Indiana RadioWatch: August 19, 1998

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Shane Albahrani joins Talk/WGL(AM)-FM (1250am, Fort Wayne; 94.1fm, Roanoke).

Urban/WJFX (107.9fm, New Haven) has gone to satellite programming during AM Drive.

Over at ModAC/WYSR (94.1fm, Roanoke), night guy Jerry McCray has exited. Replacing McCray is Clark Kent, who used to do weekends at CHR/WMEE (97.3fm, Fort Wayne) as "Kurt Kramer".

Oldies/WLDE (101.7fm, Fort Wayne) sees former overnighter Miranda Rae slide into the night-time slot. Maria Rocco takes the overnight shift. Rocco arrives in the Summit City from Standards/WMRI (106.9fm, Marion).

Alternative/WEJE (96.3fm, Churubusco) retools its morning show. J.J. Fabini stays, and Chad Silvieus adds morning duties, while keeping his mid-day shift. The new show is titled "Extreme Morning Sickness."

Rock/WBYR (98.9fm, Van Wert, Ohio) welcomes Scott Hamilton to the PD Chair. Hamilton arrives from OM/PD duties at Rock/WXFX in Montgomery, Alabama. Interim PD Roxanne McVay resumes her previous APD/MD duties.


Vernon Egli gets the License to Cover for W300AL (107.9fm, Mishawaka). W300AL broadcasts the CSN International Network, via primary Religious/WQKO (91.9fm, Howe).


Beautiful Music/WEZV (95.3fm, Brookston) is sold to Artistic Media Partners, owners of WAZY(AM)/FM and WGBD (plus several other Indiana stations). Former owner Bomar Broadcasting, pockets $1.8 million.

CSN applies for a station at 89.9fm in Hanna.


AOR/WFBQ's "Bob & Tom" morning show adds two more affiliates: WNCD (Youngstown, Ohio) and KFNX (Amarillo, Texas).

Finally, one call letter change of note: WGGR becomes WBKS, in Greenwood.

Over on the "Radio with Pictures" side, WRTV (Channel 6, Indianapolis) applies for its Digital TV slot, on Channel 25.


Pensacola Christian College applies for its license to cover for W217AS on 91.3fm in Terre Haute.


Rock/WGBF moves to new digs at 1133 Lincoln Ave. in Evansville.

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

Blaine Thompson
Indiana RadioWatch

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