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The Essentials

Call Letters: WQHK
Frequency: 105.1fm
City of License: Huntertown
Metro(s): Fort Wayne
Power: 5700 watts @ 689 feet (Class B1)
Format: Country
Address: 2915 Maples Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46816-3199
Phone: 260.447.5511
Ownership: Pathfinder Communications Corp.
Web Presence: http://www.k105fm.com

Station Personnel

Current

GM: Jim Allgeier
Director of Engineering: Jack Didier (Was Chief Engineer from April 1997)
Chief Engineer: Mogan David
GSM: Suzee Leavell (June 1, 2015 - Current)
PD/MD: Dave Michaels (PD: February 13, 2013 - Current; MD: September 26, 2005 - Current)
Production Director: Cliff Mitchell (August 27, 2012 - Current) (Also production director for WOWO(AM)/WOWO-FM, WBYR, WMEE-FM, WFGA and WKJG)
Promotions Director: Sally Allgeier (March 21, 2016 - Current)
Mornings: Dan Austin (5am - 10am) (May 5, 1997 - Current) (From nights at WUSN in Chicago, Illinois)
Mornings: Dude Walker (5am - 10am) (March 25, 1998 - Current) (Nights: July 1994 - April 1997)
Mornings: Kylie Havens (10am - 12pm)
Afternoons: Dave Michaels (12pm - 3pm) (August 2005 - Current)
Afternoons: Aricka McCauley (3pm - 8pm) (August 18, 2014 - Current) (From nights at WNDV-FM)
Nights: Chris Cage (8pm - 12am)
Weekends: Gabe Smith (Saturday 6am - 10am)
Weekends: Dave Steele (Saturday 3pm - 7pm)
Weekends: Whitney Allen ("Big Time Saturday Night with Whitley Allen") (Saturday 7pm - 12am)
Weekends: Fort Wayne Up Close with Charly Butcher (5:30am - 6am)
Weekends: Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40 (Sunday 8am - 12pm)
Weekends: Gabe Smith (Sunday 12pm - 4pm)
Weekends: Lon Helton ("Country Countdown USA") (Sunday 8pm - 11pm)
Weekends: The New Country Corner with Aricka McCauley (Sunday 11pm - 12am)

Former

WADM-FM

GM: Kenneth Pehlke
GM: Clyde Dennis
Chief Engineer: Harold Adams
Chief Engineer: Roger Parkerson
PD: Larry Arnold
PD/MD: Doug Bieberich
News Director: Bruce Slusher
News Director: Steve Sommers

WMCZ-FM

WQTZ-FM

GM: Jeffrey Sommerville
Chief Engineer: Jeff Goode
GSM: Sam Kaufman
PD: Neil Parker
PD: Mark Osborn ("Mark McCalendar") (Now LSM for the Adams Radio Group, Inc. radio stations in Fort Wayne.)

WQHK-FM

GM: Tony Richards (? - April 9, 2001)
GM: Mark DePrez (April 9, 2001 - August 27, 2012; GSM: December 2000 - July 2001)
Assistant GM: Roger Diehm (? - January 1999) (Retired)
Chief Engineer: Ed Didier (Now Chief Engineer at the Adams Radio Group, Inc. radio stations in Fort Wayne)
Director of Sales: Mark Osborn (February 15, 2002 - March 2010) (From Sales Manager at WBYR) (Now LSM for the Adams Radio Group, Inc. radio stations in Fort Wayne.)
GSM: Kevin Meek (? - November 1998) (NSM: 1988 - ?; LSM before that). (Now LSM at WKHK and WKLR in Richmond, Virginia)
GSM: Leslie Goodwin (nee: diBuono) (November 25, 1998 - November 2000) (Now out of radio)
GSM: Bob Swinehart (July 19, 2001 - March 26, 2004) (From sales at WBYR) (Now Director of Sales with the Advanced Media Partners' stations in Peoria, Illinois)
GSM: Joel Pyle (August 28, 2013 - February 9, 2015)
NSM: Doug Wagner (November 1997 - ?) (Now out of radio)
NSM: Mary DePrez (? - August 27, 2012) (Now out of radio)
OM/PD: Jeff Davis (? - April 18, 1997) (Now OM for the iHeart Media radio stations in Greenville and Asheville, North Carolina)
OM/PD: Dean McNeil (May 5, 1997 - July 2003) (From OM at WUSN in Chicago, Illinois) (Now mornings at WMMC)
OM/PD: Rob Kelley (July 2003 - November 20, 2012) (Was OM/PD of sister WMEE from 2003 through late 2010.) (From OM for the five station Triad Broadcasting cluster in Lincoln, Nebraska. Also was PD/middays for Triad station KFGE)
APD/MD: Jeff Moore (APD: May 5, 1997 - October 1999; MD: 1993 - October 1999) (Now Production Director at WAJI and WLDE)
APD/MD: Mark Allen (APD: January 2002 - June 20, 2003; MD: May 2000 - June 20, 2003) (Now PD/mornings at KIAI-FM in Mason City, Iowa)
MD: Trina Neeley (June 2005 - September 26, 2005)
Production Director: Steve Brelsford (June 29, 1993 - August 27, 2012) (Now Production Director at WAJI and WLDE)
Production: Chris Tyler (? - November 1997) (Now APD/afternoons at WITL in Lansing, Michigan)
Promotions Director: Tony Malone (November 1997 - June 1998) (Now out of radio)
Promotions Director: Lynn Williams (August 20, 1998 - October 1999) (From Promotions Director with the former Kovas Communications stations in Fort Wayne).
Promotions Director: Natalee Kohls (1998 - December 13, 2001) (Now middays as "Sky Taylor" at WWMJ in Ellsworth/Bangor, Maine)
Promotions Director: Sean Bratton (July 29, 2002 - April 27, 2003) (From nights at WMEE, where he now handles afternoons.)
Promotions Director: Brian Sheikh (2009 - ?)
Promotions Director: Nikki Jasperson (2012 - September 13, 2013) (From Promotions Director/Sales Assistant for the Cumulus Broadcasting radio stations in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
Promotions Director: Kristin Craft (October 29, 2013 - April 2015)
Promotions Director: Suzanna Pynakker (April 22, 2015 - Current)
Mornings: Scott Miller (? - April 18, 1997) (Now afternoons at WUUQ-FM in Chattanooga, Tennessee)
Mornings: B.J. Stone (1994 - December 8, 2006) (From nights at WOWO)
Mornings: Deana Ryan (5am - 10am) (January 2008 - April 21, 2010) (Was "Ericka Jaye" on WLEG) (From middays at WDTW in Detroit, Michigan) (Now middays at KIXY-FM in San Angelo, Texas)
Mornings: Lori Mae (5am - 10am) (June 8, 2010 - August 9, 2011) (From middays at WLFW)
Middays: Rick Hughes (10am - 3pm) (June 29, 1993 - December 2009) (Now mornings at WGL(AM)/WGL-FM)
Middays: Rob Kelley (10am - 2pm) (? - November 20, 2012; Also did afternoons July 2003 - August 2005)
Middays: Heather Cruise (10am - 3pm)
Afternoons: Jeff Moore (1993 - October 1999) (From weekends at WSAI and WWNK in Cincinnati, Ohio) (Now Production Director at WAJI and WLDE)
Afternoons: Mark Allen (October 1999 - June 20, 2003; Nights: May 1997 - October 1999; Weekends before that) (Now PD/mornings at KIAI-FM in Mason City, Iowa)
Nights: Kevin Kelly (June 29, 1993 - June 1996)
Nights: Jay Michaels (7pm - 12am) (October 1999 - August 2002) (Now PD/Mornings at WAWC)
Nights: Trina Neeley (June 2005 - September 2005)
Nights: Chevy Smith (8pm - 12am)
Overnights: AfterMidNite with Blair Garner (12am - 5am)
Overnights: Jay Michaels (12am - 5am) (Also formerly PD/mornings at WAWC)
Weekends: Aaron Robbins (Now out of radio)
Weekends: Heather Cruise
Weekends: The New Country Corner with Dave Michaels (Sunday 4am - 4:30am)
Weekends: New Music Nashville (Sunday 11pm - 12am)
Weekends: Randy Owen ("Country Gold") (Sunday 5am - 9am)

Station History

Then at 92.7fm, what's now 105.1fm signed on November 8, 1966. WQHK-FM signed on at 6:00AM on Tuesday June 29, 1993.

WADM-FM

WMCZ-FM

WQTZ-FM

Oldies format. Studios located at 233 N. Second St., Decatur, IN 46733 (Telephone: 219.724.7161).

WQHK-FM

WQHK-FM (105.1fm) signed on June 29, 1993 airing a country format with the moniker "K-105". Formerly licensed to Decatur, WQHK-FM moved transmitter sites in 2012 from Monroeville to the WMEE and then-WOWO-FM tower on Hillegas Road in Fort Wayne. The new WQHK-FM transmitter site went live at 4:30PM on March 28, 2012, and WQHK became licensed to Huntertown.

For Further Reading...

"Changing Faces...Changing Places." (Fort Wayne) Business Digest. Volume 1, no. 1 (February, 1988). Page 19.
Kilbane, Kevin. "Radio stations take the airwaves out of their employees' sails." Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. 26 February 1992. Page 1F.
"WQHK strikes deal to hit FM airwaves." Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette. 24 February 1993.
Stark, Phyllis. "PD of the Week." Billboard. 106, no. 8 (February 19, 1994). Page 97.
"WQHK Changes Format." Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette. 13 March 1996. Page 3D.
Feder, Robert. "Samuelson harvests Hall of Fame induction." Chicago Sun-Times. 12 August 2003. Page 53.
Feder, Robert. "Cubs deliver grand slam ratings to WGN." Chicago Sun-Times. 14 October 2003. Page 49.


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