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The Essentials

Call Letters: WNSN
Frequency: 101.5fm
City of License: South Bend
Metro(s): South Bend
Power: 13,000 watts @ 971 feet (AUX: 16,500 watts @ 509 feet) (Class B)
Format: Adult Contemporary
Address: 1301 East Douglas Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545-1732
Phone: 574.247.4343
Ownership: Midwest Family Stations
Web Presence: http://www.sunny1015.com

Station Personnel

Current

GM: Jim Roberts (From PD/MD)
GSM: Tony Gazzana
OM: Bill Gamble
Mornings: Jack Reichert (5:30am - 9am)
Mornings: Steve Buda (5:30am - 9am) (May 11, 2015 - Current) (From PD/MD/News Director/Mornings at WCHX in Lewistown, Pennsylvania)
Mornings: Traci Cappellman (5:30am - 9am) (August 2016 - Current)
Middays: Tori James (9am - 3pm) (June 1999 - Current; From afternoons)
Afternoons: Mark Orlando (3pm - 8pm)
Nights: Delilah (8pm - 1am)
Weekends: Rick Carson (Saturday 10am - 2pm)
Weekends: Laurie McDonald (Saturday 2pm - 7pm)

Former

WSBT-FM

GM: Arthur O'Neil
GM: Neal B. Welch (Deceased 17 January 1974)
GM: Warren Wheeler
GM: Jack Douglas
Assistant GM: Wilbur Darch
Chief Engineer: Scott Hagenau
Chief Engineer: Robert Bell
NSM: Jerome Bleck
LSM: James Freeman
PD: Walter Sweitzer
PD: Norbert Gassensmith (From Promotions Director)
PD: Joe Kelly, Jr.
News Director: Robert Hoyt
News Director: Roland Kelly
News Director: Jack Bowe
Promotions Director: Justin Meacham

WWJY-FM

GM: Jack Douglas
GM: E. Berry Smith
Chief Engineer: Robert Bell
GSM: James Freeman (From LSM)
NSM: Jerome Bleck
PD: Joe Kelly, Jr.
News Director: Jack Bowe
News Director: Frank Deaner
News Director: Wayne Doolittle
Production Director: Justin Meacham (From Promotions Director)
Promotions Director: Bob Williams

WTHQ-FM

GM: E. Berry Smith
Chief Engineer: Robert Bell
GSM: James Freeman
PD: Joe Kelly, Jr.
News Director: Roland Kelly
Production Director: Justin Meacham
Promotions Director: Bob Williams

WNSN-FM

GM: E. Berry Smith
GM: Jim Freeman
Chief Engineer: Robert Bell
GSM: Mike Sullivan
SM: Sally Brown (Now GM of The South Bend Tribune)
PD: Joe Kelly, Jr.
PD: Phil Britain (? - May 1999)
News Director: Roland Kelly
Promotions Director: Bob Williams
Mornings: Bruce Kayser (5:30am - 9am) (Retired)
Mornings: Shelli Harmon (5:30am - 9am)
Middays: Jim Roberts (9am - 12pm)
Middays: Jack Reichert ("Lunchtime 70's") (12pm - 1pm)
Afternoons: Brad King (3pm - 7pm)
Overnights: Bob Maxwell (September 1998 - ?)
Pete Probst

Station History

Signed on August 1, 1962 with 4200 watts at 960 feet.

WSBT-FM

Studios located at 300 W. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601 (Telephone: 219-233-3141). WSBT-FM became WWJY-FM in the mid 1970s.

WWJY-FM

Studios located at 300 W. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601 (Telephone: 219-233-3141). Beautiful music format. WWJY-FM became WTHQ-FM in 1981.

WTHQ-FM

Studios located at 300 W. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601 (Telephone: 219-233-3141). Pop adult format. WTHQ-FM became WNSN-FM in 1984.

WNSN-FM

WNSN debuted an AC format on April 29, 1984.

For Further Reading...

"Changes." Radio & Records. September 25, 1998. Page 14.


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