Indiana RadioWatch: February 23, 2002

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Some odds & ends in this issue - the rest of that stack in our first March issue out this weekend.


PM Drive guy Julian Allison exits after nearly 2 years at Urban/WJFX (107.9fm, New Haven). The new lineup is...

6am - 10am - Weasel (from 5am - 10am)
10am - 3pm - Sammy Suarez (from overnights)
3pm - 6pm - Phil Becker (from middays)
6pm - 10pm - Randy Alomar

Brian "BK" Kendall exits Rock/WBYR (98.9fm, Van Wert, Ohio).


Rick Duncan, OM at Whitewater Broadcasting adds PD duties at Country/WCNB(AM) & WIFE-FM (1580am, 100.3fm; both Connersville)


Brill Media Company recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. They own several Evansville radio stations (WBKW/WKDQ/WOMI/WSTO/WVJS), other radio properties in Colorado, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, several Michigan newspapers & buying guides, was forced into bankruptcy by its bondholders who took them to bankruptcy court last month. According to several of Tom Raithel's articles in The Evansville Courier & Press, the company will operate under the supervision of the court, not owner Alan Brill. Bondholders petitioned the court for involuntary bankruptcy back in January; asking the court to place the company in Chapter 7 which would have closed the business entirely and made for an asset sale so proceeds could be used to pay off debt. According to court filings, the company owes $136.2 million and have less than $527,000 in cash. Also, the filings state that as of 30 November 2001, the company had income of $6.3 million and interests expenses of $17.6 million. IRW will keep tabs on this unfolding saga for sure and follow-up as news occurs.

Employment Opportunities

WFMG is accepting T&R's for afternoons with possible MD duties. Send your packages yesterday to: Whitewater Broadcasting, 2301 W. Main St., Richmond, IN 47374, ATTN: Operations Manager. Whitewater Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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