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The Essentials

Call Letters: WUBG
Frequency: 98.3fm
City of License: Plainfield
Metro(s): Indianapolis
Power: 3000 watts @ 299 feet (Class A)
Format: Urban
Address: 6161 Fall Creek Road, Indianapolis, IN 46220-5097
Phone: 317.257.7565
Ownership: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Web Presence: http://real983.iheart.com

Station Personnel

Current

Former

WJMK-FM

President: James T. Barlow
GM: Mabel A. Barlow
Chief Engineer: Tom Allebrandi
PD: Mabel A. Barlow
Irma Lee White

WART-FM

GM: Tom Allebrandi
Chief Engineer: Tom Allebrandi
PD: Glenn Scott

WXIR-FM

GM: Gary Arnold
GM: Stephen (Steve) White
Chief Engineer: Marc Wellington
Chief Engineer: Max Turner GSM: J.P. Wynn
GSM: Dick Sickels
PD: Dave White
PD: Roger Kinnaman
PD: Craig Boyer
MD: Phil Foley
MD: Jeremy Bialek
News Director: Howdy Bell
News Director: Theresa Ross
Production Director: Roger Kinnaman
Production Director: Jeremy Bialek
Mornings: Jay Carpenter
Afternoons: Theresa Ross (? - December, 2000) (Now Promotions Director/mornings at WAYF in West Palm Beach, Florida)
Afternoons: Jeremy Bialek
Scott Howard

WRDZ-FM

GM: Jim McConville (May 2003 October 2012) (Now SM at WHMB-TV in Indianapolis)
GM: Jennifer Carman (March 19, 2014 - July 2015)
Chief Engineer: Mike Rabay
Chief Engineer: Max Turner
GSM: Richard N. Sickels
PD: Stephen R. White
Promotions Coordinator: Jackie Knowles (May 27, 2010 - ?)

WUBG-FM

Middays: Bob Delmont (10am - 3pm)
Afternoons: Carson (3pm - 8pm)

WZRL-FM

GM: Rick Green (June 2015 - February 2016) (Now iHeart's mid-Atlantic area president, based in Richmond, Virginia.)

Station History

98.3fm signed on August 16, 1964.

WJMK-FM

Owned by James and Mabel Barlow. Variety format. James and Mabel Barlow sold WART in 1974 for $140,000 to A&R Broadcasting, Inc.

WART-FM

A&R Broadcasting, Inc. owned WART and aired a religious format. Tom Allebrandi and Keith L. Reising were the owners of A&R. In 1980, A&R Broadcasting, Inc. sold WART for $800,000 to Radio One Five Hundred, Inc.

WXIR-FM

As WXIR, the studios were located at 4802 E. 62nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220-5296 (Telephone: 317.255.4452). In March 2003, Radio One Five Hundred, Inc. sold WXIR for $5.75 million to ABC, Inc.

WRDZ-FM

Studios located at 30 W. Carmel Dr., Suite 160, Carmel, IN 46032. ABC changed the calls to WRDZ and put its "Radio Disney" format. The format debuted July 1, 2003. ABC, Inc. transferred control of WRDZ to its Radio Disney Group, LLC. In May 2015, Radio Disney Group, LLC sold WRDZ and KWDZ in Salt Lake City, Utah for $1.95 million to Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

WUBG-FM

New ownership flipped the format to country on July 17, 2015 at 4pm ("Big 98.3"). Their website was http://big983indy.iheart.com.

WZRL-FM

After a weekend of stunting, WUBG flipped formats from Country to Urban on October 3, 2016 at 12:00pm ("Real 98.3").

For Further Reading...

"For the Record" Broadcasting 99, no. 15 (1980): 84.
Shaughnessy, John J. "95.9FM finds niche with Christian music." The Indianapolis Star 1 July 2003. Page E5.


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