With Land Sale, A Hoosier AM Legend’s Fate Is Cloudy


It went on the air on October 30, 1938. In April 1994, it was spun to the Indianapolis-based company founded by Jeff Smulyan.

Now, in a sign of the times, Emmis Communications is preparing to transition the remaining listeners of a Class B AM with 50kw during daylight hours and 10kw after dark to a pair of 250-watt FM translators fed from the HD2 signal of a13,500-watt FM sibling.

Thus marks the impending end of the former WIBC-AM 1070 as a Sports Talker under different call letters. What does the future hold for this facility?

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