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The Essentials

Call Letters: WMQX
Frequency: 96.7fm
City of License: Alexandria
Metro(s): Anderson/Muncie
Power: 2300 watts @ 367 feet (Class A)
Format: Country
Address: 800 E. 29th Street, Muncie, IN 47302-5798
Phone: 765.378.2080
Ownership: Woof Boom Broadcasting
Web Presence: http://www.967blakefm.com

Station Personnel

Current

Former

WAXT-FM

President: Tom Hayth
President: Marc Triplett
VP: James A. Mougeotte (May 1980 - July 1993)
GM: Sam Graves
GM: Donna Drake
Chief Engineer: Ron Estep
GSM: Diana Dunahm
PD: Jay Wallis
MD: Ronda Farmer
Rod Brooks (Deceased 15 February 2005)

WHTI-FM

VP/Market Manager: Brett Beshore (December 2005 - May 2007)
Chief Engineer: Sean Mattingly (Now Chief Engineer for the Backyard Broadcasting stations in Anderson and Muncie)
GM: Bill Burns
GM: Greg Delmonaco (Deceased 11 August 2003)
GSM: Doug Edge (Now Director of Sales for WTWO-TV in Terre Haute)
SM: Elaine Merritt
SM: Camellia Pflum (April 2000 - August 2003) (Now GM at the Marc Radio stations in Gainesville, Florida)
LSM: Val Abram
OM: Steve Lindell
OM: Jay Garrison
PD: Tom Willhoite (November 2000 - December 2001)
PD: Bryon Maddox ("Brian Thomas") (? - December 2007) (Now out of radio)
News Director: Leland Franklin (Now PD/mornings at sister WHBU)
News Director: Tom Hammond (Deceased 14 March 2007)
News Director: Dave Stout (August 2007 - March 5, 2009) (Deceased 5 March 2009)
Mornings: Gerri
Mornings: Sarah Slater
Mornings: Paul Poteet (also a weatherman at WRTV in Indianapolis)
Mornings: Tom Wilhoite ("John") (? - December 2001)
Mornings: Bryon Maddox ("Brian Thomas") (6am - 10am) (? - December 2007) (Now out of radio)
Middays: Oleita Martin ("Kay Lee") (April 2000 - November 2000)
Middays: Jay Garrison (10am - 3pm)
Middays: Trevis Bird ("T-Bird") (? - 2005) (Now Promotions and Marketing Manager at KFWB(AM) and KNX(AM) in Los Angeles, California)
Afternoons: Greg Budell (April 1999 - 2000)
Afternoons: Lora Armstrong ("MacKenzie Lee") (3pm - 7pm)
Nights: Dan Ross (7pm - 12am)
Overnights: Sean Spence
Weekends: Dan Ross
Weekends: Wade Stokes
Weekends: Chloe Savage
Weeeknds: Lee Jackson

WMQX-FM

VP/GM: Bruce Law (August 2007 - March 2011) (Now VP/GM of the Saga Communications' radio stations in Asheville, North Carolina)
GM: Bill Hatheway
GM: Amy Dillon
Chief Engineer: Sean Mattingly
GSM: Vori Dhabolt
SM: Preston Corey
OM: Steve Lindell
PD: Jay Garrison
News Director: Bryon Maddox
Mornings: Randy Rankin (6am - 10am)
Middays: Jay Garrison (10am - 3pm)
Afternoons: Lora Armstrong ("MacKenzie Lee") (3pm - 7pm)
Afternoons: Zach Johnson ("Zack Attack") (3pm - 7pm)
Nights: Alice Cooper ("Alice Cooper Nights") (7pm - 12am)
Weekends: Dan Ross
Weekends: Sean Spence
Weekends: Wade Stokes

WBKQ-FM

Station History

96.7fm signed on September 3, 1980.

WAXT-FM

Adult Contemporary station. Studios located at 1106 Meridian Plaza, Suite 105, Anderson, IN 46016-1761. Owned by Clearwater Enterprises. Website was http://www.astralite.com/waxt. Known as "The Frog", WAXT was sold (along with WHBU) to Michael Schwartz's Indiana Radio Partners in November 1998 for an estimated $2 million.

WHTI-FM

After the sale, the station changed format to Hot AC and the calls changed in January 1999 to WHTI. WHTI simulcast WHTY. WHTI & WHTY flipped to classic rock in November 2000. Sabre Communications purchased all of the properties (WHTI, WHTY, html">WERK, WURK, and WHBU) from Michael Schwartz' Indiana Radio Partners in July 2001 for $8 million total. In Decmeber 2002, Backyard Broadcasting purchased WHTI along with all of its sister stations from Sabre Communications, Inc..

WMQX-FM

WHTI became WMQX in July 2009 (and simulcast WMXQ). Their website was http://www.maxrocks.net/. Backyard Broadcasting sold all of its Muncie radio stations in April 2013 for $4.45 million to Woof Boom Broadcasting. WMQX dropped its classic rock format and became a country format ("96.7 Blake FM") on Saturday 31 May 2014 at 4:00PM. Upon that programming change, the WMQX studios moved from 9821 S. 800 W., Daleville, IN 47334 to 800 E. 29th Street, Muncie, IN 47302-5798. Shortly thereafter, WMQX flipped call call letters to WBKQ.

WBKQ-FM

For Further Reading...

"Changing Hands" Broadcasting & Cable 131, no. 30 (2001): 34.


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