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The Essentials

Call Letters: WJCP
Frequency: 1460am
City of License: North Vernon
Metro(s): Columbus
Power: Day: 1000 watts - Nondirectional. Night: 92 watts - Nondirectional (Class D)
Format: Classic Hits
Address: 507 N. State Street, North Vernon, IN 47265-1041
Address: 815 N. County Road 390 E, North Vernon, IN 47265-8687
Address: 2470 N. Highway 7, North Vernon, IN 47265
Phone: 812.346.1927
Ownership: Columbus Radio, Inc.
Web Presence: http://www.wjcpradio.com/
Notes: Also heard on W249DG

Station Personnel

Current

GM: Joe Ammerman
Chief Engineer: Bob Hawkins
SM: Jeff Culp
PD: Joe Ammerman
News Director: Albert Stormes
Mornings: Joe Ammerman (6am - 9am)
Mornings: Albert Stormes (6am - 9am)
Middays: Tom Taylor (9am - 10am)
Middays: Wayne Williams (10am - 12pm)

Former

WOCH(AM)

GM: Charles R. Plummer
Chief Engineer: Jimmie Ochs
PD/MD: Mark Osman
News Director: Dave O'Bannon

WINN(AM)

WNVI(AM) (Take 1)

Chief Engineer: Jerry Mathis (Now Chief Engineer at the Clear Channel stations in Tupelo and Meridian, Mississippi)

WKRP(AM)

Station Manager/GSM: Sue King
Chief Engineer: Peter Boyce
PD: Joe Ammerman
News Director: Brad Sheldon

WNVI(AM) (Take 2)

GM: Allen Willis (March 2003 - ?)
GM: Bill Reinberger
SM: Tasha Mann (Formerly GM)
Chief Engineer: Chuck Weber
PD: John Foster
Early Mornings: "America in the Morning" (5:00am - 6:00am)
Midmornings: Dr. Dean Edell
Middays: Rush Limbaugh (12:00pm - 3:00pm)
Afternoons: Dr. Laura Schlessinger (3:00pm - 6:00pm)
Evenings: Bob Grant (6:00pm - 7:00pm)
Nights: Bruce Williams (7:00pm -9:00pm)
Nights: "Larry King Live" (9:00pm - 10:00pm) (Simulcast from CNN)
Late Nights: Jim Bohannon (10:00pm - 1:00am)
Overnights: Mike Siegal (1:00am - 5:00am)

WJCP(AM)

President: Marty Pieratt
GM: Allen Willis
PD: Devin Marsh (March 2000 - July 2000) (Deceased 11 February 2007)
Mornings: Tom Gross
Afternoons: Rick Reed (March 2000 - October 2000) (From mornings at WWWY)
Afternoons: Jay Foyst (? - May 2001) (Now mornings with his wife Rachel at WWWY)
Mornings: Allen Willis

Station History

1460am signed on January 8, 1955.

WOCH(AM)

Dorrell Ochs built the station (hence why it had the WOCH call letters). The original radio studio was in North Vernon, behind Ochs Audio Supply on East Walnut Street.

WINN(AM)

WNVI(AM) (Take 1)

Owned by ARS Broadcasting Corp. with a MOR (Satellite Music Network) format. Studios located at 5775 N. State Road 7, Scipio, IN 47273 (Telephone: 812.392.2710).

WKRP(AM)

In 1997, ARS Broadcasting Corp. sold their trio of radio stations (WRBI, WKRP and WINN-FM for $1.9 million to Findlay Publishing Co.

WNVI(AM) (Take 2)

In 2003, WNVI dropped standards and flipped formats to sports, as "ESPN 1460." Findlay Publishing later sold 1460am to Pieratt Communications, Inc. in a swap for WWWY-FM. After the sale closed, WNVI ended its simulcsat with WCSI and flipped to adult standards. When owned by Pieratt Communications the studios were located at 3212 Washington Street, Columbus, IN 47203-1505 (Telephone: 812.392.2710). WNVI changed call letters to WJCP in May 2006.

WJCP(AM)

In 2006, WNVI became WJCP(AM). The call letters stand for "Jennings County Panthers" (the local high school nickname). On May 9, 2016, WJCP added FM translator W249DG.

For Further Reading...

"Changing Hands." Broadcasting and Cable. 128, no. 18 (1997): 32.


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