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The Essentials

Call Letters: WIKL
Frequency: 101.7fm
City of License: Elwood
Metro(s): Anderson/Muncie
Power: 3000 watts @ 328 feet (Class A)
Format: Contemporary Christian
Address: 1425 N. Market Blvd, Suite 9, Sacramento, CA 95834-1939
Address: 8120 Knue Road, Indianapolis, IN 46250-1937
Phone: 800.434.8400
Phone: 317.570.3122
Ownership: Educational Media Foundation
Web Presence: http://www.klove.com

Station Personnel

Current

Mornings: Amy Baumann (6am - 11am)
Mornings: Mike Kankelfritz ("Kankelfritz") (6am - 11am)
Mornings: Skip Mahaffey ("Skip") (6am - 11am) (October 2016 - Current) (From mornings at KPLX in Dallas, Texas)
Middays: Kelli Caldwell (11am - 4pm)
Evenings: Scott Smith (4pm - 9pm)
Overnights: Larry Wayne (9pm - 3am)
Overnights: Monika Kelly (3am - 6am)

Former

WBMP-FM

GM: Stanley L. Barton
GM: Scott Ridener
Chief Engineer: Bill Ellison
PD: Scott Ridener
PD: Stephen Dunham
MD: Brett Busby
News Director: Rick Vida

WEWZ-FM

GM/GSM: John Fox
Chief Engineer: Ron Estep
Chief Engineer: Steve Russell
PD/MD: Tom Wilhoite
News Director: Barbara May
Promotions Director: Kevin Hogg

WIVM-FM

GM/GSM: Steve Dunham
Chief Engineer: Sean Mattingly
OM/PD: Jay Wallace
MD: Keith Mason

WLHN-FM

GM: Chris Caggiano (Deceased 1 September 2015)
Chief Engineer: Bill Patterson
GSM: Paul Carpenter
PD: Dawn Andrews

WURK-FM

VP/Market Manager: Brett Beshore (December 2005 - May 2007)
GM: Greg Delmonaco (Deceased 11 August 2003)
Chief Engineer: Sean Mattingly
Station Manager: Steve Lindell
SM: Camellia Pflum (April 2000 - August 2003)
SM: Elaine Merritt
LSM: Val Abram
OM: Jay Garrison
OM: Steve Lindell
PD: Jay Garrison
News Director: Dave Stout (August 2007 - March 5, 2009) (Deceased 5 March 2009)
Mornings: Steve Brown (6am - 10am)
Mornings: Greg Budell (April 1999 - 2000)
Mornings: Trevis Bird ("T-Bird") (? - 2005) (Now Promotions and Marketing Manager at KFWB(AM) and KNX(AM) in Los Angeles, California)
Middays: Tom Wilhoite (10am - 2pm) (? - December 2001)
Middays: Lora Armstrong (10am - 3pm)
Afternoons: Jay Garrison (3pm - 7pm)
Afternoons: Sarah Slater (2pm - 7pm)
Afternoons: Phil Dashler (Now out of radio)
Nights: B.J. McKay (7pm - 12am)
Nights: Bryon Maddox (7pm - 12am)
Weekends: Dan Ross ("Doc")
Weekends: Chloe Savage
Weekends: Sarah Slater (Previously afternoons under an earlier full-time stint)
Airstaff: Jeff Reynolds (Now nights at WTHI)

WIKL-FM

Mornings: Craig West (6am - 11am) (November 4, 2011 - May 2016)

Station History

101.7fm signed on June 28, 1964.

WBMP-FM

Top 40 format. Studios located on County Line Road, Elwood, IN 46036 (Phone: 317.552.5043)

WEWZ-FM

WIVM-FM

WLHN-FM

Phoenix Broadcasting Corp. sold WLHN to Wade L. Weaver for $265,000 in 1996. Changed calls from WLHN to WURK in January 1999.

WURK-FM

Studios located at 9821 S. 800 W., Daleville, IN 47334. WURK simulcast with WERK. Sabre Communications purchased all of the properties (WHTI, WHTY, WERK, WURK and WHBU) from Michael Schwartz' Indiana Radio Partners in July 2001 for $8 million total. Sabre Communications sold WURK and its sister stations in December 2002 to Backyard Broadcasting. WURK aired an oldies format.

WIKL-FM

Backyard Broadcasting sold the station in 2009 to Educational Media Foundation.

For Further Reading...

"Changing Hands" Broadcasting & Cable 131, no. 30 (2001): 34.


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