• WBST 92.1 FMMuncie
  • WBSB 89.5 FMAnderson
  • WBSW 90.9 FMMarion
  • WBSH 91.1 FMHagerstown / New Castle
Indiana Public Radio, a listener-supported service of Ball State University

Portland transmitter repair not viable

Streaming and other ways to listen in the affected area

Feb. 22, 2019—In early January the WBSJ transmitter went off the air. After careful evaluation, Indiana Public Radio (IPR) and Ball State University have determined that restoring the station to service is not fiscally viable, and will discontinue broadcast services to this limited area for the foreseeable future.

Suspension of the Portland transmitter allows IPR and the university to focus strategic investments in other areas of public broadcasting, including NPR and original content aired on IPR. The station’s FCC license owner, Ball State has supported IPR since 1960, contributing more than 60 percent of the station’s operating budget annually for the last decade. IPR strives to educate, entertain, and engage the communities we serve through distinctive and enriching public media as we support the academic and community service mission of Ball State University.

Listeners in the affected service area can continue to enjoy IPR by using any of the following ways to listen:

Or one of our other radio frequencies:

  • In southwest Wells and central Blackford counties try WBSW 90.9 FM.
  • In the northwest corner of Randolph, the far southwest corner of Jay or the southeast corner of Blackford counties try WBST 92.1 FM.

For help tuning in to one of IPR’s other stations, call 800-646-1812 or email ipr@bsu.edu.


Indiana Public Radio is a service of Ball State University and an NPR Member station serving 22 counties in East Central Indiana. Its format includes NPR news and classical music broadcast on WBST 92.1FM Muncie, WBSB 89.5FM Anderson, WBSW 90.9FM Marion,  and WBSH 91.1FM Hagerstown-New Castle.



Contact: Angie Rapp, Marketing Manager
(765) 285-2742 / arapp@bsu.edu