March 21, 2017 / VU Broadcasting to resume operation of 96.7 FM
VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University Broadcasting will resume operation of local Vincennes radio station 96.7 WFML-FM beginning April 1. A renewed focus on the local community will be enhanced by a new format and on-air staff, including program director and longtime local broadcaster Dane Foley, a VU alumnus. WFML’s new station format will be fully revealed on April 2.
“I believe that we are going to fill a musical hole in our market,” said WFML general manager Kevin Watson. “While we have enjoyed our working agreement with DLC Media over the past decade, we are even more thrilled about the opportunities that operating WFML in-house will provide for our listeners, our local community, and our students.”
DLC Media, based in Washington, Indiana, has operated the station for the past 10 years under a series of formats and monikers including True Country/The Fox, MAX, Max Rock, and JackFM, which is the current station name. On March 31 DLC Media’s lease with Vincennes University will come to an end and the station will once again be operated by VU Broadcasting, along with WVUT-TV and WVUB-FM (Blazer 91.1).
The new WFML will continue a long-standing tradition of carrying Purdue Boilermaker basketball and football, along with updates from Network Indiana and full local news coverage.
"We will be working closely with the Vincennes University Foundation and other area organizations to re-focus WFML’s attention on the needs and interests of our local community,” said Nichole Carie, director of operations for VU Broadcasting. “This focus is one of the most important responsibilities of a broadcast station and we are excited to restore that local feel on WFML. It not only benefits our community, but also our broadcasting students as they learn what broadcasting is all about.”
ABOUT WFML 96.7
The WFML call letters are some of the oldest in the state of Indiana, so it is only fitting that they would be licensed to the foundation representing Indiana’s First College. The VU Foundation has held the license for WFML at 96.7 FM since the 1980s. The station was operated by the VU Broadcasting Department from that point until 2002, when it was leased to Media Five Marketing. In 2007 the station was then leased to DLC Media based in Washington, Indiana.
VU Broadcasting will begin operation of WFML on April 1 with a new format to be officially rolled out on Sunday, April 2.
CONTACT: KEVIN WATSON, 812-888-4950