Indiana RadioWatch: February 2, 2017

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The Friends of Christian Radio (now FCR Broadcasting, Inc.) translators temporarily signed off. They told the FCC they're in search of a new programming source. Before signing off, these translators rebroadcast one of the Progressive Broadcasting System radio stations, which include Religious/WFRN-FM (104.7fm, Elkhart). Here are the 13 silent translators:

W248AP (97.5fm, Chesterton)
W232CK (94.3fm, Gary)
W287BE (105.3fm, Greenwood)
W242BM (96.3fm, Kokomo)
W299AJ (107.7fm, Marion)
W236BD (95.1fm, Michigan City)
W272BZ (102.3fm, Portage)
W272CZ (102.3fm, Sheridan)
W294BA (106.7fm, Valparaiso)
W273BM (102.5fm, Benton Harbor, Michigan)
W266AE (101.1fm, Coldwater, Michigan)
W242BH (96.3fm, Marshall, Michigan)
W262AF (100.3fm, Parchment, Michigan)


Dr. Dave works behind the microphone at Sarkes Tarzian's Classic Hits/WLDE (101.7fm, Fort Wayne). Starting next Monday (February 6), he will also be heard in mornings at Cox Media's 1980s Rock Hits/WZLR (95.3fm, Xenia, Ohio) and translator W266BG (101.1fm, Dayton, Ohio).

Where Are They Now? Former Adams Radio Group VP/GM Chris Monk becomes the Regional VP for Cumulus Media's Flint and Saginaw, Michigan clusters, and GM of their Saginaw cluster. From 2007 until 2012, Mr. Monk ran those radio stations under previous owner Citadel.


On Monday, a new local sports talk show will launch on iHeartMedia's Sports/WNDE (1260am, Indianapolis), also heard on translator W248AW (97.5fm, Indianapolis). "Flagrant Foul" will be the only live and local Indianapolis morning sports talk show. Dave "Gunner" Gunn and Don Stuck (both from sister Classic Rock/WFBQ (94.7fm, Indianapolis)) will host the show (6am until 9am). Gunner tells IRW: "Flagrant Foul is a game-changer. Currently, there's no Indy-centric morning sports show in Central Indiana. Can you believe that? We have the Colts and Pacers, and no sounding board for your ride into work! That all changes on Monday February 6th. We're jacked up!"

Since the CP expired on January 10, the FCC deleted FCR Broadcasting's CP for translator W267BU (101.3fm, Fishers). The FCC also nixes FCR's previously announced $2000 sale of W267BU to LeSEA Broadcasting.

Where Are They Now? Former WISH-TV Assistant News Director (and former WTWO-TV/Terre Haute producer) Jeff Mulligan becomes Dayside Executive Producer at KSHB-TV in Kansas City.

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

Blaine Thompson
Indiana RadioWatch

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