Indiana RadioWatch: August 24, 2004

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ABC affiliate WPTA-TV's (Channel 21, Fort Wayne) went off the air on Sunday 15 August, due to a failed IOT tube. WPTA was off air from about 9am Sunday morning until mid-afternoon Monday (16 Aug). On Monday afternoon, the station returned to the air at about 50% power. WPTA was off the air overnight into Thursday morning (8/19) for repairs. It's now back at full power.


With Hunter's departure as APD/PD at CHR/WAZY (96.5fm, Lafayette), Stephanie Patterson becomes APD/MD while retaining her Promotions Director duties. Update: Hunter left CHR/WAZY (96.5fm, Lafayette) for nights at WHZZ in Lansing, Michigan.


Emmis Communications settles its indecency cases with the FCC by signing a consent decree. Emmis will make a voluntary contribution of $300,000 to the U.S. Treasury, and the FCC will end all indecency proceedings against the company. No word on how this will affect Emmis N-T/WIBC (1070am, Indianapolis)'s license renewal. The FCC hasn't approved the renewal - yet.

Contemporary Christian/WGRL (93.9fm, Fishers) flips calls to reflect its new "Song" moniker, chosing WISG ("Indianapolis' SonG")

With Daystar's recent $4 million purchase of Butler University's WTBU (Analog Channel 69/Digital Channel 44), IRW hears they're now WDTI, but we've seen no FCC acknowledgement - yet.

Susquehanna Indianapolis installs HD Pro Tools system in its production wing.

Jay Rio arrives at Rhythmic CHR/WHHH (96.3fm, Indianapolis) from afternoons at WGBT in Greensboro, North Carolina.


Keith Allen exits as PD at CHR/WSTO (96.1fm, Owensboro, Kentucky) for Panama City, Florida and Director of Programming for WILN and WYYX, as well as Afternoons at WILN.

Employment Opportunities

Account Executive (Available 09/06/04). Qualifications: College degree or equivalent experience in sales. Duties for qualified candidate will include selling, servicing, and collecting accounts daily. The candidate will be expected to call on new business to help create a marketing plan. Qualified candidate will report to Gloria Millspaugh, Sales Manager of Lite Rock 106.9 and 860 WGOM.

Interested candidate should send resume to: Gloria E. Millspaugh - Sales Manger - Lite Rock 106.9 (WMRI) - P.O. Box 1538 - Marion, IN 46952.

Deadline for applications is September 3rd. WMRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

WCJC is looking for it's next great radio personality. Must be creative, fun and energetic. Are you the person who wants to be an active part of our company and community? Looking to fill this position ASAP.


Solid on-air and production experience, strong communication and delivery, great phone skills, SAW, Cool Edit, Goldwave, PSA's, and remote broadcasts. AudioVault experience is a plus.

Send air check and resume to: Operations Manager WCJC Radio Box 839 Marion, Indiana 46952

Or, e-mail short mp3 and resume to wcjc at comteck dot com. No phone calls, please.

That's it for this issue!

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