Indiana RadioWatch: April 2, 2016

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Media General's CBS affiliate WANE-TV (Channel 15, Fort Wayne) added an extra hour to its "First News Saturday." No other Fort Wayne TV station has a Saturday morning local news block. Before we leave 2915 W. State St., reporter Sara Wagner exits to join WHAS-TV in Louisville, Kentucky, as a reporter. Ms. Wagner first joined WANE-TV as a producer, then became a reporter.

Bart Schacht earns a promotion from account executive, and becomes DOS at the Sarkes Tarzian/Fort Wayne radio stations: Hot AC/WAJI (95.1fm, Fort Wayne), Alternative/WAJI-HD2 (95.1fm, Fort Wayne) also heard on translator W258BY (99.5fm, Fort Wayne) and Classic Hits/WLDE (101.7fm, Fort Wayne).

Best wishes to WOWO PM Drive talk show host Pat Miller on his upcoming kidney transplant. Here's audio from when he told his listeners.


Nikki Reid exits middays at Sound Management's CHR/WNDV (92.9fm, South Bend), and joins KTBT in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ms. Reid began this week in afternoon drive.

Where Are They Now? Former WBND-LD reporter Jasmine Norwood joins WDCW-TV in Washington, DC.


Cumulus files a lawsuit against Hoosier AM/FM, LLC and production director Amanda Rollen. Douglas Walker at The Muncie Star Press says the lawsuit claims that Ms. Rollen violated her non-compete agreement with Cumulus by joining Hoosier AM/FM on October 20, 2015; about three weeks after leaving Cumulus. The non-compete agreement had a 50 mile radio, and the five Hoosier AM/FM stations are within 50 miles of Cumulus' WMDH-FM. Cumulus seeks damages and legal fees.

Let's detail the radio landscape here:

In Marion, Hoosier AM/FM owns:

Talk/WBAT (1400am, Marion)
Country/WCJC (99.3fm, Van Buren)
Sports/WMRI (860am, Marion)
Hot AC/WXXC (106.9fm, Marion)

In Muncie, Cumulus owns:

C&W/WLTI(AM) (1550am, New Castle)
Country/WMDH-FM (102.5fm, New Castle)

Woof Boom Radio's CHR/WLBC (104.1fm, Muncie) Production Director/PM Drive Brian Casey recently took over the MAXimum Music Morning Show at sister Classic Rock/WMXQ (93.5fm, Hartford City). Mr. Casey replaces "Rockin' Randy" in mornings.


Last July, Jay Michaels exited as OM at Talking Stick Communications' News/WRSW (1480am, Warsaw), and Classic Rock/WRSW-FM (107.3fm, Warsaw), and OM/PD of Country/WAWC (103.5fm, Syracuse). Mr. Michaels returns to the airwaves as "Jay Dillon" in afternoons at Cumulus' Country/WFMS (95.5fm, Fishers). Why the name change? Simple: There's another radio DJ in Indianapolis named Jay Michaels, and he also programs Cumulus/Indianapolis sister stations Classic Hip Hop/WRWM (93.9fm, Lawrence) and Classic Hits/WJJK (104.5fm, Noblesville).

Media General's CW affiliate WISH-TV (Channel 8, Indianapolis) adds one and another departs: Megan Sanctorum joins as a reporter. Ms. Sanctorum last worked in Toledo, Ohio at WTOL-TV, as a reporter. Next month, anchor and reporter Teresa Mackin will exit to join the communications staff at Indiana University's Kelly School of Business at IUPUI. Ms. Mackin joined WISH in early 2012, after leaving WKOW-TV in Madison, Wisconsin.

Christopher Ayers will soon exit Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting's N-T/WFYI-FM (90.1fm, Indianapolis). Mr. Ayers served as WFYI's Morning Edition news anchor. Mr. Ayers will become the Morning Edition local producer at WESA-FM in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Where Are They Now? Former then-WGRL night jock Chris Clare will begin as PD at WTHT-FM in Portland, Maine on April 11.


We remember a former VP/GM of Terre Haute's WPFR Radio: Tony Clark. Mr. Clark passed away last week at age 60.

This Week (and last week) in Indiana Radio History

March 20: In 2008, WLZQ (101.1fm, South Whitley) changes call letters to WMYQ.

March 22: In 2008, John Larsh ("Jack Armstrong") dies. The fast talking DJ worked at Indianapolis' WIFE(AM) and WIFE-FM.

March 23: In 1992, 101.9fm, Brownsburg signed on as WQFE. Today, it's WKLU. In 1996, Chris Underwood did his last live overnight shift at Fort Wayne's WOWO, as "The Voice of a Thousand Main Streets" continued a format transition from music to its current News/Talk format.

March 24: In 1994, the former WJLT became WLDE in Fort Wayne. This stunt gained national press coverage, as the station aired multiple versions of "Louie, Louie," as part of a transition stunt between beautiful music and oldies.

March 25: In 2005, Indianapolis' WENS flipped formats from Hot AC ("Real 97.1") to Country, as WLHK "Hank."

March 26: In 1996, Paul Phillips moves to a weekday evening talk show on News-Talk/WOWO.

March 27: In 1996, at Midnight, WQHK (1380am, Fort Wayne) flipped formats from Talk ("Hot Talk 1380") to Standards ("Radio Hollywood"). 1380am flipped call letters to WHWD. In 2005, WFJZ (106.7fm, Hicksville, Ohio) flipped formats from Jazz ("Smooth Jazz 106.7") to AC "Froggy 106.7" as WFGA ("Froggy Garrett Auburn"), and here's how it sounded.

March 28: In 1948, 1450am, Fort Wayne signed on as WANE. Today, it's WLYV. In 2000, Indianapolis' Classic Rock/WNAP (93.1fm) flipped formats to CHR. Today, it's WIBC.

March 29: In 1922, WOH radio signed on in Indianapolis, sharing time with WLK. Both stations signed off in 1923.

March 31: In 1925, WOWO signs on.

April 1: In 1947, 100.7fm/Elkhart signs on as WTRC-FM. Today, it's WBYT. In 1951, 91.5fm, Evansville signs on as WEVC ("Evansville College"). Today, it's WUEV. In 1965, 95.9fm/Wabash signs on as what's still WKUZ. In 1990, 89.5fm/Henderson, Kentucky signs on as what's still WKPB-FM. In 2004, WWEG (102.5fm, Orleans) became WNUF.

April 2: In 1994, 93.5fm/Chandler signs on as WNTC. Today, it's WLFW.

Employment Opportunities

Swick Broadcasting Corporation, Angola, Indiana (an Equal Opportunity Employer) is searching for a News & Content Director for our flag ship station WLKI FM 100.3 Angola The ideal candidate has a clear understanding of fair, balanced and non-sensationalized news radio. Applicant should have a general understanding of news, government and law and the ability to build a successful newscast. The candidate duties include writing and generating news for on-air and web publishing, interviewing news makers, producing local news casts, attending public meetings. The ideal candidate will take pride in our Indiana award winning news department. Minimum of 2 years of small market on-air news experience preferred. A solid work performance is required as you will be considered to fill a news vacancy that has been held for over 14 years by the previous. Send resume, salary requirements, audio and writing samples to Operation Director Will Mashione. Will at wlki dot com. No phone calls please. Swick Broadcasting Corporation. Angola, Indiana 46703. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Operations Director - West Lafayette - WBAA

Description: Responsible for scheduling prerecorded and live programming on all WBAA content channels including AM/FM/HD2 platforms. Maintain program schedules and logs for all stations. Oversee and troubleshoot broadcast transmitters. Schedule regular and holiday/special programming on automation system. Manage automation system to achieve the highest quality broadcast service for all content channels. Position reports to the Director of Content.




Bachelor's degree.
One year of experience with public media operations.
Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required work experience.
Experience with broadcast automation systems.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Self-starter, highly motivated, along with ability to work well on a number of projects simultaneously and effectively.
Proficiency with computer software.
Detail-oriented, organized, dedicated and results-oriented.
Broadcast operational trouble shooting skills.


Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting, Electrical Engineering or related field.
Familiarity with public radio distribution platforms including Content Depot and PRX.
Knowledge of web platforms including NPR's Core Publisher.
Computer troubleshooting skills.

Additional Information:

A background check will be required for employment in this position.
FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

More, here:

WIMC/WCDQ/WCVL, Crawfordsville is looking to hire a full time outside sales person with prior sales experience or a marketing/broadcast education. This person will handle some existing accounts plus prospect new businesses in Montgomery and surrounding counties. Must be able to handle multiple projects, meet deadlines and monthly sales goals. Must have reliable transportation. Mail resume and references to dapeach at forchtbroadcasting dot com or mail to Dave Peach, GM, PO Box 603, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Forcht Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lake City Media Group (an Equal Opportunity Employer) is searching for a News & Content Director for our local News & Information Station, "News Now Warsaw" (1480-AM & 99.7-FM). The ideal candidate has a clear understanding of fair, balanced and non-sensationalized news radio. Applicant should have a general understanding of news, government and law and the ability to build a successful newscast from start to finish. The perfect candidate will lead our news department and be willing to do what it takes to get the accurate story first. Duties include writing and generating news for on-air and web, interviewing news makers, producing local news casts, attending press conferences and/or meetings, monitoring local scanner traffic for lead generation and will take ownership in our acclaimed news department. Minimum of 1-2 years of small market on-air news experience preferred. Send resume, salary requirements, audio and writing samples to Program Director Kris Lake at klake at lakecitymediagroup dot com. No phone calls, please. Lake City Media Group is part of Federated Media.

89.1 WBOI (NPR News and Diverse Music), and Classical 94.1 WBNI seek a Chief Engineer for the two public radio stations serving Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana. We are a growing organization in the process of relocating to a new facility in two-to-three years, which will include substantial investments in new equipment, new studios and production facilities. You will be an important part of our team while enjoying considerable autonomy and responsibility as our Chief Engineer.

The Chief Engineer is responsible for all technical and building operations and maintenance. Position reports directly to General Manager, and works closely with the Program Director and other staff. Occasional night and weekend work is necessary, with availability to respond 24/7 as needed. You must have the technical knowledge to operate and maintain two radio stations and all associated operations, be able to climb ladders, work in small spaces and have the ability to lift 50 pounds. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate technical issues to non-technical personnel are important. The ability to solve problems, think creatively, work independently, and troubleshoot is highly valued.


AASEET Degree or similar
5 or more years of radio broadcast engineering experience
Knowledge of FM broadcast and STL transmission systems including combiners
Ability to troubleshoot and repair FM and HD transmitters and associated equipment
Minimum 3 years of experience with Broadcast Electronics AudioVault Delivery Systems for both time-based and control-based satellite automation
New construction involving studio and transmitter sites
Familiarity with FCC rules and regulations
Network administration and IT support for Microsoft Windows Server and Windows 7 & 8 operating systems
PBX management
Drafting budgets for expenses, capital expenditures, and projects
Valid driver's license and means of transportation

The following experience will be particularly beneficial:
Work with AudioVault FLeX
Experience with Axia Livewire or Wheatstone Wheat-Net audio over IP solutions
Knowledge of IP based phone systems
Familiarity with Microsoft Exchange
Traffic and music software automation integration
Engineering remote broadcasts and live performances
Experience with FTP delivery systems

Please include resume and narrative/cover letter detailing how your experience relates to the job duties and qualifications of this position.

Position is open until filled.

E-mail resume and cover letter to: Peter Dominowski, President and General Manager, at: pdominowski at nipr dot fm.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and do not discriminate with regard to race, gender, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.

DLC Media's True Oldies 104.9 WAXI--FM needs a Marketing Consultant. Retail Sales and/or Marketing Sales background. Team Player, energetic, Problem solver. Good people skills and an effective multi-tasker. Must have good computer skills and can create customized presentations. We require a high school graduate with some college preferred. Retail background a plus. We provide basic training and daily support. We offer a monthly Salary/Draw of $2,500 with commission opportunities and bonus money. We pay 67% of your personal and family health insurance premiums. We offer a Simples IRA Retirement plan and will match your contribution up to 3% of your annual income. We provide monthly travel allowance as well as 2 weeks paid vacation plus paid holidays and paid sick days. We have a great team environment. DLC Media, Inc. owns and operates Radio Station True Oldies 104.9 WAXI-FM as well as Memories 107.9 WAMW-FM and The General 95.9 & 1580 WAMW. We have a LMA with Vincennes University's 96-7 Jack FM WFML. We are seeking a local direct sales professional. Candidate must display strong communication skills. The winning candidate will focus most of their time selling advertising on WAXI which serves the Terre Haute area market with our exclusive Oldies format, The Bob & Tom Show, Cubs Baseball, IU Sports, High School Sports and other local programming. While we do offer special sponsorship opportunities we are looking for a person who can probe and find ways to help local retailers with their marketing needs with customized solutions. You must understand retail and the challenges business owners face. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume today to; Dave Crooks, President & General Manager at dlcmediainc at gmail dot com. or mail to 800 West National Hwy Washington, IN 47501. DLC Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

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.

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 all for this issue. Thank you for your continued support.

Blaine Thompson
Indiana RadioWatch

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