Indiana RadioWatch: February 4, 2016

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Bott Broadcasting's Religious/WFCV (1090am, Fort Wayne) and WFCV-FM (100.1fm, Bluffton) has several pieces of news: With OM Kathy McClish retiring (January 20 IRW), her duties were divided up between Indiana Regional Manager Dale Gerke, Scott Kump (Production Manager) and Rene' Bodine (Office and Promotions Manager). Next, Bott announced it will purchase the CP for W262CK on 103.7fm, in Fennville, Michigan, and will move the translator to Fort Wayne. Bott bought the translator from Family Stations for $30,000.

Where Are They Now? Our best wishes for a speedy recovery to former Fort Wayne DJ (then-WNHT, et al.) Mojo. Mojo was in a car accident, but as a passenger.


Right after we hit "Send" on Monday night's IRW, we heard from several readers who informed us that Jerry Limbert died Monday January 25. Fascinated by radio at an early age, Mr. Limbert earned both a B.S. degree and M.A. degree at what was then Ball State Teachers College. After his B.S., he ran WBST radio, and updated the radio station's antenna system. In 1964, Mr. Limbert moved north to South Bend, and joined what was then a new and experimental radio station: WETL-FM, part of the South Bend Community Schools. Mr. Limbert worked with WETL for 35 years, retiring in 1999, and becoming an Indiana Broadcast Pioneer in 2010. A celebration of life will be held in the spring.

Weigel Broadcasting's ABC affiliate WBND-LD (Channel 57, South Bend) anchor Brian Dorman returned to the air in late January after vocal cord surgery. The surgery sidelined Mr. Dorman for several months.


Olivet Nazarene University's Religious/WTMK (88.5fm, Wanatah) moves tower sites from near Rensselaer to just south of Kouts. They built a thirty foot mast on an existing tower. They also increased their coverage with a power and height increase, from 2000 watts at 167 feet to 3400 watts at 360 feet.


A central Indiana radio engineer passed away Sunday evening. Dave Fort was only 67, and had worked at several central Indiana radio and TV stations, along with extensive work with the Indianapolis SBE Chapter (including their Frequency Coordinator). From several e-mails, I've been able to compile where he worked, though readers aren't sure that it's a complete list:


There's no word on arrangements.

Tanae Howard earns a promotion from anchor/reporter to 11pm evening anchor at Tribune Broadcasting's FOX affiliate WXIN-TV (Channel 59, Indianapolis). "FOX 59" calls their 11pm newscast "NewsPoint." Ms. Howard arrived from WNEM-TV in Flint, Michigan in December 2013.

Media General's CW affiliate WISH-TV (Channel 8, Indianapolis) weekday evening meteorologist Robb Ellis exits to join WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina, as Chief Meteorologist. Mr. Ellis joined WISH-TV in March 2013 from WECT-TV/WSFX-TV in Wilmington, North Carolina. Also, sports reporter Amanda Maynard exited in mid-January. Ms. Maynard joined the TV station in July 2012 from KIVI-TV in Boise, Idaho, where she was Sports Director.

Employment Opportunities

WIBC/Network Indiana is looking for a multi-media platform news talent who can gather and interpret content on multiple platforms, including digital (web, social media) and on-air. The position requires the production and gathering of text, images, audio/video, etc. The ideal candidate will have strong delivery, a versatile mindset for varying tasks, and be a natural storyteller.

Please apply online at

Please send your resume' and air check materials to cedavis at indy dot emmis dot com.

G101-3, the world's most interactive radio station, is seeking its next Midday host. You'll do live middays on The G (Adult Top 40) and voicetrack evenings on our A/C sister station. Can you do a great show with phones, remotes and appearances, plus keep yourself plugged into our historic community? We need someone that can hit the ground running! If you think you can handle local, creative radio in a non-corporate environment and blend in with our talented yet dysfunctional staff you can E-mail your info to rickduncan at g1013 dot com ("Midday/Promotions" in the subject line)

Whitewater Broadcasting is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Federated Media is currently accepting applications for the position of Promotions and Events Coordinator for our South Bend Radio Group.

The position encompasses all facets of the radio business on-air, on-line and in person. It requires multi-tasking along with managing people and your own personal time. Problem Solving Skills required.

As Promotions and Events coordinator you will be responsible for, but not limited to:

Working hand in hand with Program Directors and General Sales Managers to plan, schedule and execute contests, promotions, and events.

Hiring and scheduling of part time employees for live broadcasts and events

Implementing Interactive elements of marketing campaigns and events. (mobile, email, online, social media)

Making sure the listener experience at live broadcasts & events is a memorable one

This is a very enjoyable job but requires you to bring your best to the office every day. It is a job where no two days are alike and will be a job that is always evolving to meet the demands of each station's needs. Requires working on evenings and weekends as needed. Two to three years' experience and/or marketing degree preferred.

Interested? Contact Stephanie Michel at smichel at federatedmedia dot com.

Confidentiality assured. Federated Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Looking for that one of a kind GSM who has a great work ethic, loves live local radio, enjoys coaching, training, and recruiting. Loves being on the street not behind a desk, working alongside account executives in the field. This GSM will maintain a small account list. Must be a creative thinker out of the box ideas. Strives to meet and exceeding goals, needs promotions and creative writing skills. Must enjoy being a part of the community. We are a private radio group, decisions made onsite not by corporate. Great work environment, long standing employees, small town atmosphere. Great pay and incentives. If this is you and you are looking to make a change in 2016 please call me personally and we can move forward after a conversation. Please send resume to cam.pflum at star1069fm dot com. Hoosier AM/FM Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Indiana Country - WKKG - South Central Indiana's #1 country heritage station, is looking for our next morning show superstar. If you can deliver an upbeat, LOCALLY relatable, music-driven show then send me your best stuff. Local is how we win, so you'll be expected to seek out ways to get involved in the community. We offer a competitive salary, great benefits including 401(k), excellent work environment and an exceptional community. E-mail your resume and demo to John Foster, Station Manager at jfoster at wkkg dot com. White River Broadcasting is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Blaine Thompson
Indiana RadioWatch

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