Indiana RadioWatch: January 29, 2005

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Thanks to the IRW readers who caught the error that we printed - Summit City Radio Group Director of Programming is Bill Stewart, not Bill Hunter.

Sad news to report, as Kovas Communications' President Frank Kovas has passed away at the age of 81. For twenty years, he owned N-T/WGL (1250am, Fort Wayne) and along the way, acquired five other stations. He sold four of them (WGL, WCKZ-FM, then-WWWD-FM, and WXTW-FM) in 2001. In a separate transaction, he also at one time owned (and later sold) WIFF-AM + FM in Auburn. IRW has heard from several people today - all agree that Mr. Kovas was one of northeast Indiana's most eclectic owners. His grand successes came in an area where he still owned broadcast interests: Chicago. There, he owned suburban stations WCGO (Chicago Heights), WKKD (Aurora), WMCW (Harvard), and WONX (Evanston). He was also a pioneer in developing FM Stereo. He's survived by his wife Connie, a son, stepson, stepdaughter, sister, brother, and grandchildren. Kovas' funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road in Fort Wayne, with visitation on Tuesday from 2pm - 4pm and 6pm - 8pm.

Employment Opportunities

Sales Manager - Indiana

Artistic Media is looking for a Sales Manager for South Bend's #1 station and the home of Notre Dame Football, U93 (WNDV). Responsibility include overall sales management, setting and obtaining sales goals, marketing, promotions, hiring, training and long term planning. If you have three or more years of sales management experience and would enjoy working closely with the University of Notre Dame, this position might be right for you! E.O.E. Qualified candidates should send resume to

Arthur A. Angotti III
3371 Cleveland Road Suite 310
South Bend, IN 46628-9780

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

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