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The Essentials

Call Letters: WBSJ
Frequency: 91.7fm
City of License: Portland
Power: 2000 watts @ 67 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:
Notes: Simulcasts WBST

Station Personnel


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)


GM: Stewart Vanderwilt
GM: Marcus Jackman (? - March 28, 2014)
GM: John Strauss (Interim)
PD: Jed Duvall
Production Manager: Brian Eckstein (December 1997 - November 21, 2011) (Deceased 21 November 2011)
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

91.7fm signed on in December 1997. "Indiana Public Radio" branding began on January 1, 1998.

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