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The Essentials

Call Letters: WLHK
Frequency: 97.1fm
City of License: Shelbyville
Metro(s): Indianapolis
Power: 23,000 watts @ 731 feet (AUX: 2700 watts @ 991 feet) (Class B)
Format: Country
Address: One EMMIS Plaza, 40 Monument Circle, Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3016
Phone: 317.266.9700
Ownership: Emmis Communications Corp.
Web Presence: http://www.hankfm.com

Station Personnel

Current


GM: Bob Richards (November 2017 - Current; OM: October 1, 2009 - ?)
GSM: Tracey Bean
NSM: Patty England (1999 - Current)
LSM: Taja Graham
PD: Fritz Moser (From APD/MD)
MD: JD Cannon (May 2014 - Current)
Production Director: Eric Garnes
Promotions Director: Lisa Wall
Imaging Director: Steve O'Brien
Mornings: Dave O'Brien (5am - 9am) (April 25, 2005 - Current)
Middays: Fritz Moser (9am - 1pm) (From nights, then afternoons)
Afternoons: JD Cannon (1pm - 8pm)
Nights: Steve Mayflower (8pm - 12am)
Overnights: Stephanie Quinn (12am - 6am)
Weeeknds: Dan Pantos
Weekends: Bob Richards

Former

WSVL-FM

GM: Jon Hartnett
Chief Engineer: Bob Hawkins
Chief Engineer: Marvin Young
PD: Rick Cummings (Now President, Radio Division of parent Emmis Communications Corp.)
News Director: Wayne Posz
Promotions Director: Martha Sakai
Mornings: Gary Semro
Mornings: Glenn Webber (News)
Mornings: Rick Cummings (From Middays) (Now President, Radio Division of parent Emmis Communications Corp.)
Mornings: Ron Jordan
Mornings: Bruce Munson
Mornings: Tim McKee (Deceased 31 August 1984)
Afternoons: Scott Wheeler
Afternoons: Carol Harm (News)
Afternoons: Linda Shane (News)
Nights: Chuck Larson (? - October 1981)
Nights: Gene Olson
Overnights: Kristi Lee (Now with The Bob and Tom Show)
Weekends: Jennifer Carr
Weekends: Kevin Dugan
Weekends: Wendi Ney
Weekends: Jerry Walker

WENS-FM

Market Manager/GM: Christine Woodward-Duncan (June 1983 June 2003)
Market Manager/GM: Tom Severino (Deceased 5 July 2009)
Chief Engineer: Bob Hawkins
Chief Engineer: David Hood
Director of Sales: J. Chapman (2001 - 2005)
GSM/NSM: Donna Dwyer-Pitz (March 2001 - ?; Director of FM Sales before that)
LSM: J. Chapman (July 1994 - 1998)
LSM: Julie Diamond-Apple (March 1998 - ?)
Director of Marketing: Jo Robinson (March 2003 - ?) (From Interactive Manager with parent Emmis Communications Corp.) (NOw out of radio)
OM/PD: Greg Dunkin (With Emmis from September 1994 - September 2003) (From PD at KYSR in Los Angeles, California) (Now PD at KMAJ and KWIC in Topeka, Kansas)
OM/PD: David Edgar (Now VP/Programming for Clear Channel/Pittsburgh and PD of their WKST and WWSW)
PD: Rick Cummings (1981 - 1984) (Now President, Radio Division of parent Emmis Communications Corp.)
PD: Joel Grey (1985 - 1991)
APD: Bernie Eagan (August 1981 - ?) (Now afternoons at WYXB)
MD: Jim Cerone
News Director: Ann Craig
Promotions Director: Melissa Hook (2000 - 2004) (Now Promotions Director for WISH-TV and WNDY-TV in Indianapolis)
Promotions Director: Kim Moore
Promotions Director: Dan Pantos (August 2004 - ?)
Assistant Promotions Director: Sarah Coleman
Production Director: Scott Robinson
Director of Imaging: A.J. (March 2001 - August 2003) (From WKRQ in Cincinnati, Ohio) (Now Imaging Director at KDWB in Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Mornings: Jerry Curtis (Now GM/Middays at WKVI/WKVI-FM)
Mornings: Ann Craig (? - August 2001)
Mornings: John Cinnamon (? - August 2001)
Mornings: Steve King (August 2001 - October 23, 2003) (From mornings at WZPL)
Mornings: Julie Patterson (August 2001 - October 23, 2003) (From mornings at WZPL) (Now out of radio)
Mornings: Carmen (Conners) (5:30am - 10am) (October 24, 2003 - February 18, 2004) (From mornings at WXPT in the Minneapolis, Minnesota market)
Mornings: (Ernie) Mills (5:30am - 10am) (October 24, 2003 - ?) (From morning show producer duties at KSTP in Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Middays: Ann Duran (10am - 3pm) (October 24, 2003 - ?) (From middays at WQSX in Lawrence, Massachusetts)
Middays: Michelle Rivers (? - October 23, 2003)
Middays: Steve O'Brien
Afternoons: Chris Ott (February 11, 2002 - October 2003) (From afternoons at WNOU) (Now out of radio)
Afternoons: Monique Marvez and Todd Kangas ("Monique and The Man") (3pm - 7pm) (October 24, 2003 - ?) (Kangas arrives from mornings at WKQZ in Midland, Michigan.) (Marvez is now mornings at KFMB in San Diego, California)
Nights: Allen Kabel (7pm - 12am) (October 24, 2003 - ?) (Syndicated)
Nights: Eric Garnes (Now nights at WYXB)
Nights: Stephanie Quinn
Overnights: Tim Bonnell (? - March 1999) (Now part-time at WFMS)
Overnights: Nicki Barker ("Nicki") (12am - 5am)
Dennis Jon Bailey
Kristie McIntyre

WLHK-FM

Market Manager/GM: Tom Severino (Deceased 5 July 2009)
Market Manager/GM: Charlie Morgan (September 14, 2009 - August 2016)
Market Manager/GM: Chuck Williams (August 9, 2016 - November 2017) (From GM of the Radio One/Indianapolis radio stations)
Director of Engineering: Jake Robinson (2010 - 2018) (Now Assistant Chief Engineer at WRTV-TV)
Chief Engineer: David Hood
GSM: Shannone Dunlap (December 2003 - October 2005) (Now Market Manager at the NextMedia stations in Saginaw, Michigan)
OM/PD: David Edgar (Now VP/Programming for Clear Channel/Pittsburgh and PD of their WKST and WWSW)
APD/MD: Nicki Barker
MD: Jim Cerone
MD: Scott Roddy (Now PD at KAFE in Bellingham, Washington)
Director of Marketing: Jo Robinson (March 2003 - ?) (From Interactive Manager with parent Emmis Communications Corp.)
Production Director: Scott Robinson
Promotions Director: Dan Pantos (August 2004 - ?)
Promotions Director: Susan Wells
Promotions Director: Lindsay Birge (? - 2016)
Mornings: Ed Wank (April 25, 2005 - 2010)
Afternoons: Ann Duran ("Annie") (3pm - 7pm) (April 25, 2005 - ?) (From middays at WQSX in Lawrence, Massachusetts)
Afternoons: Scott Roddy (Now PD at KAFE in Bellingham, Washington)
Afternoons: Ernie Mills ("Ernie") (2PM - 7pm) (April 25, 2005 - ?) (From morning show producer duties at KSTP in Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Nights: Todd Kangas ("Todd") (7pm - 12am) (April 25, 2005 - ?) (From mornings at WKQZ in Midland, Michigan.)
Nights: Heather (7pm - 12am)

Station History

97.1fm signed on November 6, 1964.

WSVL-FM

Owned by Shelby County Broadcasting Co., Inc. WSVL-FM was a sister station to WSVL.

WENS-FM

Jeff Smulyan and friends purchased the station in 1979 for $1.2 million from Shelby County Broadcasting Co., Inc.. The call letters stand for "WE're Ninety Seven." Studios formerly located at 2255 N. Hawthorne Ln, Indianapolis, and later at 950 N. Meridian St., Suite 1297, Indianapolis, IN 46204. WENS signed on July 4, 1981. WENS briefly aired a Hot AC format, as "Real 97.1" with the website http://www.real971.com. WENS-FM dropped "Real 97.1" on March 25, 2005 and flipped to Country as "97.1 Hank FM"

WLHK-FM

For Further Reading...

"For the Record." Broadcasting 97, no. 5 (1979): 74.
"Monica Madness, Pt. 37" Radio & Records. September 25, 1998. Page 23.
Allan, Marc D. "Pair leave WZPL for rival WENS." The Indianapolis Star. 14 February 2002. Page A2.


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