Indiana RadioWatch: July 13, 2015

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Breaking this morning, hackers may have found their way into the computers at Wabash Valley Educational Media's Modern Rock/WXXR-LP (97.3fm, Terre Haute) and broadcast a message. About 7:30PM last night, a thirty minute broadcast aired from the hacking group "Anonymous," then everything went back to normal. Station officials continue investigating what happened.

Former northwest Indiana broadcaster and journalist Tom Higgins passed away last week, after battling cancer for three years. Mr. Higgins worked in LaPorte, Gary, Valparaiso and Merrillville. More recently, Mr. Higgins was News Director and Anchor at Northwest Indiana Public Broadcasting's PBS affiliate WYIN-TV (Channel 56, Gary), hosting "The Tom Higgins Show," an interview show with newsmakers and celebrities.

Let's ink down the on-air lineup at Cumulus' Classic Hip Hop/WRWM (93.9fm, Lawrence): PD Jay Michaels handles middays, Zakk handles both imaging and afternoons, and Miss EKlass takes nights. Zakk arrives from weekends at Radio One's CHR/WNOW-FM (100.9fm, Speedway). Miss EKlass arrives from weekends at Radio One's Rhythmic CHR/WHHH (96.3fm, Indianapolis).

Speaking of Radio One, Keisha Nicole joins Rhythmic CHR/WHHH (96.3fm, Indianapolis) in afternoons. Ms. Nicole last worked at Alpha Media's Urban/WGZB (96.5fm, Lanesville).

After nearly thirty years, Schurz Communications' CBS-affiliate WSBT-TV (Channel 22, South Bend) anchor Cindy Ward retires. Ms. Ward started her TV news career in Stebenville, Ohio, then Lexington (WLEX-TV) and Louisville (WAVE-TV), befoer her move to Michiana.

After nearly two decades, Quincy Broadcasting's FOX affiliate WSJV-TV (Channel 28, Elkhart) anchor Traci Capellman exits for the world of Public Relations.

After 18 months, Federated Media's Rock/WBYR (98.9fm, Woodburn) GSM Stephanie Todich exits for Florida. Rob Livergood replaces Ms. Todich. Mr. Livergood previously sold for Federated Media, and also held sales management roles at the former Summit City Radio Group and the former Independence Media.

Media General's CW affiliate WISH-TV (Channel 8, Indianapolis) welcomes several new faces:

Meteorologist Marcus Bailey joins from WMBD-TV in Peoria, Illinois.

Reporters Elizabeth Choi (from WTVG-TV in Toledo, Ohio), Evan Johnson (from WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee), Laura Kennedy (from KOLR-TV in Springfield, Missouri), Jessica Lauren (from WESH-TV in Orlando, Florida), Tim McNicholas (from WNWO-TV in Toledo, Ohio), and Joe Melillo (from WIVB-TV in Buffalo, New York).

Where Are They Now? Former Then-WDJB/Fort Wayne DJ Craig Russell now handles mornings at WKHM in Jackson, Michigan.

Employment Opportunities

Blind Box: Full Service AM/FM seeks PD/Afternoon drive. This is a small-town music station with a long community service tradition. If you've always wanted to super serve your city of license, now's the chance. You'll do a little bit of everything: On-Air, Promotions, Production, and you'll flex your creative radio muscles. This isn't "liner card" radio. Please send resumes to me, and I'll forward them along. This employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Entercom WNTR (1079 The Mix)/Indianapolis has a rare opening in morning drive.

We're looking for a fun and energetic co-host. You must be intelligent, outgoing, out-spoken, street-credible, quick witted, enthusiastic, team oriented, determined, detail oriented, a pop culture fanatic, and fun. You will need to be social media fluent and PPM friendly.

You must be ready and willing to share your life with our growing audience. You should be brilliant at the basics of great radio and have some production and web skills. You'll have plenty of opportunities for endorsements and appearances. If you live the lifestyle of a 33-44 year old woman, you watch the shows, love the music, see the movies and have no secrets on the air, and love to work. To get your name in contention for this EOE position, please send us your resume and aircheck to chase at indysmix dot com.

WICR-FM/HD Radio at the University of Indianapolis is accepting applications for a Director of Programming. This is a full-time, exempt staff position.

The Director of Programming is responsible for all content airing on and related to WICR-FM/HD 1, HD 2, and HD 3. This includes oversight of Internet and social media content for all three channels. Additionally, this position provides programming input for UIndy-TV 5, a student-run, campus closed circuit, cable TV channel. The Director of Programming provides assistance in teaching select courses and leads the effort to coach student on-air personalities.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required in communication, telecommunications, media or a related field; master's degree preferred. At least three years of commercial and/or public radio programming experience (preferably both) and at least five years of experience as an on-air personality on commercial or non-commercial radio stations (preferably both); some teaching/training experience; experience in non-commercial educational radio environment preferred. Knowledge of public and commercial radio programming methods and techniques; ability to develop, select, and schedule programs that connect channels to target audiences; basic understanding of using Nielsen Audio ratings data for program review; ability to coach and develop student air talent; significant knowledge of scheduling using radio automation systems (Audio Vault experience a plus); proficiency in using digital audio editing software (Adobe Audition experience a plus); significant knowledge of selecting music and using scheduling software (Selector experience a plus); ability to use social/interactive media to promote broadcast and related content; and ability to build and maintain relationships with community stakeholders, most notably non-for-profit arts organizations, in regard to locally-produced radio programming and web content. Prefer knowledge of public radio programming and distribution services; some knowledge of jazz and classical music; and basic understanding of television program development, scheduling, and promotion.

Apply electronically at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Indianapolis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

DLC Media, Inc. has a job opening for an Account Executive at True Oldies 104.9 WAXI. We are the exclusive Terre Haute area home for Oldies/Classic HIts, The Bob & Tom Show, Indiana University Sports, Bears, Pacers and local high school sports. Our office and studio is located in Parke County just 25 minutes north of Downtown Terre Haute.You must have dependable transportation. Our customers are located in the Rockville, Clinton, Terre Haute, and Brazil area. We provide a base salary and a good customer list with great potential. If you follow our sales system you can make above average income. However, patience is required as you learn new skills. We provide 2 weeks paid vacation, paid holidays and paid sick days. We provide $200 monthly travel allowance. We even pay 67% of Medical Insurance premiums for you and your family. We provide 100% paid Life Insurance. If you have what it takes you can build a great career. Retail and/or sales experience preferred. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to dlcmediainc at gmail dot com. DLC Media, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit our website for more information:

Experienced News Director wanted to lead a fantastic news team in beautiful Northeast Indiana.

Our next News Director will lead our stations' news operation, both on-air and on-line. If you are passionate, sharp and love to enrich viewer's lives, you're what we're looking for.


* Ability to meet deadlines while handling multiple tasks.
* Preparing and maintaining departmental budgets.
* Developing news coverage strategies for 2 TV stations and an extensive arsenal of digital properties.
* Minimum 5 years experience in TV news and a Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field.
* Working with other department heads to establish and reach goals.
* Developing your staff through critiques, training and mentoring.
* Exemplary oral and written communications skills.

Never considered Northeast Indiana? Well, you've been missing out! Reasonable cost of living, affordable homes, beautiful lakes, great sports and accolades galore from some of the nation's leading publications. Centrally located from Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit and Cincinnati, everyone loves Northeast Indiana as a contender in a land full of kings. You can make your mark here, and you will. Visit and you'll learn our story.

Please apply online at, or send your cover letter and resume with references. Submit to: WPTA / WISE, 3401 Butler Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46808, to the attention of Don Osika, General Manager or email to dono at 21alive dot com. Please tell us where you saw this opportunity. EOE.

DLC Media, Inc. is hiring! We need a full-time Multi-Task Broadcaster to work in the Washington/Vincennes, Indiana market. The successful applicant will produce a "live" weekday show as well as production duties. This job also includes part-time radio and interactive sales. Previous "On-Air" and Sales experience is required. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to dlcmediainc at gmail dot com, or mail to Dave Crooks, President & General Manager, 800 West National Hwy, Washington, IN 47501. DLC Media, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Are you looking for a career with one of the fastest growing media companies in the United States? Are you looking for a career with a company that believes local is how you win in today's competitive marketplace?

Adams Radio Group-Fort Wayne has an opening for a morning host on Soft Rock 1039. Take a listen to the station, see if you'd be the right fit, and show us your best! At Adams Radio Group, we believe each person makes a big impact. We take the smartest and most passionate team-oriented people we can find and put them in an environment where they can thrive. We value customer service, teamwork, and fun.

The right candidate will have:
* At least 3 years of full-time on-air experience
* A passion for local radio
* The ability to connect with our listeners and community
* The drive to build our brand
* Flexibility (your talents will also be used on our other stations)

Fort Wayne is affordable, a great place to live, and a great place to work in radio. If you can demonstrate you have a successful track record, understand what it takes to win, and have a great attitude...then we should talk! Send your resume, 3 minute mp3 air-check and a sample of your production skills to: Robbie Mack, softrock1039jobs at

Adams Radio Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Federated Media's heritage WOWO, Fort Wayne is seeking a news director. Fort Wayne, Indiana's #1 radio station, a 50,000-watt news, weather and talk service station has a rare opening for a full-time news director/anchor to join our Marconi winning team. If you're hard working, have a dynamic personality, strong news delivery, ability to command attention through storytelling, have successful interactions with on-air partners and want to work for a station the community adores and loves, we're looking for you. We're one of Indiana's premiere news stations celebrating 90 years in the community -- and with a 50,000 watt AM signal with a FM simulcast, we're the most-listened-to station in our market. Responsibilities include news anchoring, reporting breaking news, attending sporting events and other paid appearances, leading a fully staffed newsroom as someone who leads by example and possibly fill-in hosting duties. An ideal candidate is energetic, efficient and capable of multi-tasking in a lively, fast-paced environment. This sometimes requires weekend and evening hours, both on the street and in the radio station. WOWO is also unique because of a local TV partnership. We simulcast one hour every weekday morning on our local NBC affiliate, as well as live TV traffic updates in the afternoon. This means future candidates must be comfortable with frequent TV exposure. You'll also be working with one of the best crews in the business, along with a great company to back a positive environment. To be considered, please send a resume via e-mail to operations manager Ryan Wrecker at: wrecker at wowo dot com or mail your stuff to Ryan Wrecker, WOWO Radio, 2915 Maples Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46816. No phone calls please. Federated Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Account Manager - WJOB radio and - WJOB and are looking for two self-starters to join their marketing team - one full-time and one part-time person. WJOB is a heritage radio station in Hammond, Indiana, 20 miles from downtown Chicago. is the podcast and web site for popular morning host Jim Dedelow. The station and show have great momentum for radio and web-based offerings.

Full-time - Bachelor's degree in marketing or business and 3+ years experience

Part-time - Bachelor's degree in marketing or business or 3+ years experience

Duties/skills: Develop print and internet marketing materials for radio and web offerings, Distribute materials to local businesses and regional buyers, Work with station manager on long-term marketing goals, Attend meetings of local business and marketing groups, Visit existing clients to strengthen relationships, Build on existing popularity and strength to bring in new business, Create proposals, communicate contract arrangements to clients.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Must be an independent worker comfortable with digital media. Send resume to: Debbie Wargo at debbie at wjob1230 dot com

Network Sales Manager, Adams Radio Group, Fort Wayne

Are you looking for an exciting career with one of the fastest growing media companies in the United States? Are you looking for an exciting career in radio with a company that believes having great local products is how you win in today's competitive marketplace? Adams Radio Group-Fort Wayne has an opening for a Network Sales Manager. At Adams Radio Group we believe each person makes a big impact. We take the smartest and most passionate team-oriented people we can find and put them in an environment where they can thrive. We value customer service, teamwork, and fun.

The position of Network Sales Manager is responsible for: Developing revenue on our eight Fort Wayne stations by utilizing our news, weather and traffic products, Developing compelling sales presentations for local and regional advertisers, Maximizing revenue opportunities, Network inventory management

If you can demonstrate you have a successful track record beating or exceeding goals, the ability to create new revenue opportunities, and possess leadership skills that set you apart from others...then we should talk!

Adams Radio Group-Fort Wayne owns and operates 8 stations in the greater Fort Wayne area. If you think you're qualified, please send your resume and references to: Chris Monk, Adams Radio Group-Fort Wayne, 2000 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46819. You can also e-mail your material to: chrismonk at argfw dot com.

107.5 WABX is looking for an Assistant Program Director/Afternoon Drive Personality for 20 year Heritage Classic Rock 107.5 WABX. No liner card readers please. You must have the skills to help lead WABX as an Assistant Program Director. We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package. A valid driver's license and good driving record are required. Send your air check and resume TODAY to Rusty James at rusty.james at mwcradio dot com or snail mail to Rusty's attention at 1162 Mt. Auburn Road, Evansville, IN 47720. 107.5 WABX and Midwest Communications are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

News Director/Anchor, WFFT-TV, Fort Wayne: If you are an experienced broadcast journalist with on-air and newsroom leadership experience, then we are interested in you. You must be a compelling on air anchor with an added ability to write the competitive and strategic master plan for the newsroom. This is a great opportunity for someone to join and lead a highly competitive and accomplished FOX newscast that has earned four Emmy nominations and twice awarded Best Newscast. The successful candidate must have an understanding of local news, as well as the ability to coach reporters to be enterprising with their story generation, as well as compelling and relevant with their content. Must have the ability to effectively deliver product on multi-media platform and make it relevant to the next generation of news viewers. This is a unique opportunity to take an award winning product to the next level. Solid news judgment, great communication skills and exceptional leadership are a requirement. Fort Wayne is located in northeast Indiana and is the second largest city in Indiana and the 76th largest city in Country. The Fort Wayne market is an extraordinary place to live and work, offering affordable living and an active lifestyle. Fort Wayne has been honored with several awards for quality of life and is a multiple winner of the All American City Award. Please send resumes and support materials to: WFFT Fort Wayne, Attn: Bill Ritchhart, 3707 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne IN 46807, Or via e-mail: britchhart at wfft dot com. Nexstar Broadcasting is an equal opportunity employer.

WXKE/Fort Wayne is looking for a new morning show. If you love and understand the Classic Rock lifestyle and can relate in a contemporary fashion, then we want to hear from you. Salary is negotiable. Full benefits are available. Please send air-check and resume to: demersjobs at gmail dot com. "WXKE Mornings" must be your subject line. Adams Radio Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Blaine Thompson
Indiana RadioWatch

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