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The Essentials

Call Letters: WBSW
Frequency: 92.1fm
City of License: Marion
Metro(s): Marion/Muncie
Power: 1000 watts @ 308 feet (Horizontal); 2400 watts @ 308 feet (Vertical) (Class A)
Format: News/Classical
Address: Ball State University, LB 128, Muncie, IN 47306-0550
Phone: 765.285.5888
Ownership: Ball State University
Web Presence:
Notes: Simulcasts WBST

Station Personnel


GM: Dan Lutz (Acting) (January 2017 - Current)
Chief Engineer: Robert Rickner (September 2014 - Current)
SM: John Morgan
News Director: Terry Heifetz (July 2007 - Current)
Production Director: Sean Ashcraft
Mornings: Morning Edition (5am - 9am)
Mornings: Stan Sollars (5am - 9am) (local host)
Late Mornings: Morning Musicale (9am - 12pm)
Early Afternoons: Performance Today (12pm - 2pm)
Early Afternoons: Fresh Air (2pm - 3pm)
Early Afternoons: PRI's The World (3pm - 4pm)
Afternoons: All Things Considered (4pm - 7pm)
Afternoons: Stephanie Wiechmann (4pm - 7pm) (local host)
Early Evenings: Exploring Music (7pm - 8pm)
Nights: Performance Today (8pm - 10pm)
Nights: Evening Classics (10pm - 1am)
Overnights: BBC World Service (1am - 5am)
Weekends: BBC World Service (Saturday 12am - 7am)
Weekends: On the Media (Saturday 7am - 8am)
Weekends: Weekend Edition Saturday (Saturday 8am - 10am)
Weekends: Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! (Saturday 10am - 11am)
Weekends: Marketplace Weekend (Saturday 11am - 12pm)
Weekends: The Splendid Table (Saturday 12pm - 1pm)
Weekends: You Bet Your Garden (Saturday 1pm - 2pm)
Weekends: Radiolab (Saturday 2pm - 3pm)
Weekends: The TED Radio Hour (Saturday 3pm - 4pm)
Weekends: This American Life (Saturday 4pm - 5pm)
Weekends: Weekend All Things Considered (Saturday 5pm - 6pm)
Weekends: A Prairie Home Companion (Saturday 6pm - 8pm)
Weekends: American Routes (Saturday 8pm - 10pm)
Weekends: The Scene (Saturday 10pm - 11pm)
Weekends: BBC World Service (Saturday 11pm - 7am)
Weekends: On Being (Sunday 7am - 8am)
Weekends: Weekend Edition Sunday (Sunday 8am - 9am)
Weekends: The TED Radio Hour (Sunday 10am - 11am)
Weekends: Travel with Rick Steves (Sunday 11am - 12pm)
Weekends: A Prairie Home Compaion (Sunday 12pm - 2pm)
Weekends: Mountain Stage (Sunday 2pm - 4pm)
Weekends: The New Yorker Radio Hour (Sunday 4pm - 5pm)
Weekends: Weekend All Things Considered (Sunday 5pm - 6pm)
Weekends: Rotating Documentary and Music Specials (Sunday 6pm - 7pm)
Weekends: Concerts from the Library of Congress (Sunday 7pm - 8pm)
Weekends: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Sunday 8pm - 10pm)
Weekends: Harmonia (Sunday 10pm - 11pm)
Weekends: BBC World Service (Sunday 11pm - 5am)


GM: Marcus Jackman (? - March 28, 2014)
GM: John Strauss (Interim)
GM: Al Rent (September 2015 - January 2017) (Deceased 17 January 2017)
Chief Engineer: Robert Mittendorf (? - September 2014)
PD: Jed Duvall
Production Manager: Brian Eckstein (December 1997 - November 21, 2011 (Deceased 21 November 2011)
Early Afternoons: Talk of the Nation (2pm - 4pm)
Weekends: WireTap (Saturday 3pm - 4pm)
Weekends: Hearing Voices (Sunday 3pm - 4pm)
Weekends: A World of Possibilities (Sunday 6pm - 7pm)
Weekends: Indianapolis-On-The-Air (Sunday 7pm - 8pm)

Station History

90.1fm signed on in August 1997. "Indiana Public Radio" branding began on January 1, 1998.

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