WABX is a radio station in Evansville, Indiana, owned by Duey Wright, through licensee Midwest Communications, Inc. The station, which broadcasts at 107.5 FM, has aired a classic rock format since 1997.

WABX
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CityEvansville, Indiana
Broadcast areaEvansville, Indiana
BrandingWABX 107.5
SloganEvansville's Classic Rock
Frequency107.5 MHz
First air date1997
FormatClassic rock
ERP2,000 watts
HAAT171 meters (561 ft)
ClassA
Facility ID61055
OwnerDuey Wright
(Midwest Communications, Inc.)
Sister stationsWIKY-FM, WLYD, WSTO
WebcastListen Live
Websitewabx.net

Former WABXEdit

From 1960 to 1984, WABX ("The station that glows in the dark") was the call sign of a widely influential freeform/progressive rock radio station in Detroit, Michigan. In 1985, WABX's former consultant, Paul Christy, purchased WCFX/95.3 in Clare, Michigan, and subsequently parked the WABX calls on WCFX's sister station, 990 AM. WABX/990 ceased operations in 1988. The current 107.5 WABX logo is substantially similar to the Detroit WABX logo used during that station's 1970s' heyday. The former Detroit WABX now broadcasts a country format as WYCD.

Sale to Midwest CommunicationsEdit

It was announced on May 28, 2014, that Midwest Communications will purchase 9 of the 10 stations owned by South Central Communications. (This includes the Evansville Cluster which include WABX along with sister stations WIKY-FM, WLFW & WSTO.) With this purchase, Midwest Communications will expand its portfolio of stations to Evansville, Knoxville and Nashville.[1] The sale was finalized on September 2, 2014, at a price of $72 million.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Midwest Communications Acquires South Central Communications
  2. ^ "South Central Radio Group". Archived from the original on 2015-10-11. Retrieved 2014-10-03.

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Coordinates: 37°59′20″N 87°35′49″W / 37.989°N 87.597°W / 37.989; -87.597