Indiana RadioWatch: July 8, 2013

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Yesterday, Dave Lindquist at The Indianapolis Star wrote an interesting piece on the former Sunshine Promotions and the beginning of what's now The Klipsch Music Center.

Monday morning wakeup: Emmis' N-T/WIBC (93.1fm, Indianapolis) staffers present a humorous video (...with a familiar television theme song). ProTip: Don't hold back. Go full screen on this one. "The Newsroom"

Dispatch Broadcasting's NBC affiliate WTHR-TV (Channel 13, Indianapolis) files with the FCC to increase its power from 42.1 kW to 77 kW.

Where Are They Now? Former WISH-TV GM and Fort Wayne (WISE-TV) GM John Dawson will leave the GM chair at KSNW-TV in Wichita, Kansas.


Emmis Communications' W258BA (99.5fm, Marshall, Illinois) simulcasts their Sports/WFNF (1130am, Brazil). W258BA applies to move its city of license to Terre Haute, and move the transmitter site from just off IN-63 (south of Terre Haute) to a tower at Emmis' former location: 918 Ohio Street in downtown Terre Haute.


At Nexstar ABC affiliate WEHT (Channel 25, Evansville) and Mission Broadcasting's CW affiliate WTVW (Channel 7, Evansville), meteorologist David Heckard and anchor Whitney Ray will both soon exit. Mr. Heckard joined WEHT in 2006 and will relocate to Fort Myers, Florida at the end of July and become a weekend meteorologist at WBBH-TV. Ms. Ray will exit TV broadcasting in early August.

WNIN Tri-State Public Media's NPR affiliate WNIN-FM (88.3fm, Evansville) drops "On Point" and adds "Here and Now". Also, "Fresh Air" moves to 11am, replacing "On Point". Finally, NPR Morning Edition local host Micah Schweizer exits and becomes the Cultural Affairs and Production Director at Wyoming Public Media in Laramie, Wyoming (KUWR-FM and its large network).

Indiana Community Radio Corporation's WBOO (90.3fm, Morganfield, Kentucky) applies to move its city of license to Rosiclare, Illinois, increase power from 1000 watts to 3500 watts, and move transmitter sites 30 miles west, from near U.S. 60 southwest of Morganfield to a different tower on Oak Road in the Shawnee National Forest. Don't forget that WBOO is in the middle of a $15,000 sale by Indiana Community Radio Corp. to the Real Life Radio Foundation.

Today in Indiana Radio History

In 2001, former WLYV (1450am, Fort Wayne) President/GM Herbert Weber dies.

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.

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.

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

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