Indiana RadioWatch: September 21, 2017

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Adams Radio Group's FOX Sports/WGL (1250am, Fort Wayne) adds The Dave Ramsey Show from Noon until 3pm, weekdays. This move happened because their sister "103.3 The Patriot" became an active rock station ("103.3 The Fort") earlier this month. That's WJFX-HD2 (107.9fm-HD2, New Haven), also heard on translator W277AK (103.3fm, Fort Wayne).

Federated Media's Classic Hits/WFWI (92.3fm, Fort Wayne) welcomes Cliff to afternoons. Cliff also serves as Federated Media/Fort Wayne Production Director.


LaPorte County Broadcasting's Oldies/WLOI (1540am, La Porte) and Country/WCOE-FM (96.7fm, La Porte) will be sold. The United States Bankruptcy Court appointed Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania media broker Ray Rosenblum as the exclusive representative to sell the license and assets of WLOI and "The Eagle 96.7." Mr. Rosenblum tells IRW the listing price for both stations is $325,000.


After nearly seven years, E.W. Scripps' ABC affiliate/WRTV-TV (Channel 6, Indianapolis) VP/GM Larry Blackerby exits. Mr. Blackerby joined "RTV6" in January 2011, succeeding the retiring Don Lundy.

At "RTV6," Jeff Block will become interim GM. Mr. Block is a Special Projects Consultant for Scripps. Before this role, Mr. Block served as GM for several Scripps TV stations.

On October 2, Cumulus' Country/WFMS (95.5fm, Indianapolis) afternoon host Jay Dillon will move to middays. Mr. Dillon takes over the airshift done by Jake Ryan (OM Stephen Giuttari). New to the afternoon airshift will be Chris Randolph. Mr. Randolph joins WFMS from mornings at WXMA-FM in Louisville, Kentucky.


Midwest Communications moves the studios of their CHR/WMGI (100.7fm, Terre Haute) and Country/WDWQ (102.7fm, Terre Haute) from their South Third Street facility to their 925 Wabash Avenue facility (the former Emmis/Terre Haute facility). 925 Wabash Avenue also houses the studios for Country/WTHI-FM (99.9fm, Terre Haute) and Classic Rock/WWVR (98.5fm, Paris Illinois).

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

Blaine Thompson
Indiana RadioWatch

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