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Wlbc-fm

WLBC-FM
City of license Muncie, Indiana
Branding 104.1 WLBC
Slogan Today's Best Music
Frequency 104.1 MHz
First air date 1975
Format Hot AC
ERP 41,000 watts
HAAT 140 meters
Class B
Facility ID 17602
Owner Woof Boom Radio Muncie License LLC
Website www.wlbc.com

WLBC-FM is a FM radio station broadcasting on a frequency of 104.1 MHz and located in Muncie, Indiana. The WLBC call letters were originally used on its AM station at 1340kHz (the present day WXFN) and also used as WLBC-TV Channel 49 before it became public television station WIPB in the 1970s. Its current format is Hot A/C (Hot Adult Contemporary), featuring an adult blend of the 90s, and today. In the 1970s WLBC-FM (previously WMUN) was one of the first Indiana FM stations with a contemporary hit format competing with crosstown AM daytimer WERK (now an FM station) which at first used the "Solid Gold" automated hit music package produced by Drake-Chenault Enterprises while WLBC-AM aired traditional middle of the road programming.

WLBC-FM is currently owned by Woof Boom Radio whose Eastern Indiana cluster includes WERK 104.9 FM, WHBU 1240 AM (NewsTalk radio), WXFN 1340 AM / 102.9 FM (Foxsports Radio) and WMXQ 93.5 FM / WBKQ 96.7 FM (simulcasting as "Max" Maximum Classic Rock). The stations began operating as Woof Boom stations on June 1st, 2013. Woof Boom Radio purchased the stations from Backyard Broadcasting for $4.45 Million.

The WLBC-FM staff includes Owner and President J Chapman, 21 year Market Veteran (in 2014) Steve Lindell, who serves as Vice-President and Director of Operations. He is not only vice-president, but part of the Wake-Up Crew in the morning. Sean Mattingly is the Director of Technical Operations (Chief Engineer). Staff also includes: Chuck Lofton from WTHR-TV in Indianapolis (in his 27th year with WLBC in 2014), Sue Tschuor (GSM), Vori Dhabolt (GSM), Kim Morris (in her 21st year with WLBC in 2014), Brian Casey, Krystal Cole, and Morry Mannies (previously, the 56-year Voice of the Ball State Cardinals 1955-2011).

History

WLBC was established as an AM station in the home of broadcasting pioneer Don Burton on South Jefferson Street in Muncie.[1]

An early employee was Chris Schenkel, who was well known as an ABC-TV sports broadcaster.[2] Schenkel came to WLBC after working at WBAA as a premedical student at Purdue University.

Notes and references

  1. ^ Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame
  2. ^ Chris Schenkel

External links

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


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