Indiana RadioWatch: July 2, 2013

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Before we begin, we'll pass along this latest statewide story.

This fall, Indiana's public broadcasting TV and radio stations will begin sharing content. This new way of content sharing will connect eight TV stations and nine radio stations, using the Internet, through a "hub" at WFYI Radio and TV in Indianapolis. As an example, this new model will let an Indiana public radio or TV station broadcast a local event (i.e. high school sports), and share that audio or video with another Indiana public radio or TV station.


Travis Walker takes nights at 90s Hits/WHPP (106.3fm, Columbia City).


Rodgers Broadcasting closes on its $42,000 purchase of translator W213AO (90.5fm, New Paris, Ohio). Educational Media Foundation formerly owned the translator. The translator will change frequencies to 101.1fm. Broker on the sale was Tricia Burkhart of John Pierce & Co.


Indianapolis TV viewers from the 1960s through 1980s lost a legend on Sunday. Bob Carter spent many years scaring (or humoring) his audience, in between "B" rated horror movies as the ghoulish Sammy Terry on "Shock Theater" and "Nightmare Theater" on WTTV (Channel 4, Indianapolis). Mr. Carter dressed similar to Dracula, but with a real pet spider on set. Mr. Carter was 83. After college (Millikin University and Syracuse University), Mr. Carter was on the air in Peoria, Illinois, then Fort Wayne, before leaving for the bright lights of Indianapolis. After leaving WTTV, he owned the Family Music Center (music store) on North Shadeland. A public memorial will be this Friday from 4pm until 8pm at Singleton Mortuary, located at 7602 Madison Avenue, in Indianapolis.


DLC Media's Oldies/WAXI (104.9fm, Rockville) now streams:


Tasha Mann exits after twenty years in the GM chair at White River Broadcasting/Columbus (WCSI, WINN, WKKG and WWWY). Also at WKKG, Kelsey James joins Scott Michaels for "Mornings with Scott and Kelsey." Ms. James arrives from Goshen College's highly successful WGCS (91.1fm, Goshen), where she hosted mornings and was the station manager for "91.1 The Globe" under faculty advisor Jason Samuel.

Indiana University NPR affiliate WFIU (103.7fm, Bloomington) changed its schedule yesterday. NPR's Morning Edition now begins at 5AM.

This weekend, WFIU will add:

"Living on Earth" (Saturday at 7AM), "Ask Me Another" (Saturday at 1pm), "Wits" (Saturday at 2pm), "The Dinner Party Download" (Saturday at 3pm), "The Thistle and Shamrock" (Saturday at 8PM), "Fresh Air Weekend" (Sunday at 1pm) "Vinyl Café," (Sunday at 2pm) "World of Opera" (Sunday at 6pm). WFIU drops BBC World Service and The Metropolitan Opera.


Japser on the Air, Inc.'s AC/WITZ-FM (104.7fm, Jasper) will soon renovate their on air studio, with a new console and locally built cabinetry.

Today in Indiana Radio History

In 1989, 102.3fm, New Carlisle signs on. Today, it's WSMM. In 1991, that radio station changed formats from country to religious.

Employment Opportunities

WIMC/WCDQ/WCVL, Crawfordsville, wants to hire a person ready to host a locally based morning show and assist the program director. You will host a morning show (from 6am until 9am), write, edit and anchor daily newscasts, schedule on air guests, identify marketable morning show elements, write and produce commercials and promotional announcements, and make personal appearances at remotes and community events. You must be able to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines. Email resume and references to dapeach at forchtbroadcasting dot com, or mail to Dave Peach, GM, PO Box 603, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Forcht Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Would you like to be a part of a unique newsroom that is all about good television? LIN Media's flagship station in Indianapolis is searching for a photographer to help create that vision. We are looking for a photographer that understands all of the platforms and is willing to do the work to make us shine on all of them. The person that we're looking for will operate live trucks, news control, edit, shoot, and most of all use all there visual skills to tell stories. If you are interested in becoming a part of our team of storytellers we'd like to hear from you. Apply here.

WFYI Public Media / Sound Medicine Exec. Producer / WFYI Health Content Manager / Indianapolis, IN: Sound Medicine is a multi-media program ( that explains medicine and health care to a broad audience. Now in its 12th season, the public radio series has secured two-year enhanced funding to build a sustainable national brand. During this 2-year period, the Executive Producer will provide and execute the strategic and business planning critical to the continued success of Sound Medicine on-air and on-line. This is a regular temporary position. Success will lead to continuation of the program and the position.

Examples of duties: S/he will supervise and work closely with the Senior Producer to hire and lead staff, and shape the series content and structure. The Executive Producer will lead the development of the program's website and the deployment of supporting social media. S/he will expand carriage and listenership with Public Radio stations throughout the U.S. The Executive Producer will represent Sound Medicine in sales presentations and will develop funding to sustain the series consistent with the mission of WFYI and of Indiana University.

Health, as a subject and a practice, is a strategic response by WFYI to the interests of its central Indiana community. The Executive Producer of Sound Medicine will coordinate the local health content services of WFYI across all of its available platforms.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HOW TO APPLY: WFYI is being assisted in this search by Livingston Associates. Please visit for the full job posting and instructions on how to apply. For best consideration, apply by July 8, 2013.

WIKY is the leader in news and information radio in Southwest Indiana (Marconi, Crystal and local "Best of" award winning station), and we need a News Director and Morning News Anchor ready to lead our department. The ideal candidate has on air experience as a news anchor and reporter capable of being a key part of the number one morning show in the market. This candidate must also have experience as a manager or leader and be able to design and implement a news strategy that includes on air, online/digital and social media delivery. This is clearly not an entry level position and pay is commensurate with experience (and above market average).

To be considered, please send a complete resume along with a sample of your on air performance to Mark Elliott - WIKY Radio mark at wiky dot com.

Please note, if you know of someone who fits the above criteria or can recommend someone at your competitor you'd like to get out of the market, we will pay a $100 finder's fee, if we hire your recommendation.

WIKY / South Central Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

A quality multi-station cluster in a beautiful, historic small community is seeking a radio news anchor/reporter interested in informing listeners in multiple counties who depend on the stations to be their primary news source. Additionally, the candidate will have a passion to do high school sports play-by-play. Here is a chance to become an integral part of the lives of listeners by demonstrating skill and insight into their issues and interests. If you are looking for a community to call "home" while doing important work as part of a talented team of radio pros, send a package demonstrating your experience and talent in news writing, reporting, and newscast delivery as well as your play-by-play to: Rick Duncan, Director of Programming, Whitewater Broadcasting, 2301 W. Main, Richmond, IN 47374. Whitewater Broadcasting is an EOE and encourages the hiring of females and minorities.

Do you like bats, bourbon and basketball?? If so, keep reading. Newly formed Summit Media Group's Louisville cluster is on the hunt for the nation's best talent. We need a morning personality/imaging director for top rated 107-7 The Eagle, Louisville's Classic Hits (WSFR). Prepare to be all live, all local and ready to work - show prep, creative content, production, appearances, social media, concerts and more expected. Main focus on live mornings and imaging. Must be willing to accept coaching. 3 to 5 years on-air experience preferred. Experience imaging Classic Hits, Classic Rock, Hot AC a plus. Excellent pay, benefits and resources. Summit Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Send packages to: loujobs at summitmediacorp dot com.

Eagle Tower Services, Inc., committed to continuing improvement and to being the lowest cost provider of tower services consistent with a high degree of quality, professionalism, and safety, is seeking a BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE to engage in outside sales leading to growth of our business. Our primary market is Indiana and surrounding states, specializing in AM/FM and television, but also serving customers in paging, wireless Internet and 2-way radio including commercial, utilities and government. We are a full service tower company engaged in routine maintenance, component installation and new tower construction. This is a contract commission position with generous commission and superb customer service support. The ideal candidate will have excellent knowledge of the broadcast industry throughout Indiana with excellent people skills in working with and providing excellent service to broadcast engineers and, often, station general managers. We proudly serve some of the finest names in Indiana broadcasting and wireless communications. If this is of interest, please send your resume to Terry Garrity, Eagle Tower Services, Inc., P.O. Box 387, Arcadia, IN 46030; E-MAIL: terry.garrity at eagletowerindiana dot com and feel welcome to visit our website at to learn more about what we do. Eagle Tower Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F.

Emmis Communications' WIBC/Indianapolis is reloading with more live and local talk programming. Our next afternoon host will talk about things that make others talk about them... someone that understands the difference between displaying/relating conservative sensibilities vs. ideology alone. If you want the job, you'll need to be as comfortable talking about Mark Zuckerberg as Marco Rubio and Ryan Lochte as Paul Ryan. If you can connect the dots on what commonalities make both "The O'Reilly Factor" and "Chelsea Lately" work you could be ready to pull off the kind of show we are looking for. Insatiable curiosity required. Amaze us with your demo, writing examples, and anything else that conveys why your skills and talents will keep us relevant through the next decade. Send to dwood at indy dot emmis dot com.

Hoosier AM/FM is seeking an experienced media Account Executive to join the sales team of our four-station cluster in Muncie-Marion, IN. This person will be responsible for prospecting and developing new business as well as growing and maintaining existing accounts. A positive attitude and excellent verbal and written communications skills are a must. This is a full time position. Hoosier AM/FM offers a competitive compensation package including Medical, Dental, Paid Vacations. Minimum education level is High School diploma or equivalent. Resume and letter of introduction are to be sent to indianaradiojobs at yahoo dot com. Hoosier AM/FM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

South-Central Indiana's number one country radio station, Indiana Country WKKG, is on the hunt for a marketing consultant to develop strong, lasting business partnerships and build successful marketing programs for radio and the web. You'll be working from an established client list as well as creating new business relationships. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, professional character and the ability to work in a competitive and diverse market. The selected individual will receive a competitive compensation package including salary, plus commission, health and life insurance benefits and 401(k) pension plan. Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter including salary history by May 31st, to Personnel, White River Broadcasting Company; P.O. Box 1789; Columbus, IN 47202, or email jobs at wkkg dot com. The White River Broadcasting Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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