Indiana RadioWatch: October 5, 2017

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Earlier this week, the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum renamed their circle drive Bob Chase Way, in honor of the first Fort Wayne Komets voice, largely hard on Federated Media's N-T/WOWO (1190am, Fort Wayne) and on translator W298BJ (107.5fm, Fort Wayne). WOWO staffers, Fort Wayne Komets owners and employees, along with Mr. Chase's family attended the Monday morning ceremony. Mr. Chase did play by play for Fort Wayne Komets hockey for 63 years and passed away last Thanksgiving at age 91.


In February 2008, IRW reported that Kelly Busch's KVB Broadcasting sold WGLM (106.7fm, West Lafayette) for $1.2 million to Educational Media Foundation. On February 29, 2008, WGLM became WKHL with EMF's Contemporary Christian "K-Love" format.

Woof Boom Radio will purchase WKHL from Educational Media Foundation. Woof Boom owns a cluster in the Muncie/Anderson market, and recently entered a TBA with a Lima, Ohio cluster. We haven't seen the deal filed with the FCC, so no sale price available right now. Once the sale closes, Woof Boom managing partner Jim Stone will become GM of WKHL. Woof Boom president J Chapman and Mr. Stone worked together at Maverick Media in Rockford, Illinois. Mr. Chapman was GM and Mr. Stone was OM. Finally, the broker on the sale of WKHL to Woof Boom: Jon Yinger of Broadcast Properties LLC.


Erin Lisch joins as a general assignment reporter at E.W. Scripps' ABC affiliate/WRTV-TV (Channel 6, Indianapolis). Ms. Lisch last worked in the Tallahassee, Florida market as a reporter for WCTV-TV.

Alexa Green joins as a reporter at Tribune FOX affiliate WXIN-TV (Channel 59, Indianapolis). Ms. Green last worked at Spectrum News in Syracuse, New York.

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

Blaine Thompson
Indiana RadioWatch

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