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This Page Last Updated: Sunday 24 June 2018

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: http://www.wbaa.org
Notes: Simulcasts WBAA(AM).

Station Personnel

Current

GM: Richard Miles (September 12, 2017 - Current) (From VP, Interactive Media and Content Strategy at WFYI and WFYI-TV.)
Chief Engineer: Bob Henning
OM: Dave Baes (May 2016 - Current)
PD: Dr. Greg Kostraba
Music Director: John Clare (February 2016 - Current) (From PD at KMFA in Austin, Texas)
News Director: Stan Jastrzebski
Development Director: Rachel Lattimore
Underwriting Coordinator: Brian Garrity (April 2002 - Current)
Underwriting Coordinator: Brenda Renaldo
Mornings: Morning Edition (5:00am - 10:00am) (Emilie Syberg is the local host)
Late Mornings: 1A (10:00am - 12:00pm)
Early Afternoons: Outlook (BBC) (12:00pm - 1:00pm)
Early Afternoons: Here and Now (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
Early Afternoons: Ask the Mayor (Thursday 1:00pm - 1:35pm)
Mid-Afternoons: Science Friday (Friday 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Mid-Afternoons: BBC Newshour (3:00pm - 4:00pm)
Afternoons: All Things Considered (4:00pm - 6:30pm)
Afternoons: Indiana Week in Review (Friday 6:00pm - 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: 1A (9:00pm - 11:00pm)
Overnights: BBC World Service (11:00pm - 5:00am)
Weekends: Weekend Radio (Saturday 6:00am - 7:00am)
Weekends: To The Best of Our Knowledge (Saturday 7:00am - 8:00am)
Weekends: Weekend Edition Saturday (Saturday 8:00am - 10:00am)
Weekends: Planet Money/How I Built This (Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am)
Weekends: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! (Saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm)
Weekends: This American Life (Saturday 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
Weekends: The Moth Radio Hour (Saturday 1:00pm - 2:00pm)
Weekends: Itís Been a Minute with Sam Sanders (Saturday 2:00pm - 3:00pm)
Weekends: TED Radio Hour (Saturday 3:00pm - 4:00pm)
Weekends: Snap Judgment (Saturday 4:00pm - 5:00pm)
Weekends: Weekend All Things Considered (Saturday 5:00pm - 6:00pm)
Weekends: Live From Here (Saturday 6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Weekends: Jazz Cornucopia (Saturday 8:00pm - 11:00pm)
Weekends: BBC World Service (Saturday 11:00pm - Sunday 6:00am)
Weekends: Travel with Rick Steves (Sunday 6:00am - 7:00am)
Weekends: To The Best of Our Knowledge (Sunday 7:00am - 8:00am)
Weekends: Weekend Edition Sunday (Sunday 8:00am - 10:00am)
Weekends: The Splendid Table (Sunday 10:00am - 11:00am)
Weekends: Tech Nation (Sunday 11:00am - 12:00pm)
Weekends: A Way With Words (Sunday 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
Weekends: The Best of Car Talk (Sunday 1:0pm - 2:00pm)
Weekends: Zorba Paster on Your Health (Sunday 2:00pm - 3:00pm)
Weekends: Big Picture Science (Sunday 3:00pm - 4:00pm)
Weekends: Living on Earth (Sunday 4:00pm - 5:00pm)
Weekends: Weekend All Things Considered (Sunday 5:00pm - 6:00pm)
Weekends: With Good Reason (Sunday 6:00pm - 7:00pm)
Weekends: Acoustic Blend (Sunday 7:00pm - 8:00pm)
Weekends: Inside Jazz (Sunday 8:00pm - 12:00am)

Former

GM: Mike Savage (November 1, 2013 - May 2017) (From Director/GM at WKCC-FM in Kankakee, Illinois)
Late Mornings: The Diane Rehm Show (10:00am - 12:00pm)

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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