Indiana RadioWatch: May 19, 2001

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According to station officials, "Hurricane" exits Urban/WJFX (107.9fm, New Haven) where he was Production Director and did overnights.

Religious/WLAB (88.3fm, Fort Wayne) adds Mark Mellinger as morning show co-host. Mellinger is also weekend news anchor at LIN Broadcasting owned WANE (Channel 15, Fort Wayne [CBS]).

Kelly Turner arrives to produce Dave Macy's morning show at News-Talk/WOWO (1190am, Fort Wayne).

According to a release, Homestead High School station WCYT (91.1fm, Lafayette Township) headed off to an encore performance at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. On May 14, you could have heard station DJ's on the air live from the Hall's fifth floor studio from 10am - 3pm. Congratulations to Radio Director Joe Asher, Station Manager John Zeider, and all the hard working DJ's over at "The Point."

Also at WCYT, Dave Studinski (weekday mornings) and Andy McKeeman (Friday afternoons) will collaborate as Music Director's for the next two years.


Thomas Garry is new to duties as President/Midwest Region for Citadel Communications. He'll be handling Citadel's properties in Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana. Here, he'll be responsible for News-Talk/WMDH(AM) & Country/WMDH-FM (1550am, 102.5fm; both New Castle), and Country/WWKI (100.5fm, Kokomo).


According to Robert Feder's column in The Chicago Sun-Times, George Castle's syndicated baseball program "Diamond Gems" is added by News-Talk/WIMS (1420am, Michigan City) & MOR/WJOB (1230am, Hammond).


Religious/WJCF (88.1fm, Morristown) gets more of an audience than it ever intended. According to Mike Fender's article in The Indianapolis Star, WJCF's broadcasts bleed over to audio from local TV station WRTV (Channel 6, Indianapolis [ABC]). For more, check out Mike's story at:

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

Blaine Thompson
Indiana RadioWatch

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