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The Essentials

Call Letters: WBNL
Frequency: 1540am
City of License: Boonville
Metro(s): Evansville
Power: 250 watts - Day (ND-D) (Class D)
Format: Soft AC
Address: P.O. Box 270, Boonville, IN 47601-0270
Address: 2177 North State Route 61, Boonville, IN 47601-8341
Phone: 812.897.2080
Ownership: Turpen Communications LLC
Web Presence:

Station Personnel


Owner/GM: Ralph Turpen
Afternoons: Ralph Turpen (2pm - 5pm)


President/GM/SM: Norman Hall (? - October 1999)
GM: John P. Engelbrecht
Chief Engineer: Artie Hinsley
Chief Engineer: Jerry Kissenger
PD: Carolyn Bryant
PD: Gary Krick
PD: George McCoy
MD: George McCoy
MD: Greg Hebner
News Director: Larry Schweizer (Swietzer?)

Station History

1540am signed on September 10, 1950. Norman Hall's Boonville Broadcasting Co. sold WBNL(AM) & FM to John P. Engelbrecht in October 1999. Turpen Communications LLC purchased WBNL(AM) in May 2001. WBNL(AM) purchased and installed a new transmitter in Feburary 2002.

For Further Reading...

"FCC Looking at Cox/AMFM Swap" Radio & Records October 15, 1999. Page 4.
"Changing Hands" Broadcasting & Cable 129, no. 43 (1999): 86.
"Radio Business" Radio & Records May 18, 2001. Page 6.
Simmons, Denny. "Highways and Byways: Weekly photographic feature" Evansville Courier & Press 12 December 2005.

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