Being right next door to Indiana state capital Indianapolis certainly has its advantages. Residents of Brownsburg, Indiana have full access to the breadth of Indianapolis radio stations, Indianapolis newspapers, and Indianapolis television stations. Brownsburg residents can catch all the latest Indianapolis news, Indianapolis sports, and Indianapolis music performances and know that these things are happening just a few miles away from their doorsteps. The huge array of Indianapolis media represents just another hometown outlet to residents of Brownsburg.
However, that is not to say that Brownsburg media is non-existent. On the contrary, unlike many other small towns that orbit Indianapolis, Brownsburg has its fair share of ways to get information. This progressive community has an AM radio station, an FM radio station, and two newspapers; quite the variety for such a small burg.
The AM radio station that’s located in Brownsburg in XRB 1610, an oldies station that plays “the artists you forgot you remembered.” The station exudes small town values; they’re proud of their history and their location outside regular broadcasting circles. XRB 1610 occupies spaces 1610 and 1650 on the AM bandwidth, and features news, music programs focusing on different decades, and interviews with local celebrities. This station is so enamored with the golden era of music, in fact, that their call sign stems from XERB, the station of popular DJ Wolfman Jack in the 1960’s.
The FM station based out of Brownsburg is WKLU 101.9 FM, an affiliate of K-LOVE, a contemporary Christian station based out of California. The station plays “positive and encouraging” religious music, providing a soothing background to your daily work. Over the station’s nearly twenty year history, its format has switched from oldies to classic rock (mostly dealing in jam bands like Phish and the Allman Brothers) to “classic hits” (chart toppers from the past few decades), back to oldies, and finally to it’s current Christian format.
The two newspapers serving Brownsburg media include an affiliate of the Indianapolis Star, the Hendricks County Star, and the Hendricks County Flyer, which also serves Avon, Coatesville, Danville, Plainfield, and other towns in Hendricks County. In both of these newspapers, you can find up to date Brownsburg sports scores, the latest updates on Brownsburg news items, dates and times for upcoming Brownsburg events, and current information on the hottest Brownsburg attractions. Brownsburg businesses can put advertisements in each paper, and you can often find reviews of Brownsburg restaurants in their pages as well.
Though Brownsburg is within an easy drive of Indianapolis, the residents of this town aren’t entirely dependent on the whims of Indianapolis media. They have several Brownsburg media outlets of their own from which to pull news about their own town. On the AM dial, XRB AM 1610 entertains the residents of Brownsburg with hits from yesteryear, while WKLU 101.9 uplifts and inspires listeners on the FM dial. For news delivered to your door, Brownsburg relies on the ever-trusty Hendricks County Flyer and the Brownsburg Star.
XRB 1610 AM Radio
701 N Green St
Brownsburg, IN 46112
WKLU 101.9 FM
P.O. Box 779002
Rocklin, CA 95677
Hendricks County Star
Hendricks County Flyer
The Flyer Group
8109 Kingston St
Avon, IN 46123