The Zionsville IN Board of Zoning Appeals will meet tonight to vote on an application by Brian Walsh’s Blessed Beginnings Broadcasting to construct a new six tower array for what is now Emmis’ silent 1070 WFNI Indianapolis, which he would acquire.
The application requests special exemption and new variance on behalf of BBB to rezone the land from agricultural use to commercial in order to construct the towers. Walsh tells the Lebanon Reporter that should it be granted, he intends to have the station operating from the new facility by next year and plans on replicating the Oldies format currently heard on his 1450 WIOE/104.3 W282CH Fort Wayne and 101.1 WIOE-FM Warsaw IN. Its morning show will be simulcast on WFNI, while the remainder of the programming will originate from Indianapolis including local news and sports coverage.
In addition to WIOE, Walsh owns Talk 1250 WGL/105.5 W288EI Fort Wayne.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-04-06)