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The Essentials

Call Letters: WJCI
Frequency: 102.9fm
City of License: Huntington
Metro(s): Fort Wayne
Power: 4700 watts @ 299 feet (Class A)
Format: Religious
Address: 150 West Lincolnway, Suite 2001, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5556
Phone: 219.548.5800
Ownership: Calvary Radio Network, Inc.
Web Presence: http://www.calvaryradionetwork.com

Station Personnel

Current

GM/OM: Jim Motshagen
PD: Kathy Motshagen

Former

WHUZ-FM

GM: Edwin R. Huse
Chief Engineer: Jack Didier
OM: Helen Huse
PD: Tony Richards

WIOE-FM

Mornings: Ron Gullion ("Johnny Neutron") (1986-1987)

WOWO-FM

VP/GM: Gina Maxwell
Chief Engineer: Eric Culp
PD: Gary Noe (Deceased 13 February 1997)
News Director: Curt Miller
Promotions Director: Christine Kennedy

WEXI-FM

GM: Dave Riethmiller (? - October 1999) (Now GSM at WBTU)
PD: Dawn Sweet
Sports Director: Lefty Davis

WYLT-FM

WXKE-FM

WWGL-FM

WGL-FM

Co-GM/SM: Dave Riethmiller
Co-GM/OM/PD: J.J. Fabini
Production Director: Jason Lee
Promotions Director: Diane Current
News Director: Leslie Stone
Mornings: Rick Hughes
Mornings: JJ Morgan (6am - 10am) (? - 2013)
Late Mornings: Chuck Denver (10am - 11am) (? - 2013)
Middays: Trina Neeley (11am - 4pm) (From middays at WMEE) (? - 2013)
Afternoons: Rashke (4pm - 7pm) (? - 2013)
Afternoons: Pat White (2:00pm - 5:00pm) (Afternoons: February 14, 2011 - Current)
Afternoons: Diane Current (2:00pm - 5:00pm) (Producer) (Afternoons: February 14, 2011 - Current)
Nights: Delilah (7pm - 12am) (? - 2013)
Overnights: Cathy Taylor (12am - 1am) (? - 2013)
Overnights: Cami (1am - 6am) (? - 2013)

WJCI-FM

Station History

Then at 103.1fm, the frequency signed on September 1, 1965.

WHUZ-FM

Owned by Huse Radio, Inc. Studios located at 1600 E. Taylor St., Huntington, IN 46750-4045. (Telephone: 219.356.1640)

WIOE-FM

WIOE launched as a commercial-free station in the 1980s.

WOWO-FM

A simulcast of WOWO(AM). Owned by Price Communications Corp. Studios located at 203 West Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-3610 (Telephone: 219.424.2400). In 1994, Inner City Broadcasting purchased WOWO-FM and sister WOWO(AM) for $2.3 million from Price Communications Corp. Later in 1994, Taylor Broadcasting Corp. bought WOWO-FM for $300,000 from Inner City Broadcasting Corp.

WEXI-FM

Studios located at 2541 Goshen Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46808-1479 (Telephone: 260.484.0580). The station flipped formats to Soft AC in September 1997. Taylor applied for a CP to move to 103.1fm. The FCC returned that application in early 1999. Taylor again applied in mid-1999 for a move to 103.1fm, and to raise the power from 3000 watts to 4500 watts. In 2000, WEXI dropped soft rock for a simulcast of sister station Rock/WXKE. On September 16, 2000, at 2:00PM, WEXI changed formats to alternative dance/club music, as "Energy 102.9." In October 2002, WEXI changed calls to WXKE, shortly after WXKE (103.9fm, Fort Wayne) dropped its longtime "Rock 104" identity and format.

WYLT-FM

WXKE-FM

In February 2004, WXKE dropped its simulcast with sister Alternative/WXTW and changed formats to Standards as "The River." Summit City Radio Group purchased WXKE and its sister stations in July 2004. The standards "River" format drifted over to sister 1250am WGL. WXKE relaunched as Classic/Variety Hits "Mike-FM." On August 31, 2006, the station abandoned that format and flipped formats to a simulcast of sister WGL(AM). From August 29, 2006 through Midnight on August 31, 2006, the station played all Frank Sinatra songs. 102.9fm then flipped to standards, as a simulcast of WGL(AM).

WWGL-FM

WWGL simulcast WGL, but the call letters remained only briefly on air. Standards format. Studios located at 2000 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46819-1297 (Telephone: 260.747.1511). Owned by Summit City Radio Group.

WGL-FM (102.9fm)

103.1fm (then licensed to Roanoke) signed on September 1, 1965. 103.1fm later moved to 102.9fm. Switched call letters from WWGL to WGL in April 2007. 102.9fm flipped formats to Soft AC ("V102.9") on April 1, 2010. Flipped formats from Soft AC ("V102.9") to Oldies in 2013. In February 2014, Summit City Radio Group announced a $2.9 million sale of all of its Fort Wayne radio stations to Adams Radio Group, Inc. As a result of this sale, Adams Radio Group, Inc. spun WGL-FM off to Calvary Radio Network, Inc. in exchange for their translator W277AK.

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For Further Reading...

"Transactions." Radio and Records no. 1036 (March 25, 1994): 8.
"Station Trading." Broadcasting & Cable 125, no. 9 (1995): 44.


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