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The Essentials

Call Letters: WIBC
Frequency: 93.1fm
City of License: Indianapolis
Metro(s): Indianapolis
Power: 12,500 watts @ 1024 feet (Class B)
Format: News/Talk
Address: One EMMIS Plaza, 40 Monument Circle, Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3016
Phone: 317.266.9422
Ownership: Emmis Communications Corp.
Web Presence: http://www.wibc.com

Station Personnel

Current

Market Manager/GM: Chuck Williams (
Director of Engineering: Jake Robinson (2010 - Current)
GSM: John Long
NSM: Patty England (1999 - Current)
OM: Bob Richards (October 1, 2009 - Current)
PD: David Wood (March 2013 - Current)
News Director: Chris Davis (January 2016 - Current) (From News Director at TeleSouth in Jackson, Mississippi)
Production Director: Matt Barnett ("Sean Matthews")
Promotions Director: Jason Hammer
Mornings: Tony Katz ("Indy's Morning News") (5am - 9am)
Mornings: Terri Stacy ("Indy's Morning News") (5am - 9am)
Mornings: Mike Wilson ("Indy's Morning News") (5am - 9am)
Mornings: Mike Thomsen ("Indy's Morning News") (5am - 9am)
Mornings: Don Hauster (Producer) ("Indy's Morning News") (5am - 9am)
Mid-Mornings: Greg Garrison (9am - 12pm)
Mid-Mornings: Todd Meyer (Producer) (9am - 12pm)
Middays: Rush Limbaugh (12pm - 3pm) (1992/1993 - Current)
Afternoons: Dana Loesch ("The Dana Show") (3pm - 4pm)
Afternoons: Amy Jo Clark ("Daisy") ("Chicks on the Right") (4pm - 6pm)
Afternoons: Miriam Weaver ("Mockarena") ("Chicks on the Right") (4pm - 6pm)
Afternoons: Dan McGowan (Producer) (4pm - 7pm)
Afternoons: Alex Brown (Traffic) (4pm - 7pm)
Nights: Abdul Hakim-Shabazz ("Abdul at Large") (6pm - 7pm)
Nights: Dana Loesch ("The Dana Show") (7pm - 9pm)
Nights: Greg Garrison (Encore) (9pm - 12am)
Overnights: Dana Loesch ("The Dana Show") (12am - 1am)
Overnights: George Noory ("Coast to Coast AM") (1am - 5am)
Weekends: "Weekend Indiana" (Saturday 6am - 8am)
Weekends: "Caregiver Crossing" (Saturday 8am - 9am)
Weekends: Home and Garden (Saturday 9am - 1pm)
Weekends: The Mutual Fund Show (Saturday 1pm - 2pm)
Weekends: Abdul Hakim-Shabazz ("Abdul at Large") (Saturday 2pm - 4pm)
Weekends: Heroes of the 500 (Saturday 4pm - 6pm)
Weekends: Larry Kudlow (Saturday 6pm - 9pm)
Weekends: John Batchelor ("The John Batchelor Show") (Saturday 9pm - 19pm)
Weekends: Bob Lovell ("Indiana Sports Talk") (Saturday 10pm - 12am)
Weekends: Coast to Coast (Sunday 1am - 3am)
Weekends: Peter Heck ("The Peter Heck Show") (Sunday 8am - 9am)
Weekends: Chat with the Experts (Sunday 9am - 10am)
Weekends: First Day (Sunday 10am - 12pm)
Weekends: Rush Limbaugh (Sunday 12pm - 3pm)
Weekends: Fox News Sunday, with Chris Wallace (Sunday 3pm - 4pm)
Weekends: Pete the Planner (Sunday 4pm - 5pm)
Weekends: Kim Komando (Sunday 5pm - 8pm)
Weekends: John Batchelor ("The John Batchelor Show") (Sunday 9pm - 10pm)
Weekends: Bill Cunningham (Sunday 10pm - 1am)
Newsperson: Taylor Bennett (1993 - Current)
Newsperson: Eric Berman (1994 - Current) (From Newsperson at WOWO)
Newsperson: Mike Corbin (March 2011 - Current)
Newsperson: Stan Lehr (1993 - Current)
Newsperson: Reed Parker (2009 - Current)
Newsperson: Ray Steele (December 2011 - Current)

Former

WIBC-FM (Take 1)

GM: Robert Myers
Station Manager: A.C. Fairbanks
Station Manager: Robert Ohleyer
Station Manager: Bill Dean (From PD)
Chief Engineer: Robert Minton
Chief Engineer: Clifford Luke
GSM: R.E. Yancey
Sales Manager: Gilbert Berry
PD: Rosemary Myers
PD: Wally Thornton
PD: James Hilliard
News Director: Fred Heckman (Deceased 28 May 2001)
Promotions Director: Ronald Weaver
Promotions Director: Michael Ruppe, Jr.
Promotions Director: Ernest Humphrey
Promotions Director: Lilli Dunkin

WNAP-FM (Take 1)

President: Jim Hilliard (From GM)
GM: William Wheatley
GM: Roy Cooper
Chief Engineer: Richard Smart
Chief Engineer: Robert Hawkins
Chief Engineer: Mike Russell
Chief Engineer: Bob Brockway
GSM: Tim Medland
SM: Robert Cooper
SM: Donald Seeley
PD: Cris Conner
PD: Eric Edwards
PD: Bob Christy
PD: Gary Hoffman (May 1984 - May 1985) (Deceased 14 June 2015)
PD: John Wetherbee
MD: Mike Griffin
MD: Ann Gerard
MD: Dennis Barcey
MD: Larry Mago
MD: Carolyn Gracie
News Director: Fred Heckman (Deceased 28 May 2001)
News Director: Tom Cochran
News Director: Mark Watkins
News Director: Paul Smith
News Director: Cheryl Boone
News Director: Ron Griggs
Production Director: Dan Osborne
Promotions Director: Eric Edwards
Promotions Director: Ron Becow
Promotions Director: Linda Kuper
Promotions Director: Terry Morton
Mornings: John Gillis (6am - 10am) (July 1968 - ?) (Deceased 9 November 2012)
Mornings: Ann Craig
Mornings: Ron Below
Mornings: Cris Conner (also Nights at one point)
Afternoons: Freddie Fever
Afternoons: Chris Geisen
Afternoons: Rick Reinhardt (2pm - 6pm)
Afternoons: Laura Steele
Nights: Michael Hanks ("Buster Bodine") (Then afternoons)
Nights: Steve Knight ("Boomer Dinkens")
Nights: Al Stone
Nights: "Panama Jack"
Airstaff: Asher Benrubi ("Adam Smasher") (Now mornings at KLOU in St. Louis, Missouri)
Airstaff: Jerry Curtis (Now GM/Middays at WKVI/WKVI-FM)
Airstaff: Mike Griffin
Airstaff: Jim Hasen
Airstaff: Brad Holtz (Now PD and early afternoons at WTTS)
Airstaff: Steve King (Now at WGN(AM) in Chicago, Illinois)
Airstaff: Paul Mendenhall (Now mornings at WTTS)
Airstaff: Joni Michaels (April 1996 - May 1997) (Now at WCNC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina)
Ron Carter ("Indiana Jones")
Johnny George
Steve Shields ("Majik Mitch")

WEAG-FM

VP/GM: Roy Cooper
Chief Engineer: Michael Russell
SM: Chuck Cunningham
PD: Mark Stevens

WKLR-FM

Station Manager: Bill Gamble
Station Manager/PD: Simon Jeffries
GSM: Vic Olson (From LSM)
LSM: Chuck Cunningham
LSM: Greg Morris
PD: Dennis Elliot
PD: Roy Laurence
News Director: Beth Bueltmann
News Director: Jill Cohen
News Director: Cindy Wine
Production Director: Johnny George (1993 - ?)
Promotions Director: Greg Cooper
Promotions Director: Beth Bueltmann (From News Director)
Mornings: Steve Simpson (? - 1992) (From nights) (Now a news anchor at WCCO(AM) in Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Airstaff: Maria Rocco

WNAP-FM (Take 2)

Station Manager: Christine Woodward-Duncan (June 1983 June 2003)
GSM: Donna Dwyer-Pitz
PD: Greg Dunkin (Now PD at KMAJ and KWIC in Topeka, Kansas)
PD: Jo Robinson (April 1999 - April 2000) (from WRCX in Chicago, Illinois)
PD: Peter Smith (March 1996 - April 1999) (Now a Consultant with Demers Programming)
Promotions Director: Todd Alexander
Mornings: Howard Stern (syndicated from WXRK/New York, New York) (February 1998 - March 2000)

WNOU-FM

Market Manager/GM: Tom Severino (Deceased 5 July 2009)
Market Manager/GM: Christine Woodward-Duncan (? - March 2003) (Now out of radio)
Chief Engineer: David Hood (Now an engineer for the Radio One/Indianapolis properties)
Chief Engineer: Don Payne (Deceased 12 December 2010)
Director of Sales: J. Chapman (2001 - 2005)
GSM: Donna Dwyer-Pitz (March 2001 - ?; Director of FM Sales before that) (Now out of radio)
GSM: John Kesler
GSM: Shannone Dunlap (December 2003 - October 2005) (Now Market Manager at the NextMedia stations in Saginaw, Michigan)
OM: David Edgar (September 18, 2000 - October 2003) (PD: September 18, 2000 - October 2003) (From PD at WBZZ in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) (Now VP/Programming for Clear Channel/Pittsburgh and PD of their WKST and WWSW)
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)
PD: Scrap Jackson (March 2000 - July 2000) (Now PD/Mornings at WBTT in Fort Myers, Florida)
PD: David Edgar (Now VP/Programming for Clear Channel/Pittsburgh and PD of their WKST and WWSW)
PD: Chris Edge (October 2003 - March 2007) (From PD at WDCG in Raleigh, North Carolina) (Now Digital Media Account Manager for the Emmis Communications' stations in Austin, Texas)
APD: Chris Ott
APD/MD: Dylan (MD: February 2004 - February 22, 2006; APD: May 2005 - February 22, 2006) (From MD/nights at WVAQ in Morgantown, West Virginia) (Now afternoons at WKST-FM in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
MD: Jana Sutter (? - February 2001) (From MD/middays at WNOK in Columbia, South Carolina) (Now MD/Middays at WXXL in Orlando, Florida)
MD: Doc Miller (September 2001 - January 2004) (Doc was last at WWXM in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
Director of Imaging: A.J. (March 2001 - August 2003) (From WKRQ in Cincinnati, Ohio) (Now Imaging Director at KDWB in Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Promotions Director: Kim Moore
Promotions Director: George Economos (March 2005 August 2006) (Now Director of Marketing and Affiliate Relations for Moody Radio)
Promotions Director: Chris Burnham (? - January 2005)
Promotions Director: Susan Wells (January 2007 - ?) (From Promotions Director at KNEW-AM in San Francisco, California) (Remains Promotions Director at the Indianapolis Emmis Corporation stations)
Assistant Promotions Director: Justin "Jimi" Hendrix (Now Promotions Manager at WLUP-FM in Chicago, Illinois)
Mornings: Marty Simpson ("Marty McKnight") (5:30am - 10:00am) (March 2000 - November 2000) (From WWXM in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina) (Now mornings at KQCH in Omaha, Nebraska)
Mornings: Ed Wank & Dave O'Brien (5:30am - 10:00am) (Now mornings at WLHK)
Mornings: Blaire Kelly (? - November 2004) (From WDCG in Raleigh, North Carolina)
Mornings: Dennis Grubbs ("Billy Breeze") ("Billy and Marco") (June 7, 2004 - January 2005) (From mornings at WQZQ in Nashville, Tennessee)
Mornings: Shawnda McNeal ("Madison") (February 2005 - August 2005) (From mornings at KCLD in St. Cloud, Minnesota)
Mornings: Marc Orem ("Marco") (June 7, 2004 - November 2, 2007) (From mornings at WQZQ in Nashville, Tennessee)
Mornings: Shannon Murphy (February 2005 - November 2, 2007) (Producer) (Now morinngs at WKQI in Detroit, Michigan)
Mornings: "Superphat Mikey" (February 2005 - November 2, 2007)
Mornings: Dave O'Brien (News) (5:30am - 10am) (WNOU's morning show was "The Morning Mess")
Middays: Summer Nettles (10am - 2pm) (September 2006 - ?) (From WJFX)
Middays: Jana Sutter (10am - 2pm) (July 2000 - February 2001) (Formerly weekends) (Now MD/Middays at WXXL in Orlando, Florida)
Middays: Mysti Cox (10am - 2pm) (March 2001 - June 2006) (From Radio One Networks in Avon, Colorado) (Now middays at WAWZ in suburban New York City)
Afternoons: Chris Ott (4pm - 7pm) (? - February 8, 2002) (From APD/nights at WABB in Mobile, Alabama)
Afternoons: Nigel Laskowski (3pm - 7pm) (February 2002 - ?) (From nights at WRZX) (Now afternoons at KLBJ-FM in Austin, Texas)
Late Nights: "Most Requested" (Carson Daly) (11pm - 12am)
Late Nights: J.D. Redman (10pm - 2am) (July 2000 - February 2001; Middays: March 2000 - July 2000) (From nights at WKSS in Hartford, Connecticut) (Now mornings at MD/WAJZ in Voorheesville, New York)
Evenings: Doc Miller & Tommy Thompson (7pm - 11pm) (September 2001 - January 2004) (Doc arrived from WWXM in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
Nights: Dylan (7pm - 11pm) (February 2004 - February 22, 2006) (From MD/nights at WVAQ in Morgantown, West Virginia) (Now afternoons at WKST in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Nights: Bryan LaRoche ("Tiki Bryan") (Co-Host) (May 12, 2008 - October 10, 2008) (Now afternoons at WKIS in Miami, Florida)
Overnights: Mike Thomas (February 2001 - June 17, 2001) (From nights at WCKZ) (Now nights as "Jagger" at WKTU in New York, New York.)
Overnights: AJ Allen (12am - 5:30am) (Now out of radio)
Weekends: Brian Bell
Weekends: Scott Wheeler (From PD at WHHH) (Now afternoons at WYXB)
Weekends: Aaron Green (September 2005 - ?)
Weekends: Otis (Now PD/Afternoons at MD/Afternoons at WUBL in Atlanta, Georgia)
Weekends: Vegas (September 2006 - ?) (From weekends as "Mikey B." at KHTT in Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Weekends: TRL Weekend Countdown (April 2002 - ?)
Weekends: Brandon Scott (October 2005 - April 2006) (Now PD at WBWB)
Weekends: Brian Baker (Now Executive Producer of "The Tony Bruno Show" on the FOX Network.)
Airstaff: Kassie Bannister (Now morning co-host at KDWB in Minneapolis, Minnesota)

WIBC-FM (Take 2)

Market Manager/GM: Tom Severino (Deceased 5 July 2009)
Market Manager/GM: Charlie Morgan (September 14, 2009 - August 2016) (Now SVP/Market Manager of the Emmis/New York City radio stations)
GSM: Eric Wunnenberg (Now GSM of WFNI(AM))
OM: Jon P. Quick (? - March 2009)
OM/PD: Kent Sterling (March 2009 - ?)
PD: Alan Furst (January 11, 2010 - December 2012) (Now PD at KROI in Houston, Texas)
News Director: Sherry Fisher
News Director: Stacy Conrad (? - April 12, 2013)
News Director: Mike Wilson (May 2013 - November 2015) (From Newsperson at WIQI-FM in Chicago, Illinois.)
Promotions Director: Katie Webber (March 2005 - March 2010) (Now out of radio)
Promotions Director: Krista Bontreger
Mornings: Gary Todd
Mornings: Steve Simpson ("Indy's Morning News") (5:00am - 9:00am) (From Afternoons) (March 2010 - June 13, 2014) (Now a news anchor at WCCO(AM) in Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Early Afternoons: Amber Stearns ("Indianapolis Today") (11:30am - 12:05pm) (Remains a newsperson with WIBC)
Afternoons: Dave Wilson (3:00pm - 6:00pm) (? - March 2009)
Afternoons: Ed Wenck ("Indy's Afternoon News") (4:00pm - 7:00pm) (2010 - March 2013)
Evenings: Indianapolis Tonight (7:00pm - 8:00pm)
Evenings: Denny Smith (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
Evenings: Dan McGowan (Producer) (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
Nights: Dr. Laura Schlessinger (9:00pm - 11:00pm)
Nights: Clark Howard (9:00pm - 12:00am)
Nights: John Batchelor ("The John Batchelor Show") (9:00pm - 12:00am)
Overnights: Art Bell (11:00pm - 5:00am)
Overnights: The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly (11:00pm - 1:00am)
Weekends: Sports Saturday (Saturday 2:00pm - 6:00pm)
Weekends: Clark Howard (Sunday 6:00pm - 10:00pm)
Newsperson: Don Riley
Newsperson: Devon Scott
Newsperson: Jill Sheridan
Newsperson: Amber Stearns (2007 - ?)
Newsperson: Liz Thomas
Newsperson: Joe Ulery
Newsperson: Joe Wambach

Station History

93.1fm signed on December 5, 1960.

WIBC-FM (Take 1)

Studios located at 2835 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 (Telephone: Walnut 4-2661). Owned by
Fairbanks Broadcasting Co., Inc. WIBC-FM had 17,500 watts, later increased to 24,000 watts (at 360 feet). WIBC-FM became WNAP-FM on July 22, 1968.

WNAP-FM (Take 1)

Owned by Fairbanks Broadcasting Co., Inc. On January 1, 1970, 93.1fm went stereo. WNAP increased power to 29,500 watts (at 370 feet). Later, WNAP increased power to 12,600 watts (Horizontal) and 9800 watts (Vertical) at 1022 feet. The antenna height lowered to 990 feet (and the power later increased to 50,000 watts. In 1983, Fairbanks Broadcasting Co., Inc. sold WIBC(AM) and WNAP-FM to Blair Broadcasting. When Blair bought the stations, they moved both WIBC(AM) and WNAP-FM to 9292 N. Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46260 (Telephone: 317.844.7200). In the mid-1980s, WNAP aired an AC format. In mid-1987, Blair Broadcasting sold WIBC(AM) and WNAP-FM to Sconnix Broadcasting Co. (Horizon Broadcasting, Inc.) as part of a $152 million deal. WNAP briefly became WEAG in the mid 1980s.

WEAG-FM

Top 40 format. Owned by Blair Broadcasting. Studios located at 9292 N. Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46260 (Telephone: 317.844.7200). WEAG-FM became WKLR-FM in the mid to late 1980s. The WEAG call letters lasted maybe a year or two.

WKLR-FM

Owned by Sconnix Broadcasting Co. (Horizon Broadcasting, Inc.) Classic hits format. WKLR changed calls to WNAP in 1994. In June 1994, Sconnix Broadcasting Co. (Horizon Broadcasting, Inc.) sold WIBC(AM) and WKLR-FM for $26 million to Emmis Communications Corp.

WNAP-FM (Take 2)

In 1994, the station changed calls to WNAP. Owned by Emmis Communications Corp. with studios located at 9292 N. Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46260 (Telephone: 317.844.7200) In 1998, the Emmis Communications Corp. moved to One EMMIS Plaza, 40 Monument Circle, Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3016. WNAP flipped formats from rock to CHR on March 28, 2000. Soon after, they flipped calls to WNOU.

WNOU-FM

WEXM-FM

WEXM was a placeholder set of call letters on 93.1fm from roughly October 2007 until December 27, 2007. During that time, 93.1fm aired Christmas Music from the end of CHR-formatted "Radio Now" on Monday October 8, 2007 until WIBC-FM debuted on December 27, 2007.

WIBC-FM (Take 2)

For Further Reading...

"Station and Cable Trading." Broadcasting 114, no. 6 (1988): 66.
"Fred Hickman and WIBC Split." Indianapolis Business Journal. July 5, 1993. Page 8A.
Kukolla, Steve. "WKLR lands ex-ZPL production chief." Indianapolis Business Journal. July 26 - August 1, 1993. Page 10A.
"Station Trading." Broadcasting & Cable 125, no. 9 (1995): 44.
"'Rock Chick' Robinson Heads to 'NAP/Indy." Radio & Records April 23, 1999. Page 19.
Horgan, Sean. "Shock Value Equals Real Value for WNAP-FM." The Indianapolis Star 22 February 1998. Page E1, E2.
Hall, Steve. "Howard Stern Only 7th in Arbitron" Indianapolis Star/News. April 30, 1998.
Maeglin, Kathy. " 'Big John' Gillis is city's long-time eye in the sky." Indianapolis Business Journal July 3-9, 2000. Page 4A.
"Richard M. Fairbanks, 88, was former owner of WIBC." The Indianapolis Star 12 August 2000. Page B4.
Johnson, Abigail. "Prosecutorial discretion questioned." Indianapolis Business Journal June 28-July 11, 2006. Pages 1, 23.
Pacheco, Della. "Former WIBC morning man still immersed in radio." Indianapolis Business Journal. 27, no. 31 (2006). Page 78.


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