Indiana RadioWatch: April 1, 2009

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Our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Federated Media Country/WQHK-FM (105.1fm, Decatur) and Hot AC/WMEE (97.3fm, Fort Wayne) Assistant OM and MD Dave Michaels. Michaels was injured in a hit-and-run accident while driving to the radio station on Wednesday 25 March. His automobile was t-boned by another vehicle, which then tried fleeing the scene. Michaels remains in the hospital with multiple injuries (five broken ribs, broken collarbone, broken pelvic bone, bruised kidney, and a concussion), though he should be home soon. Michaels is also afternoon host on WQHK-FM ("K-105") and that shift is being handled for now by K-105 OM Rob Kelley. Michaels will be off work for at least the next four to six weeks.

Chris Larko's duo of stations - Oldies/WBZQ (1300am, Huntington) and Hot AC/WMYQ (101.1fm, South Whitley) add "The Huckabee Report" on both stations at 9:00AM and on WMYQ at Noon and 5:00PM.


Partnership Radio's Urban AC/WUBU (106.3fm, South Bend) changes its directional pattern, aiming it now more to the southeast. That means a new antenna was added from the same tower site as before, on top of the City Center Building at West Washington Street in South Bend. This DA adds coverage into Mishawaka, Elkhart, and (rather unexpectedly) Benton Harbor, Michigan. This entire project was possible after the tower site move of Russ Oasis's Adult Hits/WVBB (106.3fm, Columbia City) a few years ago.


Sarkes Tarzian AAA/WTTS (92.3fm, Bloomington) debuted a new show - "Indy Underground" on Monday (30 March) from 10PM until 11PM. The show features music from local bands, along with indie and underground music.

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

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