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The Essentials

Call Letters: WTRC-FM
Frequency: 95.3fm
City of License: Niles, Michigan
Metro(s): South Bend
Power: 5500 watts @ 276 feet (Class A)
Format: Talk
Address: 237 W. Edison Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545-3103
Phone: 574.258.5483
Ownership: Pathfinder Communications Corp.
Web Presence: http://www.953mnc.com
Notes: WTRC-FM broadcasts in Mono.

Station Personnel

Current

GM: Stephanie Michel
Chief Engineer: Greg Trobridge
Director of Sales: Stephanie Michele
OM/PD: Jon Zimney (March 22, 2010 - Current) (From APD/News Director at KTAR-FM in Phoenix, Arizona)
News Director: Gary Sieber (Formerly OM)
Newsperson: Tommie Lee
Production Director: Pete Farrow
Sports Director: Bill Beck
Mornings: Mark McGill ("Michiana's Morning News") (5:00am - 9:00am)
Mid-Mornings: Glenn Beck (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Middays: Rush Limbaugh (12:00pm - 3:00pm)
Afternoons: Casey Hendrickson (3:00pm - 6:00pm) (January 2, 2013 - Current) (From Mornings)
Early Evenings: Sean Hannity (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Nights: Lars Larson (9:00pm - 12:00am)
Overnights: Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis (12:00am - 1:00am)
Overnights: George Norry ("Coast to Coast AM") (1:00am - 5:00am)
Weekends: Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis (Saturday 12:00am - 1:00am)
Weekends: George Norry ("Coast to Coast AM") (Saturday 1:00am - 5:00am)
Weekends: Kids Count / Viewpoints (Saturday 5:00am - 6:00am)
Weekends: ABC 57 News (Saturday 6:00am - 8:00am)
Weekends: Letís Talk Business (Saturday 8:00am - 9:00am)
Weekends: Wise Money with Korhorn Financial (Saturday 9:00am - 10:00am)
Weekends: Measure Twice (Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am)
Weekends: Five Star Life Radio (Saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm)
Weekends: Handel On The Law (Saturday 12:00pm - 3:00pm)
Weekends: The Kim Komando Show (Saturday 3:00pm - 6:00pm)
Weekends: Kilmeade and Friends (Saturday 6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Weekends: Art Bell/Somewhere In Time (Saturday 9:00pm - Sunday 1:00am)
Weekends: Coast to Coast AM (Sunday 1:00am - 6:00am)
Weekends: ABC 57 News (Sunday 6:00am - 8:00am)
Weekends: Five Star Life Radio (Sunday 8:00am - 9:00am)
Weekends: Glenn Beck Weekend (Sunday 9:00am - 12:00pm)
Weekends: Rush Limbaugh Week in Review (Sunday 12:00pm - 3:00pm)
Weekends: Sean Hannity Weekend (Sunday 3:00pm - 6:00pm)
Weekends: FOX News Sunday (Sunday 6:00pm - 7:00pm)
Weekends: Beyond The Beltway (Sunday 7:00pm - 9:00pm)
Weekends: Casey Hendrickson Weekend (Sunday 9:00pm - 10:00pm)
Weekends: Sunday Night with Bill Cunningham (Sunday 10:00pm - Monday 1:00am)

Former

WNIL-FM

President: Lawrence Plym (Deceased 12 March 1993)
GM/PD: James Mitchell
GM: Gary Voss
GM: Charles E. Frey
Chief Engineer: Matthew Pierzchala
Chief Engineer: Gary Ewald
OM: Jonathan Duffield
PD: Wallace Simpson (? - 1972)
PD: Jim Skwarcan
PD: Johnathon Duffield
PD: Thom Jegier
News Director: Robert McPhee
News Director: Joe Landon
News Director: Dave Clark
News Director: Bob Wilson

WAOR-FM

GM: Charles Frey
Chief Engineer: Gary Ewald
Chief Engineer: Don Cowden
OM: Ron Stryker (February 2008 - ?) (From PD at WAOR)
PD: Thom Jegier
PD: Gary Hegland
News Director: Bob Wilson
News Director: Sid Shroyer
Promotions Director: Gary Hegland
Mornings: Gary Hegland
Afternoons: Gary Hegland

WTRC-FM

GM: Clint Marsh
SM: Jill Ferraro
Early Evenings: Jason Lewis (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Weekends: Ken The Contractor (Saturday 6:00am - 8:00am)
Weekends: Keeping Your Money (Saturday 8:00am - 9:00am)
Weekends: Gibson on Fox (Saturday 3:00pm - 6:00pm)
Weekends: The Weekend (Sunday 6:00am - 9:00am)

Station History

95.3fm signed on September 13, 1968.

WNIL-FM

WNIL-FM signed on with 3000 watts at 170 feet. WNIL-FM became WAOR-FM in 1977.

WAOR-FM

WTRC-FM

For Further Reading...

"New FM Stations (Applications)." Broadcasting. 4 September 1957, Page 83.
"Final Actions." Broadcasting. 4 March 1968, Page 73.
"Call Letter Applications." Broadcasting. 8 April 1968. Page 104.


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