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The Essentials

Call Letters: WBTU
Frequency: 93.3fm
City of License: Kendallville
Metro(s): Fort Wayne
Power: 19,000 watts @ 384 feet (Class B1)
Format: Country
Address: 2000 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46819-1297
Phone: 260.747.1511
Ownership: Adams Radio Group, Inc.
Web Presence:

Station Personnel


GM: Chris Monk (October 2014 - Current)
Chief Engineer: Ed Didier
Director of Sales: Kevin Musselman (June 2, 2014 - Current)
LSM: Mark Osborn (January 2015 - Current)
PD: Randy Alomar
Production Director: Jason Lee (June 2, 2014 - Current)
Mornings: The Bobby Bones Show (6am - 10am)
Afternoons: Randy Alomar (3pm - 7pm)
Overnights: Taylor (12am - 6am)


Market Manager: Linda Bowman-Bradley (July 2003 - ?) (From Director of Sales for Clear Channel's Poughkeepsie, New York stations.)
Market Manager/GM: Pete DeSimone (Now GM for the Cumulus radio stations in Melbourne, Florida)
GM: Shel Leshner (Adams Radio Group ownership: June 2, 2014 - August 6, 2014); Artistic Media Partners ownership: September 2000 - September 2001)
GM: John Henry (2002 - ?)
GM: Arthur Angotti III (June 2001 - Feburary 2002) (Now CEO of Sound Management, LLC)
GM: J.R. Greeley (February 12, 1999 - October 2000 [LSM: 1994 - January 2000]) (Now Director of Sales at the Townsquare Media radio stations in the Quad Cities, Illinois and Iowa)
GM: Richard "Dick" Young (? - February 12, 1999) (Now Sales Manager for Lake Michigan Broadcasting in Ludington/Manistee, Michigan)
GM: Irwin Young (February 2002 - ?)
GM/Director of Programming: Phil Becker (GM: January 1, 2011 - ?) (Now VP/Programming for Alpha Media, based in Portland, Oregon)
GM: Shel Leshner
Chief Engineer: Bob Henning
Chief Engineer: Mike Peters
Chief Engineer: Morgan Grammer (October 2008 - September 2010) (From Western Region Corporate Engineer at WAY-FM Media Group, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado) (Now Chief Engineer for the Great Plains Media radio stations in Lawrence, Kansas)
Chief Engineer: Phil Jennings (April 2014 - June 2015) (Now Mid-South Regional Engineer for the WAY-FM Network, based in Nashville, Tennessee)
Director of Sales: Chris Saglian (January 2011 - ?) (Now LSM at the Entercom radio stations in Rochester, New York)
Director of Sales: John Buckley (January 2012 - ?)
Director of Sales: Christy Lewis
Director of Sales: Mark Osborn (April 23, 2013 - ?) (Now LSM of the Adams Radio Group, Inc. radio stations in Fort Wayne, which includes WBTU.)
Director of Sales: Tom Morgenthal (February 2014 - June 2014) (From President and Director of Sales at Texas Media Properties) (Now Director of Sales for WCFX-FM in Mount Pleasant, Michigan)
OM: Doug Wagner (? - 1992) (Now out of radio)
OM: Bill Collins (1992 - 1994?)
GSM: Lori Swinehart (April 2000 - December 2000)
GSM: Dick O'Day
GSM: Vori Dhabolt
GSM: Bart Schacht
NSM: Paddy O'Brien (Now an Account Executive with the Emmis Communications' radio stations in Los Angeles, California)
LSM: Bob Swinehart (February 2000 - June 2000)
PD: Mitch Mahan (Now PD/Middays at KFIN in Jonesboro, Arkansas)
PD: Kevin "Crash" Davis (1997 - April 1998) (From KIGN in Cheyenne, Wyoming) (Now PD at WDVH(AM), WRZN(AM) and WPLL-FM in Gainesville, Florida)
PD: Johnny Roberts (? - February 1997)
PD: Dane Daniel (July 1998 - October 1999) (APD: July 1997 - October 1999; Afternoons: May 1998 - October 1999; Mornings: July 1997 - May 1998) (From PD at KYQQ in Witchita, Kansas) (Deceased 14 June 2012)
PD: Jeff Moore (October 1999 - March 2001)
PD: Steve O'Brien (June 2001 - February 2002)
PD: Dave Michaels (From PD at WSTO) (Was Group PD of WAZY, WDDB and WLFF) (Now PD/MD/afternoons at WQHK)
PD: Dale Christopher
PD: Scott Roddy (From MD/afternoons at WLHK)
PD: Chris Sargent (July 2008 March 2009) (From Director of Programming for Clear Channel's Eugene, Oregon, Albany, Oregon and Medford, Oregon clusters, along with PD for their KFLY-FM in Eugene, Oregon.) (Now Regional Programmer for Mapleton Communications. Mr. Sargent is based in Medford, oregon.)
PD: Dave Steele (March 11, 2009 - ?)
PD: Lenny Diana (Now PD at WAQY and WLZX in Springfield, Massachusetts)
PD: Mark Allen (June 2, 2014 - September 19, 2014)
PD: Mike Scott (September 19, 2014 - February 20, 2015) (Now OM at the Midwest Communications radio stations in Lansing, Michigan)
APD: AJ Maguire (From MD) (Now afternoons at WWKA in Orlando, Florida)
APD/MD: Chevy Smith (APD: March 2001 - ?; MD: October 1999 - ?)
APD/MD: Adam Mayfield (March 2007 - November 2007) (From WBAM in Montgomery, Alabama)
MD: Joel Navarro ("Dave Collins") (Now VP/Brand Manager for the Steckline Communications' stations in Kansas and Oklahoma, along with the Mid America Ag(riculture) Network in Wichita, Kansas)
MD: Colin (Formerly afternoons) (? - ?)
News Director: John Clarke (November 1991 - February 1992)
News Director: Jeanette Heller (February 1992 - ?)
News Director: Joey Martin (October 2014 - ?) (From newsperson at WLW in Cincinnati, Ohio)
Production Director: Joel Navarro ("Dave Collins") (Now OM for the Mid America Ag(riculture) Network and LS Radio in Wichita, Kansas)
Production Director: Dave Bradley ("Dave Riley") (? - April 2001) (Now out of radio)
Production Director: Guy Forrest
Promotions Director: Jay Michaels (Promotions Director/Middays through January 2004; returned in May/June 2004)
Promotions Director: Lynn Williams
Promotions Director: Dave Goode
Promotions Director: Hannah Rupert (July 1, 2014 - ?)
Promotions Director: Taylor Matteson
Farm Director: Ryan Martin (? - November 2000) (Now Farm Editor and Chief Meterologist with the Mid America Ag Network in Wichita, Kansas)
Mornings: Bill Collins
Mornings: Stormin' Norman (? - February 1997) (Now with RCS, makers of Selector music software)
Mornings: Jeanette Rinard (1990's) (Now morning co-host at WAJI)
Mornings: Rod Tanner (May 1998 - March 2001) (Now OM for the online
Mornings: Jackie Jacobi (5:30am - 10am) (May 1998 - October 2000)
Mornings: J.J. Jackson (5:30am - 10am) (January 2000 - October 2000) (Now with Metro Networks in West Palm Beach, Florida)
Mornings: Jeff Moore (5:30am - 10am) (January 2000 - March 2001; afternoons before that) (Now Production Director at WLDE)
Mornings: Kris "Coyote" Underwood (5:30am - 10am) (March 2001 - August 31, 2001; Middays: April 1999 - March 2001; Weekends before. From mornings at WYSR) (Now middays at WAWC)
Mornings: "Wild" Bill McKubby (5am - 10am) (December 1, 2003 - August 2004) (From afternoons at WNWN in Coldwater, Michigan) (Now mornings at WKCN in Columbus, Georgia)
Mornings: Larry Wesson (5am - 10am)
Mornings: Chevy Smith (5am - 10am) (? - ?; Nights: May 1998 - ?)
Mornings: Guy Forrest (5am - 10am) (Now out of radio)
Mornings: Scott Miller (Now mornings at WNGA-FM in Chattanooga, Tennessee)
Mornings: "Clara Barton" (6am - 10am)
Mornings: "John Hancock" (5am - 9am)
Mornings: "Dolly Madison" (5am - 10am)
Mornings: Teri Armstrong (? - January 5, 2012)
Mornings: AJ Maguire (? - December 2012) (Now mornings at WWKA in Orlando, Florida)
Mornings: Dave Goode (Now Promotions Director at WAJI and WLDE and nights at WAJI.)
Mornings: Bob and Sheri (February 16, 2013 - August 16, 2013)
Middays: Stephanie Decker (Now mornings at WITL in Lansing, Michigan)
Middays: "Sam Adams" (10am - 3pm)
Middays: "Zack Taylor" (10am - 2pm)
Middays: Dave Steele ("Robert Lee") (10am - 1pm)
Middays: Ashley Figueroa (January 2010 - September 2010) (From weekends at sister WJFX.) (Now morning co-host at WWKA in Orlando, Florida.)
Middays: Travis Harrington ("Travis Walker")
Middays: Deana Ryan (10am - 3pm) (June 30, 2014 - ?)
Middays: Brooke Taylor (10am - 3pm)
Afternoons: "Andrew Jackson" (2pm - 7pm)
Afternoons: Joel Navarro ("Dave Collins") (Now OM for the Mid America Ag Network and LS Radio in Wichita, Kansas)
Afternoons: Julie Jordan (? - March 1994)
Afternoons: Donna Rose (March 1994 - ?) (From WZMX in Hartford, Connecticut)
Afternoons: Dave Bradley ("Dave Riley") (3pm - 7pm) (March 2001 - April 2001; Nights before that.) (Now out of radio)
Afternoons: Dave Michaels (3pm - 6pm) (Now PD/MD/afternoons at WQHK)
Afternoons: J.J. Davis (3pm - 6pm) (Now nights at WWKI)
Nights: Ken Knapp (6pm - 12am) (Deceased 18 November 2008)
Nights: Adam Mayfield ("Ben Franklin") (March 2007 - November 2007)
Nights: "Thomas Jefferson" (7pm - 12am)
Nights: Mike Scott (7pm - 12am) (? - February 20, 2015) (Now OM at the Midwest Communications radio stations in Lansing, Michigan)
Late Nights: Kenny Edwards
Overnights: "George Washington" (12am - 6am)
Weekends: Scott Howard (1992)
Weekends: Greg Barkley ("Harry Truman")
Weekends: Brandon Swangin ("John Adams")
Weekends: "Rise Up With John Ritter" (Sunday 7am - 9am)
Jay Ferguson (Now mornings at WWKI)

Station History

93.3fm signed on December 16, 1964.


ABC Entertainment Network affiliate.


62nd Street purchased the station in April of 1996. Artistic Media Partners purchased the station from 62nd Street in March 2000 for $5 million. In January 2007, Artistic Media Partners sold both WBTU and sister WSHY for $3.8 million to Oasis Radio Group 1. In July 2010, the studios moved from 2100 Goshen Road, Suite 232, Fort Wayne, IN 46808-1478 to 9604 Coldwater Road, Suite 201, Fort Wayne, IN 46825-2096. In February 2014, Oasis Radio Group 1 announced a $3.5 million sale of its three radio stations: WBTU, WHPP and WJFX to Adams Radio Group, Inc.

For Further Reading...

Kilbane, Kevin. "Radio stations take the airwaves out of their employees' sails." Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. 26 February 1992. Page 1F.
Stark, Phylllis. "PD of the Week." Billboard. 106, no. 8 (February 19, 1994). Page 97.
Kilbane, Kevin. "Local radio stations do the talent shuffle." Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.. 30 March 1994. Page 1F, 5F.
"Sales." Radio & Records April 7, 2000. Page 8.

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