Indiana RadioWatch: November 3, 2016
Sound Management's Rock/WYXX (97.7fm, Goshen) adds Ashley Madyson in afternoons. Ms. Madyson last did weekends at Federated Media's Rock/WBYR (98.9fm, Woodburn). Also, "Rock 97.7" debuts their website.
Radio 74 Internationale sells the CP to translator W296CU (107.1fm, Greenfield) for $32,000 to L.M. Communications, Inc. L.M. Communications will move the translator out of state, to a Lexington, Kentucky AM radio station.
Tomorrow evening, Bob Lovell returns to Network Indiana's "Indiana Sports Talk." While Mr. Lovell underwent a medical procedure, Tony Donohue, Walt Ferber, Matt Hicks, Jersey Johnny, and Greg Rakestraw all substituted. Mr. Lovell began hosting "Indiana Sports Talk" when it signed on in the fall of 1994.
Former WFMS (95.5fm Indianapolis) DJ Doug Baker passed away yesterday morning. In late 2014, Doctors diagnosed Mr. Baker with ALS. Mr. Baker briefly worked at WFMS in the mid-1980s.
Where Are They Now? Former WISH-TV Daybreak producer Tia Broz becomes an Executive Producer for WCPO-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio. Before moving to Indianapolis, Ms. Broz also produced in South Bend (WSBT-TV) and Fort Wayne (Indiana's NewsCenter).
Super Waves, LLC's WLZT (94.1fm, Worthington) files another extension of their STA, in order to construct a new tower. That's after they lost their tower site in downtown Worthington. The WLZT construction permit shows a tower site along IN-54, east of Bloomfield, and 12 miles southeast of Worthington.
This Week in Indiana Radio History (Revised!)
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October 30: In 1938, 1050am in Indianapolis signed on as WIBC (Today, it's on 1070am, as WFNI). In 1957, Channel 13 in Indianapolis signs on as WLWI (today, it's WTHR-TV). In 2008, WJFX PD Thomas Foley ("Tommy Frank") dies at age 43.
October 31: In 1948, 1330am in Evansville signs on as WJPS.
November 1: In 1963, 104.7fm in Jasper signs on as WITZ-FM. In 1971, 91.7fm Pendleton signs on as WEEM ("Ernest E. Miller"). In 1973, 1110am in Noblesville signs on as WHYT. In 1997, 98.5fm in Ferdinand signs on as WQKZ, and still is.
November 2: In 1920, WLK in Indianapolis signs on (it was only on the air for about 3 years. In 2001, 1620am in South Bend changed call letters from WHLY to WDND.
November 3: In 2003, 1380am in Fort Wayne changed call letters from WONO ("One on One Sports") to WKJG ("William Kunkel Journal Gazette").
November 4: In 1949, 1390am in Seymour signs on as WJCD. It's now WZZB. In 1964, 1500am in Valparaiso signs on as WAYK. Today, it's WAKE. In 2014, WHBU(AM) in Anderson adds an FM translator at 103.7fm (W279CL).
November 5: In 1950, 1370am in Gary signs on as WGRY. It's now WLTH. In 2012, Mike Fry ("Happy the Hobo") on WFFT-TV (Channel 55, Fort Wayne) dies. Age 52.
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