Wink Hartman Sr. to open private Lake Side Club in former Bella Donna space

UPDATED — Wink Hartman Sr. has decided on plans for his former Bella Donna restaurant space.

In July, Hartman told Have You Heard? he was working on a new concept for the space, which sits back from Webb Road just south of 21st Street.

He’s opening the Lake Side Club, a $20-a-month private club that will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Sort of like the long-standing Candle Club near 13th and Woodlawn?

“Well, I don’t like to look at it that way,” Hartman says.

“It’s a country club atmosphere that doesn’t include a pool, tennis or golf.”

Why do it?

“Because I own a building. I need to put it into productivity.”

Why private, though?

“There’s such a need for people in the midrange, say, 35, 45, those types of people.”

Hartman says people in that age group may be married couples who don’t have the time or money for golfing at a country club.

“But they would still like to have an environment where they’re somewhat exclusive, where they’ll see their friends.”

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Chillwichita.com radio station debuts

WICHITA — SMS Media Partners has debuted its second online radio station and is on its way to launching at least one or two more.

“We are targeting all the people who are office workers that are sitting in front of their computer all day,” says Matt Johnston, who is partners in the company with Steve Mills.

The two started KKRDonline.com in late May.

This week, they launched Chillwichita.com, a light urban format.

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KKRD debuts online today

WICHITA – Matt Johnston enjoyed KKRD, 107.3-FM, as a young adult, and now the 36-year-old owns the new online radio station KKRDonline.com.

Clear Channel Radio used to have the KKRD license.

“They have let it lapse for five years,” Johnston says. “I bought all the domains that were connected to KKRD.”

The station is strictly online and isn’t connected to 107.3 anymore.

“That’s the station that we all listened to as we were growing up,” Johnston says of Wichitans around his age.

He’ll play music from the ’90s and some from today. The station officially debuts at 5 p.m. with a party at Club Fuzion in Old Town.

You can also catch music by Johnston, who often performs at the Candle Club and has Sound Advice, which has 65 karaoke shows a week around the city.