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The Essentials

Call Letters: WFDM
Frequency: 95.9fm
City of License: Franklin
Metro(s): Indianapolis
Power: 3000 watts @ 299 feet (Class A)
Format: Talk
Address: 645 Industrial Drive, Franklin, IN 46131-9617
Phone: 317.736.4040
Ownership: Pilgrim Communications, LLC
Web Presence: http://www.freedom95.us

Station Personnel

Current

GM/NSM: Randall H. Tipmore, II
Chief Engineer: Bob Hawkins
GSM: David Grenoble
PD: Jeremy Beutel (From PD at KBBW in Waco, Texas)
Production Director: Jakim Bialek
Promotions Director: Derek Schultz
Mornings: Wall Street Journal This Morning (5:00am - 6:00am)
Mornings: America's Morning News (6:00am - 9:00am)
Late Mornings: Laura Ingraham (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Early Afternoons: Dave Ramsey (12:00pm - 3:00pm)
Afternoons: Sean Hannity (3:00pm - 6:00pm)
Early Evenings: Mark Levin (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Nights: Michael Savage (9:00pm - 12:00am)
Overnights: Rusty Humphries (3:00am - 5:00am)
Weekends: Jerry Doyle (Saturday 12:00am - 4:00am)
Weekends: Advice Line (Saturday 4:00am - 6:00am)
Weekends: Paid Programming (Saturday 6:00am - 8:00am)
Weekends: Dr. Robert Prather ("The Voice of Health with Dr. Robert Prather") (Saturday 8:00am - 9:00am)
Weekends: Maximize Your Life with Dr. Leanne (Saturday 9:00am - 10:00am)
Weekends: The Safe Money Show (Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am)
Weekends: The Dr. Randy Shoup Show (Saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm)
Weekends: Real Estate Investing Radio (Saturday 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
Weekends: The Two Fat Guys Hardware Show (Saturday 1:00pm - 2:00pm)
Weekends: Wealth Management Show (Saturday 2:00pm - 3:00pm)
Weekends: Edge of the Web (Saturday 3:00pm - 4:00pm)
Weekends: Tech Talk with Mr. Noobie (Saturday 4:00pm - 5:00pm)
Weekends: Paid Programming (Saturday 5:00pm - 9:00pm)
Weekends: Roger Hedgecock (Saturday 9:00pm - 11:00pm)
Weekends: Jerry Doyle (Saturday 11:00pm - Sunday 3:00am)
Weekends: Advice Line (Sunday 3:00am - 5:00am)
Weekends: Paid Programming (Sunday 5:00am - 7:00am)
Weekends: Christian Questions (Sunday 7:00am - 8:00am)
Weekends: Zion Chapel (Sunday 8:00am - 8:30am)
Weekends: Victory Baptist Church (Sunday 8:30am - 9:00am)
Weekends: GracePoint (Sunday 9:00am - 10:00am)
Weekends: Advice Line (Sunday 10:00am - 11:00am)
Weekends: Paid Programming (Sunday 11:00am - 12:00pm)
Weekends: The Two Fat Guys Hardware Show (Sunday 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
Weekends: Sean Hannity (Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm)
Weekends: Wealth Management Show (Sunday 4:00pm - 5:00pm)
Weekends: The Safe Money Show (Sunday 5:00pm - 6:00pm)
Weekends: GracePoint Church (Sunday 6:00pm - 7:00pm)
Weekends: FlashPoint Live (Sunday 7:00pm - 8:00pm)
Weekends: Maximize Your Life with Dr. Leanne (Sunday 8:00pm - 9:00pm)
Weekends: Real Estate Today (Sunday 9:00pm - 11:00pm)
Weekends: Science Fantastic (Sunday 11:00pm - 12:00am)

Former

WIFN-FM

Owner: Howell B. Phillips
President: William R. Vogel
GM: Charlie Banks
GM/PD: Ronald Douglas
GM/PD: Scott Ridener
Chief Engineer: Charlie Sears
Chief Engineer: Charlie Banks
Chief Engineer: Jim Grigg
PD: Tom Smith
MD: John Biggs
MD: Mark Kevitt
News Director: Robert Reed
News Director: Tipton Sweeney
News Director: Ron Douglas
News Director: Dan Jackson
News Director: Bill Shortz
Promotions Director: Larry Sells
Promotions Director: Bill Castner
Nights: John Biggs

WGAQ-FM

President: Bill Bereman
Chief Engineer: Ron Estep
GSM: Bill Boggs
OM/PD: Craig Scott

WPZZ-FM

President/GM: Lee Jackson
GM: Walter Brickhouse
GM: Tina Willis
GM: Sharon Westbrook
GM: Tony Finnell
GM: Scott Taylor
Chief Engineer: Ron Estep
GSM: Rory Joyce
GSM: David Jose
GSM: Dwight Barnette
GSM: Dave Grenoble
OM: John Asher
PD: Richard Miles
PD: Steve Crumbley
PD/MD: Eric Mychaels
PD: Greg Rakestraw (Now PD at WFNI)
PD: Tonya Joyner
PD: Matt Holmes
MD: Angela Lane
MD: Harmony Hines
MD: Michael Highbaugh (Deceased 6 June 2013)
News Director: Floren De Deaux
News Director: John Maer
Promotions Director: Paula Cox
Promotions Director: Jeffrey Clark
Mornings: Daybreak on the Point (6am - 9am)
Middays: G. Gordon Liddy (9am - 1pm)
Afternoons: Gary Hofmeister (1pm - 3pm)
Afternoons: Stan Solomon (3pm - 6pm)
Nights: Mark Mandel (6pm - 7pm)
Nights: "Evening Sports Desk" with Greg Rakestraw (7pm - 9pm) (Now PD at WFNI)
Late Nights: Tom Martino (9pm - 12am)
Overnights: Michael Savage (12am - 6am)

WIJY-FM

GM/SM: Scott Taylor
GM/OM/PD: Randy Tipmore
Chief Engineer: Charles Sears
PD: Jeremy Bialek ("Jeremy James") (From sales at WXIR) (Now an Account Executive)
News Director: John Maer
News Director: Jason Davis

WIAU-FM

GM: Randy Tipmore
Chief Engineer: Charles Sears
GSM: Russ Dodge (Also GSM at WXLW)
PD: Don Riley
Mornings: Jeremy Bialek ("Jeremy James") (From sales at WXIR)
Mornings: Wendy Carroll
Middays: Steve Rich
Afternoons: Don Riley ("Dr. Don Riley")
Nights and Overnights: Tom Kent
Dan Cook

WFDM-FM

Chief Engineer: Charles Sears
Overnights: Jerry Doyle (12:00am - 3:00am)
Overnights: Dennis Miller (12:00am - 3:00am) (December 3, 2013 - ?)
Overnights: Laura Schlessinger (3:00am - 6:00am)
Weekends: Healthy Smile Radio (Saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm)
Weekends: Finding God in Science (Saturday 9:00pm - 11:00pm)
Weekends: Rusty Humphries (Sunday 6:00am - 7:00am)

Station History

95.9fm signed on December 15, 1961.

WIFN-FM

WIFN ran 790 watts at 115 feet. Originally owned by Howard B. Phillips. In October 1965, Howard B. Phillips sold WIFN-FM to Voice of Johnson County, Inc. In August 1971, Voice of Johnson County, Inc. sold WIFN-FM to Vogel Douglas Corp. Top 40 format. Later aired a Middle of the Road (MOR) format. In mid-January 1983, Vogel Douglas Corp. sold WIFN to Franklin Broadcasting, Inc. WIFN-FM became WGAQ-FM in 1983.

WGAQ-FM

Owned by Franklin Broadcasting, Inc. Adult Contemporary format. WGAQ-FM became WPZZ-FM in 1987.

WPZZ-FM

Owned by Franklin Broadcasting, Inc. with studios at 4760 Kingsway Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46205 (Telephone: 317.257.8928). Urban contemporary format. In July 1988, Franklin Broadcasting, Inc. sold WPZZ-FM to FM 96 Corp. Under FM 96 Corp., WPZZ-FM had studios at 4475 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46205 (Telephone: 317.542.9690). Inspirational format. Studios later moved to 645 Industrial Drive, Franklin, IN 46131-9617 (Telephone: 317.542.9690). Studios moved again to 2021 E. 52nd St., Suite 106, Indianapolis, IN 46205 (Telephone: 317.255.4569). In August 1997, FM 96 Corp. sold WPZZ-FM for $1.5 million to Al-Grim Broadcasting, Inc. Studios moved within 2021 E. 52nd St., to Suite 219. In July 1999, Al-Grim Broadcasting, Inc. sold WPZZ to Pilgrim Communications, LLC. Studios moved back to 645 Industrial Drive, Franklin, IN 46131-9617 (Telephone: 317.736.4040). Pilgrim flipped formats to Business Talk (http://www.959thepoint.com) in September 2000. After the demise of WXIR in May 2003, WPZZ flipped formats on July 1, 2003 from Business Talk to Religious (Christian AC) as "Joy 96." WPZZ then became WIJY.

WIJY-FM

Owned by Pilgrim Communications, LLC with studios located at 645 Industrial Drive, Franklin, IN 46131-9617 (Telephone: 317.736.4040). After the demise of religious station WXIR, WPZZ changed formats on July 1, 2003 from News/Talk to Religious (Christian AC) as "Joy 96." The call letters were subsequently changed to WIJY. On September 21, 2005, the station flipped formats to Oldies, as "Gold 95.9." Network affiliates of both Salem Radio Networks ("Today's Christian Music") and USA Network News.

WIAU-FM

Owned by Pilgrim Communications, LLC with studios located at 645 Industrial Drive, Franklin, IN 46131-9617 (Telephone: 317.736.4040). Affiliated with Tom Kent's TKO Radio Network. WIAU's URL was http://www.gold959.com. On September 21, 2005, the station flipped formats to Oldies, as "Gold 95.9." The WIAU call letters are because "AU" is the chemical symbol for "Gold" and the format and moniker were a nod to radio station 104.5fm when it was oldies, as "Gold 104.5."

WFDM-FM




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