Indiana RadioWatch: March 23, 2005

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IRW is starting to learn what's happened with former staffers at WISE-TV (Channel 33, Fort Wayne [NBC]). Former WISE Chief Meteorologist Greg Shoup signs on for weather duties with LIN-Television competitor WANE-TV (Channel 15, Fort Wayne [CBS]) during the morning and midday shifts. Shoup told reporter Steve Penhollow of The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette that the hardest thing about the move is competing with WPTA and WISE, where his friend and colleague Linda Jackson works. Shoup also told Penhollow that longtime WANE-TV weathercaster Sandy Thomson is a longtime friend, so becoming her colleague requires little adjustment.

Hot AC/WLZQ (101.1fm, South Whitley) adds Internet streaming from its website at - Click the "Listen Live" link and the stream uses Microsoft Windows Media Player.


Randy Jones starts today in afternoons at Oldies/WASK (1450am, Lafayette; 98.7fm, Battle Ground) - He replaces Bobby Rivers who passed away in January. Jones returns to Lafayette, as he was PD/middays at WASK until May 2004.

Country/WLJE (105.5fm, Valparaiso) adds MD duties to midday jock Jeff Sanders.


George Economos is the new Promotions Director at Emmis' CHR/WNOU (93.1fm, Indianapolis). He arrives from six years as Promotions Coordinator at Bonneville's WTMX in Chicago.

"Criticism" generally isn't our beat, but we could not overlook Broadcasting and Cable's error in their 14 March profile of the Indianapolis TV market, as they profiled "WDNY." Otherwise, the article provides an overview of Indiana's largest TV market, and the 25th largest in the nation.

Lauren Cooley makes the big jump from Clear Channel's Austin, Texas cluster to GSM duties at Susquehanna's Country/WFMS (95.5fm, Indianapolis).

Where Are They Now? JD Redman, former late night host at CHR/WNOU (93.1fm, Indianapolis) is now handling mornings, as half of WAJZ's "Morning Madhouse" in Albany, New York.


After flipping formats in early February to Country, as "The Wolf," South Central Communications' WJPS (93.5fm, Chandler) flips call letters to a more "Wolf"-appropriate WLFW.

That's it for this issue. See you in a week!

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