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Call Letters: WIVR
City of License: Kentland
Power: 6000 watts @ 328 feet (Class A)
Address: 292 North Convent Street, Bourbonnais, IL 60914-2014
Address: 202 East Walnut Street, Watseka, IL 60970-1356
Ownership: Milner Broadcasting Co.
Web Presence: http://www.wivr1017.com
GM: Tim Milner
Chief Engineer: Howard Dybadock
VP/Sales: Kathy Gagliano (From GSM)
GSM: Chris Swain
OM: Jim Brandt
PD: Mickey Milner
MD: Jim Brandt
Production Director: Chris Nickles
Farm Director: Mike Ruble
Mornings: Mike Tomano (6am - 11am)
Mornings: Ken Zyer (6am - 11am) (News)
Middays: Jake LaMore (10am - 2pm)
Afternoons: Mike Tomao (2pm - 5pm)
Nights: Dave Smith (5pm - 10pm)
Overnights: Greg Odeneal ("Gregg O.") (12am - 5am)
Weekends: Bill Dyche (Saturday 6pm - 12am)
Owned by Lyle Robert Evans.
Chief Engineer: Don Kerouac
MD: Kate Douglas
Mornings: Kate Douglas (6am - 11am)
Middays: Chris Nickles (11am - 2pm)
Afternoons: Johnny Davis (2pm - 7pm)
Afternoons: Steve Nelson (2pm - 7pm)
Nights: Matt Mateo (7pm - 12am)
Overnights: Alex Molk (12am - 6am)
101.7fm signed on in 2000.
CP owned by Pennington Communications of Indiana, Inc. On June 12, 1992, Pennington forfeited and canceled the application for WPNI-FM.
The FCC granted these calls (never used on air) on July 12, 1998. The CP flipped calls from WJOK to WZRK in February 1999.
Lyle Robert Evans sold WIVR in 2000.
In 2000, the deceased Lyle Robert Evans sold the CP for $200,000 to Milner Broadcasting. With that sale came a change of calls to WLRT.
"101.7 River Country"
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