Indiana RadioWatch: June 17, 2000

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After 14 years at CHR/WMEE (97.3fm, Fort Wayne), the last 2 as PD, "Captain" Chris Didier departs the heritage CHR for Oldies/WLDE (101.7fm, Fort Wayne). There, he'll do afternoons.

Meanwhile, back at WMEE, no announcement has been made yet about a new PD. One other unrelated development tho. WMEE adds SuperRadio's "Open House Party with John Garabedian" on Saturday and Sunday nights.

Rock/WBYR (98.9fm, Van Wert, Ohio) morning show producer "Psycho" Joel Haas departs.

Over on the TV side, WINM (Channel 63, Angola) files a DTV Maximation Amendment with the FCC. They'll be doing their DTV on Channel 12.


The FCC filings showed a sale of AC/WLRX (95.7fm, Nappanee) to Talking Stick Communications.

Congrats to John Dille, president and CEO of Pathfinder Communications, on being elected Vice Chairman of the Radio Board for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).

Congrats also to Mike Shannon, morning man at Oldies/WGTO (910am, Cassopolis, Michigan). Shannon recently celebrated his 15th year in the South Bend market. Shannon's stops in South Bend include WRBR, and WHLY/WJVA.


Holly Johnson, morning co-host at Country/WMDH (102.5fm, New Castle) adds afternoon drive duties at Metro Networks in Indianapolis. Johnson replaces Robin Collins who departs for news director duties at AC/WGLM (106.7fm, West Lafayette).


CHR/WZPL (99.5fm, Greenfield) night guy Ted Striker departs for sunny Florida. There, he'll be PD & mornings at CHR/WILN in Panama City.

That's all for this shortened issue. Starting with the next issue, we'll be putting in a small list of additions to our website (URL below). IRW appreciates all the kind comments, corrections, and additions we've received since our last issue. Since our last issue, we've added to our list of radio station websites, along with an archive of older issues of our publication. We're working on filling in the gaps in that archive. Also, in this issue, you'll find a revised copyright statement at the end of this publication.

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That's it for this issue! See you in two weeks...

Blaine Thompson
Indiana RadioWatch

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