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The Essentials

Call Letters: WISU
Frequency: 89.7fm
City of License: Terre Haute
Metro(s): Terre Haute
Power: 13,300 watts @ 512 feet (Class B)
Format: Modern Rock/Urban (Weekends)
Address: Dreiser Hall, Room 220, Indiana State University, 221 N. 6th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809-1904
Phone: 812.237.3248
Phone: 812.237.3256
Ownership: Indiana State University
Web Presence:

Station Personnel


Executive Director of Student Media: Dr. Philip Glende
GM: Richard Green
Chief Engineer: Dan Watson
Student Manager: Christina Schmidt
Assistant Manager: Jeremy Willis
News Director: Ashley Hood
Public Affairs Director: Jessica Medley
MD: Dusty Anderson
Promotions Director: Stephanie Branaman
Sports Director: Dale Long
Public Affairs Director: Marissa Kelly
Student Run; Staff Changes Yearly
Airstaff: Jon Faust
Airstaff: Lance Noble


GM/PD: Dave Sabaini (Deceased 6 September 2012)
Student Station Manager: Rachel Carl

Station History

Students at Indiana State were first on-air from a satellite, instructional studio of WBOW(AM) in the Student Union in 1938. That arrangement continued through World War II, into the 1950's when the studios were moved into their present home in then (then) newly finished Dreiser Hall. The first FM license granted to Indiana State University was for WVIS-FM ("The Voice of Indiana State") in 1964. A few months later, as Indiana State Teachers College became Indiana State University, the call letters were changed to WISU, before the station even hit the airwaves. The first FM broadcast made on an old transmitter donated by WTHI-FM took place on Friday November 13, 1964. WISU flipped formats from AAA to Modern Rock in October 2002.

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