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The Essentials

Call Letters: WBPE
Frequency: 95.3fm
City of License: Attica
Metro(s): Lafayette
Power: 2300 watts @ 505 feet (Class A)
Format: Adult Hits
Address: P.O. Box 1410, Lafayette, IN 47902-1410
Address: 3824 South 18th Street, Lafayette, IN 47909-9102
Phone: 765.474.1410
Ownership: Artistic Media Partners, Inc.
Web Presence: http://www.wbpefm.com
Notes: Simulcast on WSHY(AM)

Station Personnel

Current

GM: Bob Dakin
Chief Engineer: Bob Henning
SM: Shelley Kerhoff
Promotions Director: Kim Seals
Production Director: Roger Forsythe
Middays: Kim Seals (12pm - 1pm)
Afternoons: Kim Seals (3pm - 7pm)

Former

WVTL-FM

GM: Doug McLuen
Chief Engineer: James Hawkins
News Director: Terry Etter
Bob Vizza (Now MD/Afternoons at WKOA)

WLZR-FM

WKJM-FM

WEZV-FM

GM/SM: Doug Kern
PD: Rich Coolman
PD/MD: Bob Miller (From PD at WRIA)

WLFF-FM (Take 1)

GM: Bob Ford
GM: Nancy May (From GSM)
(Interim) GM: Sandy Zehr
Chief Engineer: Bob Henning
GSM: Russ Dodge
SM: Andrew Coulter
SM: Doug Kern
PD: Steve Clark
PD: Don Elliott (August 2003 - ?) (From weekends at WXCL in Peoria, Illinois) (Now PD at WKHG and WMTL and afternoons at WKHG in Leitchfield, Kentucky)
PD: Mike Warner (? - October 2001) (From MD)
PD: J.J. Davis (October 2001 - ?) (From OM at WARU and WHZR)
PD: Dave Michaels (April 2005 - August 2005) (Was Group PD of WBTU, then-WDDB and WLFF) (Now PD/MD/afternoons at WQHK)
PD: Justin Kaiser (Deceased 17 January 2010)
PD: Dan Baisden (August 2006 - December 2006) (From PD at WQHY in Prestonburg, Kentucky) (Now PD at WAJI)
Production Director: Kevin Murphy (? - April 2000) (Now Production Director/mornings at KKOR in Gallup, New Mexico)
Production Director: Mike Warner
Mornings: Justin Kaiser (5am - 12pm) (Deceased 17 January 2010)
Mornings: Don Elliott (August 2003 - ?) (From weekends at WXCL in Peoria, Illinois) (Now PD at WKHG and WMTL and afternoons at WKHG in Leitchfield, Kentucky)
Afternoons: Matt Ryan (2pm - 6pm)
Afternoons: Mike Warner (12pm - 7pm)
Nights: Dan Somers (7pm - 12am)

WSHP-FM

WLFF-FM (Take 2)

GM: Bob Ford
GM: Nancy May
(Interim) GM: Sandy Zehr
Chief Engineer: Bob Henning
GSM: Russ Dodge
SM: Andrew Coulter
SM: Doug Kern
PD: Steve Clark
PD: Don Elliott (August 2003 - ?) (From weekends at WXCL in Peoria, Illinois) (Now PD at WKHG and WMTL and afternoons at WKHG in Leitchfield, Kentucky)
PD: Mike Warner (? - October 2001)
PD: J.J. Davis (October 2001 - ?) (From OM at WARU and WHZR)
PD: Dave Michaels (April 2005 - August 2005) (Was also Group PD of WBTU, then-WDDB, and WLFF) (Now PD/MD/afternoons at WQHK)
PD: Justin Kaiser (Deceased 17 January 2010)
PD: Dan Baisden (August 2006 - December 2006) (From PD at WQHY in Prestonburg, Kentucky) (Now PD at WAJI)
Production Director: Kevin Murphy (? - April 2000) (Now Production Director/mornings at KKOR in Gallup, New Mexico)
Production Director: Mike Warner
Mornings: Justin Kaiser (5am - 12pm) (Deceased 17 January 2010)
Mornings: Don Elliott (August 2003 - ?) (From weekends at WXCL in Peoria, Illinois) (Now PD at WKHG and WMTL and afternoons at WKHG in Leitchfield, Kentucky)
Afternoons: Matt Ryan (2pm - 6pm)
Afternoons: Mike Warner (12pm - 7pm)
Nights: Dan Somers (7pm - 12am)

WBPE-FM

(Interim) GM: Sandy Zehr
Director of Sales: Tom Morgenthal (July 2014 - December 2014) (From Director of Sales for the Oasis Radio Group/Fort Wayne radio stations)
SM: Doug Kern
PD: Steve Clark
Production Director: Mike Warner

Station History

95.3fm signed on April 16, 1967.

WVTL-FM

WVTL was an affiliate of both the ABC Entertainment Network and the Rural Radio Network. MOR format.

WLZR-FM

As WLZR, 95.3fm was licensed to Monticello.

WKJM-FM

As WKJM, 95.3fm was licensed to Monticello.

WEZV-FM

Bomar Broadcasting Co. owned WEZV and aired a beautiful music format. WEZV's website address was http://www.qklink.com/wezv and they were affiliated with CNN Radio News. WEZV's studios were located at 2655 Yeager Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906-1337 (Telephone: 765.497.9530). WEZV-FM moved city of license from Monticello to Brookston in 1992. In July 1998, Bomar Broadcasting Co. sold WEZV for $1.8 million to Artistic Media Partners, Inc. WEZV flipped formats to country and call letters to WLFF both in September 1998.

WLFF-FM (Take 1)

WSHP-FM

Between March 2004 and August 6, 2005, 95.3fm was WSHP.

WLFF-FM (Take 2)

On December 6, 2007, WLFF switched formats from Country to Adult Hits.

WBPE-FM

The WBPE calls debuted on January 28, 2008. They stand for Bob Plays Everything.

For Further Reading

Horgan, Sean. "Local media firm buys Lafayette radio station." The Indianapolis Star 9 July 1998. Page C01. (WEZV)
Rumbles Part 2. Radio & Records. October 2, 1998. Page 30. (WEZV)


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