Indiana RadioWatch: January 13, 2015

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In September 2013, we wrote this:

"Inter Mirfica, Inc. completes its LMA for Religious/WSPM (89.1fm, Cloverdale) with Bill Shirk and Bill Mays (Hoosier Broadcasting Corp.). That deal began in 2004 when Inter Mirfica began its "Catholic Radio Indy" broadcasting. The purchase option price was $2.25 million. Non-profit Inter Mirifica also owns WSQM (90.9fm, Noblesville) which simulcasts WSPM. Finally, Ed Roehling of Roehling Broadcast Services, Ltd. was the broker on this deal."

Here's an update: Yesterday, the FCC announced a consent decree, which results in a $50,000 payment to the FCC. The FCC said that Inter Mirfica can't pay more in LMA fees than it actually costs Hoosier Broadcasting Corporation to operate WSPM. While the FCC has no problems with a non-commercial licensee making a profit off the sale of a station, the FCC has a problem with an LMA or TBA (Time Brokerage Agreement) that results in profit for the licensee. Read the entire FCC decision and Washington, DC lawyer David Oxenford's comments.

Creative Data Management's Talk simulcast WXLW (950am, Indianapolis) and Pilgrim Communications' WFDM-FM (95.9fm, Franklin) adds the 5am hour of TRN's America's Morning News with Matt Ray, so it now airs until 7am. Also, America's First News with Gordon Deal is on now from 7am until 9am. Yesterday, Freedom 95 added "Indiana's Weatherman" Paul Poteet to its airwaves.

New call letters for LPFM Construction Permits: Mark down WEWP-LP (92.7fm, Indianapolis).

Adams Radio Group's Country/WBTU (93.3fm, Kendallville) adds the United Stations Radio Networks syndicated show "Red Cup Country."

Where Are They Now? Former WISH-TV News Director Patti McGettigan will soon become the news director at WHBQ-TV in Memphis, Tennessee.

Today in Indiana Radio History

In 2013, Don Moore passed away. Mr. Moore owned Kendallville's WAWK(AM) and FM translator.

Employment Opportunities

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

If you have a reason to be in the South Central Illinois area, and if you are a "selling manager," Cromwell Radio Group has a great position for you: Growing area, college town on interstate. Not a turn-around. Performing wonderfully. Need the right GM with solid business and digital knowledge to keep it that way and growing. We have three FMs, two being the most listened to Country and CHR stations in the region. Great community involvement. This is a position where you can make a difference and see it. It is not a position for a "ratings or transactional" selling GM. It's a "roll your sleeves up, get the job done, serve the community and be a leader" position like is always appreciated in smaller markets. Base plus bonus and good benefits for the right person. Current 11 year GM leaving on great terms for a position she can not pass up and we support her. Send resume and facts to: CromwellManager at CromwellRadio dot com. Cromwell Group, Inc. and their affiliates are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Bayou City Broadcasting of Evansville (BCBE) is recruiting a General Manager to lead and have full oversight of it's newly acquired CBS and FOX combo in market 104 Evansville, Indiana. The ideal candidate should have a proven track record of success as a Television GM, GSM or News Director and have a passion for broadcasting. This General Manager will report directly to the CEO of BCBE. If you are an individual that is looking to move up in market size, advance your career, seeking the next challenge or would simply like to run the hottest affiliation combo in America with CBS and FOX please send your resume and credentials to jobs at bayoucitybroadcasting dot com. For more information about BCBE please go to Bayou City Broadasting 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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