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The Essentials

Call Letters: WBAA
Frequency: 920am
City of License: West Lafayette
Metro(s): Lafayette
Power: 5000 watts - Day, 1000 watts - Night, DA-Night (Class B)
Format: News/Talk
Address: 712 Third Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2005
Phone: 765.494.5920
Ownership: Purdue University
Web Presence: http://www.wbaa.org
Notes: Simulcast on translator W290CM

Station Personnel

Current

GM: Mike Savage (November 1, 2013 - Current) (From Director/GM at WKCC-FM in Kankakee, Illinois)
Chief Engineer: Bob Henning
OM: Dave Baes (May 2016 - Current)
PD: Dr. Greg Kostraba
Music Director: John Clare
Development Director: Tammy Godby (2015 - Current) (From Membership Manager at Cincinnati Public Radio)
Membership Director: Courtney Schmidt (2015 - Current)
Underwriting Coordinator: Brian Garrity (April 2002 - Current)
Underwriting Coordinator: Roy Johnson
News Director: Stan Jastrzebski
Mornings: Morning Edition (5:00am - 10:00am) (Chris Morisse Vizza is the local host)
Late Mornings: The Diane Rehm Show (10:00am - 12:00pm)
Early Afternoons: Here and Now (12:00pm - 2:00pm)
Early Afternoons: Fresh Air with Terry Gross (2:00pm - 3:00pm)
Mid-Afternoons: BBC Newshour (3:00pm - 4:00pm)
Afternoons: All Things Considered (4pm - 6:30pm)
Afternoons: Marketplace (6:30pm - 7:00pm)
Evenings: All Things Considered (7:00pm - 8:00pm)
Evenings: Fresh Air with Terry Gross (8:00pm - 9:00pm)
Evenings: The Diane Rehm Show (9:00pm - 11:00pm)
Overnights: BBC World Service (11:00pm - 5:00am)

Former

GM/PD: Jim Miles
GM: Dan Skinner (October 1992 - October 2006) (Now Director/GM at Kansas Public Radio in Lawrence, Kansas)
GM: Tim Singleton (2006 - 2013) (Retired)
Chief Engineer: Bob Burkhart
Chief Engineer: Maurice Mogridge
Chief Engineer: Ralph Townsley (Deceased 11 February 1998)
Chief Engineer: Jim Keen (January 2011 - 2013)
OM: Bette Carson Mogridge
PD: Dave Bunte
News Director: Mike Arnold (Now Associate Director/Director of Content at Wisconsin Public Radio)
News Director: Mike Loizzo
Underwriting Coordinator: Pamela Dunn

Station History

920am signed on April 4, 1922. WBAA originally transmitted from the "entertainment" wavelength (360 meters/833khz). WBAA(AM) is Indiana's oldest continuously operating radio station. A fire in 1929 took WBAA-AM off the air for several months. By the 1930's, WBAA was broadcasting on 1400am, with 500 watts, and sharing time with WCMA, and WKBF. By September 1936, WBAA was on 890am, at 1000 watts, daytime only. In May 2016, Purdue University paid Kaspar Broadcasting Co., Inc. $45,000 for the W290CM translator CP. WBAA(AM) launched translator W290CM on Friday October 21, 2016.


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