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The Essentials

Call Letters: WKOA
Frequency: 105.3fm
City of License: Lafayette
Metro(s): Lafayette
Power: 50,000 watts @ 308 feet (Class B)
Format: Country
Address: P.O. Box 7880, Lafayette, IN 47903-7880
Address: 3575 McCarty Lane, Lafayette, IN 47905-4985
Phone: 765.447.2186
Ownership: Neuhoff Communications
Web Presence:

Station Personnel


GM: Chris Fleming
Chief Engineer: Steve Truex
GSM: Matt Moore (September 2016 - Current)
OM/PD: Mike Shamus
APD: Annie James
Promotions Director: Joe Lacay
Mornings: Mike Shamus (6am - 9am)
Mornings: Annie James (6am - 9am)
Afternoons: Dave (12pm - 6pm)




GM: Hal Youart (? - November 2003) (Retired)
GM: John Schurz (October 2007 - ?) (From SM)
SM: John Trent (Retired)
SM: Scott Lindahl
GM: Brian Green
OM/PD: Don Riley (1983 - 2000) (Now local Morning Edition host at WFYI)
OM/PD: Mark Allen (PD: June 23, 2003 - ?; OM: May 2004 - ?) (From APD/MD/middays at WQHK-FM)
PD: Gary Michaels
APD: Dean McNeil (1984 - 1987) (Now retired)
MD: Bob Vizza (Deceased 19 April 2018)
Promotions Director: Lindsay Reinert (May 2004 - January 2008) (Now Promotions Director at KALC-FM in Denver, Colorado)
Promotions Director: Liz Hahn (April 2008 - ?)
Mornings: Gary Michaels
Mornings: Mark Allen (June 23, 2003 - ?) (From APD/MD/middays at WQHK-FM)
Middays: Eric Morgan
Middays: Bob Vizza (10am - 2pm)
Afternoons: Jay Rush (3pm - 7pm)
Overnights: Josh Flint (December 1999 - ?; from weekends)
Overnights: Cole Thomas (? - May 2005)
Weekends: Randy Jones (March 1997 - September 1997) (Now PD and afternoons at WASK-FM)
Weekends: Matt Carter (? - December 1999) (Now APD/MD/afternoons at KDAO in Eldora, Iowa)
Airstaff: Carol Curtis-Stone (Now middays at WASK-FM)
Weekends: Kevin McKay (January 1999 - ?) (From overnights at WDEZ in Wausau, Wisconsin)
Chuck Hancock ("Chuck Fairbanks") (Deceased)

Station History

105.3fm signed on September 28, 1964. It flipped formats to country in 1974.


WASK became WKOA in 1994. Beautiful music format?


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