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The Essentials

Call Letters: WBST
Frequency: 92.1fm
City of License: Muncie
Metro(s): Muncie
Power: 3000 watts @ 300 feet (Class A)
Format: News/Classical
Address: Ball State University, BC 204, Muncie, IN 47306-0550
Phone: 765.285.5888
Ownership: Ball State University
Web Presence: http://indianapublicradio.org
Notes: Simulcast on WBSB, WBSH, WBSJ and WBSW

Station Personnel

Current

GM: Al Rent (September 2015 - Current)
Chief Engineer: Robert Mittendorf
SM: John Morgan
News Director: Terry Heifetz (July 2007 - Current)
Production Director: Sean Ashcraft
Mornings: Morning Edition (5am - 9am)
Mornings: Stan Sollars (5am - 9am) (local host)
Late Mornings: Morning Musicale (9am - 12pm)
Early Afternoons: Performance Today (12pm - 2pm)
Early Afternoons: Fresh Air (2pm - 3pm)
Early Afternoons: PRI's The World (3pm - 4pm)
Afternoons: All Things Considered (4pm - 7pm)
Afternoons: Stephanie Wiechmann (4pm - 7pm) (local host)
Early Evenings: Exploring Music (7pm - 8pm)
Nights: Performance Today (8pm - 10pm)
Nights: Evening Classics (10pm - 1am)
Overnights: BBC World Service (1am - 5am)
Weekends: BBC World Service (Saturday 12am - 7am)
Weekends: On the Media (Saturday 7am - 8am)
Weekends: Weekend Edition Saturday (Saturday 8am - 10am)
Weekends: Car Talk (Saturday 10am - 11am)
Weekends: Marketplace Money (Saturday 11am - 12pm)
Weekends: Splendid Table (Saturday 12pm - 1pm)
Weekends: You Bet Your Garden (Saturday 1pm - 2pm)
Weekends: Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! (Saturday 2pm - 3pm)
Weekends: Fresh Air Weekend (Saturday 3pm - 4pm)
Weekends: This American Life (Saturday 4pm - 5pm)
Weekends: Weekend All Things Considered (Saturday 5pm - 6pm)
Weekends: A Prairie Home Compaion (Saturday 6pm - 8pm)
Weekends: American Routes (Saturday 8pm - 10pm)
Weekends: The Scene (Saturday 10pm - 11pm)
Weekends: BBC World Service (Saturday 11pm - 12am)
Weekends: Weekend Performance Today (Sunday 12am - 1am)
Weekends: BBC World Service (Sunday 1am - 7am)
Weekends: Sound Medicine (Sunday 7am - 8am)
Weekends: Weekend Edition Sunday (Sunday 8am - 9am)
Weekends: Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! (Sunday 10am - 11am)
Weekends: Selected Shorts (Sunday 11am - 12pm)
Weekends: A Prairie Home Compaion (Sunday 12pm - 2pm)
Weekends: This American Life (Sunday 2pm - 3pm)
Weekends: Indiana Weekend/StoryBoard (Sunday 3pm - 4pm)
Weekends: Car Talk (Sunday 4pm - 5pm)
Weekends: Weekend All Things Considered (Sunday 5pm - 6pm)
Weekends: TED Radio Hour (Sunday 6pm - 7pm)
Weekends: Center Stage From Wolf Trap (Sunday 7pm - 8pm)
Weekends: SymphonyCast (Sunday 8pm - 10pm)
Weekends: Harmonia (Sunday 10pm - 11pm)
Weekends: Weekend Performance Today (Sunday 11pm - 12am)

Former

GM: M. John Eiden
GM: Anthony Hunt (Now GM at WVPE)
GM: Stewart Vanderwilt
GM: Marcus Jackman (? - March 28, 2014)
GM: John Strauss (Interim)
Chief Engineer: Garvin Phillips
GSM: Pam Coletti
PD: Jed Duvall
Program Manager: Carol Trimmer
Production Manager: Brian Eckstein (December 1997 - November 21, 2011) (Deceased 21 November 2011)
Production Director: Christopher Bateson
Early Afternoons: Talk of the Nation (2pm - 4pm)
Weekends: WireTap (Saturday 3pm - 4pm)
Weekends: Hearing Voices (Sunday 3pm - 4pm)
Weekends: A World of Possibilities (Sunday 6pm - 7pm)
Weekends: Indianapolis-On-The-Air (Sunday 7pm - 8pm)

Station History

Signed on September 12, 1960 at 90.7fm. The WBST call letters stand for Ball State Teacher's College, which a former name of what is now Ball State University. WBST moved from 90.7fm to 92.1fm in the mid-to-late 1970s. In 1978, WBST began broadcasting from a transmitter on a Nebo Road tower. In September 1978, lightning struck that tower, before it even signed on. WBST added an NPR affiliation on September 12, 1980. "Indiana Public Radio" branding began on January 1, 1998.


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