Indiana RadioWatch: April 24, 2017

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Good Afternoon from sunny Las Vegas, where it's 77 (with an expected high of 87).

Read this morning's Gordon Smith Keynote at the 2017 NAB Show.

From the Reading Pile: The FCC Announces Two Rules of Interest to NCE Stations.

Here's a quick "headlines style" update:

Greg Garrison will retire in early June from his 9am until 11am timeslot at WIBC (93.1fm, Indianapolis). Mr. Garrison began hosting at WIBC in 1997 and later succeeded Mike Pence.

Candice Aviles' contract is up at WRTV (Channel 6, Indianapolis) and she's headed to a new opportunity TBA. Succeeding Ms. Aviles at "RTV6" is Stephanie Wade.

Dept. of Corrections: At Nextar's CW affiliate WISH-TV (Channel 8, Indianapolis), Brady Gibson joins as morning executive producer. Most recently, Mr. Gibson worked a half mile up North Meridian Street as an executive producer at Scripps' ABC affiliate/WRTV-TV (Channel 6, Indianapolis). In January, FTVLive says that Mr. Gibson left WRTV-TV after a Twitter rant about Dispatch Broadcasting's NBC affiliate WTHR-TV (Channel 13, Indianapolis).

This Week in Indiana Radio History

Sign-on dates seem to be a prickly matter, subject to great debate, and mostly impossible to confirm. If there's something we need to add to the "calendar," please let us know. Please e-mail us if you have updated information.

April 25: In 1974, 95.7fm in Jeffersonville signs on as WQHI. Today, it's WQMF.

April 27: In 1932, Casey Kasem was born. He also delivered Letterman's Top 10 in 1993.

April 28: In 1949, 91.5fm in Greencastle signs on as WGRE and remains so today. WGRE was the first ten watt educational radio station licensed by the FCC.

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

Blaine Thompson
Indiana RadioWatch

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