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The Essentials

Call Letters: WTRC
Frequency: 1340am
City of License: Elkhart
Metro(s): South Bend
Power: 1000 watts (ND)
Format: Standards
Address: 237 W. Edison Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545-3103
Phone: 574.258.5483
Ownership: Pathfinder Communications Corp.
Web Presence: http://www.frank1340.com

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

Former

WJAK(AM)

WTRC(AM)

GM: R.R. Baker
GM: Dick Rhodes (1973 - July 1, 2001) (Retired)
GM: Gene Walker (July 2001 - ?)
GM: Julie Lockard
GM: Brad Williams (Now COO for parent Pathfinder Communications Corp.)
GM: Clint Marsh (From GM at WAWC, WRSW(AM) and WRSW-FM)
Station Manager: Kevin Musselman
Chief Engineer: Kenneth Singleton
Chief Engineer: Lester Zellmer (Deceased 1 April 1980)
GSM: Kevin Musselman
GSM: Tom Bugg (October 2000 - ?) (From sales at WBTU)
GSM: Carol Kovach (June 20, 2005 - ?) (From GSM at WFWI)
SM: Jill Ferraro
OM: Ron Stryker (2008 - ?)
PD: Carl Schrock
PD: Darrell Dunham
PD: Louis Glass
PD: Allen Strike (Retired)
PD: Paul Weaver
News Director: Tom Forde (1998- ?) (From PD/mornings at WKHM in Jackson, Michigan)
Sports Director: Vince Turner (1985-?) (Now out of radio)
Newsperson: Carl Stutsman
Mornings: Gene Walker (6am - 9am)
Mornings: Bob Maxwell (March 2003 - ?)
Mornings: Gary Sieber ("WTRC Morning News") (6:00am - 9:00am)
Mornings: Chris Beck ("WTRC Morning News") (6:00am - 9:00am)
Mornings: Paul Weaver ("WTRC Morning News") (6:00am - 9:00am)
Mornings: Matt Patrick (From talk show host at WTAM(AM) in Cleveland, Ohio and WLW(AM) in Cincinnati, Ohio.) (Now mornings at KTRH(AM) in Houston, Texas)
Mornings: Annette Weston (News) (May 2010 - ?) (From PD/morning anchor at KBNW in Bend, Oregon)
Mornings: Mark McGill ("Michiana's Morning News") (5:00am - 9:00am) (Remains on sister WTRC-FM)
Mid-Mornings: Brian and the Judge (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Mid-Mornings: Bill Darwin (9am - 9:30am) (Deceased 7 May 2014)
Mid-Mornings: Greg Garrison (9:30am - 12pm) (December 29, 2001 - ?)
Mid-Mornings: Glenn Beck (9:00am - 12:00pm) (Remains on sister WTRC-FM)
Noon: "Noon News Hour" (12:00pm - 1:00pm)
Middays: Bo Chase
Middays: Rush Limbaugh (12:00pm - 3:00pm) (Remains on sister WTRC-FM)
Early Afternoons: Clark Howard (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
Afternoons: "Sound Off" (? - February 25, 2000)
Afternoons: The Dolans (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
Afternoons: Allen Strike (3:00pm - 6:00pm) (? - February 25, 2000) (Retired)
Afternoons: Casey Hendrickson (3:00pm - 6:00pm) (January 2, 2013 - February 17, 2017) (From Mornings) (Remains on sister WTRC-FM)
Early Evenings: John Gibson (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Early Evenings: Jason Lewis (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Early Evenings: Sean Hannity (6:00pm - 9:00pm) (Remains on sister WTRC-FM)
Nights: "The Night Rader"
Nights: Roger Hedgecock (9:00pm - 10:00pm)
Nights: Lars Larson (9:00pm - 12:00am) (Remains on sister WTRC-FM)
Late Nights: Alan Colmes (10:00pm - 12:00am)
Overnights: Steve Gill (1:00am - 4:00am)
Overnights: America Live
Overnights: Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis (12:00am - 1:00am) (Remains on sister WTRC-FM)
Overnights: George Norry ("Coast to Coast AM") (1:00am - 5:00am) (Remains on sister WTRC-FM)
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)
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)

Station History

1340am signed on November 18, 1931.

WJAK(AM)

WJAK signed on in 1931, and shared time with WLBC(AM).

WTRC(AM)

WTRC formerly had studios at the Hotel Elkhart, located at Main St. and Marion St. in Elkhart. Studios later located at 116 S. Second St., Elkhart. Studios also formerly located at 58096 County Road 7 South, Elkhart, IN 46517-9223. February 25, 2000 marked the final day for "Sound Off", a local talkshow hosted by Allen Strike. In April 2000, WTRC(AM) flips formats from Westwood One's "MOR" format to ABC's "Lite 2000" format. On June 18, 2001, WTRC brought a new solid state Harris transmitter online at 7:15am. In 2009, WTRC flips formats from ABC's "Lite 2000" format to Oldies, as "Hippie Radio 1340." On Monday May 10, 2010, WTRC flipped formats from Oldies ("Hippie Radio 1340") to News, as "Michiana's News Channel" under PD/News Director Jon Zimney.


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