Indiana RadioWatch: August 7, 2004

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News Director Kevin Morse exits at N-T/WOWO (1190am, Fort Wayne).


On the heels of their recent format change, Rock/WWLV (102.3fm, New Carlisle) changes call letters to WOZW, reports You'll remember that on 28 July, WWLV flipped formats from Soft AC ("Love Songs 102.3") to a rock simulcast with sister Artistic Media station WZOW (97.7fm, Goshen).


Hunter, APD/MD/afternoons at CHR/WAZY (96.5fm, Lafayette) exits.


A peculiar FCC Action caught our eye yesterday morning (as first mentioned in AllAccess). The action involves Emmis' N-T/WIBC (1070am, Indianapolis). The FCC is investigating an informal objection by David Smith to WIBC's license renewal. While possibly unfamiliar to most Hoosier broadcasters, Smith has been after the FCC to penalize Emmis sister station WKQX (101.1fm, Chicago, IL) for its Mancow Muller morning show. Robert Feder's column in The Chicago Sun-Times mentions that Smith, a senior policy analyist for the Illinois Family Institute, claims the show is indecent and harmful to children. Recently, Muller has sued Smith, claiming harassment (amongst other things). According to WIBC station officials, Smith believes that Emmis Communications is behind this lawsuit (they're not), therefore Emmis is unfit to be a licensee. More on this as the story develops.

Contemporary Christian/WGRL (93.9fm, Fishers) welcomes Kurt Wallace to mornings. Wallace joins from PD/mornings at WVFJ in Atlanta, Georgia. WGRL PD David Wood wants to have a duo or group morning show, so expect more announcements soon.

Dan Pantos is promoted to Promotions Director at Hot AC/WENS (97.1fm, Shelbyville) and AC/WYXB (105.7fm, Indianapolis). Pantos replaces Melissa Hook.

Employment Opportunities

Indianas top-rated NBC station and its 24/7 weather sister station are searching for a meteorologist to provide weather expertise, technological superiority, supervision of personnel and vendors and on-air forecasting. This unique blend of on-air and off-air responsibilities is designed for a meteorologist with demonstrated forecasting and graphic producing abilities. Overseeing a five person department and maximizing our weather technology for accurate and compelling forecasts are primary responsibilities. In addition, there is a regular on-air profile on the Skytrak Weather Network, fill-in forecasting on WTHR and forecasting during severe weather. We are primarily Weather Central clients and also utilize a 9,000 watt Doppler and a storm-chasing vehicle as part of our technological profile. Ideal candidate has a minimum of five years weather anchoring/producing experience and is a certified AMS meteorologist. Qualified candidates please submit your resume and tape to: WTHR-TV, Human Resources Job # 24-610, 1000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. WTHR/WALV are equal opportunity employers.

93-5 & 96-7 MAX...MAXimum Classic Rock has rare openings for part time air personalities and board operators. This is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor of one of the most dynamic radio stations in the Backyard Broadcasting company. If you are self-motivated and have the ability to target our prime demo, send your CD and Resume ASAP to:

Brian Thomas
MAXimum Classic Rock
800 East 29th Street
Muncie, Indiana 47303

MAX and the Backyard Broadcasting Company are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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