Jake Query to return to sports radio at The Fan

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Jake Query will join The Fan's lineup on Nov. 8.

Jake Query, former co-host of The Query and Schultz Show on WNDE-AM 1260, has a new on-air partner and new radio home.

Starting Monday, Query will co-host Kevin & Query with Kevin Bowen on The Fan, WFNI-FM 93.5 and 107.5. The show will air 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekdays.

“During the last 22 months, I’ve been fortunate to gain many valuable, and previously overlooked, personal perspectives,” Query said in a written statement provided by Emmis Communications Corp., owner of WFNI. “One thing that needed no further solidification was my love for the city of Indianapolis. To be given the privilege to again speak to and with people from all corners and backgrounds of this town means the world to me.”

Query, Turn 3 announcer for Indianapolis Motor Speedway events and a voice for the IndyCar Radio Network, lost his job at WNDE in January 2020 as part of iHeart Media layoffs that brought the afternoon Query and Schultz Show to an end. In October 2020, Query suffered a heart attack.

From September 2007 to October 2008, Query hosted a morning show at Emmis-owned news talk station WIBC-FM 93.1.

Bowen, formerly a reporter for Colts.com, launched The Fan’s current morning show in August, succeeding Jeff Rickard and Joe Staysniak.

Query, a North Central High School and Indiana University alum, made guest appearances on a handful of Bowen’s shows last month.

“Jake is an Indianapolis sports lifer and a gifted storyteller,” said David Wood, vice president of programming for Emmis Indianapolis. “It was clear that Kevin and Jake had an instant and interesting chemistry. They are going to give Indy sports fans a consistently fun and informative show.”

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7 thoughts on “Jake Query to return to sports radio at The Fan

  1. I really enjoy Kevin and find him engaging and encyclopedic in his Indy sports knowledge. Jake and he really seemed like a natural fit the week they were on together, and I’m so glad they’ll be a team going forward. Jake is fantastic in all he does and I’m excited to hear from him on my daily commute and more!

  2. Glad for Jake. Still miss Big Joe and wish he could land somewhere as well. Never really cared for Derek Schultz but I do think Jake will bring the show up a notch or two. Big Joe and Michael Grady were by far the best sports duo in town and I miss that combo daily. Hope these two can build something similar. Speaking of great duos, Hammer and Nigel are slowly building a Bob & Tom rapport. Love their afternoon show!

  3. Miss big Joe. Jake is good. Good to see him back. They replaced the wrong guy in the morning. Bowen so jaded and hard to listen to. I turn the channel.

  4. Maybe Derek will find his way in as a guest host? Basically stopped listening to sports radio altogether when Q & S suddenly disappeared – jake is very good and happy he landed as he has a knack of doing!

  5. Jake is the best. I’m so glad Emmis hired him. They should also give him a management job. He KNOWS and understands Hoosier audiences, and his judgements and insights are right on. It’s difficult to teach that, but with Jake, it’s second-nature. He nails it.