Indiana RadioWatch: April 20, 2017

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FOX Television will receive $160.7 million to vacate the spectrum of WPWR-TV (Channel 50, Gary).

Mid-America Radio's W231BT (94.1fm, Martinsville) already has a CP to move to 97.5fm, change city of license to Logansport and run 250 watts on a tower that's east of Logansport, near the Wabash River. Mid-America Radio recently filed an application to move from 97.5fm to 94.9fm.


The FCC recently announced the auction winners from their spectrum auction.

Trinity Broadcasting will earn over $20 million from vacating the spectrum of TBN-TV affiliate WKOI-TV(Channel 43, Richmond). Trinity says the TBN format will remain on the air for central Indiana viewers, but hasn't elaborated on any details.


Dept. of Corrections: Nexstar Broadcasting will earn $17.8 million from vacating the spectrum of MyTV affiliate WNDY-TV (Channel 23, Marion). The MyTV affiliation will move to a digital subchannel of sister CW affiliate WISH-TV (Channel 8, Indianapolis).

Also at WISH-TV, Brady Gibson joins as morning executive producer. Before joining WISH-TV, Mr. Gibson worked a half mile up North Meridian Street as an executive producer at Scripps' ABC affiliate/WRTV-TV (Channel 6, Indianapolis). In January, FTVLive says that Mr. Gibson left WRTV-TV after a Twitter rant about Dispatch Broadcasting's NBC affiliate WTHR-TV (Channel 13, Indianapolis).

Radio One has a CP for W236CR (95.1fm, Frankfort) to move the translator City of License to Indianapolis. Radio One recently filed an application with the FCC to revise the DA pattern. Both the CP and application specify 250 watts.


James Ruedlinger, P.E. rejoins Electronics Research Inc. (ERI) in a newly created position: Senior Vice President, Engineering, overseeing both RF and Structural Engineering Groups. Mr. Ruedlinger worked for ERI from 2000 through 2014. In between, Mr. Ruedlinger worked as an Engineering Manager for Crown Castle.

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

Blaine Thompson
Indiana RadioWatch

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