Indiana RadioWatch: February 25, 2014

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When I first wrote this story, I misread the FCC decision. And that lead to an incorrect story. I apologize, and let's fix what I incorrectly reported: The FCC determined there was no problem with WSRC (88.1fm, Waynetown) antenna height. However, the FCC did make a mistake (and admitted that) when they granted permission for Calvary Chapel to put both WSRC and WVRG-LP (93.9fm, Crawfordsville) on the air. Since I wrote that story, Calvary Chapel of Crawfordsville silenced and turned in the WVRG-LP license, which allowed Calvary Chapel of Crawfordsville to file a license to cover for its WSRC.


Radio bombshells don't happen often in Fort Wayne, but yesterday's radio station sale announcement seemed to catch many by surprise. Let's add some information to what the national 'radio media' already covered:

Adams Radio Group owned several radio stations in the 1990s: KZOK(AM)/FM in Seattle, Washington, KCBQ(AM)/FM in San Diego, California, KOOL(AM)/FM in Phoenix, Arizona, KISS(AM)/FM in San Antonio, Texas, WLAV(AM)/FM in Grand Rapids, Michigan, among others. The Adams portfolio had roughly 15 radio stations in all.

Adams Radio Group returned to national ownership in late 2013 with a group acquisition in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Adams Radio is based in Lakeville, Minnesota and headed by president and CEO Ron Stone. Yesterday, Adams announced the $6.4 million purchase of the Summit City Radio Group radio stations, along with the Oasis Radio Group stations, giving them 6 FMs and 1 AM. That's too many radio stations on the FM dial for Adams, so let's detail how the chips appear to fall:

Summit City Radio Group contains Rhythmic CHR/WNHT (96.3fm, Churubusco), Classic Rock/WXKE (103.9fm, Fort Wayne) and Oldies/WGL (1250am, Fort Wayne) and WGL-FM (102.9fm, Huntington).

Oasis Radio Group contains Country/WBTU (93.3fm, Kendallville), Rhythmic AC/WHPP (106.3fm, Columbia City) and Rhythmic CHR/WJFX (107.9fm, New Haven).

Working with Valparaiso-based Calvary Radio Network, Adams will swap WGL-FM for translator W277AK (103.3fm, Fort Wayne) for no cash.

Working with Fort Wayne Catholic Radio Group, Adams will swap WHPP for Religious/WLYV (1450am, Fort Wayne) for no cash.

Fort Wayne Catholic Radio Group gains an FM presence with WHPP. I haven't heard whether that changes anything from the proposed $113,000 sale of translator CP W258BY (99.5fm, Fort Wayne) from Northeast Indiana Public Radio to Fort Wayne Catholic Radio Group.

Will the newly formed Adams Radio have studios at Lower Huntington Road, where Summit City now resides, or on Coldwater Road, north of Wallen Road, where Oasis Radio now resides?

Employment Opportunities

WZZY Winchester, Indiana is looking for our next Morning Show host. Not only will you be the morning "voice" of our A/C station but through your work and interaction within the community you'll also be the "face" of the station as well. Plus you'll VT evenings on our winning Adult Top 40 sister FM and do plenty of remotes and appearances on both stations. Even if you've never done Mornings before send along your best. Our former host has been with us for 13 years so we believe in longevity and loyalty. Send along an on-air sample (please keep it short) and resume to rickduncan at g1013 dot com. Or you can mail it to 2301 W. Main St. Richmond, IN 47374. Whitewater Broadcasting is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Technical Service Coordinator - College Access Television - Fort Wayne (1302561)

Full Time Benefited Position

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) invites applications for the position of Technical Service Coordinator for College Access Television (CATV). This position will:

Direct technical support necessary to ensure continuous operation of CATV and the Television Classroom Studio

Install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair television and video equipment, systems, and related facilities to ensure effective and efficient operation of College Access Television, the CATV television studio, the Television Classroom Studio, the CATV edit suites, the CATV remote ensembles, the CATV satellite downlinks, and CATV equipment items

Develop and implement plans and procedures for regular and long-term maintenance of departmental facilities and equipment

Maintain inventory of departmental equipment items in cooperation with University Property Management

Recommend to director ideas for system solutions and equipment solutions to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations and tasks

Direct CATV staff in the assembly and disassembly of remote equipment systems and items as needed to accomplish departmental goals

Create and maintain up-to-date circuit and system technical drawings for all facilities, installations, and equipment systems

Make software adjustments and perform programming of control systems for all major and minor equipment systems

Advise director on the general and specific condition of all station physical facilities and inventory items



Associate's degree in electrical engineering technology, television engineering technology, broadcast technology, or related field

One year working experience in all areas of television station technical operations, production, and maintenance

Ability to troubleshoot equipment used in live, remote, and studio production; and master control operation

Ability to understand and execute electronic circuit drawings and to repair television production equipment to component level

Ability to understand and execute computer system controls to manage television operations and production equipment

Good organizational skills

Ability to direct others in set up and clean-up of production equipment

An understanding of good television production practices

Must be able to move 25-50 pounds frequently; up to 60 pounds occasionally

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately. For highest consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. A check of criminal conviction records will be made for employment in this position. Each position is posted online for a minimum of five (5) business days and may be posted longer. Some positions include a deadline, others do not. When the position is removed from the posting website this indicates that IPFW is no longer accepting new applicants and applications, resumes, etc. will no longer be received. It is the applicant's responsibility to maintain awareness of the current job postings and submit their information for review prior to the posting being removed. Any correspondence from IPFW Human Resources will be conducted through time sensitive e-mails sent to the e-mail address that was provided by the applicant. Once the applicant submits their information for review an e-mail confirming the receipt of the on-line application will be sent to the e-mail address the applicant provided. Depending on the number of applications received and the department's search process, it may be several weeks before an outcome is known. If the applicant is not selected for an interview and the job is filled, the applicant will receive an automated e-mail message relating the filled status of the position.

FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for Over Time)

Retirement Eligibility: Non-Exempt Defined Contribution Plan

To be considered for this position, you must apply online at

IPFW is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer Fully Committed to a Diverse Workforce.

White River Broadcasting seeks a 'news junkie' to head up its award-winning 4-station news department. Stations include a news/talk AM and 3 music-intensive FM's. You'll help us craft a contemporary sound built on coverage of the top local news stories on-air and on-line. You must be Internet-savvy. Duties include handling morning news, covering key meetings and supervise news staff. The selected individual will enjoy a competitive salary and a great benefit package including 401(k). Previous news experience is required. Send your news philosophy, resume and demo to Station Manager John Foster, P.O. Box 1789, Columbus, IN 47202-1789 or e-mail jfoster at wcsiradio dot com. White River Broadcasting is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Are you currently a news director ready to grab the wheel and jam your foot to the floor of an aggressively expanding news operation? WSJV, FOX for South Bend IN (market #96) has an immediate opening for an experienced news director. If you're a sleeves rolled up mentor who can drive compelling content and products on multiple platforms, and put this award winning team on a clear course to the future, we need to talk.

We're looking for a collaborator, a strategic thinker, a brand builder for this expanding organization. If you're someone that can effectively lead in this highly competitive market, apply now to wsjvnewsdirector at quincyinc dot com. FOX 28 is a Quincy station. Learn why our family owned broadcast group has a reputation as one of the best companies to work for in the industry today at

White River Broadcasting has an outstanding opening in our advertising sales department. This opportunity provides excellent income for the right person. The "right person" will possess incredible sales and marketing skill-sets, having the ability to help clients achieve their business goals. Strong interpersonal skills are preferred. If you can sell, we can teach you Radio. This position offers an excellent compensation package including salary, plus commission, health and life insurance benefits and 401 (k). Contact White River Sales Manager, Bob Morrison, or bobm at wkkg dot com. You may also send your resume and cover letter by February 13 to WKKG Radio; Attention: Sales Manager; P. O. Box 1789; Columbus, IN 47202. White River Broadcasting is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

If you've always harbored a burning desire to someday call Terre Haute home, that day has arrived -- Midwest Communications Top 40 WMGI (100.7 Mix-FM)/Terre Haute, IN has an immediate fulltime night opening. Brand Manager Shawn Powers has already swung into action to find a qualified replacement that is a motivated, organized team player that loves both community and listener involvement and lives the Top 40 lifestyle. You will roll live for a minimum of five nights a week and be tracked as needed. "This is not a starter position... we are looking for superstars! Can you light up the phones, Facebook, Twitter, texting... and keep your listeners coming back for more? We are the market leader, so if you have an outstanding work ethic, great people skills and a proven track record of dominant ratings, apply today!" Send your resume, cover letter and MP3 demo (no longer than 2 minutes) to Shawn.Powers at mwcradio dot com or snail-mail to Shawn Powers, Brand Manager, WMGI-FM Radio, 824 S. 3rd Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Midwest Communications, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

WGTO AM-FM is looking for a salesperson to handle local and regional sports and general market sales. Position pays high commission rate but requires a self-starter who can operate without direct supervision. List is unrestricted and the right candidate can name his or her territory. This person will be responsible for prospecting and developing new business as well as growing and maintaining existing accounts. A positive attitude and excellent communications skills are a must. WGTO is the local voice of Cass County Michigan and the home of local high school sports. The music format is Classic hits with a live local swap shop program, Dowagiac High School Football and University of Michigan football and afternoon talk with Ed Shultz. WGTO is 3000 watts at 910AM and FM at 101.1 WGTO covers Cass County as well as Niles, And St Joe Benton Harbor in Berrien County and South Bend Indiana. Send letter of introduction and or resume to WGTO at larrylangford at aol dot com. WGTO welcomes applications from ALL interested persons as an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hoosier AM/FM is seeking an experienced media Account Executive to join the sales team of our four-station cluster in Muncie-Marion, IN. This person will be responsible for prospecting and developing new business as well as growing and maintaining existing accounts. A positive attitude and excellent verbal and written communications skills are a must. This is a full time position. Hoosier AM/FM offers a competitive compensation package including Medical, Dental, Paid Vacations. Minimum education level is High School diploma or equivalent. Resume and letter of introduction are to be sent to indianaradiojobs at yahoo dot com. Hoosier AM/FM 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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