WSBT AM 960 South Bend, IN
Slogan/Positioner: News and Sports Radio 96.1 FM & 960 AM
Contact this station through their web site, linked below:
Web site: www.wsbtradio.com
HD Radio Status: no
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 5,000 watts / 4, directional
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: 5,000 watts / 4, directional
Call Sign History:
- WSBT: 1925
- WGAZ: 1922
- W9FP: 1922
Call Sign Origin:
On Air Date: 1922
Owner: Schurz Communications
Office Telephone: (574) 233-3141
- 2015: Announced that Schurz Communications is selling its broadcast properties to Gray Television, resulting in the separation of ownership of WSBT TV and radio from the South Bend Tribune. Gray later announces WSBT AM will be spun off to Mid-West Family Broadcasting.
- 3/30/2012: FM translator is added at 96.1 FM in South Bend.
- Longtime Full Service format that featured Middle-of-the-Road music evolves into just News-Talk and Sports with no music.
- 1947: Power increase to 5,000 watts.
- 1932: Affilation with CBS begins.
- 1925: Call sign change to WSBT to reflect owner's newspaper, the South Bend Tribune.
- 11/4/1922: First play-by-play of Notre Dame football (Notre Dame 27, Indiana University 0).
- 7/3/1922: WGAZ (World's Greatest Automotive Zone) is in operation. The first-ever commercially sponsored radio program in the entire nation was heard on
WGAZ. The event featured an evening of music presented by Ries Furniture of South Bend.
- 4/1922: Experimental station W9FP is on the air.
Center of antenna array/transmitter location:
St. Joseph County, IN
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