Indiana RadioWatch: May 7, 2014

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Oasis Radio Group's Rhythmic CHR/WJFX (107.9fm, New Haven) PD/midday host Brooke Taylor exits for nights on the Radio Disney radio network. Before leaving, Ms. Taylor said goodbye to Fort Wayne.

Where Are They Now? Former WOWO and WKJG OM Dan Mandis becomes a full time talk show host at at WWTN-FM in Nashville, Tennessee, where he hosts a show from Noon until 3pm, Central Time.


Schurz Communications' CBS-affiliate WSBT-TV (Channel 22, South Bend) chief meteorologist Paul Emmick exits to start a voiceover career. Before arriving in South Bend last August, Mr. Emmick worked at E.W. Scripps' ABC affiliate WRTV-TV (Channel 6, Indianapolis), Louisville, Kentucky's WDRB-TV and Nexstar ABC affiliate WEHT-TV (Channel 25, Evansville), along with seven years at The Weather Channel.

Weigel Broadcasting's ABC affiliate WBND-LD (Channel 57, South Bend) reporter Jason Aubry exits and joins WGCL-TV in Atlanta, Georgia as a reporter.


Hoosier Broadcasting Corp. sells its CP for translator W279CL (103.7fm, Anderson) to Woof Boom Radio for $22,172. Of note, Woof Boom owns News-Talk/WHBU (1240am, Anderson). If Woof Boom builds this 38 watt translator as the CP currently specifies, it will broadcast at nearly 200 feet up (Horizontal only), from the WQME (98.7fm, Anderson) tower, southeast of Pendleton.


LIN Media's CBS affiliate WISH-TV (Channel 8, Indianapolis) adds several to their investigative team. Karen Hensel becomes chief investigative reporter. WISH-TV adds producer Doug Moon and photojournalist/editor Brett Bensley. Former Louisville, Kentucky (WDRB-TV) investigative reporter Bennett Haeberle moves to WISH-TV.

Charly Arnolt joins Tribune Broadcasting's FOX affiliate WXIN-TV (Channel 59, Indianapolis) as a sports reporter and anchor. Ms. Arnolt last worked at Tribune sister FOX affiliate WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Missouri.


Let's give an update on the former Contemporary Media radio stations: 640am, 1230am and 107.5fm.

640am: Birach Broadcasting received FCC approval to move the CP for 640am, Terre Haute to Peotone, Illinois, south of Chicago. Birach will shut off and surrender the license to their WMFN(AM) in Zeeland, Michigan (Grand Rapids market) to make this move happen.

1230am: Midwest Communications will pay $100,000 to Bott Broadcasting for WYGJ-CP (1230am, Terre Haute). Midwest will shut off and surrender the 1300am license (WBOW).

107.5fm: The 107.5fm will be a Class B non-commercial radio station. There are three applicants, and we're trying to determine the latest on a possible share-time agreement.


Today, Jasper on the Air's AC/WITZ(AM) and WITZ-FM (990am, 104.7fm; both Jasper)will tear down their original 500 foot tower built in 1948 and put up a brand new tower. Construction should take about three weeks.

Also, IRW tips its hat to Business Manager Jeri Weisheit, who celebrated 40 years with WITZ Radio.

Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools receives a CP for its LPFM WJWS-LP (93.7fm, Jasper). The transmitter will be located at Jasper High School.

Employment Opportunities

This is your chance to create your own future. Star 106.9 (WXXC-FM) is seeking an experienced media Account Executive to join our sales team. This position comes with a good list of billing accounts, plus, you'll be responsible for prospecting and developing new business in the Muncie area. A positive attitude and excellent verbal and written communications skills are a must. Full-time position with competitive compensation package including Medical, Dental, Paid Vacations. Salary is commission-based. Must have outside sales experience. Minimum education level is High School diploma or equivalent. Resume and letter of introduction are to be sent to jclark at 1069wxxc dot com. Hoosier AM/FM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Looking for your dream job as a market leading News/Talk and Sports GSM? Federated Media/South Bend is a family-owned, innovative, and legacy media company based in Northern Indiana in the heart of Notre Dame country. You are 90-minutes away from Chicago and less than an hour from the beach. This market is a great place to raise a family and has some of the most affordable housing in the nation. We have all the top radio brands (Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Fox News, ESPN, etc.), plus a local all-news morning show, a great local PM-drive talk host, and one of the best interactive teams in America. The station already has ratings success. Now all we need is the right leader to take us to the next level. You'll need to show demonstrated experience at leading a spoken-word radio sales team and a proven track-record of success. Interested? Send your package to Market Manager Clint Marsh: cmarsh at federatedmedia dot com. Federated Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Radio One Top 40 WNOU (RadioNow 100.9)/Indianapolis hunts for a gifted evening entertainer, a.k.a. nighttime superstar! Qualified candidates for this big-time position must be social media monsters, have great phone skills and be ready to take over the city of Indianapolis. Liner jocks need not apply, and please, spare us from applicants who read "horror-scopes" as entertainment or think that reading the weather forecast counts as a content break. If this interests you, please send your resume aircheck to lbaldwin at radio-one dot com. Radio One is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

WIMC/WCDQ/WCVL, Crawfordsville, IN, is looking to hire a person ready to host a locally based morning show and assist the program director. Some of the responsibilities will include: Hosting a morning show from 6AM until 9AM each weekday, writing, editing and anchoring daily news broadcasts, scheduling on air guests from the local community, identifying saleable elements of the morning show, writing commercials and promotional announcements, producing commercials and promotional announcements, and personal appearances at remotes and community events. Must be able to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines. Email resume and references to dapeach at forchtbroadcasting dot com or mail to Dave Peach, GM, PO Box 603, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Forcht Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Join the sales staff at WIMC Thunder 103.9, WCDQ True Country 106.3 and WCVL AM 1550! Forcht Broadcasting is looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic sales person who enjoys working with others and the community. If you want to break from the normal routine, send your resume to dapeach at forchtbroadcasting dot com or mail it to PO Box 603, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Forcht Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

WZZY Winchester, Indiana is looking for our next Morning Show host. Not only will you be the morning "voice" of our A/C station but through your work and interaction within the community you'll also be the "face" of the station as well. Plus you'll VT evenings on our winning Adult Top 40 sister FM and do plenty of remotes and appearances on both stations. Even if you've never done Mornings before send along your best. Our former host has been with us for 13 years so we believe in longevity and loyalty. Send along an on-air sample (please keep it short) and resume to rickduncan at g1013 dot com. Or you can mail it to 2301 W. Main St. Richmond, IN 47374. Whitewater Broadcasting is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

WGTO AM-FM is looking for a salesperson to handle local and regional sports and general market sales. Position pays high commission rate but requires a self-starter who can operate without direct supervision. List is unrestricted and the right candidate can name his or her territory. This person will be responsible for prospecting and developing new business as well as growing and maintaining existing accounts. A positive attitude and excellent communications skills are a must. WGTO is the local voice of Cass County Michigan and the home of local high school sports. The music format is Classic hits with a live local swap shop program, Dowagiac High School Football and University of Michigan football and afternoon talk with Ed Shultz. WGTO is 3000 watts at 910AM and FM at 101.1 WGTO covers Cass County as well as Niles, And St Joe Benton Harbor in Berrien County and South Bend Indiana. Send letter of introduction and or resume to WGTO at larrylangford at aol dot com. WGTO welcomes applications from ALL interested persons as an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Blaine Thompson
Indiana RadioWatch

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