Indiana RadioWatch: December 1, 2007

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Included in this issue, by region, is a list of all noncommercial (NCE) applications filed during the last filing period (12 October 2007 - 22 October 2007).

IRW tips its cap to Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc. for filing an application on 88.1fm in Lahaina, Indiana.

(hint: It's in Hawaii, not Indiana.)


Oasis Radio has closed on their $3.8 million purchase of Country/WBTU (93.3fm, Kendallville) and Classic Dance/WVBB (106.3fm, Columbia City). Michael J. Bergner of Bergner and Company was the exclusive broker in this transaction.

After fifteen months in mornings at Federated Media's Hot AC/WMEE (97.3fm, Fort Wayne) the married morning duo of Craig Morrison and Samantha Adams exit the station.

After eight months at Oasis Radio's Country/WBTU (93.3fm, Kendallville), APD/MD/Night guy Adam Mayfield exits. Scott Roddy remains as Program Director, under GM Roger Diehm.

Where Are They Now (Part 1)? Former then-CHR/WDJB (106.3fm, Columbia City) PD/mornings Scott Thomas is now PD/afternoons at KXGE in Dubuque, Iowa.

Where Are They Now (Part 2)? Former Fort Wayne DJ (he was at several places) Zach Skyler is now Executive Producer for Greg Thunder and Melissa Moore at KSTF-FM in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Where Are They Now (Part 3)? AllAccess reports that former Rock/WBYR (98.9fm, Van Wert, Ohio) GM Joe Conway exits as Market Manager for the Cumulus stations in Fayetteville, Arkansas to "start a local business."

NCE Applications filed here include:

89.7fm, Van Wert, Ohio (Associated Christian Broadcasters, Inc.)
89.9fm, Butler (Harvest Christian Fellowship, Inc.)
91.3fm, Grabill (Friends of Radio Maria, Inc.)
91.3fm, Leo (Harvest Christian Fellowship, Inc.)
91.3fm, New Haven (The Helpline)
91.3fm, Woodburn (601 Reed Road Corporation)


Mid-America Radio Group recently announced an $11.1 million dollar sale of several of its stations to Vox Communications. Included in the sale are Classic Hits/WXXC (106.9fm, Marion), Country/WCJC (99.3fm, Van Buren), Standards/WMRI (860am, Marion), Oldies/WBAT (1400am, Marion), AC/WZWZ (92.5fm, Kokomo), Talk-Sports/WIOU (1350am, Kokomo), and Classic Hits/WMYK (98.5fm, Peru).

Ron Davis exits middays at Talking Stick Communications' Country/WAWC (103.5fm, Syracuse) for sister Rhythmic CHR/WYPW (95.7fm, Nappanee) where he is now PD. Kris Underwood replaces Davis in middays.

Oldies/WIOE-LP (98.3fm, Warsaw) adds a new studio inside the Performing Arts Center at Warsaw High School, for various productions that air on WIOE-LP.

NCE Applications filed here include:

88.1fm, Cole (Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc.)
89.7fm, Galveston (Marianna Educational Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.)
89.7fm, Kokomo (Friends of Radio Maria, Inc.)
89.7fm, Kokomo (Temple Baptist Church)
89.7fm, Kokomo (Triangle Foundation, Inc.)
89.7fm, Kokomo (The Trustees of Indiana University)
89.7fm, La Fontaine (Faith Christian Center of Columbus, Inc.)
89.7fm, Peru (Father Petit Home Association)
89.7fm, Sheridan (Horizon Christian Fellowship of Indianapolis, Inc.)
89.7fm, Tipton (Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc.)
89.7fm, Tipton (Linda Jerome Foundation)
90.1fm, Argos (City Center Broadcasting, Inc.)
90.1fm, Argos (Towers for Jesus, Inc.)
90.1fm, Rochester (Noll Club, Inc.)
90.5fm, Swayzee (Fort Wayne Catholic Radio Group, Inc. DBA Redeemer Radio)


Schurz Communications promotes Sales Manager John Schurz to President/GM of the WASK Radio Group (WASK/WASK-FM/WKHY/WKOA/WXXB). John Schurz replaces John Trent, who is retiring. Before moving to "the corner office," Schurz was Sales Manager of Classic Rock/WKHY (93.5fm, Lafayette) and CHR/WXXB (102.9fm, Delphi). WASK/WKOA Sales Manager Brian Green adds Schurz' former Sales Manager duties for WKHY/WXXB.

NCE Applications filed here include:

88.1fm, Cherry Grove (Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc.)
88.5fm, LaPorte (Friends of Radio Maria, Inc.)
88.3fm, Rossville (Pensacola Christian College, Inc.)
88.9fm, West Lafayette (Faith Christian Center of Columbus, Inc.)
88.9fm, Wolcott (Community Radio for Hoosiers, Inc.)
89.5fm, Delphi (Indiana Educational Broadcast Corp.)
89.5fm, Lafayette (Family Stations, Inc.)
89.5fm, Lafayette (Hoosier Broadcasting Corporation)
89.5fm, Otterbein (Basalt of the Earth, Inc.)
89.5fm, Yeoman (Community Radio for Hoosiers, Inc.)
89.9fm, Battle Ground (Bethel Christian Life Center, Inc.)
89.9fm, Shadeland (Friends of Radio Maria, Inc.)
90.9fm, Hebron (The Helpline)
91.1fm, Lafayette (Bridgebuilders International Leadership Network)
91.1fm, Lafayette (Friends of Radio Maria, Inc.)
91.1fm, Otterbein (Harvest Chapel, Inc.)
91.1fm, Otterbein (Nassuna Broadcasting, Inc.)
91.1fm, West Lafayette (Community Public Radio, Inc.)


NCE Applications filed here include:

89.1fm, Wilkinson (Hoosier Public Radio Corporation)
89.7fm, Liberty (Connersville Apostolic Lighthouse, Incorporated)
90.5fm, Chesterfiled [sic] (Knights of Columbus Home Association of Anderson Indiana, Inc.)
90.5fm, Connersville (Connersville Apostolic Lighthouse, Incorporated)
90.5fm, Connersville (Gabriel Broadcasting Corporation)
90.5fm, Richmond (Friends of Radio Maria, Inc.)
91.5fm, Dunreith (Hoosier Public Radio Corporation)
91.5fm, New Castle (Friends of Radio Maria, Inc.)
91.5fm, New Castle (Hoosier Public Radio Corporation)
91.5fm, New Castle (Indiana Educational Broadcast Corp.)
91.9fm, Cambridge City (Pensacola Christian College)
91.9fm, Rushville (The President and Trustees of Miami University)


What will the anticipated new sports format on 1070am be called? Emmis' corporate website has a pair of job advertisements up for "1070 The Fan."

NCE Applications filed here include:

90.9fm, Noblesville (Community Radio for Hoosiers, Inc.)
90.9fm, Noblesville (Hometown Radio Corporation)
90.9fm, Noblesville (Hoosier Public Radio Corporation)
90.9fm, Noblesville (Horizon Christian Fellowship of Indianapolis, Inc.)
90.9fm, Noblesville (Inter Mirifica, Inc.)
90.9fm, Noblesville (Spirit Communications, Inc.)
91.3fm, Fairland (Hoosier Public Radio Corporation)
91.3fm, Shelbyville (Community Impact Foundation, Inc.)
91.3fm, Shelbyville (Friends of Radio Maria, Inc.)
91.3fm, Shelbyville (Indiana Educational Broadcast Corp.)
91.3fm, Shelbyville (The President and Trustees of Miami University)
91.5fm, Danville (Community Radio for Hoosiers, Inc.)


Crossroads Communications' Hot AC/WBOW-FM (102.7fm, Terre Haute) adds Adam Michaels as Creative Director and Morning co-host, while Julie Henricks takes middays. Henricks was formerly a weatherperson at Nexstar's NBC affiliate WTWO-TV (Channel 2/DT36, Terre Haute). Matt Luecking splits his weekends in radio between WBOW and Entercom's Hot AC/WZPL (99.5fm, Greenfield).

Over at Midwest Communications' CHR/WMGI (100.7fm, Terre Haute), PD Rich O'Brien exits, after under a year in the PD chair. Jamie Dawson becomes PD. The airstaff lineup changes, too:

Mornings: Jamie Dawson and Julie Dunbar (5am - 10am) (Dunbar moves from middays. Tara Summers exits.)
Middays: Kolene Kaye (10am - 3pm)
Afternoons: Chris Carter (3pm - 7pm) (from PD at Artistic Media Partners' CHR/WAZY in Lafayette)
Nights: Kyle West (7pm - 12am)

NCE Applications filed here include:

88.5fm, Spencer (Bloomington Knights of Columbus Home Association)
88.5fm, Veedersburg (Good Samaritan Educational Radio, Inc.)
88.5fm, Williamsport (The Dwelling Place, IN)
88.9fm, Seelyville (Calvary Chapel of Terre Haute)
89.5fm, Crawfordsville (Linda Jerome Foundation)
91.3fm, Riley (Calvary Chapel of Terre Haute)


NCE Applications filed here include:

88.7fm, Dupont (Indiana Community Radio Corporation)
88.7fm, Marysville (Brycc House, Inc.)
88.7fm, North Vernon (Linda Jerome Foundation)
89.9fm, Greensburg (Connersville Apostolic Lighthouse, Incorporated)
90.5fm, Laurel (Summit Seekers, Inc.)
91.1fm, Madison (Good Samaritan Educational Radio, Inc.)


Oldies/WQRK (105.5fm, Bedford) PD/mornings Mike Shannon and morning co-host Deb Munson both exit.

NCE Applications filed here include:

88.5fm, Bloomington (Hoosier Broadcasting Corporation)
88.5fm, Brownstown (Good Samaritan Educational Radio, Inc.)
88.5fm, Crothersville (Basalt of the Earth, Inc.)
88.5fm, Jonesville (Linda Jerome Foundation)
88.5fm, Seymour (Community Impact Foundation, Inc.)
88.5fm, Seymour (Community Radio for Hoosiers, Inc.)
88.5fm, Seymour (Covenant Network)
88.5fm, Seymour (Indiana Community Radio Corporation)
89.9fm, Bloomington (Marianna Educational Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.)
89.9fm, Clifford (Linda Jerome Foundation)
89.9fm, Ellettsville (Mary's Children, Inc.)
89.9fm, Whitehall (Pensacola Christian College, Inc.)
90.1fm, Bedford (Linda Jerome Foundation)
90.1fm, Hartleyville (Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc.)


On Monday 22 October at 9:00am, The Original Company's Oldies/WUZR (105.7fm, Bicknell) flipped format to Country. WUZR had been oldies since its 1991 signon. WUZR is now using Jones Radio Networks' "CD Country" format.

NCE Applications filed here include:

90.1fm, Hymera (Calvary Chapel of Terre Haute)
90.1fm, Linton (Nassuna Broadcasting, Inc.)
90.1fm, Petersburg (Pike Neighborhood Broadcasting)
90.5fm, Carmi, Illinois (Connersville Apostolic Lighthouse, Incorporated)
90.7fm, Shoals (Cedar Ridge Fellowship of SDA)
90.7fm, Shoals (Good Samaritan Educational Radio, Inc.)
91.3fm, Tell City (Electronic Applications Radio Service, Inc.)
91.3fm, Tell City (Good Samaritan Educational Radio, Inc.)
91.3fm, Tell City (Music Ministries, Inc.)

That's it for this issue. See you in a week!

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