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WJLT Becomes ESPN Evansville

ESPN 105.3 Superhits WJLT Evansville Ryan O'Bryan Jimmie FordUpdate 7/9: WJLT made to switch to Sports “ESPN Evansville” at 3pm today. Launching with the local afternoon show “Ford & O’Bryan” hosted by Jimmie Ford and Ryan O’Bryan, Program Director of sister CHR “106.1 Kiss-FM” WBKS. The duo have worked together broadcasting High School Football on sister News/Talk 1280 WGBF.

The remainder of the new lineup will feature national programming from ESPN Radio.

Original Report 5/27: Townsquare Media Classic Hits 105.3 WJLT Evansville, IN announced today it will flip to Sports utilizing ESPN Radio.

WTVW reports that the change will take place on Wednesday, July 9 (Do they really mean Monday, June 9?). The entire airstaff: Dave Westrich, Julie Michaels, Johnny Kincaid, and Gavin Eddings will exit with the format change.

ESPN Radio is currently heard in the Evansville market on rimshot 106.7 WYFX Mount Vernon. No word yet on what will replace it there.

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