For the past four years, we’ve worked on a documentary we call “Naptown Rock Radio Wars”. We started with the dominance of WIBC-AM in the pre-Beatles days of the early 1960′s, and then followed the Indianapolis rock radio evolution from there. First was the emergence of WIFE-AM which became the dominant Top 40 station despite their less-than-powerful signal, followed by the advent of WNAP-FM in 1968, the first full time commercial rock FM station in the US. As we all know today, WNAP deposed WIFE as the FM band overtook AM due to its superior fidelity.
What we’ve done is tell the inside story of these wars–which also happened in a similar fashion throughout the US. “Naptown Rock Radio Wars” has its own website here.
Following a sold out premiere and several other showings at the IMAX Theater, we now move to television. The TV premiere will be Thursday, April 19 at 9pm on WFYI Channel 20 (20.1 digital) in Indianapolis. This is the only scheduled showing on WFYI at this time. Hope you can catch it!