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The Essentials

Call Letters: WBKE
Frequency: Formerly 89.5fm
City of License: North Manchester
Metro(s): Fort Wayne
Power: 3000 watts @ 79 feet (Class A)
Format: Silent
Address: MC Box 19, Manchester College, North Manchester, IN 46962
Phone: 260.982.5272
Ownership: Manchester College
Web Presence:
Notes: Simulcast WBOI daily between Midnight and 4:00pm

Station Personnel


Faculty Advisor: Scott Strode
Faculty Advisor: Megan Fetters
Faculty Advisor: Sunday Isang
GM: Dan Schnolis
GM: Logan Condon
Assistant GM: Reaunna Murphy
Station Manager: Bill Hays
Station Manager: Dan Kimbrough
Station Manager: Kelli Weeks
Chief Engineer: Richard Murray
PD: Janet Bowen
PD: Kristin Morris
PD: Matt Baker
PD: Kelly Creech
MD: Jill Swartzmiller
MD: Josh Brewster
MD: Steve Grubb
MD: Les Okeley
MD: Thomas Inskeep (1994 - 1996)
News Director: Betsy Nottoli
News Director: Ashley Thompson
News Director: Thomas Bimba
News Director: Michael Paynter
Assistant News Director: Brad Thomson
Production Director: Joe Dilling
Production Director: Kelly Creech
Promotions Director: Brandon Curry
Sports Director: Joe Lamplot
Sports Director: Kris Kleinbub
Sports Director: Mark Zinser
Assistant Sports Director: Chris Csenar
Student Run; Staff Changed Yearly

Station History

Signed on in May 1967. WBKE went dark on June 22, 2016.

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