WABX
WABX WABX107.5 logo.png
Broadcast areaEvansville, Indiana
Frequency107.5 MHz
BrandingWABX 107.5
Programming
FormatClassic rock
Ownership
Owner
WIKY-FM, WLYD, WSTO
History
First air date
1997
Technical information
Facility ID61055
ClassA
ERP2,000 watts
HAAT171 meters (561 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitewabx.net

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.

Former WABX

Main article: WYCD

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 Communications

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]

References

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

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