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WGBF NewsTalk1280 logo.png
City Evansville, Indiana
Branding Newstalk 1280
Frequency 1280 kHz
First air date 1923
Format News Talk Information
Power 5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 660
Transmitter coordinates 37°59′45.00″N 87°28′36.00″W / 37.9958333°N 87.4766667°W / 37.9958333; -87.4766667
Callsign meaning G. B. Finke Furniture Co.[1]
Former callsigns WWOK (1989-1995)
Affiliations FOX News Radio , Premiere Radio Networks, Talk Radio Network
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media of Evansville/Owensboro, Inc.)
Sister stations WGBF-FM
Website newstalk1280.com

WGBF (1280 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Evansville, Indiana, United States, the station serves the Evansville area. The station is currently owned by Townsquare Media and features programming from FOX News Radio, Premiere Radio Networks and Talk Radio Network.[2]

The station currently carries a conservative programming line-up, including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, Dennis Miller, Glenn Beck, and G. Gordon Liddy. Also heard on the station are Dave Ramsey and Coast to Coast AM. Purdue University, Indianapolis Colts and local high school football broadcasts can also be found on WGBF.

WGBF broadcasts from a two tower array near the intersection of Morgan Ave. and Burkhardt Road in Evansville. However, only one tower is used for daytime operation.


WGBF first broadcast in 1923, and became a licensed facility in 1925.[3] The station changed its call sign to WWOK on October 23, 1989. Then, on August 28, 1995, the station changed its call sign back to WGBF.[4]

Former employees[edit]

  • Don Geronimo
  • Buddy Scott,
  • Donald J. Newberg,
  • Gary Spears,
  • J. D. Spangler,
  • Alice Jackson,
  • Bob Richards,
  • Charlie Quinn,
  • Adam Smasher
  • Don Geronimo,
  • Ric Lippincott,
  • Mother Bear Kelly,
  • Linda South,
  • Dave Westrich,
  • Tim Hall,
  • Randy Wheeler,
  • Angela Allen,
  • John Riplinger,
  • Bill Matthews,
  • Gene Crawford,
  • Fred Rollison,
  • Dave Lehman,
  • Dave Wood,
  • John Story,
  • J.C. Kerlin,
  • Cliff Brooks,
  • John Totten,
  • Duke King,
  • Pat Roper,


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