3 Towers Broadcasting, LLC, has reached a deal to make WTCA (Plymouth) its fifth Indiana-based radio station, joining WSVX (AM 1520 and 96.5 FM) in Shelbyville, WSVX (106.3 FM) in Greenfield, WROI (92.1 FM) in Rochester, and WREB (94.3 FM) in Greencastle.
3 Towers Broadcasting is based in Shelbyville.
“Little did we know when we started with AM 1520 in Shelbyville that our local brand of GIANT fm radio and online services would expand into other Indiana communities with such success,” said Johnny McCrory, co-owner of 3 Towers Broadcasting along with Scott Huber. “Our entire organization is excited to now partner with WTCA as we add to and help grow its longstanding record of service in Plymouth.”
WTCA was founded by Kenneth E. Kunze in 1963 when he was granted a license from the FCC to operate WTCA-AM 1050. In the beginning, all productions were broadcast from its transmitter site on Muckshaw Road in Plymouth with a business office on Water Street.
In 1965, the broadcasting operation was moved to the Water Street location in order to accommodate an ever-growing listening audience.
In 1966, the radio station moved into the old Plymouth Dairy at 112 West Washington St. The building was renovated into a broadcasting studio and remains the base of operations today for WTCA.
“We look forward to becoming part of the Plymouth and Marshall County community and being a vital source of news, sports and entertainment for listeners and readers in the area,” said McCrory.
In addition to the radio stations operated by 3 Towers Broadcasting, there also are digital newspapers operating under the banners Shelby County Post, Fulton County Post and Putnam County Post.
3 Towers Broadcasting will commence operations of Marshall County Post in the near future, according to co-owner Scott Huber.
In its early days, Ken Kunze’s wife, Jeanne, hosted a live public interest program each day called, “This and That.” The Kunzes’ daughter, Kathy Bottorff, continues that tradition with the station’s daily talk show, “What’s Your Opinion?”
The station has since expanded to include FM radio broadcasting in addition to their AM radio operations. WTCA is still operating daily radio programs from the AM transmitter site on Muckshaw Road and FM transmitter site at its Washington St. office in downtown Plymouth.
WTCA proudly provides services to the local communities with unique programming, local news, hit music, and other features geared toward the communities of Marshall County.
“We want to see it continue and flourish,” said Kathy Bottorff, who operates the station today with her husband, Jim Bottorff.
3 Towers Broadcasting owns and operates WSVX in Shelbyville and simulcasts on WSVX (106.3 FM) in Greenfield, Indiana. WROI in Rochester was purchased in 2019 and WREB in Greencastle was added in 2021.
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