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The Essentials

Call Letters: WBTU
Frequency: 93.3fm
City of License: Kendallville
Metro(s): Fort Wayne
Power: 19,000 watts @ 384 feet (Class B1)
Format: Country
Address: 2000 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46819-1297
Phone: 260.747.1511
Ownership: Adams Radio Group, Inc.
Web Presence: http://us933fm.com

Station Personnel

Current

GM: Chris Monk (October 2014 - Current)
Chief Engineer: Ed Didier
Director of Sales: Kevin Musselman (June 2, 2014 - Current)
LSM: Mark Osborn (January 2015 - Current)
PD: Randy Alomar
Production Director: Jason Lee (June 2, 2014 - Current)
Mornings: The Bobby Bones Show (6am - 10am)
Afternoons: Randy Alomar (3pm - 7pm)
Overnights: Taylor (12am - 6am)

Former

Market Manager: Linda Bowman-Bradley (July 2003 - ?) (From Director of Sales for Clear Channel's Poughkeepsie, New York stations.)
Market Manager/GM: Pete DeSimone (Now GM for the Cumulus radio stations in Melbourne, Florida)
GM: Shel Leshner (Adams Radio Group ownership: June 2, 2014 - August 6, 2014); Artistic Media Partners ownership: September 2000 - September 2001)
GM: John Henry (2002 - ?)
GM: Arthur Angotti III (June 2001 - Feburary 2002) (Now CEO of Sound Management, LLC)
GM: J.R. Greeley (February 12, 1999 - October 2000 [LSM: 1994 - January 2000]) (Now Director of Sales at the Townsquare Media radio stations in the Quad Cities, Illinois and Iowa)
GM: Richard "Dick" Young (? - February 12, 1999) (Now Sales Manager for Lake Michigan Broadcasting in Ludington/Manistee, Michigan)
GM: Irwin Young (February 2002 - ?)
GM/Director of Programming: Phil Becker (GM: January 1, 2011 - ?) (Now VP/Programming for Alpha Media, based in Portland, Oregon)
GM: Shel Leshner
Chief Engineer: Bob Henning
Chief Engineer: Mike Peters
Chief Engineer: Morgan Grammer (October 2008 - September 2010) (From Western Region Corporate Engineer at WAY-FM Media Group, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado) (Now Chief Engineer for the Great Plains Media radio stations in Lawrence, Kansas)
Chief Engineer: Phil Jennings (April 2014 - June 2015) (Now Mid-South Regional Engineer for the WAY-FM Network, based in Nashville, Tennessee)
Director of Sales: Chris Saglian (January 2011 - ?) (Now LSM at the Entercom radio stations in Rochester, New York)
Director of Sales: John Buckley (January 2012 - ?)
Director of Sales: Christy Lewis
Director of Sales: Mark Osborn (April 23, 2013 - ?) (Now LSM of the Adams Radio Group, Inc. radio stations in Fort Wayne, which includes WBTU.)
Director of Sales: Tom Morgenthal (February 2014 - June 2014) (From President and Director of Sales at Texas Media Properties) (Now Director of Sales for WCFX-FM in Mount Pleasant, Michigan)
OM: Doug Wagner (? - 1992) (Now out of radio)
OM: Bill Collins (1992 - 1994?)
GSM: Lori Swinehart (April 2000 - December 2000)
GSM: Dick O'Day
GSM: Vori Dhabolt
GSM: Bart Schacht
NSM: Paddy O'Brien (Now an Account Executive with the Emmis Communications' radio stations in Los Angeles, California)
LSM: Bob Swinehart (February 2000 - June 2000)
PD: Mitch Mahan (Now PD/Middays at KFIN in Jonesboro, Arkansas)
PD: Kevin "Crash" Davis (1997 - April 1998) (From KIGN in Cheyenne, Wyoming) (Now PD at WDVH(AM), WRZN(AM) and WPLL-FM in Gainesville, Florida)
PD: Johnny Roberts (? - February 1997)
PD: Dane Daniel (July 1998 - October 1999) (APD: July 1997 - October 1999; Afternoons: May 1998 - October 1999; Mornings: July 1997 - May 1998) (From PD at KYQQ in Witchita, Kansas) (Deceased 14 June 2012)
PD: Jeff Moore (October 1999 - March 2001)
PD: Steve O'Brien (June 2001 - February 2002)
PD: Dave Michaels (From PD at WSTO) (Was Group PD of WAZY, WDDB and WLFF) (Now PD/MD/afternoons at WQHK)
PD: Dale Christopher
PD: Scott Roddy (From MD/afternoons at WLHK)
PD: Chris Sargent (July 2008 March 2009) (From Director of Programming for Clear Channel's Eugene, Oregon, Albany, Oregon and Medford, Oregon clusters, along with PD for their KFLY-FM in Eugene, Oregon.) (Now Regional Programmer for Mapleton Communications. Mr. Sargent is based in Medford, oregon.)
PD: Dave Steele (March 11, 2009 - ?)
PD: Lenny Diana (Now PD at WAQY and WLZX in Springfield, Massachusetts)
PD: Mark Allen (June 2, 2014 - September 19, 2014)
PD: Mike Scott (September 19, 2014 - February 20, 2015) (Now OM at the Midwest Communications radio stations in Lansing, Michigan)
APD: AJ Maguire (From MD) (Now afternoons at WWKA in Orlando, Florida)
APD/MD: Chevy Smith (APD: March 2001 - ?; MD: October 1999 - ?)
APD/MD: Adam Mayfield (March 2007 - November 2007) (From WBAM in Montgomery, Alabama)
MD: Joel Navarro ("Dave Collins") (Now VP/Brand Manager for the Steckline Communications' stations in Kansas and Oklahoma, along with the Mid America Ag(riculture) Network in Wichita, Kansas)
MD: Colin (Formerly afternoons) (? - ?)
News Director: John Clarke (November 1991 - February 1992)
News Director: Jeanette Heller (February 1992 - ?)
News Director: Joey Martin (October 2014 - ?) (From newsperson at WLW in Cincinnati, Ohio)
Production Director: Joel Navarro ("Dave Collins") (Now OM for the Mid America Ag(riculture) Network and LS Radio in Wichita, Kansas)
Production Director: Dave Bradley ("Dave Riley") (? - April 2001) (Now out of radio)
Production Director: Guy Forrest
Promotions Director: Jay Michaels (Promotions Director/Middays through January 2004; returned in May/June 2004)
Promotions Director: Lynn Williams
Promotions Director: Dave Goode
Promotions Director: Hannah Rupert (July 1, 2014 - ?)
Promotions Director: Taylor Matteson
Farm Director: Ryan Martin (? - November 2000) (Now Farm Editor and Chief Meterologist with the Mid America Ag Network in Wichita, Kansas)
Mornings: Bill Collins
Mornings: Stormin' Norman (? - February 1997) (Now with RCS, makers of Selector music software)
Mornings: Jeanette Rinard (1990's) (Now morning co-host at WAJI)
Mornings: Rod Tanner (May 1998 - March 2001) (Now OM for the online http://www.radioforecastnetwork.com)
Mornings: Jackie Jacobi (5:30am - 10am) (May 1998 - October 2000)
Mornings: J.J. Jackson (5:30am - 10am) (January 2000 - October 2000) (Now with Metro Networks in West Palm Beach, Florida)
Mornings: Jeff Moore (5:30am - 10am) (January 2000 - March 2001; afternoons before that) (Now Production Director at WLDE)
Mornings: Kris "Coyote" Underwood (5:30am - 10am) (March 2001 - August 31, 2001; Middays: April 1999 - March 2001; Weekends before. From mornings at WYSR) (Now middays at WAWC)
Mornings: "Wild" Bill McKubby (5am - 10am) (December 1, 2003 - August 2004) (From afternoons at WNWN in Coldwater, Michigan) (Now mornings at WKCN in Columbus, Georgia)
Mornings: Larry Wesson (5am - 10am)
Mornings: Chevy Smith (5am - 10am) (? - ?; Nights: May 1998 - ?)
Mornings: Guy Forrest (5am - 10am) (Now out of radio)
Mornings: Scott Miller (Now mornings at WNGA-FM in Chattanooga, Tennessee)
Mornings: "Clara Barton" (6am - 10am)
Mornings: "John Hancock" (5am - 9am)
Mornings: "Dolly Madison" (5am - 10am)
Mornings: Teri Armstrong (? - January 5, 2012)
Mornings: AJ Maguire (? - December 2012) (Now mornings at WWKA in Orlando, Florida)
Mornings: Dave Goode (Now Promotions Director at WAJI and WLDE and nights at WAJI.)
Mornings: Bob and Sheri (February 16, 2013 - August 16, 2013)
Middays: Stephanie Decker (Now mornings at WITL in Lansing, Michigan)
Middays: "Sam Adams" (10am - 3pm)
Middays: "Zack Taylor" (10am - 2pm)
Middays: Dave Steele ("Robert Lee") (10am - 1pm)
Middays: Ashley Figueroa (January 2010 - September 2010) (From weekends at sister WJFX.) (Now morning co-host at WWKA in Orlando, Florida.)
Middays: Travis Harrington ("Travis Walker")
Middays: Deana Ryan (10am - 3pm) (June 30, 2014 - ?)
Middays: Brooke Taylor (10am - 3pm)
Afternoons: "Andrew Jackson" (2pm - 7pm)
Afternoons: Joel Navarro ("Dave Collins") (Now OM for the Mid America Ag Network and LS Radio in Wichita, Kansas)
Afternoons: Julie Jordan (? - March 1994)
Afternoons: Donna Rose (March 1994 - ?) (From WZMX in Hartford, Connecticut)
Afternoons: Dave Bradley ("Dave Riley") (3pm - 7pm) (March 2001 - April 2001; Nights before that.) (Now out of radio)
Afternoons: Dave Michaels (3pm - 6pm) (Now PD/MD/afternoons at WQHK)
Afternoons: J.J. Davis (3pm - 6pm) (Now nights at WWKI)
Nights: Ken Knapp (6pm - 12am) (Deceased 18 November 2008)
Nights: Adam Mayfield ("Ben Franklin") (March 2007 - November 2007)
Nights: "Thomas Jefferson" (7pm - 12am)
Nights: Mike Scott (7pm - 12am) (? - February 20, 2015) (Now OM at the Midwest Communications radio stations in Lansing, Michigan)
Late Nights: Kenny Edwards
Overnights: "George Washington" (12am - 6am)
Weekends: Greg Barkley ("Harry Truman")
Weekends: Brandon Swangin ("John Adams")
Weekends: "Rise Up With John Ritter" (Sunday 7am - 9am)
Jay Ferguson (Now mornings at WWKI)

Station History

93.3fm signed on December 16, 1964.

WAWK-FM

ABC Entertainment Network affiliate.

WBTU-FM

62nd Street purchased the station in April of 1996. Artistic Media Partners purchased the station from 62nd Street in March 2000 for $5 million. In January 2007, Artistic Media Partners sold both WBTU and sister WSHY for $3.8 million to Oasis Radio Group 1. In July 2010, the studios moved from 2100 Goshen Road, Suite 232, Fort Wayne, IN 46808-1478 to 9604 Coldwater Road, Suite 201, Fort Wayne, IN 46825-2096. In February 2014, Oasis Radio Group 1 announced a $3.5 million sale of its three radio stations: WBTU, WHPP and WJFX to Adams Radio Group, Inc.

For Further Reading...

Kilbane, Kevin. "Radio stations take the airwaves out of their employees' sails." Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. 26 February 1992. Page 1F.
Stark, Phylllis. "PD of the Week." Billboard. 106, no. 8 (February 19, 1994). Page 97.
Kilbane, Kevin. "Local radio stations do the talent shuffle." Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.. 30 March 1994. Page 1F, 5F.
"Sales." Radio & Records April 7, 2000. Page 8.


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