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The Essentials

Call Letters: WRBI
Frequency: 103.9fm
City of License: Batesville
Metro(s):
Power: 2650 watts @ 354 feet (Class A)
Format: Country
Address: P.O. Box 201, Batesville, IN 47006-0201
Address: 133 S. Main Street, Batesville, IN 47006-1344
Phone: 812.934.5111
Ownership: Leeson Media, LLC
Web Presence: http://www.wrbiradio.com

Station Personnel

Current

GM/SM: Ronald E. Green
Chief Engineer: Chuck Weber
PD: Caz Burdette
News Director: Darren Engleking
Mornings: Caz Burdette (5am - 10am)
Mornings: Darren Engleking (5am - 10am) (News)
Afternoons: Brent Lee
Nights: Automation (7pm - 12am)
Overnights: Automation (12am - 5am)

Former

President: Gene McPherson
President: Alan R. Schriber
VP/GM: Ronald E. Green
Chief Engineer: Ed Bills
Chief Engineer: Dennis Rund
PD: Tom Posz
PD: Mike Burdette
PD: Renee Day
PD: Matt King
MD: Dale Graves
News Director: Thomas Ackmann
News Director: Tom Snape
News Director: Kitsy Beck
News Director: Andy Beck
News Director: Bryan Kelly
News Director: Mike Reppert
News Director: Mary Mattingly (? - April 19, 2013)
News Director: Steven Harmeyer
Mornings: Chris Clare (? - April 1999) (Now Production Director/Afternoons at WYCT in Pensacola, Florida)
Mornings: Mary Mattingly (5am - 10am) (News) (? - April 19, 2013)
Mornings: Steven Harmeyer (5am - 10am) (News)
Middays: Charlotte Merritt (10am - 3pm)
Middays: John Steele (10am - 3pm)
Afternoons: Kathleen Bohman (3pm - 7pm)
Evenings: D.L. Vance (7pm - 9pm)

Station History

103.9fm signed on May 14, 1977. WRBI then owned by McPherson Media, Inc.. In June 1983, ARS Broadcasting Corp. acquired WRBI-FM. Formerly a Mutual Broadcasting System affiliate. In 1997, ARS Broadcasting Corp. sold their trio of radio stations (WRBI, WKRP and WINN-FM for $1.9 million to Findlay Publishing Co. In December 2012, White River Broadcasting Co., Inc. sold WRBI to Leeson Media, LLC for $350,000.

For Further Reading...

"Changing Hands." Broadcasting and Cable. 128, no. 18 (1997): 32.


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