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This Page Last Updated: Monday 24 October 2016

The Essentials

Frequency: 105.9fm
City of License: Lafayette
Metro(s): Lafayette
Power: 220 watts
Format: News/Talk
Address: 712 Third Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2005
Phone: 765.494.5920
Ownership: Purdue University
Web Presence:
Notes: Simulcasts WBAA(AM).

Station Personnel


GM: Mike Savage (November 1, 2013 - Current) (From Director/GM at WKCC-FM in Kankakee, Illinois)
Chief Engineer: Bob Henning
OM: Dave Baes (May 2016 - Current)
PD: Dr. Greg Kostraba
Music Director: John Clare
Development Director: Tammy Godby (2015 - Current) (From Membership Manager at Cincinnati Public Radio)
Membership Director: Courtney Schmidt (2015 - Current)
Underwriting Coordinator: Brian Garrity (April 2002 - Current)
Underwriting Coordinator: Roy Johnson
News Director: Stan Jastrzebski
Mornings: Morning Edition (5:00am - 10:00am) (Chris Morisse Vizza is the local host)
Late Mornings: The Diane Rehm Show (10:00am - 12:00pm)
Early Afternoons: Here and Now (12:00pm - 2:00pm)
Early Afternoons: Fresh Air with Terry Gross (2:00pm - 3:00pm)
Mid-Afternoons: BBC Newshour (3:00pm - 4:00pm)
Afternoons: All Things Considered (4pm - 6:30pm)
Afternoons: Marketplace (6:30pm - 7:00pm)
Evenings: All Things Considered (7:00pm - 8:00pm)
Evenings: Fresh Air with Terry Gross (8:00pm - 9:00pm)
Evenings: The Diane Rehm Show (9:00pm - 11:00pm)
Overnights: BBC World Service (11:00pm - 5:00am)


Station History

In May 2016, Kaspar Broadcasting Co., Inc. sold the CP for W290CM for $45,000 to Purdue University. WBAA(AM) launched translator W290CM on Friday October 21, 2016.

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