Wednesday, February 1, 2017

IN Radio: DLC Media Closes On Emmis, Midwest Stations

DLC Media, Inc. is now a significant player in the Terre Haute, Indiana, radio market. According to DLC Media, Inc. President and General Manager, Dave Crooks, the closing involving Emmis Communications and Midwest Communications was completed on Monday.

Dave Crooks
DLC Media purchased from Emmis Communications:

  • WZJK 105.5 FM in West Terre Haute (formerly WWVR)
  • WFNB 92.7 FM in Brazil
  • WFNF 1130 AM in Brazil
  • FM Translator W258BA 99.5 FM in Terre Haute
DLC Media also purchased from Midwest Communications:
  • WVIG 95.9 FM in Seelyville (formerly WDKE)
DLC Media already owns and operates WAXI 104.9 FM in Rockville. According to Crooks, all five stations are being operated from his Parke County, Indiana, studios. However, DLC Media recently purchased a building in Downtown Brazil. WFNB, WFNF and WVIG will move to DLC’s new Radio Center.

According to Times-Herald, Programming changes include:
  • Jack FM format was launched on 105.5 WZJK. The station features adult variety hits.
  • Classic Country with a wider music library will be launched on 95.9 WVIG.
  • Eventually, Lite Hits will be featured on WFNB. Until the new Brazil studio is complete, 92.7 will simulcast True Oldies from WAXI.
  • ESPN Sports Programming will continue on “The Fan” at 1130 AM and 99.5 FM.
  • The Bob & Tom Show will be moving from 104.9 to its original home at 105.5.
DLC Media recently purchased WAKO-FM 103.1 and WAKO-AM 910 in Lawrenceville, Illinois. DLC is currently operating those radio stations under a local marketing agreement and will finish the WAKO transaction this week.

DLC Media is owned by Dave Crooks, a 36-year veteran of local radio. He is also a former Indiana State Representative (1996-2008). His company is based in Washington, where he owns and operates WAMW 107.9 FM, WAMW 1580 AM, and Translator W240CE 95.9 FM.

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