Indiana RadioWatch: July 17, 2017
Last Friday, WELT-LP (95.7fm, Fort Wayne) GM Erik Möllberg died in a traffic accident while riding his motorcycle near Allen County/Whitley County line. For roughly the past 30 years, he's worked for the public access television department of the Allen County Public Library. Several years ago, he worked to build what's now community radio WELT. WELT signed on in February 2016, and it's the only LPFM in the nation that's licensed to a public library. Erik was only 57. A personal note: I've known Erik for probably 20 or 25 years, and while I wasn't involved in WELT, I did stop by the library to see Erik, look at the studios, ask questions, etc. We last dialogued via e-mail at the end of June. Erik had a profound impact on Fort Wayne community access television and community access radio. Finally, IRW hasn't seen any details about services.
The FCC dismisses an application to modify Casa Sayula's WEWP-LP (92.7fm, Indianapolis). Radio One and Charles Anderson filed an objection to the FCC's approval of a CP minor modification. Radio One and Anderson allege that Casa Sayula changed ownership/control and didn't disclose that to the FCC. Radio One and Anderson also allege that WEWP's original LPFM application had a principle listed who also has an attributable interest in Regional Mexican/WBZQ (1300m, Huntington). Here's Radio One and Anderson's letter to the FCC, and the FCC's dismissal letter.
Where Are They Now? Former WISH-TV Executive Producer Mike Lopez will soon become the Managing Editor at KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas.
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