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The Essentials

Call Letters: WBOW
Frequency: Formerly 640am
City of License: Terre Haute
Metro(s): Terre Haute
Power: 250 watts - Day, 250 watts - Night (DA-Night) (CP: 250 watts - Day, 500 watts - Night) (Class B)
Format: County & Western
Address: P.O. Box 35, Terre Haute, IN 47808-0035
Address: 1341 Ohio Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807-3999
Phone: 812.232.5034
Ownership: Contemporary Media, Inc.

Station Personnel


GM: Ken Brown
Chief Engineer: Gerry Probst
GSM: Robert Cox
PD: Chip Ramsey (1990-1991?) (Now PD/mornings at WNSP in Mobile, Alabama)
PD: Dave North (Now afternoons at KXTC in Gallup, New Mexico)
PD: Tom Lisella (1991-1994?)
PD: Angel Stevenson
PD: Kyle West (December 2000 - October 4, 2001) (Now nights at WTHI-FM)
News Director: Gary Kern
News Director: Taylor Brown
News Director: Mark Edwards
Mornings: Ronn Mott (Deceased 17 July 2017)
Mornings: Tom Lisella
Middays: Taylor Brown
Afternoons: Chip Ramsey (1990's) (Now PD/mornings at WNSP in Mobile, Alabama)
Weekends: Jim Grey (1990-1991)
Airstaff: John Evans
Airstaff: Frank Rush (Now PD at WBOW(AM), WIBQ and WPRS)
Bob Rouse
Dean Taylor

Station History

640am signed on in 1993. In 1998, the FCC revoked the stations license as President Michael Rice was conviced of twelve felonies involving sexual assult of children and subsequently jailed. The FCC shut down the station, as well as all of the other Contemporary Media stations, on Thursday 4 October 2001.

For Further Reading...

McConnell, Chris. "FCC judge moves to pull radio licenses." Broadcasting and Cable. 127, no. 35 (1997): Page 18.

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