Indiana RadioWatch: February 5, 1998

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Welcome to the premiere issue of Indiana RadioWatch. We'll be issuing this biweekly with a basic summary of the radio news here in Indiana. Here we go...

AOR/WXKE (103.9fm, Fort Wayne) morning man Doc West swaps shifts with afternoon guy Buzz Maxwell.

Talk/WGL (WGL(AM) & FM [1250am, Fort Wayne; 94.1fm, Roanoke]; and WGLL [1570am, Auburn]) drop talk for sports, primarily from One-on-One Sports. Don Imus does remain in mornings.

As a result of the switch in format, they drop G. Gordon Liddy, Tom Leykis, Art Bell, and local talk host Rusty Humphries all exit.

Alternative/WEJE (96.3fm, Churubusco) drops Jacobs Media as a consultant, so gone also is "The Edge" (Jacobs holds a servicemark on that term). Also, PD Sean Smyth departs for KGDE in Omaha, Nebraska.

AllAccess reports that Emmis' Classic Rock/WNAP (93.1fm, Indianapolis) adds Howard Stern in mornings. Stern will be heavy competition for hometown morning duo Bob & Tom, heard on crosstown SFX's Rock/WFBQ (94.7fm, Indianapolis).

CHR/WNDU(AM) & FM (1490am, 92.9fm; both South Bend) PD/MD Bill Mitchell moves to WHDG in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, where he will become PD and morning drive guy.

That's it for our premiere issue! See you in two weeks...

Blaine Thompson
Indiana RadioWatch

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