Indiana RadioWatch: September 18, 2013
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After two years, Jeff Moore ("Moorzy") exits as Production Director at Sarkes Tarzian's Hot AC/WAJI (95.1fm, Fort Wayne) and Classic Hits/WLDE (101.7fm, Fort Wayne).
Artistic Media Partners' CHR/WNDV (92.9fm, South Bend) recently made local and nationwide headlines
when their night jock Artimis posted a video, where he spoke with an unhappy listener about a certain song and its lyrics. The video (which you don't need a Facebook account to see, is
Let's take a break from our normal format, as we had the chance to ask Artimis a few questions:
What happened that lead up to this phone call and recording?
Caleb (our afternoon guy) received the first call from the angry listener. Then the listener called during my show and I decided to record the call as a video.
What has the reaction been, since the video went viral?
It's been insane! Over 12,000 Facebook "likes" for the video plus comments, and over 6,000+ shares. My page "likes" went up by 4,000 and I've gotten hundreds of wall posts, messages, and tweets.
What lessons can other DJs learn from how you handled this experience?
I handled it by not getting angry. It's all too easy to get mad when someone doesn't have the same opinion as you. I think staying cool is a better approach.
In terms of the feedback you've received, what's the best responses you've received?
The large amounts of responses I have received have all been positive. I can't exactly pin point one in particular because they've all been so great.
As a postscript, I talked with Artimis tonight and he said he had two more complaints about the song. Also, he told me that the above video will be shown in a session at the NAB Radio Show in Orlando this week.
E.W. Scripps' ABC affiliate WRTV-TV (Channel 6, Indianapolis) adds two faces in front of the camera for their "Good Morning Indiana" morning newscast. Katie Heinz joins as a multimedia journalist for both "Good Morning Indiana
Weekend" and the weekday morning show. Lauren Casey joins 'RTV6 as traffic reporter (Ms. Casey started Monday). Ms. Heinz last worked at WICS-TV in Springfield, Illinois, while Ms. Casey is an undergraduate in her senior year at
Where Are They Now? Veteran Indianapolis radio personality Ed Wenck will become Managing Editor at local alt weekly NUVO on September 30. Mr. Wenck most recently worked at Emmis Communications where he was an account executive for
their WFNI ESPN 1070, The Fan 107.5 and Network Indiana. Prior to sales, Mr. Wenck anchored "Indy's Afternoon News" on Emmis' N-T/WIBC (93.1fm, Indianapolis) and co-hosted "The Wank & O'Brien Show" on Country/WLHK (97.1fm,
Shelbyville) from 2004 until 2010.
Three Bloomington area radio stations now have studios in the same building. Mid-America Radio's Classic Hits/WCLS (97.7fm, Spencer), Spirit Educational Radio's Religious/WMYJ-FM (88.9fm, Oolitic) and Brown County Broadcasters'
Religious/WVNI (95.1fm, Nashville) and translator W299BD (107.7fm, Bloomington) now have new studios at 2723 North Walnut Street in Bloomington.
Virtual News Center, America's largest independent provider of local news for radio stations seeks qualified people for our growing affiliate relations department. This is a telecommuting opportunity, so you must be disciplined to
work with minimal supervision to achieve our generous commission rate. Previous sales experience required, with Affiliate Relations experience a plus. Please send your letter of introduction and resume to jdearing at
virtualnewscenter dot com.
Radio One Communications, a four station cluster located in Northwest Indiana is looking for a full time Marketing Consultant to join their sales staff. Position requires an ambitious advertising sales person that will build strong
professional relationships with area businesses, but our standards are high. You must have a history of competitive victories, and the ability to juggle many projects at once. Must have knowledge of sales practices, be able to
handle deadlines and obtain monthly goals and budgets. It is a very demanding career and you will be rewarded for your hard work with a compensation program that gives you instant rewards as you succeed and help your clients
succeed. Self-starters could really increase their income fast. Please send resume to jobs at radiooneindiana dot com. Radio One Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Federated Media is looking for an Assistant Program Director for Active Rock/WBYR in Fort Wayne, IN. The ideal candidate will be able to come in and hit the ground running. We will provide you with all of the tools to succeed. We
are looking for someone who is a great talent coach, not afraid to lead by example, creative yet detail oriented, and understands the importance of multi-platform branding-without losing focus on what's coming out of the speakers.
3 years minimum experience required for consideration. Fort Wayne is a great place to call home and Federated Media is a great company to work for. Potential PD stripes for the right person. If this sounds like you, email: Resume,
Air-Check, and Programming Philosophy to: stiller at 989thebear dot com. Check out the station at www.989thebear.com. Federated Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Federated Media Fort Wayne is welcoming applications for a GSM opening at WBYR, 98.9 The Bear, Fort Wayne's Rock Station. WBYR consistently ranks among Fort Wayne's ratings and revenue leaders. This is not a fixer upper; we have a
great sales team in place! Federated Media Fort Wayne provides a unique growth oriented environment focused on excellence, backing our sales teams with comprehensive resources and capabilities including the Center for Sales Strategy
(CSS) Customer Focused Selling and Talent Focused Management. Federated Media is a family owned, Indiana based, privately held company primarily serving the Fort Wayne and South Bend metropolitan areas. Other advantages include: No
corporate bureaucracy or hierarchy. Our company culture empowers people. We are a medium market group with large market resources. Our Fort Wayne cluster includes six stations. The market's best radio brands! Send resume to Jim
Allgeier at jallgeier at federatedmedia dot com. Confidentiality assured. Federated Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Federated Media is currently accepting applications for the position of Promotions Director for our Fort Wayne Cluster. The position encompasses all facets of the radio business on-air, on-line and in person. It requires
multi-tasking along with managing people and your own personal time. As Promotions Director you will be responsible for, but not limited to: Working hand in hand with Program Directors to plan, schedule and execute contests and
promotions. Hiring & scheduling. Maintaining and scheduling all aspects of Social Media. Making sure the listener experience at live broadcasts & events is a memorable one. This is a very enjoyable job but requires you to bring your
best to the office every day. It is a job that no two days are alike and will be a job that is always evolving to meet the demands of each station's needs. Interested? Contact Jim Allgeier at jallgeier at federatedmedia dot com.
Confidentiality assured. Federated Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Cromwell Radio Group Inc. of Illinois is looking for an Operations Manager to manage the programming, positioning, local involvement, legal operation, and talent of our three radio stations in Effingham, Illinois. We are waiting
on approval of our application for a construction permit for a new station to bring our total to four. The person I'm looking for will have great management and organizational skills, and have a passion for winning radio. Qualified
applicants will also have a strong desire and ability to be involved in the local community, motivate staff to be involved, and be able to effectively present that involvement to our listeners. The person I hire will also be able to
do a live airshift, production, remotes, and appearances. Previous experience is absolutely essential. Knowledge of Cool Edit and Skylla are all very helpful. We offer health insurance including dental and vision, and a 401k savings
plan. If you love the business of radio, and you want to work with a fantastic group of professional broadcasters, please send your Materials to: Marv Phillips, General Manager, WCRC-WCRA-WHQQ, 405 South Banker St., Suite 201,
Effingham, IL 62401-2591, or via e-mail: mphillips at cromwellradio dot com. Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply. No Phone Calls, Please. EOE.
WZZY Winchester, Indiana is looking for our next Morning Show host. Not only will you be the morning "voice" of our A/C station but through your work and interaction within the community you'll also be the "face" of the station as
well. Plus you'll VT evenings on our winning Adult Top 40 sister FM and do plenty of remotes and appearances on both stations. Even if you've never done Mornings before send along your best. Our former host has been with us for 13
years so we believe in longevity and loyalty. Send along an on-air sample (please keep it short) and resume to rickduncan at g1013 dot com. Or you can mail it to 2301 W. Main St. Richmond, IN 47374. Whitewater Broadcasting is proud
to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
WBCL Radio Network is looking for an energetic, organized and creative person to join the ministry team as Promotions Director. This position will be responsible for supervising and overseeing promotional efforts, contests, interns
and volunteers. Person will: work closely with the Development Director to implement strategic promotions that can increase revenue and listenership to WBCL; needs a proven track record in promotions and community involvement;
passion for and experience with social media; on-air experience a plus! Details on responsibilities and qualifications listed at wbcl.org. Send resume to Personnel Director, WBCL Radio Network, 1115 W. Rudisill Blvd. Fort Wayne,
IN 46807 or email to employment at wbcl dot org No phone calls, please. Taylor University Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
WISH-TV is seeking an aggressive investigative reporter to join our growing I-Team.
We are searching for someone who has experience uncovering and telling compelling investigative stories that affect people's lives.
The ideal candidate will: Be smart, have at least three years' experience as an investigative reporter, generate strong story ideas, possess a strong work ethic, be an excellent team player, cultivate great sources, ask tough
questions, have a working knowledge of CAR techniques, familiarity with public records laws and requests, and most importantly....tell compelling stories.
You must be able to turn investigative stories on a regular basis and not just during a ratings period. We are looking for someone who works hard to get to the bottom of an issue and tells it in a creative way. We will make sure you
have the tools you need to be successful.
Send resume and recent tape to Steve Bray, News Director, WISH TV, 1950 N. Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46202. No Phone calls. No phone calls. EEO/M-F
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.
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