More Than A Morning Shake Up For Hoosier Quartet


For listeners of a 3kw Class A FM serving Vincennes and Washington, Ind., some “Memories” delivered across the day, following the “Morning Shake Up” with DeWayne Shake (pictured) are what listeners have come to expect.

Now, the FM, its AM sister, and a pair of FM translators are being transferred to a new licensee.

And, it’s good news for the “shakers” who love what they’re hearing.

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On April 20, DLC Media signed off on an asset sale that hands control of Class D daytimer WAMW-AM 1580 and its two translators — W240CE at 95.9 MHz and W267CP at 101.3 MHz — and WAMW-FM 107.9 to Shake Broadcasting LLC.

The deal is valued at $1.35 million, and includes transmitter sites in Wheatland, Ind., and the studios and offices of the stations in Washington, Ind.

A $1,000 escrow deposit is being made by the buyer, none other than the morning man, DeWayne Shakes.

The seller is led by David Crooks.

Shake’s emergence as a buyer of the small town Indiana stations marks the second instance in recent months where an air personality has emerged as a buyer in the Hoosier State.

In November 2019 RBR+TVBR reported on the $700,000 sale by JDL Broadcasting of WMMC-FM 105.9 in Marshall to JKO Media Group.

The buyer is led solely by Joseph K. O’Rourke, hence the company name. He resides in Marshall, and as “Joey O’Rourke” handles the 5am-9am CT shift on WMMC.