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The Essentials

call Letters: WBOW-FM
Frequency: 98.5fm
City of License: Paris, Illinois
Metro(s): Terre Haute
Power: 50,000 watts @ 500 feet (Class B)
Format: Classic Hits
Address: P.O. Box 277, Paris, IL 61944-0277
Address: 824 S. 3rd Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807-4609
Phone: 812.232.4161
Phone: 217.465.6336
Ownership: Midwest Communications, Inc.
Web Presence: http://985wbow.com

Station Personnel

Current

GM/Terre Haute Market Manager: Tim Huelsing
Chief Engineer: Jerry Arnold
GSM: Dave Wisniewski
OM: Steve Cannon

Former

WACF-FM

President/GM: Adlai C. Ferguson, Jr.
GM: Phil Johnson (January 2002 - 2004) (From GSM at WTHI-TV)
GM: Brent Marlin
GM: Becky Dole (November 2007- ?)
Chief Engineer: Adlai C. Ferguson, Jr.
SM: John Clark
PD: Kent Walls
PD: Bob Randolph
PD: Jason Murphy
PD: Al Larcher (February 2002 - 2004)
PD: Brant McKeehan ("Cody Thomas")
News Director: Tom Feser (March 2001 - July 2001) (From producer at WTVN in Columbus, Ohio)
Sports Director: Ray Calahan
Mornings: Brant McKeehan ("Cody Thomas")
Middays: Automated (Westwood One's "Mainstream Country" format)
Afternoons: Amber Brown
Afternoons: Lisa B.
Nights: Lia
Overnights: Danny Wright
Dave Kirsch

WINH-FM

WIBQ-FM

GM: Jack Swart (February 2012 - ?) (Now GM of the Community Broadcasters stations in Sumter, South Carolina)
GM: Amy Dillon
OM: Bill Cain (July 2008 - December 2012) (From Director of Programming for the Mountain Broadcasting radio stations in Missoula, Montana.)
PD: Mark Jaynes
PD: Frank Rush
News Director: Steve Hall
Promotions Director: Stacey
Mornings: Bill Bennett (6am - 9am)
Mornings: Don Imus ("Imus in the Morning") (6am - 8am)
Mornings: Wall Street Journal This Morning (5am - 6am)
Mornings: Frank Rush ("WIBQ Morning News Watch") (6am - 8am)
Middays: Neal Boortz (10am - 12pm)
Middays: Dave Ramsey (8am - 10am)
Middays: Mike Gallagher (10am - 12pm)
Middays: Rush Limbaugh (12pm - 3pm)
Afternoons: Sean Hannity (3pm - 6pm)
Nights: Michael Savage (9pm - 12am)
Nights: John Batchelor (9pm - 12am)
Nights: Mark Levin (6pm - 9pm)
Nights: Andy Dean ("America Now with Andy Dean") (9pm - 12am)
Overnights: George Noory ("Coast to Coast AM") (12am - 6am)
Weekends: Wall Street Journal This Weekend (Saturday 5am - 6am)
Weekends: Glenn Beck Weekend (Saturday 6am - 9am)
Weekends: Danny Wayne (Saturday 9am - 10am)
Weekends: Viewpoints (Saturday 9am - 9:30am)
Weekends: Radio Health Journal (Saturday 9:30am - 10am)
Weekends: MoneyTalk with Bob Brinker (Saturday 4pm - 7pm)
Weekends: Costas on the Radio (Saturday 7pm - 9pm)
Weekends: Rusty Humphries (Saturday 9pm - 11pm)
Weekends: Roy Masters (Sunday 10am - 11am)
Weekends: Moto Trend Weekend (Sunday 11am - 1pm)
Weekends: The Other Side (Sunday 7pm - 10pm)
Weekends: Mark Walters ("Armed American Radio") (Sunday 10pm - 1am)
Weekends: Mike Gallagher (Saturday 6am - 9am)
Weekends: Radio Union (Saturday 9am - 9:30am)
Weekends: Focus on the Valley (Satudray 9:30am - 10am)
Weekends: Kim Kommando (Saturday 10am - 1pm)
Weekends: Rush Limbaugh Weekend (Saturday 1pm - 4pm)
Weekends: Handel on the Law (Saturday 4pm - 7pm)
Weekends: Larry Kudlow ("The Larry Kudlow Show") (Saturday 7pm - 10pm)
Weekends: Coast to Coast AM (Saturday 10pm - Sunday 6am)
Weekends: Infomercials (Sunday 6am - 6:30am)
Weekends: Radio Union (Sunday 6:30am - 7am)
Weekends: Jim Blue Gospel Show (Sunday 7am - 9am) (February 1998 - Current)
Weekends: Gary Sullivan ("At Home with Gary Sullivan") (Sunday 9am - 12pm)
Weekends: FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace (Sunday 12pm - 1pm)
Weekends: Sean Hannity Weekend (Sunday 1pm - 4pm)
Weekends: MoneyTalk with Bob Brinker (Sunday 4pm - 7pm)
Weekends: "Joe Pags" (Joe Pagliarulo) ("The Weekend") (Sunday 7pm - 10pm)
Weekends: Bill Cunningham (Sunday 10pm - 1am)

WBOW-FM

Station History

98.5fm signed on in 1952.

WACF-FM

Formerly owned by The Paris Broadcasting Corporation. Also owned by P.R.S. Broadcasting, Inc. WACF aired a country and western music format. In September 2005, P.R.S. Broadcasting, Inc. sold WACF and WPRS(AM) for $2.5 million to Midwest Communications, Inc.

WINH-FM

Midwest Communications, Inc. owned WINH. Switched format from country to News/Talk.

WIBQ-FM

News/Talk format.

WBOW-FM




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