Indiana RadioWatch: May 29, 2013

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Mark Osborn returns to radio sales management as the new Director of Sales for the Oasis Radio Group trio of radio stations (WBTU, WHPP and WJFX). For many years, he worked at Federated Media, ending his tenure there in the same role for their Fort Wayne radio stations.


Bair Communications' Oldies/WROI (92.1fm, Rochester) completes a CP and increases ERP to 6000 watts at 187 feet.


Where Are They Now? Yesterday, former WASK-FM PD Mark Allen joined KIAI in Mason City, Iowa as PD and morning host.


Indiana Community Radio Corp. sells its W296BA (107.1fm, Connersville) for $55,000 to Rodgers Broadcasting Corp.

Taylor University Broadcasting, Inc. receives a CP for a translator W267BN (101.3fm, Marion).

Race and Vanessa Ashlyn both exit Vox/Marion. Mr. Ashlyn was GM there, while Mrs. Ashlyn did middays for Vox's Country/WCJC (99.3fm, Van Buren). Bryan Spies replaces Mr. Ashlyn in the GM chair. Sam Adams replaces Mrs. Ashlyn in middays.


Entercom Adult Hits/WNTR (107.9fm, Indianapolis) flips format to Hot AC as "Indy's Mix" under OM/PD JR Ammons. Mr. Ammons debuts the airstaff: JoJo Morales (mornings), Sheryl Stewart (middays), Dave Smiley (temporarily afternoons; along with mornings at sister WZPL) and Chase Daniels (nights). Sports/WXNT (1430am, Indianapolis) promotes Hunter to APD. Over at sister Hot AC/WZPL (99.5fm, Indianapolis), Hunter does nights and is APD. Mr. Ammons also promotes WZPL afternooner Nikki Reed to Music Director.

John Cardenas leaves the GM chair at Dispatch Broadcasting's NBC affiliate WTHR-TV (Channel 13, Indianapolis) for a promotion to VP/News for Dispatch's TV stations and GM at Dispatch's CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio (WBNS-TV). Mr. Cardenas worked at WBNS (News Director) from 1999 through 2010, before assuming the GM chair at WTHR-TV.

Also at WTHR, meteorologist Kyle Mounce arrives from WPSD-TV in Paducah, Kentucky.

Lori Wilson will join LIN Media CBS affiliate WISH-TV (Channel 8, Indianapolis) in mid-June as 5:00PM anchor and evening reporter. Ms. Wilson arrives in the capital city from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's WCAU-TV.

Tribune Broadcasting FOX affiliate WXIN (Channel 59, Indianapolis) welcomes Kerri Cavanaugh as news director, starting June 17. Ms. Cavanaugh last worked at Tribune sister TV station WXMI-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she was news director since 2010. Ms. Cavanaugh's television career also includes stops in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (WSFL), Tampa, Florida (WFTS), West Palm Beach, Florida (WPEC) and Tuscaloosa, Alabama (WDBB).

Where Are They Now (Part 1)? Former WRWM morning co-host Monica Lunsford now co-hosts mornings at KUPL in Portland, Oregon.

Where Are They Now (Part 2)? Former WISH-TV News Director Patti McGettigan is now an Executive Producer at WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio.


Word Power, Inc. receives a CP for a translator W232CJ (94.3fm, Casey, Illinois).


Indiana University's NPR/Classical WFIU (103.7fm, Bloomington) adds The TED Radio Hour on Sunday from 4:00pm until 5:00pm.


Barry James recently retired from Chicago radio, as the PD of their WILV. In the late 1970s, Mr. James worked overnights (and worked his way up to middays and Music Director) at WGBF (1280am, Evansville).

Mark Evans exits the news department at South Central's AC/WIKY (104.1fm, Evansville) and moves west to San Diego, California and the morning news chair at KOGO(AM).

Today in Indiana Radio History

In 2003, 93.1fm, Clarksville (then WYBL) flips format from country to jazz.

Employment Opportunities

Emmis Communications' WIBC/Indianapolis is reloading with more live and local talk programming. Our next afternoon host will talk about things that make others talk about them... someone that understands the difference between displaying/relating conservative sensibilities vs. ideology alone. If you want the job, you'll need to be as comfortable talking about Mark Zuckerberg as Marco Rubio and Ryan Lochte as Paul Ryan. If you can connect the dots on what commonalities make both "The O'Reilly Factor" and "Chelsea Lately" work you could be ready to pull off the kind of show we are looking for. Insatiable curiosity required. Amaze us with your demo, writing examples, and anything else that conveys why your skills and talents will keep us relevant through the next decade. Send to dwood at indy dot emmis dot com.

South-Central Indiana's number one country radio station, Indiana Country WKKG, is on the hunt for a marketing consultant to develop strong, lasting business partnerships and build successful marketing programs for radio and the web. You'll be working from an established client list as well as creating new business relationships. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, professional character and the ability to work in a competitive and diverse market. The selected individual will receive a competitive compensation package including salary, plus commission, health and life insurance benefits and 401(k) pension plan. Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter including salary history by May 31st, to Personnel, White River Broadcasting Company; P.O. Box 1789; Columbus, IN 47202, or email jobs at wkkg dot com. The White River Broadcasting Company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Hoosier AM/FM is seeking an experienced media Account Executive to join the sales team of our four-station cluster in Muncie-Marion, IN. This person will be responsible for prospecting and developing new business as well as growing and maintaining existing accounts. A positive attitude and excellent verbal and written communications skills are a must. This is a full time position. Hoosier AM/FM offers a competitive compensation package including Medical, Dental, Paid Vacations. Minimum education level is High School diploma or equivalent. Resume and letter of introduction are to be sent to indianaradiojobs at yahoo dot com. Hoosier AM/FM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nexstar Broadcasting in Terre Haute is looking for a News Director to lead and supervise all aspects of news, weather and sports programming production. Manages staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the News Department. Develops news coverage strategy for the station and its website. Critiques newscasts on a daily basis and provides mentoring. Responds to coverage questions. Performs other duties as assigned. Bachelor's degree in broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Minimum five years' experience in news programming production, with at least two years' experience in a leadership role. Experience guiding, directing and motivating subordinates. Experience establishing long-range objectives. Experience preparing and maintaining departmental budgets. Send cover letter and resume to: Tim Sturgess, VP/GM, WTWO-TV, PO Box 9268, Terre Haute, IN 47808, or via email: tsturgess at wtwo dot com.

Sales Manager for Backyard Broadcasting Indiana

Tired of Wall Street or Corporate Bigwigs dictating your day to day biz? Immediate opportunity at the market leader Hot AC station and Sports station duo. Enjoy the family lifestyle of a Midwest university town less than an hour's drive from Indianapolis! Are you hungry to get results that will help our local advertisers grow their businesses? Do you have a non-transactional sales mentality with an exceptionally positive attitude and a relentless "get it done" work ethic? The ideal candidate possesses hunting instincts and excels at coaching and training account executives to present client-focused marketing plans to local, direct decision makers. If you are a true sales professional ready to lead your people and manage the accounts, we want to talk to you. 4+ years in media sales and/or sales management experience needed. Send your resume and cover letter telling why you are perfect for this opportunity to Amy.Dillon at bybradio dot com. Backyard Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Eagle Tower Services, Inc., committed to continuing improvement and to being the lowest cost provider of tower services consistent with a high degree of quality, professionalism, and safety, is seeking a BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE to engage in outside sales leading to growth of our business. Our primary market is Indiana and surrounding states, specializing in AM/FM and television, but also serving customers in paging, wireless Internet and 2-way radio including commercial, utilities and government. We are a full service tower company engaged in routine maintenance, component installation and new tower construction. This is a contract commission position with generous commission and superb customer service support. The ideal candidate will have excellent knowledge of the broadcast industry throughout Indiana with excellent people skills in working with and providing excellent service to broadcast engineers and, often, station general managers. We proudly serve some of the finest names in Indiana broadcasting and wireless communications. If this is of interest, please send your resume to Terry Garrity, Eagle Tower Services, Inc., P.O. Box 387, Arcadia, IN 46030; E-MAIL: terry.garrity at eagletowerindiana dot com and feel welcome to visit our website at to learn more about what we do. Eagle Tower Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F.

A quality multi-station cluster in a beautiful, historic small community is seeking a radio news anchor/reporter interested in informing listeners in multiple counties who depend on the stations to be their primary news source. Additionally, the candidate will have a passion to do high school sports play-by-play. Here is a chance to become an integral part of the lives of listeners by demonstrating skill and insight into their issues and interests. If you are looking for a community to call "home" while doing important work as part of a talented team of radio pros, send a package demonstrating your experience and talent in news writing, reporting, and newscast delivery as well as your play-by-play to: Rick Duncan, Director of Programming, Whitewater Broadcasting, 2301 W. Main, Richmond, IN 47374. Whitewater Broadcasting is an EOE and encourages the hiring of females and minorities.

FOX 59 WXIN, a Tribune Broadcasting station, seeks an experienced Anchor/Reporter who thrives on breaking news, enterprising stories and working under tight deadlines. The successful candidate will also regularly post content to the station's website and social media outlets. Degree in broadcast journalism or related field and at least 3 years anchoring and/or reporting experience in a television newsroom required. Job Description: Presents news and information on news and other station programs and covers news stories when not anchoring. Represents WXIN/WTTV-TV to the public viewing audience. Reads stories on regular scheduled newscasts and other programs produced by the station. Writes and/or proofreads stories on assigned broadcasts. Acts as general assignment reporter when not performing anchor duties. Consistently contributes story ideas for newscasts. Develops and maintains productive relationship with news contacts and sources. Works with producers, reporters and associate producers on assigned news broadcast. Regularly posts content to the station's website and updates social media sites. Monitors news feeds when necessary. Answers viewer phone calls and mail. Performs public speaking engagements and makes other appearance deemed important to the station image by management. Develops community contacts. Other duties as assigned by supervisor. Qualifications Necessary: College degree in broadcast journalism or a related area of study. At least 3 years experience anchoring regularly scheduled news broadcasts on a commercial or public television station and/or reporting for a broadcast news organization. Effective writing skills. Good organizational skills. Must be able to accept constructive feedback and criticism designed to enhance individual's performance. Ability to appear live in a broadcast to deliver reports in a professional and effective manner. Ability to perform duties and make decisions under deadline pressure. Must have a clear understanding of web and social media outlets. Send resume, cover letter stating position desired, and referral source plus a non-returnable DVD with your latest newscast to Human Resources, WXIN-TV, 6910 Network Place, Indianapolis, IN 46278. EOE.

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