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City of license North Manchester, Indiana
Frequency 89.5 (MHz)
First air date Since September 25th 1947
Format College
ERP 0 Watts
HAAT 24 meters
Class A
Facility ID 39776
Transmitter coordinates

41°00′40″N 85°45′45″W / 41.01111°N 85.76250°W / 41.01111; -85.76250

Affiliations National Public Radio
Owner Manchester University

WBKE (89.5 FM) is a college station in North Manchester, Indiana. It primarily features college radio content. it features a local college student view on music. It holds two event during the year, Fuze fest and Chet fest. The station show a variety of student djs from different parts of the world. WBKE started broadcasting on September 25th 1947. It started as WMIB and was used to broadcast News and sporting events. It's first sports broadcast was December, 18th 1947, in a game between Manchester and Ball State. It was broadcast from Muncie, IN, as a basketball game. The radio station continued as WMIB in till the 1967-68 school year, when the station went to FCC licensing and the Call Letter were switched to WBKE after the past station mangers. WBke hold the event Fuze Fest during the fall semester. This Event features local music or a cultural event featuring music. Past Fuze fest have been a showing of the Wizard of Oz, and the band Trackless. Fuze fest plans are under way for 2013. Chet fest is the big event for the radio station. it is held in spring semester and it is a concert with a big band, it is combined with battle of the bands, where the winner will be able to open for the headliner for chet fest. Past headliners for chet fest include The Dead Records,Stoke 9, The Knux, and recently Junior doctor. Plans are under way for the 2014 concert.

External links

  • WBKE official website
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WBKE
  • Radio-Locator information on WBKE
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WBKE

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