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Ed Wank: Waking Up Indianapolis Since 2004

Mornings in Indianapolis will never be the same thanks to Ed Wank, co-host of the Wank & O’Brien Show on WLHK-97.1 Hank FM. For all you Indianapolis music fans who need your country fix to function in the AM, Ed Wank and his cohort Dave O’Brien have you covered. Since arriving on the Indy scene, they have become two of the most famous people in Indianapolis.

The Wank & O’Brien Show has become an integral part of Indianapolis media. Since arriving on the Indy scene, Ed Wank and Dave O’Brien have been part of a few different Indianapolis radio stations. 97.1 became home for the duo when it switched formats to Country, and the rest is Indianapolis history. From 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. every weekday, these two will get you through the morning with laughs to spare.


Ed Wank and Dave O’Brien giving back to the Indianapolis public with this video about organ donation.

Ed Wank hails from Baltimore and got his start as a stand-up comic back in 1987, traveling the country opening for big names in comedy such as Drew Carey, Ray Romano, and Dennis Miller. He joined forces with Dave O’Brien soon after, and the two created a comedy show of their own to take to the airwaves. Before coming to Indianapolis, they worked in several different markets together. Ed Wank and Dave O’Brien officially joined the ranks of Indianapolis radio in 1996, and became the biggest names at Hank FM in 2004.

Ed Wank and Dave O’Brien produce their successful show in bustling downtown Indianapolis, right on Monument Circle. So if you get a chance, stop in and say hi; chances are they’ll be cooking up something entertaining. The show has many segments that have become listener favorites, such as the Morning Mindbender and the Senseless Survey.

The studio where Ed Wank and Dave O’Brien work their magic sits right next to another big name in Indianapolis business circles: the home of Indianapolis Monthly, the most popular Indianapolis magazine on the market. Both 97.1 and Indianapolis Monthly are owned by media giant Emmis Communications. Downtown is a great place to immerse yourself in the upbeat, buzzing culture of Indianapolis on a sunny weekday morning.

Ed Wank, Dave O’Brien, and the producers at Hank FM have earned the station a place in Indianapolis history with the special events they host for their loyal fans. One of the biggest Indianapolis events of the summer, SkyConcert, is put on by the station. At SkyConcert, Hank and his buddies pipe out rockin’ Country tunes set to one of the biggest fireworks displays in the state. The event takes place in late August and signals an official farewell to the long, hot days of summer.

Hank FM on the circle is guaranteed to always have something planned for Indianapolis, whether it’s a big event or a great contest brought to you by Ed Wank and Dave O’Brien. The dedicated co-hosts love giving back to their loyal fans.

These two knew they had made it when comparisons started rolling in to another wildly popular morning radio show in Indianapolis, the syndicated Bob and Tom Show. As any dedicated listener knows, comedy is key in the morning. Along with a big cup of coffee, switching the radio to 97.1 Hank FM and Ed Wank and Dave O’Brien is the best way to get your day in gear.