IN 47334
Phone: 765.378.2080
Ownership: Woof Boom Broadcasting
Web Presence: http://www.werkradio.com
Notes: Formerly simulcast with WURK

Station Personnel

Current

President/GM: J Chapman
Chief Engineer: Sean Mattingly
GSM: Randy Robinson
LSM: John Seneff
OM: Steve Lindell
PD: Jay Garrison (From APD)
News Director: Bryon Maddox
Mornings: Steve Brown ("Brownie in the Morning") (5am - 10am)
Middays: Zach Johnson (10am - 3pm)
Afternoons: Paul Poteet (3pm - 7pm)
Nights: Jay (7pm - 10pm)

Former

WOKZ-FM

WERK-FM

VP/Market Manager: Brett Beshore (December 2005 - May 2007)
VP/GM: Bruce Law (August 2007 - March 2011) (Now VP/GM of the Saga Communications' radio stations in Asheville, North Carolina)
GM: Bill Hatheway
GM: Greg Delmonaco (Deceased 11 August 2003)
GM/SM: Ken Hughes
GM: Amy Dillon
SM: James Mougeotte (May 1970 - May 1980)
SM: Elaine Merritt
SM: Camellia Pflum (April 2000 - August 2003)
LSM: Val Abram
OM: Jay Garrison
PD: Andy McCord
PD: Tom Wilhoite (November 2000 - December 2001)
News Director: Dave Stout (August 2007 - March 5, 2009) (Deceased 5 March 2009)
Mornings: Greg Budell (April 1999 - 2000)
Mornings: Trevis Bird ("T-Bird") (? - 2005) (Now Promotions and Marketing Manager at KFWB(AM) and KNX(AM) in Los Angeles, California)
Middays: Tom Wilhoite (10am - 2pm) (? - December 2001)
Middays: Lora Armstrong (10am - 3pm)
Afternoons: Phil Dashler (Now out of radio)
Afternoons: Ann Duran (2pm - 7pm) (January 2010 - December 14, 2012)
Afternoons: Paul Evans (2pm - 7pm)
Nights: B.J. McKay (7pm - 12am)
Nights: Bryon Maddox
Nights: Mike Harvey (7pm - 12am)
Overnights: Mike Harvey (12am - 5am)
Weekends: Dan Ross ("Doc") (Sunday 6pm - 9pm)
Weekends: Chloe Savage
Weekends: Sarah Slater (Previously afternoons under an earlier full-time stint)
Airstaff: Paul Mendenhall (Now mornings at WTTS)
Airstaff: Jeff Reynolds (Now nights at WTHI)

Station History

104.9fm signed on January 16, 1986.

WOKZ-FM

In September 1991, WERK, Inc. sold WOKZ-FM (and WERK(AM) for $625,000 to American Home Town Radio Corp.

WERK-FM

Sabre Communications purchased all of the properties (WHTI (nee WAXT), WHTY (nee WWWO), WERK, WURK, (nee WLHN-FM) and WHBU) from Michael Schwartz' Indiana Radio Partners in July 2001 for $8 million total. In Decmeber 2002, Backyard Broadcasting purchased WERK along with all of its sister stations from Sabre Communications, Inc. WURK was a WERK simulcast until Backyard Broadcasting sold it. Backyard Broadcasting sold all of their Muncie radio stations in April 2013 for $4.45 million to Woof Boom Broadcasting.

For Further Reading...

"For the Record." Broadcasting & Cable 116, no. 5 (1991): 57.
"Changing Hands." Broadcasting & Cable 128, no. 5 (1996): 34.
"Changing Hands." Broadcasting & Cable 131, no. 30 (2001): 34.


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