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The Essentials

Call Letters: WFBQ
Frequency: 94.7fm
City of License: Indianapolis
Metro(s): Indianapolis
Power: 58,000 watts @ 804 feet (AUX: 36,300 watts @ 600 feet) (Class B)
Format: Classic Rock
Address: 6161 Fall Creek Road, Indianapolis, IN 46220-5097
Phone: 317.257.7565
Ownership: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Web Presence: http://www.q95.com

Station Personnel

Current

Chief Engineer: Scott Fenstermaker
LSM: Jeff Crane
Director Network Operations - Premiere Radio Networks/The Bob and Tom Show: Drew Carey (From Director, Affiliate Operations The Bob and Tom Show from November 1994 until 2012)
OM: Rob Cressman (December 16, 2013 - Current) (From OM at WAQY and WLZX in Springfield, Massachusetts)
Production Director: Matt Pelsor (From Commercial Production Director)
Commercial Production Director: Matt Pelsor
Premiere Radio Networks The Bob and Tom Show/Production Assistant: Mark Allison
Premiere Radio Networks The Bob and Tom Show/Production Assistant: Jason Hoffsetz
Mornings: The Bob & Tom Show (5am - 10:30am) (March 7, 1983 - Current)
Mornings: Dean Metcalf (5am - 10:30am) (Producer) (August 1988 - Current)
Middays: Laura Steele (10:30am - 3pm)
Afternoons: Gunner (3pm - 6pm) (From afternoons at WRZX)
Nights: Jay Baker (6pm - 9pm)
Nights: "Sixx Sense" (Nikki Sixx) (9pm - 12am)
Weekends: Rockin' Ralph

Former

WFBM-FM

WFBQ-FM

GM: Kenneth Wolt
GM: Milt McConnell (January 1996 - January 1999) (From GSM, and LSM before that) (Now Market Manager for Alpha Broadcasting's Portland, Oregon radio stations.)
GM: Christopher J. Wheat (August 1984 - November 2006) (Now GM at the Saga Communications' stations in Asheville, North Carolina)
GM: Rick Green (October 2006 - February 2016) (Now iHeart's mid-Atlantic area president, based in Richmond, Virginia.)
Director of FM Programming: Scott Jameson (PD at sister WRZX 1992 - 2004) (Now OM at KQRS-FM in Minneapolis, Minnesota)
GSM: Lee Anne Brooks
GSM: Tom Doran (Now GM at the Clear Channel radio stations in Dayton, Ohio)
GSM: Michelle Kiefer (1993 - September 2007)
LSM: Brady Galbreath
NSM: Melissa Stoner (Now VP/Sales at WFMS, WJJK and WRWM)
VP/Premiere Radio Networks/The Bob and Tom Show Executive Producer: Marty Bender (? - July 6, 2010) (PD: 1986 - 1988; OM/PD: 1990 - January 2000)
OM/PD: Buzz Casey (January 2008 - August 2013) (From PD at KDKB in Phoenix, Arizona)
PD: Joe Krause
PD: Bill Wise
PD: John Roberts (Now PD at WLWK in Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
PD: Mike Thomas (June 2000 - April 2004) (From PD at WTUE & WXEG in Dayton, Ohio) (Now OM at the CBS radio stations in Boston, Massachusetts)
MD: Jim Davis
MD: Jay Baker
Production Director: Steve Wilmes (? - May 2000) (Now has his own production company)
Production Director: Tim Denniston (September 2000 - July 2012) (From Assistant Production Director)
Creative Services Director: Michael Young (also MD at sister WRZX) (? - January 2010)
Promotions Director: Jody Stumpe (National)
Promotions Director: Helen Zimmerman (National) (Now Director of Marketing and Promotions for The Bob and Tom Show)
Promotions Director: Tad Williams (Local)
Promotions Director: Jon Wainscott
Promotions Director: Josh Gonia
Promotions Director: Josh Lantz (November 2009 October 2011)
Promotions Director: Dan Anderson (Now Promotions Director at WJJK)
Assistant Promotions Director: Jessica Howard
Assistant Promotions Director: Rico Fonseca
Imaging Director: Chris Geisen
Premiere Radio Networks The Bob and Tom Show/Production Assistant: Jim Thomas (? - 2012)
Mornings: Glory-June (1978 - ?) (Prior to WFBQ, Glory-June worked in Chicago radio at WLUP-FM [97.9fm], WSDM [97.9fm], and WFYR [103.5fm])
Middays: Jay Baker (10am - 2pm) (1984 - 2001)
Afternoons: Jimmy "Mad Dog" Matis (3pm - 7pm) (? - 2010) (Now out of radio)
Nights: Carl "Rock-n-Roll" Russo (Mid to Late 1980's) (Now afternoons at WGRF-FM in Buffalo, New York)
Nights: Dave "Gunner" Gunn (6pm - 10pm)
Nights: "Nights With Alice Cooper" (7pm - 12am)
Nights: Big Rig (7pm - 12am)
Nights: Buzz Casey ("Buzz") (7pm - 12am) (? - August 2013) (From PD at KDKB in Phoenix, Arizona)
Overnights: Ace Cosby (12am - 2am)
Overnights: Jimbo (2am - 5am) (? - 2012)
Weekends: Jason Pearlman (From middays at WEDJ)
Weekends: Brian Casey (Septempber 2000 - 2010) (From mornings, then middays at WFWI)
Weekends: R. Jay Cortrecht
Weekends: Jan Mitchner (? - 2009)
Weekends: Jon Rump (? - 2011)
Airstaff: Bob Cummings

Station History

94.7fm signed on November 26, 1959.

WFBM-FM

WFBQ-FM

In Spring 1974, WFBM-FM changed calls to WFBQ. WFBQ's ownership sequence: Gulf Broadcasting Co., Taft Television and Radio Co., Great American Broadcasting, Broadcast Alchemy, L.P., Secret Communications, L.P., SFX Broadcasting, Inc., Capstar, AM/FM and current ownership: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

From 1974 through February 1978, the station was formatted with Rock music, using the automated "TM Stereo Rock" format. On February 14, 1978, WFBQ went live and local. On March 7, 1983, Bob Kevoin and Tom Griswold arrive from WJML in Petoskey, Michigan. Their morning show, "The Q-Zoo" is renamed The Bob and Tom Show within a few years. WFBQ once affiliated with NBC The Source. In October 1996, Secret Communications sold WFBQ to SFX Broadcasting, Inc. as part of a 9 station deal, for $300 million. Other Indianapolis stations in that deal were WNDE and WRZX.

For Further Reading...

Deeb, Gary. "Soundstage is in line for some Ehrlich fine tuning." Chicago Tribune. 13 March 1978. Pages B8, B11.
"For the Record" Broadcasting and Cable. 108, no. 15 (1985): Page 174.
"Taft Buys Gulf's Radio/TV Outlets For $755 Million." Radio & Records no. 570 (8 February 1985): Pages 1, 6.
"Broadcast Alchemy buys 3 radio stations." Chicago Tribune. 11 December 1991. Page 2.
Kukolla, Steve. "WFBQ plots statewide syndication for Bob and Tom." Indianapolis Business Journal. 16 August 1993. Page 1A, 39A.
Jacobson, Adam. "A Balance of Rock and Talk: How WFBQ/Indianapolis Keeps Bob & Tom Fans From Flipping Off the Classics." Radio & Records. 30 March 2001. Page 23.
"Radio Broadcaster Lou Sherman dies, 63" Gary Post-Tribune October 4, 1998. Page A17.
Schoettle, Anthony. "Drive-Time Duo Carries Big Load." Indianapolis Business Journal. vol. 30, no. 37 (2009). Page 1-2.


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