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The Essentials

Call Letters: WNOW
Frequency: 100.9fm
City of License: Speedway
Metro(s): Indianapolis
Power: 3000 watts @ 298 feet (Class A) (APP: 6000 watts @ 329 feet, DA)
Format: CHR
Address: 21 E. St. Joseph's Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1025
Phone: 317.266.9600
Ownership: Radio One, Inc.
Web Presence: http://radionowindy.com

Station Personnel

Current

VP/GM/Market Manager: Deon Levingston
Chief Engineer: John Takach
Director of Sales: Jason Hunter
LSM: Andrea Geiger
PD: Brandon Satterfield
Promotions Director: Troy Schieman
Mornings: Joe and Alex (6am - 10am)
Middays: Hunter (10am - 3pm)
Afternoons: Buster (3pm - 7pm)
Nights: Shavona (7pm - 12am)
Late Nights: DJ Orion (Friday 10pm - Saturday 2am)
Overnights: Katy (12am - 5am)

Former

WNON-FM

GM: Charles R. Banks
PD: Gil Canfield

WBCI-FM

Owner/GM/PD: John Dotas (Deceased 10 February 2016)
Chief Engineer: David Copp
MD: Paul Reynolds
News Director: Barbara Smith
Promotions Director: Helen Dotas

WIRE-FM

WYJZ-FM

GM/SM: John Dotas (Deceased 10 February 2016)
Chief Engineer: Don Payne (Deceased 12 December 2010)
PD: Paul Dotas
PD/MD: Carl Frye
Promotions Director: Chris Schneider (March 2000 - August 2000)
Promotions Director: Brett Bowman (March 2000 - August 2000)
Promotions Director: Dave Taylor (August 2000 - September 2001) (From WILZ/WKQZ/WYLZ in Saginaw, Michigan) (Now Promotions Director at WAFX in Suffolk, Virginia)
Mornings: Ann Craig (February 2003 - October 2007) (From mornings at WENS)
Mornings: John Cinnamon (From mornings at WENS)
Cindy Wine (From mornings at WHHH)

WNOU-FM

Chief Engineer: John Takach
Director of Sales: Ian Banks
GSM: Nikki Wills
GSM: Katy Knerr (February 2010 - ?)
OM: Brian Wallace
PD: Tim Rainey (October 2007 - ?; APD/MD: June 1, 2006 - October 2007) (From nights at KHTT in Tulsa, Oklahoma) (Now PD at WDZH in Detroit, Michigan)
PD: Leo Baldwin (November 14, 2011 - ?) (From PD at WRDW in Philadephia, Pennsylvania) (Now OM for the Palm Beach Broadcasting group of radio stations in West Palm Beach, Florida)
PD: Mike Klein (January 26, 2015 - ?) (From PD at WNVZ in Norfolk, Virginia)
APD: Riggs (May 26, 2009 - July 2010)
APD: Reka (June 2008 - July 2013; APD: July 2011 - July 2013) (From KBKS in Seattle, Washington) (Now morning co-host at KUJ-FM in the Tri-Cities, Washington)
APD: "Broadway Quay" Bangs (From MD/nights at KCAQ in Oxnard, California) (Now PD at KFYV in Oxnard, California)
MD: "Stick on the Radio" (June 2012 - ?)
Imaging Director: Mikey V. (Now Nights/Creative Coordinator at WXKS in Boston, Massachusetts)
Promotions Director: Annie Bogigian
Mornings: Shawnda McNeal (? - 2009)
Mornings: Scotty Davis (February 25, 2008 - April 19, 2011) (From afternoons at KDWB in Minneapolis, Minnesota) (Now afternoons at WFLZ in Tampa, Florida)
Mornings: McKinzie Roth (From middays) (Now middays at WRWM)
Mornings: Kyle (5:30am - 10am)
Mornings: Rachel (5:30am - 10am)
Middays: Reka (10am - 2pm) (June 2008 - July 2013) (From KBKS in Seattle, Washington) (Now morning co-host at KUJ-FM in the Tri-Cities, Washington)
Middays: "Broadway Quay" Bangs (10am - 2pm) (From MD/nights at KCAQ in Oxnard, California) (Now PD at KFYV in Oxnard, California)
Middays: Crash (10am - 2pm) (From nights)
Afternoons: Tim Rainey (2pm - 6pm) (From nights at KHTT in Tulsa, Oklahoma) (Now PD at WDZH in Detroit, Michigan)
Afternoons: "Stick on the Radio" (2pm - 6pm) (2012 - 2014) (From APD/MD/afternoons at KTFM in San Antonio, Texas)
Nights: Austin (6pm - 10pm) (From nights at WBTS in Atlanta, Georgia) (Now mornings at KHTT in Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Nights: Alana Maddox (6pm - 10pm) (Now out of radio)
Nights: Riggs (6pm - 10pm) (May 26, 2009 - July 2010) (Now afternoons at WRNW in Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Nights: Mikey V. (6pm - 11pm) (Now Nights/Creative Coordinator at WXKS in Boston, Massachusetts)
Nights: BLord (7pm - 12am)
Late Nights: Phat Zach (11pm - 2am)
Weekends: Ashley Figueroa (Now morning co-host at WWKA in Orlando, Florida)
Weekends: Scooter (December 2009 - January 2011) (Now OM at the Advanced Media Partners' stations in Peoria, Illinois and mornings at their WPIA-FM)
Weekends: Dawson McAllister Live (Sunday 10:00pm - 12:00am)
Weekends: Ashley
Weekends: Caruso
Weekends: Chris Sutter (May 2007 - ?)
Weekends: Chloe
Weekends: Jeremy

WNOW-FM

VP/GM/Market Manager: Chuck Williams
GSM: Katy Knerr (February 2010 - ?)
Promotions Director: Annie Bogigian
Mornings: Kyle Smelser (6am - 10am)
Mornings: Rachel (6am - 10am)
Afternoons: Crash (3pm - 7pm) (From nights, then middays)
Nights: "JC" (From imaging/afternoons at WXYY in Savannah, Georgia)
Overnights: Caruso (12am - 5am)
Weekends: Ashley
Weekends: Caruso
Weekends: Chris Sutter (May 2007 - ?)
Weekends: Chloe
Weekends: Jeremy
Weekends: Dawson McAllister Live (Sunday 10:00pm - 12:00am)

Station History

100.9fm signed on May 28, 1967. Originally licensed to Lebanon.

WNON-FM

WNON's Mailing address was PO Box 227, Lebanon, IN 46052 (Telephone: 317.482.4427). WNON affiliated with Mutual Broadcasting System. Licensed to Lebanon.

WBCI-FM

Owned by Boone County Broadcasters, Inc. Licensed to Lebanon.

WIRE-FM

At midnight on June 15, 1998, WIRE began a smooth jazz format. Licensed to Lebanon.

WYJZ-FM

WYJZ signed on with a jazz format on Monday June 15, 1998. In March 2000, Shirk, Inc. sold WYJZ (along with its sister stations) to Radio One, Inc. for $40 million. In the mid-2000s, WYJZ changed city of license from Lebanon to Speedway. WYJZ and its smooth jazz format ended on Wednesday October 10, 2007.

WNOU-FM

Radio One, Inc. purchased the intellectual property of CHR-formatted "Radio Now" (format/moniker) from Emmis Communications Corp. "Radio Now 100.9" debuted Wednesday October 10, 2007 at 4:30PM. 100.9fm flipped call letters to WNOW-FM in June 2014.

WNOW-FM

For Further Reading...

"Programming." Broadcasting 28 January 1974. Page 52.
"WYJZ/Indianapolis' NAC Debut Goes Down To The Wire." Radio and Records June 19, 1998. Page 10.
Trigoboff, Dan. "Clear Channel all spun out." Broadcasting and Cable. March 20, 2000. Page 28.
Allan, Marc D. "It's WNOU now after WNAP is put to rest." The Indianapolis Star. 28 March 2000. Page E9.
Allan, Marc D. "Special reports keep flowing on local TV." The Indianapolis Star. 7 February 2002.
"Street Talk." Radio and Records. May 24, 2002. Page 28.
Lindquist, David. "FCC may have closed radio's wild show." The Indianapolis Star. 1 March 2004. Page E1.
Lindquist, David. "Radio station tunes in to television." The Indianapolis Star. 7 July 2004.
"Man charged with luring people to his home with radio contest hoax." The Indianapolis Star. 29 July 2004.
Guyett, Susan. "It's bye-bye, Billy, at WNOU." The Indianapolis Star. 5 January 2005.
Ryckaert, Vic. "Emmis Communications, ex-disc jockey face suit." The Indianapolis Star. 15 January 2005.
Feder, Robert. "Old-time radio guru signing off as editor." The Chicago Sun-Times. 1 March 2005. Page 57.
Feder, Robert. "Bogus survey disguises marketing tool for B-96." The Chicago Sun-Times. 4 November 2005. Page 69.
Lambiet, Jose. "Shock-Jock gets religion after scandals." The Palm Beach Post. 25 January 2006. Page 2A.
Guyett, Susan. "Suit against ex-DJ settled." The Indianapolis Star. 22 January 2006.
Lambiet, Jose. "Altared state: Wedding off for Scripps." The Palm Beach Post. 3 February 2006. Page 2A.


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