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The Essentials

Call Letters: WXLW
Frequency: 950am
City of License: Indianapolis
Metro(s): Indianapolis
Power: 5000 watts - Day, 117 watts - Night (DA-2) (Class D)
Format: Talk
Address: 645 Industrial Drive, Franklin, IN 46131-9617
Phone: 317.736.4040
Ownership: Creative Data Management, Inc.
Web Presence:

Station Personnel


GM/NSM: Randall H. Tipmore, II
Chief Engineer: Bob Hawkins
GSM: David Grenoble
PD: Jeremy Beutel (From PD at KBBW in Waco, Texas)
Production Director: Jakim Bialek
Promotions Director: Derek Schultz
Mornings: Wall Street Journal This Morning (5:00am - 6:00am)
Mornings: America's Morning News (6:00am - 9:00am)
Late Mornings: Laura Ingraham (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Early Afternoons: Dave Ramsey (12:00pm - 3:00pm)
Afternoons: Sean Hannity (3:00pm - 6:00pm)
Early Evenings: Mark Levin (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Nights: Michael Savage (9:00pm - 12:00am)
Overnights: Rusty Humphries (3:00am - 5:00am)
Weekends: Jerry Doyle (Saturday 12:00am - 4:00am)
Weekends: Advice Line (Saturday 4:00am - 6:00am)
Weekends: Paid Programming (Saturday 6:00am - 8:00am)
Weekends: Dr. Robert Prather ("The Voice of Health with Dr. Robert Prather") (Saturday 8:00am - 9:00am)
Weekends: Maximize Your Life with Dr. Leanne (Saturday 9:00am - 10:00am)
Weekends: The Safe Money Show (Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am)
Weekends: The Dr. Randy Shoup Show (Saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm)
Weekends: Real Estate Investing Radio (Saturday 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
Weekends: The Two Fat Guys Hardware Show (Saturday 1:00pm - 2:00pm)
Weekends: Wealth Management Show (Saturday 2:00pm - 3:00pm)
Weekends: Edge of the Web (Saturday 3:00pm - 4:00pm)
Weekends: Tech Talk with Mr. Noobie (Saturday 4:00pm - 5:00pm)
Weekends: Paid Programming (Saturday 5:00pm - 9:00pm)
Weekends: Roger Hedgecock (Saturday 9:00pm - 11:00pm)
Weekends: Jerry Doyle (Saturday 11:00pm - Sunday 3:00am)
Weekends: Advice Line (Sunday 3:00am - 5:00am)
Weekends: Paid Programming (Sunday 5:00am - 7:00am)
Weekends: Christian Questions (Sunday 7:00am - 8:00am)
Weekends: Zion Chapel (Sunday 8:00am - 8:30am)
Weekends: Victory Baptist Church (Sunday 8:30am - 9:00am)
Weekends: GracePoint (Sunday 9:00am - 10:00am)
Weekends: Advice Line (Sunday 10:00am - 11:00am)
Weekends: Paid Programming (Sunday 11:00am - 12:00pm)
Weekends: The Two Fat Guys Hardware Show (Sunday 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
Weekends: Sean Hannity (Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm)
Weekends: Wealth Management Show (Sunday 4:00pm - 5:00pm)
Weekends: The Safe Money Show (Sunday 5:00pm - 6:00pm)
Weekends: GracePoint Church (Sunday 6:00pm - 7:00pm)
Weekends: FlashPoint Live (Sunday 7:00pm - 8:00pm)
Weekends: Maximize Your Life with Dr. Leanne (Sunday 8:00pm - 9:00pm)
Weekends: Real Estate Today (Sunday 9:00pm - 11:00pm)
Weekends: Science Fantastic (Sunday 11:00pm - 12:00am)


GM: Jim Brown
GM: Stan Barrett
GM: Paula Phillips (? - 2005)
GM: Russ Dodge (From Regional/National Sales Manager at Artistic Media Partners)
GM: Ed Sears
GM: Scott Taylor
Chief Engineer: Herman Sites
Chief Engineer: Dave Gill (Deceased 26 June 2018)
Chief Engineer: Charles Sears (Deceased 25 February 2015)
SM: Vangie Sison
OM: Mike Spillman
PD: Bill Shirk (1970's)
PD: Ray Dennis (1971 - 1972)
PD: Steve Miller
PD: Jeremy Bialek (Now an Account Executive)
MD: Tim Bereman
News Director: Paul Scheuring
News Director: John Maer
Community Relations Director: Bill Miller
Sports Director: Derek Schultz
Mornings: Mike Golic (6am - 10am)
Mornings: Mike Greenberg (6am - 10am)
Mornings: Steve Czaban ("The Steve Czaban Show") (6am - 10am)
Middays: Colin Cowherd ("The Herd") (10am - 1pm)
Middays: Dan Patrick (1pm - 3pm)
Middays: Scott Van Pelt ("The Scott Van Pelt Show") (1pm - 4pm)
Afternoons: Greg Rakestraw ("SportsDesk") (3pm - 6pm) (Now PD at WFNI)
Afternoon: Doug Gottlieb ("The Doug Gottlieb Show") (4pm - 7pm)
Afternoons: ESPN GameDay (6pm - 7pm)
Nights: Chris Moore ("GameNight") (7pm - 11pm)
Nights: Chuck Wilson ("GameNight") (7pm - 11pm)
Nights: Yahoo! Sports Radio (7pm - 12am)
Late Nights: Bob Valvano ("The V Show") (11pm - 2am)
Overnights: Jerry Doyle (12:00am - 3:00am)
Overnights: Todd Wright ("AllNight") (2am - 6am)
Overnights: Yahoo! Sports Radio (12am - 6am)
Overnights: Dennis Miller (12:00am - 3:00am) (December 3, 2013 - ?)
Airstaff: Bill Shirk (1970's)
Weekends: Healthy Smile Radio (Saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm)
Weekends: Finding God in Science (Saturday 9:00pm - 11:00pm)
Weekends: Rusty Humphries (Sunday 6:00am - 7:00am)
Stephanie Tatay-Myers

Station History

1590am signed on August 18, 1948. In January 1955, the station moved to 950am. It was owned by Radio Indianapolis, Inc. as well as Grewe Enterprises Broadcasting at various points. WXLW(AM) was 5000w-D only from 1955 to 1986. In 1986, the FCC granted 117w-N with no change in pattern. We are not sure when DA-2 came into play. WXLW dropped religious programming on July 8, 2002 and flipped formats to Sports, picking up ESPN Radio Network programming and calling itself "ESPN 950." Pilgrim Communications, LLC sold WXLW in January 2005 to Jonathan and David Byrd's Raven Broadcasting, Inc. In December 2006, WXLW was off the air for a time due to a transmitter failure. The station fell silent on Sunday December 3, 2006. Studios formerly located at 54 Monument Circle, Suite 250, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3038. Sold by Raven Broadcasting, Inc. to Creative Data Management, Inc. in 2009. Flipped formats from sports (ESPN) to talk in 2012. Former sports format URL:

For Further Reading...

"WXLW-950 AM on blink." The Indianapolis Star 6 December 2006.

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