Indiana RadioWatch: December 4, 2004

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Federated Media's Hot AC/WMEE (97.3fm, Fort Wayne) adds Jones Radio Networks' Delilah from 7pm - Midnight, weeknights and weekends. It had aired on crosstown competitor Sarkes Tarzian Hot AC/WAJI (95.1fm, Fort Wayne). (And WMEE flipped to all-Holiday music through December 26!)

Standards/WXKE (102.9fm, Huntington) segues to Holiday Music through December 25th.


Talking Stick Communications' Hot AC/WLRX (95.7fm, Nappanee) segues to Holiday Music through December 25.

Artistic Media Partners' Standards/WHLY (1620am, South Bend) segues to Holiday Music through December 25th.

WLFQ-LP (98.7fm, Elkhart) signed on recently. An IRW reader reports that they're playing a diverse format, including Hip Hop, Contemporary, Hard Rock, and Hot Christian Music. Our reader also remarks that WLFQ is known as "The Fusion" and is Elkhart's first LPFM.


LaPorte County Broadcasting's Standards/WLOI (1540am, LaPorte) segues to Holiday Music through December 25th.


Entercom AC/WTPI (107.9fm, Indianapolis) segues to Holiday Music through December 25. Will they return to an AC format after Christmas?

Susquehanna Oldies/WGLD (104.5fm, Indianapolis) segues to Holiday Music through December 25.

Emmis' Soft AC/WYXB (105.7fm, Indianapolis) segues to Holiday Music through December 25.

Inside Radio mentions that Scott Rogers is now GSM at Entercom's N-T/WXNT (1430am, Indianapolis) and Hot AC/WZPL (99.5fm, Greenfield). Rogers was last LSM at Emmis' N-T/WIBC (1070am, Indianapolis) and Network Indiana.


Get out your scorecard, and we'll tell you what's been going on at CHR/WMGI (100.7fm, Terre Haute). First, PD/morning co-host Steve Smith exits for PD duties at WHHY in Montgomery, Alabama. Smith is an eight year veteran of WMGI; five of those years as PD. Recently named to replace Smith is MD Matt Luecking, who will continue his afternoon drive airshift. With Smith's departure, the morning show adjusts as Jamie Dawson shifts to mornings (alongside Tara Summers).

Hot AC/WWSY (95.9fm, Seelyville) PD/mornings Bill Cain exits for identical duties at WXTT in Champaign, Illinois. Chad Edwards flies solo in mornings and picks up PD duties.

Country/WTHI-FM (99.9fm, Terre Haute) Director of Marketing and Promotion Renee Fonner exits for similar duties at KFKF in Kansas City, Kansas.

Illinois Bible Institute's Religious/WCRT (88.5fm, Terre Haute) segues to Holiday Music through December 25th.


Blues-Jazz/WLBJ (1570am, New Albany) is sold by Mortenson Broadcasting Co. to New Albany Broadcasting Co., Inc. for an undisclosed price. Tom Dorsey's column in yesterday's Louisville Courier-Journal alerts us that WLBJ will flip WLBJ to Sports (ESPN Radio), sometime before this weekend ends. IRW tried calling WLBJ in hopes of finding out whether they had in fact made the change...only to discover the phone number isn't valid.


DuBois County Broadcasting's AC/WAXL (103.3fm, Santa Claus) segues to Holiday Music through December 25 and the new moniker (appropriately enough) is "It's Christmas with Santa Claus from Santa Claus - WAXL."


James Mayse reports in The Owensboro (Kentucky) Messenger-Inquirer that Cromwell Group stations Standards/WTCJ (1230am, Tell City) and Standards/WVJS (1420am, Owensboro, Kentucky) both segue to Holiday Music through December 25th. WVJS segues due to it regularly airing Westwood One's "Standards" format, and they typically flip format during the holiday season.

Employment Opportunities

Froggy 102.7 (Hot AC) in Elkhart, IN, is in search for a part-time/fill-in air personality. We're looking for someone who is dependable, is a team player and wants to have fun on the radio within a music-intensive format. Tapes/MP3s/CDs are all acceptable along with your resume.

If responding via USPS:
Froggy 102.7
421 South Second Street
Elkhart, IN 46516

Attention: Jeff DeWeese

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