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The Essentials

Call Letters: WPWX
Frequency: 92.3fm
City of License: Hammond
Metro(s): Northwest Indiana
Power: 50,000 watts @ 492 feet (Class B)
Format: Urban
Address: 6336 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, IN 46324-1299
Phone: 219.933.4455
Phone: 773.734.4455
Ownership: Crawford Broadcasting Company
Web Presence: http://www.power92chicago.com

Station Personnel

Current

GM: Taft Harris
SM: Kyle Simpson
NSM: Joe Mackay
LSM: Ruben Cornejo
PD: Jay Alan (From APD/MD at WGCI-FM in Chicago, Illinois)
MD: Barbara McDowell (Also PD/MD of sister WYRB in Genoa/Rockford, Illinois)
Community Affairs Coordinator: Angela Williams (January 2005 - Current)
Mornings: Rickey Smiley ("The Rickey Smiley Morning Show") (5am - 9am)
Mornings: Candace McCollum (5am - 9am) (News)
Middays: Maha (10am - 3pm)
Afternoons: Shagg Nice (3pm - 7pm) (From nights)
Nights: DJ Nehpets (7pm - 10pm)
Late Nights: Pharris Thomas ("DJ Pharris") (10pm - 2am)
Late Nights: Paris Taylor (10pm - 2am) (Producer)
Overnights: Ozman Abdullah ("Ozman") (2am - 5am) (From Weekends)
Weekends: Sikeyz (Friday 10pm - 2am)
Weekends: Sikeyz (Saturday 10pm - 2am)
Weekends: Jade (Saturday 2pm - 6pm)
Weekends: Hotrod (Saturday 10pm - 2am)
Weekends: Mike Jones ("Mic Jonez") (Sunday 2am - 6am)
Weekends: GSkee (Sunday 7am - 12pm)
Weekends: Sikeyz (Sunday 12pm - 7pm)

Former

WJOB-FM

Chief Engineer: Stanley Strasburg
PD: L.B. Weller

WJIZ-FM

WYBA-FM

WYCA-FM

GM: Keith Hallam
Station Manager: Roy Tobin
Chief Engineer: Jess Peters
Chief Engineer: Paul Wolfe
PD: Darrell Ankarlo
News Director: Jim Sullivan

WVJM-FM

WPWX-FM

PD: Jana Bonds (March 2001 - Current)
Mornings: "The Doug Banks Show" (5am - 10am) (April 30, 2001 - May 2004)
Mornings: DaVante "The Stone Pony" Stone (May 3, 2004 - February 2005) (Now weekends at WVAZ-FM in Chicago, Illinois)
Mornings: Corney Hicks (May 3, 2004 - December 2005)
Mornings: Trey (December 19, 2005 - Current) (From Nights)
Mornings: Lisa Finkle ("Lisa E.") (Producer)
Mornings: Kendra G. (December 19, 2005 - March 2008; Nights: July 2005 - December 2005) (From nights at WBLK in Buffalo, New York) (Now morning co-host at WGCI-FM in Chicago, Illinois)
Middays: Raquel Diaz ("Rocsi") (May 24, 2004 - ?) (From middays at WBOT-FM in Brockton, Massachusetts)
Middays: Ruben Rosario ("Noon Lunch Mix") (July 2004 - ?)
Middays: Rocsi
Middays: Frankie Robinson (10am - 2pm) (? - May 2015)
Middays: "DJ Allstyle" ("Midday Mix") (12pm)
Afternoons: Donnie Devoe (3pm - 7pm)
Afternoons: Tone Kapone (2pm - 6pm) (From nights) (? - May 2015)
Nights: Tre (7pm - 12am)
Nights: Naki (7pm - 12am)
Nights: Tone and Shag ("The Hot Boys") (Tone now does afternoons)
Late Nights: Leon Rogers
Overnights: Shawn Knight (12am - 5am)
Overnights: Chi Blizz
Weekends: Emilie McKendall (? - July 2001) (Now mornings at WYBA in Crete, Illinois)
Weekends: Nina Chantele (? - August 2003)
Weekends: Stephen Bardo and Leon Rogers (Sports Unplugged; Sunday's 10am - 11am) (February 2005 - August 2006)
Weekends: J. Grigdes (Saturday 2am - 6am)
Weekends: Teefa (Saturday 9am - 2pm)
Weekends: J. Grigdes (Sunday 7am - 12pm)
Weekends: Frankie Robinson (Sunday 12pm - 4pm)
Weekends: Teefa (Sunday 4pm - 7pm)

Station History

92.3fm signed on September 14, 1959.

WJIZ-FM

Owned by South Shore Broadcasting Company with studios at 449 State St., Hammond, IN 46320. WJIZ had 3100 watts (later on, they used 9300 watts).

WJOB-FM

WYBA-FM

Purchased in SEptember 1959 by Crawford Broadcasting Company.

WYCA-FM

Owned by Crawford Broadcasting Company with studios at 2035 164th Place, Hammond, IN. Studios later moved to 6336 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, IN 46324-1299 (Telephone: 219.933.4455). Religious format.

WVJM-FM

Owned by Crawford Broadcasting Company with studios at 6336 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, IN 46324-1299 (Telephone: 219.933.4455). Religious format. Flipped call letters from WVJM to WJOB in April 2001.

WPWX-FM

The WPWX calls debuted in May 2001.

For Further Reading...

Feder, Robert. "Emmis boss cries foul over Mancow's fine." Chicago Sun-Times. 8 May 2001. Page 51.
Feder, Robert. "Even long-distance, Banks jolts ratings." Chicago Sun-Times. 29 June 2001. Page 55.
Feder, Robert. "Four-year deal keeps ABC workers on the job." Chicago Sun-Times. 13 August 2003. Page 69.
Feder, Robert. "'Power 92' is banking on future without Banks." Chicago Sun-Times. 25 February 2004. Page 83.
Feder, Robert. "New 'Morning' dawns for Bennett, ex-WLS boss." Chicago Sun-Times. 27 February 2004. Page 75.
Feder, Robert. "'Stone Pony' challenges thoroughbreds at WGCI." Chicago Sun-Times. 4 May 2004. Page 61.
Feder, Robert. "New ratings prompt political grandstanding." Chicago Sun-Times. 11 May 2004. Page 61.
Feder, Robert. "Chicago radio loses an extraordinary star." Chicago Sun-Times. 22 June 2004. Page 55.
Feder, Robert. "Fox weather front drops Harry Volkman." Chicago Sun-Times. 15 July 2004.
Feder, Robert. "Revolving door to hit Power 92 morning team." Chicago Sun-Times. 15 February 2005. Page 59.
Feder, Robert. "Spanish station exec wins network promotion." Chicago Sun-Times. 24 February 2005. Page 59.
Feder, Robert. "Will 28-hour radiothon make Johnny B. loopy?" Chicago Sun-Times. 8 December 2005. Page 69.
Feder, Robert. "Channel 5 news hiring Wolf to play in traffic." Chicago Sun-Times. 18 August 2006. Page 57.
Feder, Robert. "Strike up the band: CSO returns to WFMT." Chicago Sun-Times. 1 December 2006. Page 59.


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