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The Essentials

Call Letters: WIOU
Frequency: 1350am
City of License: Kokomo
Metro(s): Kokomo
Power: 5000 watts - Day, 1000 watts - Night (DA-2) (Class B)
Format: Sports
Address: P.O. Box 2208, Kokomo, IN 46904-2208
Address: 671 E. 400 S., Kokomo, IN 46902-8101
Phone: 765.453.1212
Ownership: Hoosier AM/FM, LLC
Web Presence:

Station Personnel


SM: Lora Lacy
OM: Jessica Green (From the Clear Channel radio stations in Dickinson, North Dakota)
Sports Director: Greg Bell
Production Director: Rob Rupe (August 1998 - Current) (From MD/middays at WZWZ)
Mornings: Rob Rupe (6:00am - 9:00am) (August 1998 - Current) (From MD/middays at WZWZ)
Late Mornings: Glenn Beck (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Middays: Rush Limbaugh (12:00pm - 3:00pm)
Mid-Afternoons: Peter Heck (3:00pm - 4:00pm)
Afternoons/Evenings/Overnights: ESPN (4:00pm - 6:00am)


VP/GM: George Corwin
GM: Rick Shaw (1995 - March 1998) (Now GM at WLRO, WLTO, and WXZZ in Lexington, Kentucky)
GM: Steve Lake
GM: Steve LaMar
GM: Ernie Caldemone
GSM: Joan Lake
OM/PD: Allan James
News Director: Jeff Steers
News Director: Amber Stearns (Now a newsperson at WIBC-FM)
Mornings: Barb Runyon (April 2008 - February 2010)
Nights: Scott Howard (1979 - 1981)
Airstaff: Chuck Hancock ("Chuck Fairbanks") (Deceased)
Airstaff: Victor H. Sterling (Deceased 1 August 2001)

Station History

1350am signed on July 16, 1948. The owners wanted "WIO" as the first three call letters. The wife of a WIOU board member said it should be "U" because, "You've borrowed money from everyone in town, so you might as well call it WIOU because you owe everyone in town." Formerly owned by Booth American Co. Formerly owned by Mid-America Radio Group, Inc. Former Chicago Cubs radio affiliate. WIOU changed formats and dropped talk (becoming ESPN Sports) on July 1, 2013.

For Further Reading...

"Fates & Fortunes." Broadcasting. 14 January 1974. Pg. 46.

Mettert, Andrea. "Radio, TV broadcastor Victor H. Sterling dies." The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette. 3 August 2001. Page 3C.

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