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The Essentials

Call Letters: WBIW
Frequency: 1340am
City of License: Bedford
Metro(s): Bloomington
Power: 1000 watts - Unlimited (ND) (Class C)
Format: News/Talk
Address: P.O. Box 1307, Bedford, IN 47421-1307
Address: 424 Heltonville Road East, Bedford, IN 47421-9244
Phone: 812.275.7555
Ownership: Ad-Venture Media, Inc.
Web Presence:

Station Personnel


President: Dean Spencer (GM: 1974 - April 2005)
GM: Holly Davis (April 2005 - Current)
Chief Engineer: Dean Spencer
SM: Sarah Reinhard
Promotions Director: Deb Munson
Early Mornings: Focus on the Family (5:00am - 5:30am)
Early Mornings: America in the Morning (5:30am - 6:00am)
Mornings: This Morning with Gordan Deal, Jennifer Kushinka, and Mike Gavin (6:00am - 8:00am)
Mornings: The Morning Update (8:00am - 8:30am)
Mornings: Talk of the Town (8:30am - 9:00am)
Late Mornings: Hugh Hewitt ('The Hugh Hewitt Show') (9:00am - Noon)
Early Afternoons: Clay Travis and Buck Sexton ('The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show') (Noon - 3:00pm)
Afternoons: Sean Hannity ('The Sean Hannity Show') (3:00pm - 6:00pm)
Nights: Joe Pagliarulo ('The Joe Pags Show') (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Nights: Dave Ramsey ('The Dave Ramsey Show') (9:00pm - 10:00pm)
Nights: Jim Bohannon (10:00pm - 1:00am)
Overnights: Coast to Coast AM (1:00am - 5:00am)
Weekends: Big Billy Kinder Outdoors (Saturday 6:00am - 8:00am)
Weekends: The Drive with Alan Taylor (Saturday 8:00am - 9:00am)
Weekends: Info Trak (Saturday 9:30am - 10:00am)
Weekends: On the House (Saturday 10:00am - 12:00pm)
Weekends: The Weekend (Saturday 12:00pm - 2:00pm)
Weekends: The Car Doctor (Saturday 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Weekends: FOX Sports Radio (Saturday 4:00pm - 12:00am)
Weekends: Coast to Coast AM (Sunday 12:00am - 5:00am)
Weekends: Prime Time Radio (Sunday 5:00am - 6:00am)
Weekends: Sounds of Joy (Sunday 6:00am - 6:30am)
Weekends: Bill Gaither Homecoming (Sunday 6:30am - 7:30am)
Weekends: The Lutheran Hour (Sunday 8:00am - 8:30am)
Weekends: Music (Sunday 8:30am - 9:00am)
Weekends: Work of God (Sunday 9:00am - 9:30am)
Weekends: St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church Presents (Sunday 9:30am - 10:30am)
Weekends: Salvation Army Radio (Sunday 10:30am - 10:45am)
Weekends: Music (Sunday 10:45am - 11:00am)
Weekends: Lamplighter Theatre (Sunday 11:00am - 11:30am)
Weekends: Music (Sunday 11:30am - 12:00pm)
Weekends: The Travel Show (Sunday 12:00pm - 2:00pm)
Weekends: Leo Laporte ('The Tech Guy') (Sunday 2:00pm - 5:00pm)
Weekends: 'Seems Like Old Times' (Sunday 5:00pm - 7:00pm)
Weekends: 'Hollywood 360' (Sunday 7:00pm - 11:00pm)
Weekends: When Radio Was (Sunday 11:00pm - 1:00am)


GM: William Smith, Jr.
President/GM: William Quigg
Chief Engineer: Carl Finger (Deceased 1 January 1982)
Chief Engineer: Vance Lockenour
GSM: Rebecca Godsey (May 2002 - ?)
SM: Lou Gaines
SM: Russ Browning (? - May 2002)
News Director: Bill Silvers (Deceased 22 July 2015)
News Director: Chris Welch (May 2002 - ?)
News Director: Barbara Spencer (Formerly GSM) (? - 2006)
News Director: Jim Ingalls (Deceased 29 August 2011)
PD: Barbara Davis
PD: Laura Duncan
PD: Myron Rainey (1994 - January 2001) (Now with Lawrence County as Recorder)
PD: Kenny Ray Howard (? - November 2003)
PD: Miles Flynn (May 2003 - March 2005)
PD: Mike Shannon (March 2005 - ?) (Also PD for WQRJ-FM and WQRK-FM)
Public Service Director: Miles Flynn (July 2000 - May 2005)
Newsperson: Larry Incollingo
Mornings: Tamara Ehinger ('T.J. Ryan') (5am - 10am) (? - May 2002)
Mornings: Allan Hackney (August 2005 - November 2006)
Mornings: Kenny Ray Howard (May 2002 - ?; News Director: ? - May 2002)
Mornings: Miles Flynn (? - 2005)
Mornings: Jason P. Thompson (5:00am - 10:00am)
Mornings: Jim Ingalls (6:00am - 8:30am) (News) (Deceased 29 August 2011)
Mornings: The Swap Shop (9:07am - 9:30am)
Mid-Mornings: Greg Garrison (10:00am - 11:00am)
Late Mornings: Dave Ramsey ('The Dave Ramsey Show') (9:30am - 12:00pm)
Middays: Rush Limbaugh (12:00pm - 3:00pm) (Deceased 17 February 2021)
Afternoons: Dr. Laura Schlessinger (3:00pm - 6:00pm)
Afternoons: Dr. Joy Browne (3:00pm - 6:00pm)
Afternoons: Dana Loesch ('The Dana Show') (3:00pm - 6:00pm)
Nights: Beyond the Game (Wednesday 7:00pm - 8:00pm)
Nights: ESPN Radio (6:00pm - 10:00pm)
Nights: The Jason Lewis Show (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Overnights: ESPN Radio (1:00am - 5:00am)
Overnights: Chris Lambert (1997-1998)
Weekends: Chris Lambert (1998 - May 2000)
Weekends: Indiana Outdoors (Saturday 5:00am - 6:00am)
Weekends: Alan Warren Outdoors (Saturday 6:00am - 8:00am)
Weekends: Motor Trend Radio (Saturday 8:00am - 9:00am)
Weekends: Hoosier Hills Bluegrass Show (Saturday 9:30am - 10:00am)
Weekends: The Swap Shop (Saturday 9:07am - 9:30am)
Weekends: Bedford Baptist Temple (Sunday 8:30am - 8:45am)
Weekends: Avoca Baptist (Sunday 10:45am - 11:45am)
Weekends: Prime Time Radio (Sunday 5:00pm - 6:00pm)
Weekends: Big Band Jump (Sunday 6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Weekends: Imagination Theatre (Sunday 8:00pm - 9:00pm)
Weekends: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas (Sunday 9:00pm - 11:00pm)
Chief Announcer: Jim Baker

Station History

WBIW(AM) signed on in October 1948. It was originally owned by Carl Finger, Bill Smith, and Harold Rothrock. The station originally broadcasted out of a building that belonged to Carl Finger. Owned by Radio Bedford, Inc. The Bedford Broadcasting Corporation once owned WBIW and sister WBIF, now WQRK. In January 1989, Mid-America Radio Group, Inc. announced the $1 million sale of WBIW(AM) and WQRK to Ad-Venture Media, Inc.

For Further Reading...

"For the Record." Broadcasting & Cable 116, no. 5 (1989): 77.

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