Indiana RadioWatch: February 13, 2015

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Ever dreamed of being a judge? The IASB needs judges for its high school and college competitions. Judging will take place at the University of Indianapolis on Tuesday, February 17th and Wednesday, February 18th. They need 10 to 12 judges to be able to complete the work next week.

College and high school members are eligible to judge in the competitions. Obviously, high school instructors would judge college entries and college faculty would judge high school categories to avoid any conflicts of interest. Here are the session dates and times:

Tuesday, February 17, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Tuesday, February 17, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Wednesday, February 18, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Wednesday, February 18, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Also, please forward this email to your graduates who are working in the field and ask them to assist with judging and to circulate the request in their facility.

If interested, please contact:

Scott Uecker
General Manager - WICR-FM/HD/HD2/HD3 and UIndy TV
Faculty Member - University of Indianapolis
Telephone: (317) 788-3280
Email: suecker at uindy dot edu

Also, From the e-mail inbox: "Any broadcaster that is also and Ham radio operator is invited to check into the Assembled Multitude net each Tuesday evening at 7pm eastern on 7.237 Mhz. The Assembled Multitude net is open to Ham operators who are current or retired broadcasters or any Ham that wants to chew the fat about broadcasting back in the day. It's always a fun time." James Gherardi jons as Political reporter at Tribune Broadcasting's FOX affiliate WXIN-TV (Channel 59, Indianapolis) and CBS affiliate WTTV-TV (Channel 4, Bloomington)/WTTK-TV (Channel 29, Kokomo). Mr. Gherardi last worked at WSET-TV in Lynchburg, Virginia.

New call letters for LPFM Construction Permits: Mark down WLEG-LP (96.5fm, Goshen).

New call letters for LPFM Construction Permits: Mark down WZXC-LP (94.5fm, Leo).

Where Are They Now? Former Northeast Indiana Public Radio "All Things Considered" local host Sarah Delia recently joined WFAE-FM in Charlotte, North Carolina as a reporter.

Where Are They Now? Former WFIE-TV News Director Bill Cummings becomes the News Director at KFSM-TV in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Today in Indiana Radio History

February 13: In 2010, Larry Aiken, former owner of Evansville's WGBF(AM) and FM passes away. In 1997, WOWO PD Gary Noe passes away.

Employment Opportunities

Federated Media's heritage WOWO, Fort Wayne is seeking a news director. Fort Wayne, Indiana's #1 radio station, a 50,000-watt news, weather and talk service station has a rare opening for a full-time news director/anchor to join our Marconi winning team. If you're hard working, have a dynamic personality, strong news delivery, ability to command attention through storytelling, have successful interactions with on-air partners and want to work for a station the community adores and loves, we're looking for you. We're one of Indiana's premiere news stations celebrating 90 years in the community -- and with a 50,000 watt AM signal with a FM simulcast, we're the most-listened-to station in our market. Responsibilities include news anchoring, reporting breaking news, attending sporting events and other paid appearances, leading a fully staffed newsroom as someone who leads by example and possibly fill-in hosting duties. An ideal candidate is energetic, efficient and capable of multi-tasking in a lively, fast-paced environment. This sometimes requires weekend and evening hours, both on the street and in the radio station. WOWO is also unique because of a local TV partnership. We simulcast one hour every weekday morning on our local NBC affiliate, as well as live TV traffic updates in the afternoon. This means future candidates must be comfortable with frequent TV exposure. You'll also be working with one of the best crews in the business, along with a great company to back a positive environment. To be considered, please send a resume via e-mail to operations manager Ryan Wrecker at: wrecker at wowo dot com or mail your stuff to Ryan Wrecker, WOWO Radio, 2915 Maples Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46816. No phone calls please. Federated Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Account Manager - WJOB radio and - WJOB and are looking for two self-starters to join their marketing team - one full-time and one part-time person. WJOB is a heritage radio station in Hammond, Indiana, 20 miles from downtown Chicago. is the podcast and web site for popular morning host Jim Dedelow. The station and show have great momentum for radio and web-based offerings.

Full-time - Bachelor's degree in marketing or business and 3+ years experience

Part-time - Bachelor's degree in marketing or business or 3+ years experience

Duties/skills: Develop print and internet marketing materials for radio and web offerings, Distribute materials to local businesses and regional buyers, Work with station manager on long-term marketing goals, Attend meetings of local business and marketing groups, Visit existing clients to strengthen relationships, Build on existing popularity and strength to bring in new business, Create proposals, communicate contract arrangements to clients.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Must be an independent worker comfortable with digital media. Send resume to: Debbie Wargo at debbie at wjob1230 dot com

Network Sales Manager, Adams Radio Group, Fort Wayne

Are you looking for an exciting career with one of the fastest growing media companies in the United States? Are you looking for an exciting career in radio with a company that believes having great local products is how you win in today's competitive marketplace? Adams Radio Group-Fort Wayne has an opening for a Network Sales Manager. At Adams Radio Group we believe each person makes a big impact. We take the smartest and most passionate team-oriented people we can find and put them in an environment where they can thrive. We value customer service, teamwork, and fun.

The position of Network Sales Manager is responsible for: Developing revenue on our eight Fort Wayne stations by utilizing our news, weather and traffic products, Developing compelling sales presentations for local and regional advertisers, Maximizing revenue opportunities, Network inventory management

If you can demonstrate you have a successful track record beating or exceeding goals, the ability to create new revenue opportunities, and possess leadership skills that set you apart from others...then we should talk!

Adams Radio Group-Fort Wayne owns and operates 8 stations in the greater Fort Wayne area. If you think you're qualified, please send your resume and references to: Chris Monk, Adams Radio Group-Fort Wayne, 2000 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46819. You can also e-mail your material to: chrismonk at argfw dot com.

107.5 WABX is looking for an Assistant Program Director/Afternoon Drive Personality for 20 year Heritage Classic Rock 107.5 WABX. No liner card readers please. You must have the skills to help lead WABX as an Assistant Program Director. We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package. A valid driver's license and good driving record are required. Send your air check and resume TODAY to Rusty James at rusty.james at mwcradio dot com or snail mail to Rusty's attention at 1162 Mt. Auburn Road, Evansville, IN 47720. 107.5 WABX and Midwest Communications are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

News Director/Anchor, WFFT-TV, Fort Wayne: If you are an experienced broadcast journalist with on-air and newsroom leadership experience, then we are interested in you. You must be a compelling on air anchor with an added ability to write the competitive and strategic master plan for the newsroom. This is a great opportunity for someone to join and lead a highly competitive and accomplished FOX newscast that has earned four Emmy nominations and twice awarded Best Newscast. The successful candidate must have an understanding of local news, as well as the ability to coach reporters to be enterprising with their story generation, as well as compelling and relevant with their content. Must have the ability to effectively deliver product on multi-media platform and make it relevant to the next generation of news viewers. This is a unique opportunity to take an award winning product to the next level. Solid news judgment, great communication skills and exceptional leadership are a requirement. Fort Wayne is located in northeast Indiana and is the second largest city in Indiana and the 76th largest city in Country. The Fort Wayne market is an extraordinary place to live and work, offering affordable living and an active lifestyle. Fort Wayne has been honored with several awards for quality of life and is a multiple winner of the All American City Award. Please send resumes and support materials to: WFFT Fort Wayne, Attn: Bill Ritchhart, 3707 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne IN 46807, Or via e-mail: britchhart at wfft dot com. Nexstar Broadcasting is an equal opportunity employer.

WXKE/Fort Wayne is looking for a new morning show. If you love and understand the Classic Rock lifestyle and can relate in a contemporary fashion, then we want to hear from you. Salary is negotiable. Full benefits are available. Please send air-check and resume to: demersjobs at gmail dot com. "WXKE Mornings" must be your subject line. Adams Radio Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

That's all for this issue. Thank you for your continued support.

Blaine Thompson
Indiana RadioWatch

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