Indiana RadioWatch: June 22, 2005

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Last week's IRW bounced to several e-mail addresses. It contained a clarification on WIBC's Leigh DeNoon, along with stories on WBOW-FM, WTHR-TV, WSDM-FM and WAXI (AM) (amongst other stories) - If you did not receive it, drop us an e-mail ( and we'll re-send it to you.


Rhythmic CHR/WJFX (107.9fm, New Haven) morning show co-host Branden Blaettner ("Della") exits. The Weasel Show continues with interim PD Weasel and co-host Aly.


Schurz Communications' WSBT/WNSN (960am, 101.5fm, both South Bend) promote Jim Roberts to OM of WNSN, WSBT, and WHFB(AM)-FM (1060am, 99.9fm, both Benton Harbor, Michigan). Roberts will continue as PD of WNSN and WHFB.

FCC Auction No. 62 has an Indiana connection - Bids will be taken for a Class A allocation on 98.3fm, licensed to Culver. Minimum bid: $70,000.

CBS Affiliate WSBT-DT (Channel 30, South Bend) wants to modify its DTV CP to put the antenna at the top of their tower and drop power - From 400kW at 784 feet to 229kW at 1091 feet. They're currently running under an STA at 280kW from the 784 foot level.

WJJD-LP (101.3fm, Kokomo) signs on. They're owned by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Kokomo.


Radio One Communications' AC/WZVN (107.1fm, Lowell) MD/Imaging Director/Morning Co-Host Matt Carter exits. He's now with Shadow/Metro Broadcast Services in Chicago.

WTGO-LP (97.7fm, Lafayette) is now on the air, operated by Harvest Chapel. They also add the Canadian produced, Christian Top 40 "Hot 20 Countdown" show.


LPFM station WJPB-LP (99.1fm, Muncie) signs on - It's owned by the Jackson Park Baptist Church.


Ben Davis High School station WBDG is tentatively planning a banquet to celebrate its 40th year on the air. The event will be held sometime next spring or summer...probably March, June, or July, so that alumni working in television can attend without the pressure of squeezing our event in during sweeps. WBDG alumni should get in touch with WBDG Station Manager Jon Easter via e-mail - jon.easter at wayne dot k12 dot in dot us or via telephone: 317.227.4122.


Inside Radio reports that Midwest Communications recently closed on their $3.4 million purchase of Bright Tower Communications stations CHR/WMGI (100.7fm, Terre Haute) and Hot AC/WWSY (95.9fm, Seelyville).


K-LOVE's Religious/WJLR (91.5fm, Seymour) is granted a CP to boost power from a 5600 watt Class B1 to a 34,000 watt Class B station.


CSN's CP for WOJC (89.9fm, Crothersville) will now be on 89.7fm. That move was recently granted by the FCC.

Employment Opportunities

Whitewater Broadcasting is searching for a dynamic personality that can lead the future of their heritage AM. 1490 WKBV has been a staple in Richmond for nearly 80 years and needs some fresh blood for wake-up duties. Let's not get's NOT A TALK SHOW!! It is an element heavy Morning Show (news, sports, weather, stocks, etc.) Can you be a part of the community? Can you keep things light AND local from 5-9am weekdays? Do you know and/or follow sports (especially helpful)? We need to see your materials ASAP.

Whitewater Broadcasting
2301 W. Main St.
Richmond, IN. 47374
ATTN: Rick Duncan

Whitewater Broadcasting is an EOE and encourages the hiring of females and minorities.

WXXB (B-102.9fm, Lafayette (A Big 10 town gig!) is looking for its new night show star. Rush your materials - A resume, small audio aircheck, and picture - to Tony B. at at gmail dot com.

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

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