Indiana RadioWatch: April 28, 2001

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According to an article IRW saw in The Evening Star (Auburn), the new news director at AC/WLKI (100.3fm, Angola) is Josh Hornbacker. Hornbacker replaces Brook Steed who moves on into the position of City Planner for The City of Angola.

Where are they now? Former Rock/WBYR (98.9fm, Van Wert, Ohio) morning sidekick Joel Haas is now with XM Satellite Radio in Washington, DC.


New to WVPE (88.1fm, Elkhart) is Lee Burdorf. Burdorf, the station's new program manager, arrives from Fort Wayne where he was last a newsperson at News-Talk/WOWO (1190am, Fort Wayne).


WAJW (89.9fm, Chesterton) hits the air simulcasting WFMU in East Orange, New Jersey. According to FMedia!, the station isn't id'ing itself though.


The Bob & Tom Show, syndicated through Premiere Radio Networks, and based at Classic Rock/WFBQ (94.7fm, Indianapolis) adds KNHK in Reno, Nevada to their affiliate lineup.


Cross Country Communications sells Religious/WXLN (1570am, New Albany) to Mortenson Broadcasting. No purchase price reported.

Good Shepherd's CP in Versailles now has calls: WKRY (88.1fm, Versailles)


Salt & Light's KXJH-CP (90.1fm, Linton) is sold to The American Family Association. The FCC files indicate it's granted with condition. IRW believes that condition might be a change in calls since a K-callsign is rare in these parts.


According to The Associated Press, Wendell Hudson, assistant news director at WVUB (91.1fm, Vincennes) is the new president of the Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association Board of Directors. Hudson succeeds Robert Borrelli of WNDU-TV (Channel 16, South Bend). Congrats to Wendell!

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

Blaine Thompson
Indiana RadioWatch

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