Indiana RadioWatch: March 19, 2018

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Some of the radio stations that filed FCC applications for translators now have the chance to submit their long-form applications. The filing window will begin on Wednesday April 18 and end on Wednesday May 9. The below list comprises these non-mutually exclusive FM translator CP applications.

Adams Radio Group: 94.5fm, Fort Wayne.
Progressive Broadcasting System: 92.3fm, Kokomo
Hoosier AM/FM: Channel 92.1fm, Kokomo
Artistic Media Partners: 93.9fm, South Bend
Mid-West Family Broadcasting: 105.1fm, South Bend
WLTH Radio: 92.7fm, Gary
Immaculate Heart Media: 101.5fm, Gary
LaPorte County Broadcasting Co: 106.5fm, La Porte
Gerard Media: 106.7fm, Michigan City
Hoosier AM/FM: 96.9fm, Marion
Cumulus: 101.9fm, New Castle
Continental Broadcast Group: 103.9fm, Beech Grove
Kaspar Broadcasting: 99.1fm, Lebanon
Word Power: 106.3fm, Terre Haute
Sarkes Tarzian: 98.7fm, Bloomington
Music Ministries: 102.9fm, Evansville
Townsquare Media: 103.7fm, Owensboro, Kentucky

Northeast

This morning, Heartland Media launched Antenna TV on their brand new WFFT-55.3. Here's the latest channel lineup:

55.1: FOX
55.2: Bounce TV
55.3: Antenna TV

The Journal Gazette profiles the first news anchor at WKJG-TV: Jack Gray. WKJG-TV were the call letters on Channel 33 from its November 1953 sign-on until 2003. Channel 33 served as Fort Wayne's NBC affiliate from 1953 until the end of July 2016.

On Saturday, Gary "Mack" McCarrick died. Mr. McCarrick co-hosted the "Mack and Moore" morning show on Country/WBTU (93.3fm, Kendallville) with Don Moore. Mr. Moore died in 2013 at age 60. While we don't have a complete broadcasting biography, we believe he worked at several Michigan radio stations. If you have more information, please send us an e-mail.

Northcentral

Artistic Media Partners' Standards/WDND (1620am) goes silent and files an STA with the FCC, as they lost their tower site (the tower lease expired). They're searching for a new tower site.

Northwest

Neuhoff Media's ESPN Sports/WASK (1450am, Lafayette) signs on an FM translator last Thursday morning. 250-watt W269DJ (101.7fm, Lafayette) signed on, and the AM/FM combo rebranded as "101.7 The Hammer."

In 2006, WASK ended their oldies format (a simulcast with sister WASK-FM), and became an ESPN affiliate as "ESPN Radio 1450."

This afternoon, former WLFI-TV (Channel 8, Lafayette) sports anchor Clayton Duffy will join Neuhoff PD Jared Jesulaitis in afternoons for "The Hammer Down Show" from 4pm until 6pm.

Southeast

iHeartMedia rebrands their Urban/WTFX (93.1fm, Clarksville) from "93.1 The Beat" to "Real 93.1".

Southcentral

Artistic Media Partners will sell their CHR/WBWB (96.7fm, Bloomington) and Country/WHCC (105.1fm, Ellettsville) to Sound Management for $4.4 million.

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

Blaine Thompson
Indiana RadioWatch

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