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The Essentials

Call Letters: WDKS
Frequency: 106.1fm
City of License: Newburgh
Metro(s): Evansville
Power: 6000 watts @ 328 feet (Class A)
Format: CHR
Address: P.O. Box 78, Evansville, IN 47701-0078
Address: 117 SE 5th St., Evansville, IN 47708-1639
Phone: 812.425.4226
Ownership: Townsquare Media, Inc.
Web Presence: http://1061evansville.com

Station Personnel

Current

GM: LaDonne Craig
Chief Engineer: Ben Davis
Director of Sales: Angie Ross
SM: Scott Mauser
PD: Ryan O'Bryan ("Max Power") (March 2008 - Current)
MD: Rob Hirschbul
Promotions Director: Ryan Lewis
Mornings: Rob Hirschbuhl ("The Rob") (6am - 10am) (From nights at KRSQ in Billings, Montana)
Mornings: Kat Mykals (6am - 10am)
Middays: Gavin Eddings (10am - 3pm)
Afternoons: Ryan O'Bryan (3pm - 7pm) (From Mornings, as "Max Power")
Nights: PopCrush Nights with Lisa Paige (7pm - 12am)

Former

WEKX-FM

WSYZ-FM

President/GM: Don Davis
Chief Engineer: Frank Hertel
GSM: Jason Rosenthal
PD: Linda Davis

WJPS-FM

WDKS-FM

GM: Don Griffin
GM: Bob Dakin
GM: Mark Thomas (December 2004 - ?) (From parent Regent Communications' stations in Flint, Michigan)
Chief Engineer: Lyn Hare
Chief Engineer: Mike Hutchens
GSM: Phil Gabbard
SM: Mike Fisher
SM: Lisa J. Yockey
OM/PD: Johnny Randolph
OM: Mike Sanders (PD: February 2004 - ?)
PD: Jeremy Thompson (November 1999 - ?)
PD: Jimmy Ocean (From APD/MD at WSTO)
PD: Keith Curry (October 2006 - March 2008) (From PD at WKFR in Kalamazoo, Michigan)
Mornings: Bob & Sheri (September 1998 - November 2000) (Syndicated from WLNK in Charlotte, North Carolina)
Mornings: Rick Dees (5am - 9am) (November 2000 - ?) (Syndicated from KIIS in Los Angeles, California)
Mornings: "Valentine in the Morning" (February 2004 - ?)
Mornings: Holly Davidson (5:30am - 10am)
Mornings: Brian Van Bokkelen
Mornings: Holly Morgan (5:30am - 10am) (September 2005 - January 2007)
Mornings: Kidd Kraddick (5am - 10am) (2008 - 2011) (Syndicated from KHKS in Dallas, Texas) (Deceased 27 July 2013)
Middays: Julie Raymond (9am - 2pm) (February 2000 - ?)
Middays: Storm Avery (10am - 3pm) (Now middays at WSTO)
Afternoons: Jeremy Thompson
Afternoons: Jeff Walker (3pm - 7pm)
Afternoons: Austin Henry ("Rooster") (2pm - 6pm) (Voicetracked, as Austin is handling nights at KZSN, overnights/imaging at KZCH, both in Wichita, Kansas. Also, he once did late nights at WKDS as "TicTak")
Afternoons: Ryan Seacrest ("On-Air with Ryan Seacrest") (2pm - 7pm)
Nights: "Jukebox" Josh Strickland (Now PD/mornings at WJIM in Lansing, Michigan)
Nights: Falen (7pm - 10pm)
Overnights: Kato (11pm - 5am)

Station History

106.1fm signed on February 11, 1991.

WEKX-FM

WSYZ-FM

CHR station. WIKY-FM briefly simulcast on WSYZ.

WJPS-FM

WDKS-FM

Studios formerly located at 1133 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN 47728-1054. Regent Communications, Inc. bought WKRI in January 2004. The deal completed an exchange of four Regent-owned Duluth, Minnesota radio stations and $2.7 million cash to Clear Channel for the five Evansville stations. In May 2010, Regent Communications, Inc. changed names to Townsquare Media, Inc.

For Further Reading...

"Radio Business." Radio & Records. December 8, 2000. Page 6.


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