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The Essentials

Call Letters: WFMS
Frequency: 95.5fm
City of License: Fishers
Metro(s): Indianapolis
Power: 13,000 watts @ 991 feet (AUX: 16,000 watts @ 541 feet) (Class B)
Format: Country
Address: 6810 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220-4287
Phone: 317.842.9550
Ownership: Cumulus Media, Inc.
Web Presence: http://www.wfms.com

Station Personnel

Current

GM: Tom Stemlar (October 2015 - Current)
VP/Sales: Melissa Stoner
Chief Engineer: Jeanette Rhodes
LSM: Sherry Anno
OM/PD: Stephen Giuttari (OM: February 2016 - Current; PD: October 2015 - Current) (From PD at WGNA in Albany, New York)
Production Director: Bob Simpson (December 2002 - Current) (From WIBC)
Mornings: Jim Denny (5am - 9am) (1990 - Current)
Mornings: Deborah Honeycutt (5am - 9am) (December 27, 1999 - Current) (From sister station WGRL)
Mornings: Kevin Freeman (5am - 9am)
Mornings: Mimi Pearce (5am - 9am) (Traffic)
Mornings: Roland Norio (5am - 9am) (December 2002 - Current) (Executive Producer) (From Commercial Production Director at Susquehanna/Indianapolis)
Middays: Jack Ryan (10am - 2pm) (October 2015 - Current)
Afternoons: Jay Dillon (2pm - 7pm)
Nights: Cody Alan ("CMT Live") (7pm - 12am)
Overnights: Mark Roberts
Swing/Weekends: Tim Bonnell (April 1999 - Current) (From overnights at WENS)
Weekends: "Rise Up With John Ritter" (Sunday 6am - 8am)

Former

VP/Market Manager: Monte Maupin-Gerard (March 1998 - May 2000) (Formerly VP/GM at WFMS) (Now out of radio)
Market Manager: Charlie Morgan (June 2000 - September 2007) (From GM at WGLD) (Now Market Manager at WFNI, WIBC-FM, WLHK and WYXB)
GM: Chris Wheat (September 2007 - May 1, 2012) (From VP/GM at the Entercom stations in Norfolk, Virginia) (Now GM at the Saga Communications' stations in Asheville, North Carolina)
Chief Engineer: Jeff Goode
Assistant Chief Engineer: Nick Lopez
Director of Sales: Todd Schumacher (September 2003 - ?) (From GSM at WGLD)
Director of Sales: Michele Kiefer (September 2007 - May 2012)
Director of Sales: Drew Medland
GSM: Jim McConville (Now SM at WHMB-TV in Indianapolis)
GSM: Todd Fries (January 2004 - ?) (From GSM duties at Clear Channel in Madison, Wisconsin)
GSM: Julie Reyburn
GSM: Wade Lott (Now GSM for WRFF in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
GSM: Lauren Cooley (March 2005 - ?) (From Clear Channel's Austin, Texas cluster)
GSM: Robby Greene
LSM: Jan Knaus (? - 1990)
LSM: Steve Mougeotte
LSM: Kevin Isaacs
OM: Sam McGuire (October 1997 - October 1998) (Now PD at WYNK in Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
PD: David Wood
PD: Bob Richards (1998 - March 20, 2009) (Now OM at WFNI, WIBC, WLHK and WYXB)
PD: Mark Hamlin (July 2011 - April 2015) (From PD at KUDL in Kansas City, Missouri) (Now an Account Executive with iHeart Media in Indianapolis)
PD: Scott Lindy (April 2015 - October 2015) (From OM at WQXI(AM)/WSTR-FM in Atlanta, Georgia) (Now PD of WKHX-FM in Atlanta, Georgia)
MD: JD Cannon (February 1979 - April 2011) (Now MD/afternoons at WLHK)
Creative Services Director: Johnny George (Was Production Director before that)
News Director: Larry Leggett (? - March 1999)
News Director: Kyle Thomas
News Director: Michael W. Orr (Now an assignment editor at WTHR-TV)
Promotions Director: Kay Feeney-Caito (1993 - ?)
Promotions Director: Brandie Pfeiffer
Promotions Director: Jan Thoman (May 2008 - February 2012)
Promotions: Allan Haw (1990 - 1993)
Mornings: Bill Whyte (? - December 1999) (Now mornings at WUBE in Cincinnati, Ohio)
Mornings: Trapper John (Morris) (5am - 9am) (December 27, 1999 - March 2002)
Mornings: Brent Lee (Producer) (5am - 9am) (September 1998 - February 2000) (From MD & afternoons at WMDH)
Mornings: Joni Michaels (Traffic) (? - August 1998) (Now at WCNC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina)
Middays: Vicky Murphy (9am - 1pm)
Middays: Tammy Lively (10am - 3pm) (October 10, 2010 - 2016) (From Middays at WWKI)
Late Afternoons: JD Cannon (3pm - 7pm) (February 1979 - April 2011; Mornings: 1998) (Now MD/afternoons at WLHK)
Afternoons: C.K. Webb ("The Duckman") (1pm - 3pm) (1994 - 2002) (Deceased 23 February 2002)
Afternoons: Mark Hamlin (3pm - 7pm) (July 2011 - 2015) (From PD at KUDL in Kansas City, Missouri) (Now an Account Executive with iHeart Media in Indianapolis)
Nights: Darren Tandy (7pm - 12am)
Overnights: Terry Fullen (12am - 5am)
Weekends: Joe Thunder (1995-1997)
Kevin Mason

Station History

WFMS signed on March 17, 1957. The call letters stand for "Williams F M Service" (Martin Risser Williams). A fire damaged the studio and knocked the station off the air for 57 hours on February 2, 1973. 1976 brought a format change: from beautiful music to country. WFMS moved into its current facility in November 1998. Susquehanna Radio Corp. sold all of their Indianapolis stations to Cumulus Media, Inc.. That $1.2 billion sale (which included 33 stations across the United States) closed on 9 May 2006. WFMS was licensed to Indianapolis, but changed its City of License to Fishers in late 2010 or early 2011.

For Further Reading...

Borzillo, Carrie. "Networks and Syndication." Billboard. 17 July 1993. pg. 108.
Herbert, Emily. "Exec Finds Open Airwaves." Indianapolis Business Journal. September 29, 1997. 23A, 25A.
"Large Market Personality of the Year: J.D. Cannon, WFMS/Indianapolis." Radio & Records. September 25, 1998. Page 58, 60.
Barlow, Saideh. "Maupin-Gerard out of WFMS' top job." Indianapolis Business Journal. May 8, 2000. Pages 4, 10.
Allan, Marc D. "Country Attitude." The Indianapolis Star. July 13, 2000. Pages E1, E2.


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