Indiana RadioWatch: June 18, 2018

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Northeast Nexstar's CBS affiliate WANE-TV (Channel 15, Fort Wayne) adds two new reporters: Rachel Russell and Tony Sandleben.

Ms. Russell graduated from Ball State University, where she reported and anchored for four years at NewsLink Indiana. Ms. Russell also interned at WANE-TV while at Ball State.

Mr. Sandleben also worked for NewsLink Indiana for five years, along with reporting for Indiana Public Radio, a five radio station network based at WBST (92.1fm, Muncie).

Indiana Nocturne is an eclectic classic rock show hosted by Russ Dodge and Devon Dean, and it's based at Kids First's Variety/WITT (91.9fm, Zionsville). The show added another affiliate: Allen County Public Library's Variety/WELT-LP (95.7fm, Fort Wayne), which airs the program on Wednesday evening (6pm until 7pm) and Friday evening (11pm until Midnight).


Warsaw tower climber and Armey Satellite Systems owner Joe Armey died last Thusday. Age 49. Mr. Armey handled all sorts of tower and satellite work. Calling will be tomorrow (June 19) from 2pm until 4pm and 6pm until 8pm at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 East Sheridan Street, Warsaw, IN 46580. The funeral will be held at the same location on Wednesday June 20 at Noon. Burial will follow in Warsaw’s Oakwood Cemetery.


Last Friday, Nexstar Broadcasting's MyTV affiliate/WNDY-TV (Channel 23, Marion) implemented their channel share with sister CW affiliate/WISH-TV (Channel 8, Indianapolis). WNDY gave up their RF channel 32, selling it for $17.8 million in the spectrum auction. WISH-TV operates full power RF channel 9 and a digital replacement translator on RF channel 17. For viewers, nothing changes: WNDY is still channel 23, and all viewers need to do is re-scan.

Southwest Where Are They Now? Former WFIE-TV (Channel 14, Evansville) News Director Scott Galloway will leave WTOC-TV (Savannah, Georgia) at the end of this month, capping a 32 year career with Raycom Media.

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

Blaine Thompson
Indiana RadioWatch

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