95.9 Terre Haute

DLC Media Sets Plans For New Terre Haute Stations

When the three way Terre Haute move closes on Monday we now know what DLC Media will do with their newly acquired stations. Once WWVR vacates 105.5 for 98.5, the newly minted WZJK West Terre Haute will become Variety Hits “105.5 Jack-FM“. The Bob & Tom Show will move from new sister “True Oldies 104.9” WAXI-FM Rockville to WZJK. WZJK will also carry Indiana University football and basketball starting this fall. “95.9 Duke-FM” WDKE Seelyville will remain Classic Country, but rebrand as “95.9 The Legend” WVIG. Barry Kent, Operations Manager for WAXI-FM, will become Program Director and Morning host at WVIG. Until the company’s new studios are completed in March, CHR “B92.7” WFNB Brazil will simulcast WAXI-FM. Afterwards i...[Read More]

Emmis, Midwest & DLC Media Make Deals In Terre Haute

The FCC filings for the three deals reveal a bit more info regarding how the deals are structured and show a slightly different price than previously announced. Emmis will still receive $4.3 million in its sale of Country “Hi 99” WTHI Terre Haute and the intellectual property of Classic Rock “105.5 The River” WWVR West Terre Haute to Midwest, however $300,000 of that will be the proceeds of Midwest’s divestment of Classic Country “95.9 Duke-FM” WDKE Seelyville to DLC Media. The price DLC Media is paying for CHR “B92.7” WFNB Brazil, and Sports “1130/99.5 The Fan” WFNF Brazil/W293AL Rochester, and the license for 105.5 WWVR is $865,000 and not the $900,000 listed in the Emmis press release last week. Original Report 10/12: Thr...[Read More]

Duke Crowned In Terre Haute

Update 5/23: WXXR made the flip to 90s centric Classic Country “95.9 Duke-FM” shortly after 12pm this afternoon. Original Report 5/22: A flip is imminent at Midwest Alternative “X95.9” WXXR Seelyville/Terre Haute. Midwest has registered 959DukeFM.com and applied for new WDKE call letters for the station. A Facebook page for the brand positions the station as “95.9 Duke-FM Plays The Legends Of Country”. A flip to Classic Country would flanks sister Country “Q102.7” WDWQ against Emmis’ market leading powerhouse “Hi 99” 99.9 WTHI. Since WDWQ’s launch in 2012, WTHI has retained its lead in the Terre Haute market but dropped from a ridiculous 27.9 share in Spring 2012 to a mere dominant 15.7 in Fall 2013. WXXR meanwhile dro...[Read More]

X Marks The Spot In Terre Haute

Update 6/13: 95.9 WWSY made the long awaited change to Modern Rock this morning as it rebranded not as “The Edge” but as “X 95.9“. New WXXR call letters are already in place. Bill Cain will host “The Morning X” followed by Mojo’s “Rock & Roll Sideshow” in middays and Amber Lee at night. Afternoons will be filled in the near future. Original Report 5/10: Last month Midwest Communications agreed to purchase “ESPN Sports Radio” 1300 WBOW and AC 102.7 WBOW-FM Terre Haute from Crossroads Communications for $1.3 Million. The acquisition will lead to a pair of format changes in the cluster. 1300 has been simulcasting 92.7 WSDM and will be unable to continue to do so. The registrations of Fox1300.com and FoxSports1300.com by Mi...[Read More]