Hoosier AM/FM Radio News/Talk/Sports 1350 WIOU Kokomo, IN will shift to Sports using ESPN Radio’s national feed on July 1.
With the change the station will drop local shows hosted by Rob Rupe and Peter Heck along with the syndicated Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. Rupe will remain with the station as Program Director. Station Manager Ernie Calderone told the Kokomo Tribune, “I feel as long as we continue to be local in our community, we’ll do extremely well. I think we’ve been known as the sports station, because we already carry a half-day schedule. I just felt like with the sports we already have, why not go to all sports, 24/7?”
WIOU will continue to carry Kokomo High School basketball, Indiana University football and basketball, and Indianapolis Colts football.