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The Essentials

Call Letters: WIVR
Frequency: 101.7fm
City of License: Kentland
Metro(s): Rensselaer
Power: 6000 watts @ 328 feet (Class A)
Format: Country
Address: 292 North Convent Street, Bourbonnais, IL 60914-2014
Address: 202 East Walnut Street, Watseka, IL 60970-1356
Phone: 815.933.9287
Ownership: Milner Broadcasting Co.
Web Presence: http://www.wivr1017.com

Station Personnel

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)

Former

WPNI-FM

WJOK-FM

WZRK-FM

Owned by Lyle Robert Evans.

WLRT-FM

WIVR-FM

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)

Station History

101.7fm signed on in 2000.

WPNI-FM

CP owned by Pennington Communications of Indiana, Inc. On June 12, 1992, Pennington forfeited and canceled the application for WPNI-FM.

WJOK-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.

WZRK-FM

Lyle Robert Evans sold WIVR in 2000.

WLRT-FM

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.

WIVR-FM

"101.7 River Country"


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