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The Essentials

Call Letters: WHBU
Frequency: 1240am
City of License: Anderson
Metro(s): Anderson/Muncie
Power: 700 watts (ND) (Class C)
Format: Talk/Sports
Address: 9821 S. 800 W., Daleville, IN 47334
Phone: 765.378.2080
Ownership: Woof Boom Broadcasting
Web Presence: http://www.1240whbu.com
Notes: Also heard on translator W279CL

Station Personnel

Current

Chief Engineer: Sean Mattingly
LSM: John Seneff
OM: Steve Lindell
PD: Leland Franklin
News Director: Bryon Maddox
Mornings: Indiana outdoors (5:00am - 6:00am)
Mornings: Hugh Hewitt (6:00am - 7:00am)
Mornings: Anderson Live with Doug Zook (7:00am - 9:00am)
Middays: Dave Ramsey (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Middays: Rush Limbaugh (12:00pm - 3:00pm)
Late Afternoons: Sean Hannity (3:00pm - 6:00pm)
Nights: Investor's Edge (Monday 6:00pm - 7:00pm)
Nights: Christian Lifestyles (Monday 7:00pm - 7:30pm)
Nights: Clark Howard (Monday 7:30pm - 10:00pm)
Nights: Track Talk (Tuesday 6:00pm - 6:30pm)
Nights: Vision for Success (Tuesday 6:30pm - 7:00pm)
Nights: Clark Howard (Tuesday 7:00pm - 10:00pm)
Nights: George Smith Music Hour (Wednesday 6:00pm - 7:00pm)
Nights: Clark Howard (Wednesday 7:00pm - 10:00pm)
Nights: Doug and Joanna Owens ("Pendleton Hour") (Thursday 6:00pm - 7:00pm)
Nights: Clark Howard (Thursday 7:00pm - 10:00pm)
Nights: Investor's Edge (Friday 6:00pm - 7:00pm)
Nights: Clark Howard (Friday 7:00pm - 10:00pm)
Overnights: BizTalkRadio (10:00pm - 2:00am)
Overnights: Dave Ramsey (2:00am - 3:00am)
Overnights: Hugh Hewitt (3:00am - 5:00am)
Weekends: Catalyst Radio (Saturday 12:00am - 1:00am)
Weekends: Dave Ramsey (Saturday 1:00am - 3:00am)
Weekends: Animals Today (Saturday 3:00am - 4:00am)
Weekends: Home and Garden Show (Saturday 4:00am - 5:00am)
Weekends: Indiana Outdoors (Saturday 5:00am - 6:00am)
Weekends: The Bill Jackson Show (Saturday 6:00am - 7:00am)
Weekends: James Burgess ("Taking it to the Street") (Saturday 7:00am - 8:00am)
Weekends: Chris McKay Show (Saturday 8:00am - 8:30am)
Weekends: Marvin Lowe ("Inside Pitch") (Saturday 8:30am - 9:00am)
Weekends: Jan Ault ("Critter Conversations") (Saturday 9:00am - 10:00am)
Weekends: Kevin Smith ("Kevin Smith Reports") (Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm)
Weekends: This Week in Madison County (Saturday 1:00pm - 2:00pm)
Weekends: Sean Hannity ("Best of Sean Hannity") (Saturday 2:00pm - 5:00pm)
Weekends: Under the Hood (Saturday 5:00pm - 7:00pm)
Weekends: Jon Patch ("Talkin' Pets with Jon Patch") (Saturday 7:00pm - 8:00pm)
Weekends: Garden Life (Saturday 8:00pm - 9:00pm)
Weekends: Conscious Lifestyles (Saturday 9:00pm - 10:00pm)
Weekends: Dave Graveline ("Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline") (Saturday 10:00pm - 12:00am)
Weekends: Jim Giordano ("Small Talk Radio with Jim Giordano") (Sunday 12:00am - 1:00am)
Weekends: Talk Back Weekend with Chris X (Sunday 1:00am - 3:00am)
Weekends: Best of Skillful Living Room (Sunday 3:00am - 4:00am)
Weekends: Best of Conscious Lifestyles (Sunday 4:00am - 5:00am)
Weekends: Executive Leaders Radio (Sunday 5:00am - 6:00am)
Weekends: This Week in Madison County (Sunday 6:00am - 7:00am)
Weekends: Church of Christ (Sunday 7:00am - 7:30am)
Weekends: Unshackled (English version) (Sunday 7:30am - 8:00am)
Weekends: In Godís Word (Sunday 8:00am - 8:30am)
Weekends: Unshackled (Spanish Version) (Sunday 8:30am - 9:00am)
Weekends: Love Worth Finding (Sunday 9:00am - 9:30am)
Weekends: Moments of Inspiration (Sunday 9:30am - 11:00am)
Weekends: Garden Life Live (Sunday 11:00am - 12:00pm)
Weekends: Garden Life (Sunday 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
Weekends: Muscle Cars on the Radio (Sunday 1:00pm - 2:00pm)
Weekends: Bobby Likis Car Clinic (Sunday 2:00pm - 3:00pm)
Weekends: America's Dining and Travel Guide (Sunday 3:00pm - 4:00pm)
Weekends: Dining and Travel Guide (Sunday 4:00pm - 5:00pm)
Weekends: Animals Today (Sunday 5:00pm - 6:00pm)
Weekends: Home Talk (Sunday 6:00pm - 7:00pm)
Weekends: Skillful Living Room (Sunday 7:00pm - 8:00pm)
Weekends: Travel with Stephanie Abrams (Sunday 8:00pm - 9:00pm)
Weekends: The CEO Show (Sunday 9:00pm - 10:00pm)
Weekends: Both Sides Now (Sunday 10:00pm - 11:00pm)
Weekends: Crimetime with Vito Colucci, P.I. (Sunday 11:00pm - 12:00am)

Former

President: Robert B. McConnell (Deceased 20 May 2012)
President: C. Bruce McConnell (son of former owner Robert B. McConnell)
VP: James A. Mougeotte (May 1980 - July 1993)
VP/Market Manager: Brett Beshore (December 2005 - May 2007)
VP/GM: Bruce Law (August 2007 - March 2011) (Now VP/GM of the Saga Communications' radio stations in Asheville, North Carolina)
GM: John Atkinson
GM: Greg Delmonaco (Deceased 11 August 2003)
GM: Donna Drake
GM/SM: Diana Dunham
GM: Bill Hatheway
GM: Amy Dillon
Chief Engineer: L.M. Shroyer
Chief Engineer: L.F. Podhaski
Chief Engineer: W.J. Hecht
GSM: Vori Dhabolt
SM: Camellia Pflum (April 2000 - August 2003)
SM: Elaine Merritt
OM: Jay Garrison
PD: Erma Allen
PD: E.R. McCord
PD: John Joyner ("Jay Wallace")
MD: Charles Powell
News Director: Maury Kirk
News Director: Jeff Ingram
News Director: Tom Hammond (Deceased 14 March 2007)
News Director: Dave Stout (August 2007 - March 5, 2009) (Deceased 5 March 2009)
Mornings: Doug Zook (6:00am - 9:00am) (November 2000 - ?) (Formerly GM/GSM)
Mornings: Leland Franklin (6:00am - 9:00am)
Mornings: Doug Stephan's "Good Day" (4:00am - 6:00am)
Mornings: Zach Johnson (6:00am - 9:00am) (Producer)
Mornings: Morning in America with Bill Bennett (6:00am - 9:00am)
Evenings: Bruce Williams (8:00pm - 10:00pm)
Late Evenings: John Batchelor Show (10:00pm - 12:00am)
Late Evenings: Computer America Show (10:00pm - 12:00am)
Overnights: Investor's Edge (12:00am - 1:00am)
Overnights: Golden Age of Radio Theatre (1:00am - 2:00am)
Airstaff: Verna Whitworth (Deceased 24 September 2001)
Rod Brooks (Deceased 15 February 2005)
Doug Edge (Now Director of Sales for WTWO-TV in Terre Haute)

Station History

WHBU signed on in April 1923. In 1930, it was on the air at 1210am (100 watts). Was a CBS affiliate. The Anderson Broadcasting Corp. once owned WHBU. WHBU had its studio and transmitter in The Citizens Bank Building on Meridian Plaza in downtown Anderson. WHBU was sold (along with nee WAXT in November 1998 to Michael Schwartz's Indiana Radio Properties for an estimated $2 million. In July 2001, Michael Schwartz' Indiana Radio Partners sold nee WHTI, nee WHTY, WERK, WURK and WHBU for $8 million purchase from Sabre Communications, Inc. Backyard Broadcasting sold all of its Muncie radio stations in April 2013 for $4.45 million to Woof Boom Broadcasting. On November 4, 2014, WHBU added an FM signal, via translator W279CL.

For Further Reading...

"Changing Hands" Broadcasting & Cable 131, no. 30 (2001): 34.
de la Bastide, Ken. "Madison County Notables Died in 2001." Anderson Herald-Bulletin. 1 January 2002.


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