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This Page Last Updated: Tuesday 22 May 2018
Call LEtters: WPNT
Frequency: Formerly 1490am
City of License: South Bend
Metro(s): South Bend
Power: 1000 watts - Non Directional (Class C)
Address: 3371 Cleveland Road, Suite 310, South Bend, IN 46628-9780
Ownership: Artistic Media Partners, Inc.
GM: Robert B. McConnell (Deceased 20 May 2012)
Chief Engineer: Jack Wilson
Chief Engineer: Ira Kealy
PD: Richard Kent
PD: Jack Douglas
News Director: Jack Melloy
GM: Jim Behling
Chief Engineer: Mel Dzialak (Deceased 18 April 2008)
Chief Engineer: George Molnar
PD: Chuck Linster
Weekends: Larry Snyder
Airstaff: Steve Zana
Airstaff: Jay Michaels
Airstaff: Mike Ryan
Market Manager: John Friend (? - ?)
Market Manager: Ron Tarsi (Now GM of WBET(AM)/WBET-FM, WLKI, WLZZ,
WTHD, W224BY, W225BB, Athens, Michigan and W267BE)
1490am signed on in 1944.
Owned by South Bend Broadcasting Corp. Studios located at the intersection of St. Joseph Street and Monroe Street (Telephone: 7-1566). ABC Network affiliate.
Studios located at 237 Edison Road, Suite 93, Mishawaka, IN 46545-3137 (Telephone: 219.631.1616). WNDU-AM was country,
then flipped to Oldies, then to 1970's music. In December 1998, WNDU became WNDV after Michiana Telecasting Corp. sold WNDU to
Artistic Media Partners.
Reports say on June 2, 2011, WPNT returned to the air with sports, simulcasting 1620AM WDND. 1490AM is now silent. On June 6, 2011, the license was canceled by the FCC.
For Further Reading...
"Programming." Broadcasting. 28 January 1974. Page 52.
"Changes." Radio & Records. March 27, 1998. Page 14.
Redding, Alesia. "WNDU's radio stations find buyer". South Bend Tribune. August 28, 1998. Page B5.
"WNDU Radio Sold, becomes WNDV". South Bend Tribune. November 19, 1998. Page C6.
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