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The Essentials

Call Letters: WSBT
Frequency: 960am
City of License: South Bend
Metro(s): South Bend
Power: 5000 watts - Day, 5000 watts - Night (DA-2) (Class B)
Format: News/Talk
Address: 300 W. Jefferson Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46601-1580
Phone: 574.233.3141
Ownership: Midwest Family Stations
Web Presence:
Notes: Broadcasts in AM Stereo. Also heard on translator W241AD

Station Personnel


GM: Jim Roberts
Chief Engineer: Gene Hale
GSM: Marty Schibbelhut
LSM: Jerod Bast
PD: Bill Gamble
News Director: Bob Montgomery
Promotions Director: Kimberly Crim
Sports Director: Charlie Adams
Early Mornings: WSBT-TV News (5:00am - 6:00am)
Mornings: Jon Thompson ("JT in the Morning") (6:00am-9:00am)
Late Mornings: Mike Gallagher (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Early Afternoons: Laura Ingraham (12:00pm - 2:00pm)
Afternoons: Dave Ramsey (2:00pm - 5:00pm)
Early Evenings: Darin Pritchett and Rick Carter ("Weekday Sportsbeat") (5:00pm - 7:00pm)
Nights: Mark Levin (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
Nights: John Batchelor (9:00pm - 1:00am)
Overnights: Red Eye Radio (1:00am - 5:00am)


GM: Robert Swintz
GM: Neal B. Welch (Deceased January 17, 1974)
GM: Jack Swart (Now GM of the Community Broadcasters stations in Sumter, South Carolina)
GM: Jim Freeman
GM: Sally Brown
Chief Engineer: Herbert Cole
SM: Barb Dennison
LSM: Jill Ferraro
PD: Mark Boyden
Promotions Director: Neal Welch
Promotions Director: Terri Stahl
News Anchor: Jason White (Now out of radio)
Early Mornings: America in the Morning (5:00am-5:30am)
Mid Mornings: Dr. Dean Edell
Early Afternoons: Dennis Miller (12:00pm - 2:00pm)
Early Afternoons: Rush Limbaugh (12:00pm - 3:00pm)
Afternoons: Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Afternoons: Bill O'Reilly (3:00pm - 5:00pm)
Afternoons: The Drive Home News (5:00pm - 5:30pm)
Nights: Jim Rome
Nights: Laura Ingraham (7:00pm - 10:00pm)
Nights: Jorge Sedano and Mark Schlereth ("Sedano and Stink") (7:00pm - 10:00pm)
Nights: Freddie Coleman ("The Freddie Coleman Show") (10:00pm - 1:00am)
Nights: Jim Bohannon (10:00pm - 1:00am)
Overnights: George Noory (1:00am - 5:00am)
OvernightS: SportsCenter All Night (1:00am - 6:00am)
John Fineran (? - September 2000)
Pete Probst (Now APD/MD at WETL)

Station History

950am signed on in April 1922. It began as experimental station W9FP.


The WGAZ calls stood for "World's Greatest Automotive Zone." WGAZ changed call letters in 1925 to WSBT(AM).


In 1932, WSBT affiliated with the CBS Radio Network. In the 1930's, WSBT was transmitting on 1230am, sharing time with WFBM. In 1947, the FCC approved a power increase to 5000 watts. Studios located at 225 W. Colfax Ave., South Bend, IN 46601-1606. 960am picked up an FM translator in September 2011 with the $135,000 purchase of W241AD from Friends of Christian Radio, Inc.

For Further Reading...

"Deaths." Broadcasting. 28 January 1974. Page 53.

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