Indiana RadioWatch: August 14, 2010

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Three notes from the administrative desk:

First, IRW is now on LinkedIn. If you have any tips on using it, do please let us know.

Second, IRW is looking for a bit of information. Broadcast history is fascinating to us, so we are looking for a contact name and email for WGLL in Auburn. IRW believes this station's transmitter site once housed the former WIN-T that is today's WANE-TV in Fort Wayne. If you have any information, please let us know. We did figure out that WGLL's owners (Moore Foundation, Inc.) have no connection to Ed Moore (of WFRN, etc. based in Elkhart, Indiana).

Finally, IRW has more about the question in our last issue regarding the 1950s program "Livewire Clubhouse." It aired on 1380AM WKJG on Sunday afternoons in 1955 and 1956. Dave Lee was the host. Sponsored by I&M (electric company), the show had students from all five Fort Wayne high schools. Might anyone have more information about this show?


The Queen is back: Diane Current exits as business manager at Independence Media's Talk/WNUY (100.1fm, Bluffton) for promotions, and morning show co-host alongside host Pat White at Summit City Radio's Standards/WGL (1250am, Fort Wayne). In addition to the morning show, Ms. Current is responsible for promotions on both WGL and Rock/WXKE (103.9fm, Fort Wayne).


LeSea Broadcasting's Religious/WHME (103.1fm, South Bend) adds Indiana University football broadcasts. WHME added IU basketball last year.

At Talking Stick's Classic Rock/WAOR (95.7fm, Nappanee), former morning show co-host Tommie Lee is now doing weekends and fill in at Midwest Family Broadcasting's Rock/WIRX (107.1fm, St. Joseph, Michigan)


New to mornings (6:00AM until 9:00AM) at Clear Channel's Sports/WNDE (1260am, Indianapolis) is the team of Zakk and Jack. "Zakk" is Dominic Zaccagnini, while Jack is former Indianapolis Colts QB Jack Trudeau. Mr. Zaccagnini worked in Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, and was a managing editor at Indy's WXIN-TV (FOX 59). Finally, the new "Zakk and Jack" morning show is simulcast on Fox Sports Radio (weekends) and on WARF in Akron, Ohio.

Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting's N-T/WFYI-FM (90.1fm, Indianapolis) debuts a new show "No Limits" starting 19 August on Thursday's at Noon*. John Krull, who directs the Franklin College Eugene C. Pulliam School of Journalism, will host "No Limits". Mr. Krull will solicit discussion from callers and listeners who comment via Twitter, Facebook, and email.

On 30 August, McGraw-Hill's ABC affiliate WRTV (Channel 6, Indianapolis) will add 30 minutes to their weekday 5:00PM newscast.

Brandon Gaudin is the new PBP announcer for Butler University basketball, now heard on Emmis' Sports/WFNI (1070am, Indianapolis). Mr. Gaudin moves up from Evansville, where he did PBP for the University of Evansville baseball, soccer, and basketball teams, and was the GM of their radio station WUEV (91.5fm, Evansville). Mr. Gaudin begins his duties in September.

Former WFBQ air personality Jimmy "Mad Dog" Matis is now a salesperson for Emmis' WFNI and WIBC-FM. He started at Monument Circle on 2 August. Mr. Matis will also host the Indianapolis Colts post game show this season across the 47 station strong Indianapolis Colts Radio Network.


FCC Auction 88 finished up with the CP for an AM station on 640am, Terre Haute going to Birach Broadcasting for $53,000. This frequency once belonged to Mike Rice (Contemporary Media), but went off the air in October 2001.


On Monday 2 August, Cumulus silenced both its ESPN affiliate WQKC (1450am, Jeffersonville) and sister Classic Hits/WLCL (93.9fm, Sellersburg). The last song played on WLCL was Don McLean's 1971 classic "American Pie." Both stations originally signed on in 1961, and both rolled their respective formats for roughly eighteen months before Monday's end. Finally, Cumulus COO John Dickey says both stations are for sale, but no firm details have surfaced.


Classic Hits/WSON (860am, Henderson, Kentucky) is sold by Henry G. Lackey to broker Ed Henson's Henson Media. Mr. Henson already owns WMSK (1550am, Morganfield, Kentucky) and WMSK-FM (101.3fm, Sturgis, Kentucky) and plans on keeping each stations' operation separate. Mr. Lackey's family has owned WSON since 1941 when his father Hecht put WSON on the air.

FCC Auction 88 finished up with the CP for a station on 101.1fm, licensed to Bloomfield going to Mid-America Radio Group for $22,000. The other bidders were Music Ministries, Inc., Sarkes Tarzian, Bill Shirk ("William S. Poorman," but of course) and William Willis.

Five and a half years ago, Mark Thomas left as Market Manager for Regent's Flint, Michigan stations and became Market Manager for Townsquare Media's five Evansville stations. Now, Mr. Thomas returns to Michigan and will be Market Manager at Townsquare's Grand Rapids, Michigan stations.

Former Evansville radio host Skip Michaels has died. The 58-year-old Mr. Michaels, born Stanley J. Walls, passed away on 2 July at his Bradenton, Florida home. Mr. Michaels worked on air at WJPX, WABX, and WYNG.

Evansville Vanderburgh School's WPSR (90.7fm, Evansville) is off the air temporarily while they install a new antenna. The new installation results in a slight power increase (from 13,800 watts horizontal only to 14,000 watts horizontal and vertical). Both the new antenna and the extra watts will add coverage for the station. The current antenna dates back to WPSR's 1957 signon.

Employment Opportunities

WFIU Radio and WTIU TV seek a News Producer/Director to join its News Bureau team, consisting of award-winning radio, television, and Internet news professionals. The chosen candidate will supervise interns, part-time reporters, and statewide stringers; anchor NPR programs such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered; host, moderate, and guide the production of public affairs programs; and serve as liaison to national and state news operations.

Located on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, the stations serve south-central and central Indiana through broadcast and a national/international audience through streaming. The bureau has five full-time employees, several part-time staff, and a team of student interns, volunteers, and statewide stringers. The Bureau incorporates radio, television and Internet news in an integrated fashion.


* Bachelor's degree in journalism, telecommunication, or a related field*.
* Two years of work in a broadcast and /or journalism field required; five years preferred.
* In-depth understanding of journalistic principles, particularly as they apply to public media.
* Hands-on experience in writing, reporting, editing, production and on-air delivery in radio and TV.
* Experience supervising teams of free-lance reporters; ability to teach news room protocols to students.
* Experience working with multi-platform technologies and the ability to adapt material to a variety of platforms.
* Ability and judgment to produce a large quantity of work to deadline that matches the quality of NPR productions.
* Ability to function in a fast-paced 24/7/365 news environment.

Note: Include a cover letter indicating how your experience fits this job description, resume, and names and contact information for three references.

Send to: (please reference listing #1926).

Applicants considered for interview should be prepared to provide audition materials (CD or MP3 files) upon request.

Application review begins immediately and will end when a candidate is identified.

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

RadioNOW 100.9, WNOU-FM, Indianapolis #1 Hit Music Station is currently seeking our next executive producer of "The Scotty Show", our top rated morning show, anchored by Scotty Davis.

'The Scotty Show' is the city's only pop culture driven morning show committed to providing fresh, fun and real content every morning to the city of Indianapolis, as well as involvement in all the major events like the Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Butler Bulldogs and too much to name here! (The Scotty Show went to Miami for this year's Super Bowl... sound like fun?)

'The Scotty Show' morning show producer will be responsible for the technical day-to-day operation of the show including:

- Show prep
- Creative brainstorming
- Audio collection
- Promo production
- Intern recruiting and managing
- Daily online blogging and webpage maintenance, including podcasts, facebook, twitter and other social networking.
- Creating and maintaining relationships with the audience, guests and publicists.

The ideal candidate (that could be YOU!) must:

- Must have a broad understanding of 360 brand marketing. Your role must reach farther than just on that on the 100.9FM frequency. Text messaging, web content, video, events, on-demand audio.
- Be very organized and able to meet exact deadlines.
- Already have a full rolodex of publicists, interview contacts and people you can call on the fly.
- Must be able to work and create outside of show hours.
- Live and breathe pop culture... be attached to 'Dancing With The Stars', 'Glee', 'American Idol' and 'The Bachelorette'.
- Previous producer experience preferred but not required*.

Sound like you? Sweet!

Send resume, "Best of" audio, printed press and headshot to: wnou.onair at gmail dot com, with the Subject line: Scotty Show Producer

(5MB limit please, and make sure it is to this email address only)

Email inquires and questions are cool, only after you send your stuff.

Radio-One Inc. is an EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Do you love Notre Dame Football so much that you bleed Blue & Gold? Are you passionate for the News/Talk format? Legendary station NewsTalk 960 WSBT-AM has two job openings for a Local Sales Manager and an Operations Manager. For the LSM position, in addition to overseeing a client list of happy customers, you will manage WSBT-AM's local sales staff and our sales efforts for Notre Dame Football. The Operations Manager position is for all five WSBT Radio Group stations (WNSN, WSBT, WZOC, WHFB-AM & FM). For our OM job, we prefer OM, AC and N/T experience. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to GSM Jim Roberts at: roberts at wsbt dot com. WSBT Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Morning Show Co-Host/Promotions (Full Time)
Company: Star Educational Media Network, Inc.
Station(s): WLAB-FM
Hours: 5am - 1pm and appearances at events as needed.

Job Description: You are the person who loves mornings and loves to communicate a positive message to families and individuals with the Hope of Jesus in a relevant way. You are a team player that can easily accept encouragement and necessary instruction in the growth process of being a part of the STAR team. You can embrace change as well as seek to find new ways to make the morning show more effective through relevant content. You realize that a great attitude can make the work environment conducive to winning. You are a person who is self-motivated and lives to be successful so that you can touch more lives. You realize that flexibility is important in radio and the activities associated with it. Your life exemplifies Christ in your words and actions and you realize that you represent the team and this outreach in all areas of your life. STAR 88.3 is looking for the right team player for the morning show who we prefer has at least 3 years of on air experience. We request at least three references. As part of this position, there will also be responsibilities in Promotions. You will be working closely with the Executive VP of Development. You are creative and organized and have ideas to bring to the table that would further enhance the outreach of STAR 88.3. You have solid people skills that allow you to interact with a variety of people in various organizations and can handle any concerns with others in a professional, caring and Christian manner. You understand the need to represent STAR 88.3 in a positive light. Your positive attitude is very valuable for this role. Experience in promotions will be a plus in consideration of this position. Your presence will be required at many of the STAR 88.3 functions. It is important to recognize your part of the team is getting to serve our community and the listeners.

Please send resume and demo to jobs at star883 dot com. Females and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Benefits include a health insurance package along with major medical/dental

We require a high school diploma, and prefer some college coursework. We prefer at least three years on-air experience. You must provide your own transportation.

We are looking to hire now, so please contact Stephanie Broman via e-mail: jobs at star883 dot com (No phone calls please)

WLAB-FM/Star Educational Media Network, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the creation of a workplace free from discrimination and harassment. We recruit, hire, train, promote, compensate, and provide benefits and privileges to individuals in all job titles without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status. Our company is committed to a fair and equitable workplace where everyone is a respected and valued member of the team.

We are accepting on-air applications for afternoons on WZOW in South Bend. Please send rock demo and resume, with production samples to Karen at u93 dot com. Artistic Media Partners/WZOW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Cox Radio Louisville is looking for p/t or contract traffic reporter(s) to cover weekday am and pm drive traffic reports on 4 stations. No phones calls, but please send your materials to don.nordin at coxmg dot com. Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Artistic Media Partners/Bloomington CHR WBWB is on the hunt for candidates for future openings. Bloomington is the home of Indiana University. Wanna sink the biz just like Obama? Cheer on your favorites at the Little 500? See the Dali Lama speak? Check out all the awesome shows that invade Indy? And win some awards in the process? Then send your package now. B97 is THE market leader and has been totally revamped: New imaging, new music, and a new way of thinking. If you love Today's Best Music, mixed in with some alternative cuts and the best of the 90's, then we want to hear from you. Think you got what it takes? Are you dedicated? Can you take direction? Are you ready to have more fun than you ever dreamed of? Then rush your package, with imaging and production samples to kev at wbwb dot com. No demos longer than three minutes, and no larger than three megabytes. It doesn't matter what format you worked at, as long as you can Rockstar it. Rookies need to apply. Bonus if you have web skills. Snail Mail: B97 Future Openings, 304 State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401. Artistic Media Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Michiana's new #1 News/Talk station, 95.3FM "Michiana's News Channel" is searching for a morning drive host. The program is fast paced, entertaining with high production value. The host is the "quarterback" of the show, leaving the four to six members of the team. MUST HAVES include passion, a knack for pulling compelling audio and booking hard to get interviews, a gift of interationw ith the other players on the program, and ability to shift gears to lead breaking news and weather coverage. This is NOT an opinon based talk show, but rather a high energy, news-based program. The ideal candidate is hungry, self stating, self promotion, an opportunity grabber with a dynamic positive personality and the goal to become a market leader. Am or PM drive host experience preferred. 95.3 MNC has a winning line up featuring Beck, Rush, Hannity, and FOX News. Please send resume and demo to jzimney at federatedmedia dot com. Snail Mail: Jon Zimney, PD/ND, News/Talk 95.3 Michiana's News Channel, 237 W. Edison Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Federated Media is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Artistic Media Partners is looking for a Director of Sales for its four-station cluster in South Bend. Candidates must be able to build and train a professional management team, set and achieve reasonable sales goals, manage local and national sales, hire and train salespeople, identify and execute promotional plans, and devise and implement short and long-term strategic sales planning. Qualified candidates must have a successful record of accomplishment of sales management. If interested, please e-ail your resume to Arthur at artisticradio dot com. Artistic Media Partners is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Come to the land where creativity is not lost. Midwest Communications, Inc. and its stations: 100.7 MIX-FM and 95.9 The Valley based in Terre Haute, are on the hunt to fill their talent bank for possible openings in the near future. The perfect candidates will have on air experience, great production and imaging skills, a passion for radio, love public appearances, have a great attitude and want to win. No time for egos or people who lack that team player mentality. If when you were reading this, you were saying "That's me!," get your demo and resume to Bill Cain, Market Manager, Midwest Communications, 825 S. 3rd St., Terre Haute, IN 47807 or email bill.cain at mwcradio dot com. Midwest Communications, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

WNDV-U93 is a heritage Top 40 in South Bend and we are looking for a mid day team player. Send demo, resume', and off air contribution (i.e. promotions, imaging, etc.) to Karen at u93 dot com. Artistic Media Partners is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

WAZY, WSHP, and WBPE in Lafayette are looking for a Local Sales Manager. Responsibilities include hiring and training sales staff, setting and achieving sales goals, promotional and programming interaction, and cash flow management. If you have three or more years in marketing management experience or direct marketing for radio, demonstrated skills and experience in selling concepts and ideas, a successful track record of team management, proven ability to translate customer needs into successful solutions, strong communication and presentation skills, and are highly motivated to make money, please apply. Qualified and interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Ernie Caldemone: ernie at artisticradio dot com. Artistic Media Partners is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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