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The Essentials

Call Letters: WBAT
Frequency: Formerly 1600am
Frequency: 1400am
City of License: Marion
Metro(s): Muncie/Marion
Power: 1000 watts - Day, 1000 watts - Night (ND)
Format: Talk
Address: P.O. Box 839, Marion, IN 46952-0839
Address: 820 S. Pennsylvania Street, Marion, IN 46953-2407
Phone: 765.664.6239
Ownership: Hoosier AM/FM, LLC
Web Presence:

Station Personnel


GM: Joel Pyle
OM: Vanessa Miller
PD: Tim George
News Director: Ed Thurman
Sports Director: Jim Brunner
Mornings: Tim George ("Good Morning Grant County") (6:00am - 10:00am)
Middays: Timm Morrison (10:00am - 3:00pm)
Afternoons: Becky Shock (3:00pm - 8:00pm)
Nights: John Summers (8:00pm - 1:00am)
Overnights: Keith Stephens (1:00am - 6:00am)


GM: John Bone
GM: David Poehler
GM: Race Ashlyn (? - April 2013)
GM: Bryan Spies (May 13, 2013 - ?)
GM: Ernie Caldemone
Chief Engineer: Warren "Doc" Arnett (Deceased 20 February 2015)
Chief Engineer: Richard Mitchell
Chief Engineer: Paul Dixon
GSM: John Clark
SM: Jim Brunner
PD: Allen Jeffries
PD: Mark Nicholls
Early Afternoons: Dennis Miller (12:00pm - 3:00pm)
Middays: Mike Duncan
Afternoons: Ron Kipfer
Afternoons: Gary Snyder ("The Gary Snyder Show") (3:00pm - 6:00pm)
Nights: Jim Bohannon (10:00pm - 1:00am)
Overnights: Scott Howard (1978 - 1979)
Weekends: Dennis Miller (Saturday 1:00pm - 4:00pm)
Weekends: Dennis Miller (Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm)
Weekends: Sean Mattingly (1983-1986)
Weekends: Indiana Issues (Saturday 11:00am, 7:00pm; Sunday 7:00pm)
Amber Stearns (Now a newsperson at WIBC)

Station History

WBAT signed on June 7, 1947 at 1600am, daytime only (500 watts). Owned by Marion Radio Corp., with studios at 303 1/2 S. Adams St., Marion, IN. In the Spring of 1951, WBAT shifted from 1600am to 1400am and went 24 hours. Mid-America Radio Group, Inc. sold WBAT to Vox Communications. Studios formerly located at 120 N. Miller Avenue, Marion, IN 46952-3232.

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