Indiana RadioWatch: October 4, 2003
Yesterday at 5pm, Religious/WLAB (88.3fm, Fort Wayne) changed to a more Christian music format and renamed itself "Star 88.3." For those keeping score, in between Red Sox losses, the moniker "Star" last appeared in Fort Wayne on
then-Modern AC/WYSR (94.1fm, Roanoke) which flipped format and slogan (to "The Wiz") on 7 June 1999.
CHR/WNDV (1490am, 92.9fm; both South Bend) night guy Pat Clark makes the big leap to Market #32 - Salt Lake City. There, he'll be doing nights at KUUU. There he'll join another former Hoosier broadcaster: KUUU PD Brian Michel was
VP/Programming and middays at then-Rhythmic CHR/WCKZ (102.3fm, Auburn; now Alternative/WXTW).
The Lafayette Journal and Courier reports that Oldies/WIBN (98.1fm, Earl Park) is operating at roughly half its normal power due to vandals striking its transmitter and tower site. After a DJ noticed the tower lights out last
Sunday night (20 September), the station engineer arrived at the site and noticed damage to the transmitter. The engineer also noticed some tower lights had been shot out. .22 caliber bullets were found in place of the lights, and
damage to the antenna line was also found. WIBN APD Ken Stapleton said there was no property stolen. A 23 September update on WIBN's website says the damage was "much worse than expected" and full power should be restored within two
weeks. Anyone having information regarding this crime should call the Benton County Sheriff's Department at 765.884.0080.
Todd Schumacher is now Director of Sales for all of Susquehanna's Indianapolis properties. Schumacher earns the promotion from GSM duties at Oldies/WGLD (104.5fm, Indianapolis).
Susquehanna and programming syndicator Superadio have announced a partnership to nationally syndicate "Country Lovin'," an evening Country music and relationships show hosted by WFMS night guy Darren Tandy. "Country Lovin' " debuts
nationwide on 6 October.
Earl Jones replaces Bill Gentry as Market Manager of Clear Channel's Louisville, Kentucky properties. Gentry is now Senior VP with Clear Channel. Jones, whose duties begin 6 October, arrives from the GM chair at WJLB and WMXD in
White River Broadcasting's award-winning four station news department is seeking an aggressive anchor/reporter for overnight shift. Full time position includes anchoring newscasts, monitoring wire services, and supervising four
stations during overnights. Experience helpful; training provided. Contact John Foster at 812-372-4448. White River Broadcasting is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
One of Active Rock's premier stations, WBYR/Fort Wayne, needs a new PD that knows the music, has strong talent development skills, creative imaging, killer street instincts, and at least three years programming experience. If this
sounds like you, rush your stuff to: Jim Allgeier, GM, WBYR Radio, 1005 Production Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46808. Federated Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
White River Broadcasting's award-winning four station news department is seeking an aggressive anchor/reporter for afternoon shift. Full time position includes anchoring newscasts and monitoring wire services. Experience requirted.
White River Broadcasting is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Can you entertain? Can you work phones? Can you read your listeners and then relate in a way that makes them feel you're just like them? If so, we are looking for you! K105, Fort Wayne's number one Country Station is looking for our
next evening star! Great company, Great studios, Great staff, just looking for a Great team player! Candidate must have two years on-air experience, have excellent production skills and a passion for great radio! If you can do Country
with CHR flair, you are our person. Imaging skills are a HUGE plus. Send package to: Rob Kelley, OM, WQHK Radio, 2915 Maples Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46816. Females and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Federated Media is an Equal
Rockin' Hits Y-106 is searching for a top-notch on-air Program Director. The selected individual will program a promotionally active, adult rock-based 50kw flamethrower, work in a first-rate environment and receive a competitive
compensation package, including 401(k) pension plan. Previous programming experience is required. Contact John Foster at 812-372-4448. White River Broadcasting is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
That's it for this issue. See you soon!
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