Indiana RadioWatch: May 25, 2017

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A tip of the IRW cap to Homestead High School's Alternative/WCYT (91.1fm, Lafayette Township) GM Adam Schenkel as Southwest Allen County Schools named him their Teacher of the Year. Mr. Schenkel will also be nominated for 2018 Indiana Teacher of the Year.


Weigel Broadcasting's ABC affiliate/WBND-LD and CW affiliate WCWW-LD (Channel 57, Channel 25, both South Bend) promotes Assistant News Director Kelley Dickens to News Director. Before joining in 2014, Ms. Dickens worked in Norfolk, Virginia as the late news producer at WTKR-TV. Former News Director Aaron Ramey recently became GM.


In a story you'll first read here, Star City Broadcasting FOX and NBC affiliates WPBI-LD (Channel 16.1 for FOX, Channel 16.2 for NBC, both Lafayette) names Tina Parker as Station Manager and Chris Morisse Vizza as News Director. Ms. Vizza worked for 15 years as a reporter and a decade as News Director across town at CBS affiliate/WLFI-TV (Channel 18, Lafayette).


On June 5, Nexstar Broadcasting's CW affiliate/WISH-TV (Channel 8, Indianapolis) Managing Editor Loni Blandford will join WDTN-TV in Dayton, Ohio as their News Director. Ms. Blandford joined WISH-TV over three years ago after a tour in Las Vegas, Nevada as Special Projects manager at KTNV-TV.

Matthew McClellan joins E.W. Scripps' ABC affiliate WRTV-TV (Channel 6, Indianapolis) as an anchor/reporter. Mr. McClellan last worked in Richmond, Virginia as GA reporter and fill-in anchor at WRIC-TV.


After three years, morning and midday meteorologist Robyn King exits Nexstar NBC affiliate WTWO-TV (Channel 2, Terre Haute) and Mission Broadcasting ABC affiliate WAWV (Channel 38, Terre Haute).

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

Blaine Thompson
Indiana RadioWatch

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