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The Essentials

Call Letters: WKBV
Frequency: 1490am
City of License: Richmond
Metro(s): Richmond
Power: 1000 Watts - Unlimited (ND) (Class C)
Format: Sports
Address: P.O. Box 1646, Richmond, IN 47375-1646
Address: 2301 W. Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374-3829
Phone: 765.962.6533
Ownership: Rodgers Broadcasting Corp.
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Station Personnel

Current

GM: Steve Frye
Chief Engineer: BTE, Fort Wayne
OM/PD: Rick Duncan
News Director: Bob Phillips
Sports Director: Brent Whitlock
Production Director: John Rose

Former

GM: G.F. Albright
GM: Jeff Trine
Chief Engineer: Louis J. Dunning
Chief Engineer: David Gill
PD: Royden Parke (Deceased 1 October 1973)
PD: Louis J. Dunning
PD: Troy Derengowski (? - October 2000) (Now PD at WHON)
Sports Director: Robb Reel (? - July 2002)
Sports Director: Jim Freeman (August 2002 - ?)
Mornings: Chris Nolte (December 2005 - ?)
Afternoons: Rick Beers (Deceased 7 July 2005)
Chris Dickson and Ron Chappell ("Dickson/Chappell Report")
Lester G. Spencer
Phil Stigleman (Deceased 9 April 2006)

Station History

1490am signed on September 27, 1926. In the 1930's, WKBV (then licensed to Connersville) was on 1500am, broadcasting 100-150 watts. Owned in the 1940s by Central Broadcasting Corp. with studios located at 25 S. Ninth St., Richmond, IN 47374. WKBV added an FM translator (W266CE) in March 2013, but the translator didn't sign on until August 11, 2014.


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