Indiana RadioWatch: September 1, 2015

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I sat down today to write a complete IRW, and then two significant stories developed today:

This morning, we lost Chris Caggiano. His broadcasting adventure includes:

Dayton, Ohio (PD/NSM at WVUD-FM)
Princeton, New Jersey (Assistant Manager/Sales Manager WHWH(AM))
Brookfield, Connecticut (GM WINE(AM) and WINE-FM)
Columbus, Ohio (GM WBNS(AM) and WBNS-FM)
Celina, Ohio (Owner WKKI-FM)
Muncie (Owner WERK(AM)/WERK-FM)
Van Wert, Ohio (Owner and GM WERT(AM)/WERT-FM)

Then into the GM chair at WBYR-FM when it launched as "98.9 The Bear" in early 1989.

This isn't a comprehensive list.

No word yet on arrangements.

This evening, I learned of several on-air departures at Sarkes Tarzian's Hot AC/WAJI (95.1fm, Fort Wayne). I don't have a complete list, but I noticed that every DJ name disappeared from the "Best FM" "Contact Us" webpage.

Employment Opportunities

Do you love live, local radio? Have a passion for local advertisers and promoting local businesses? Do you love to do remotes? Have great production & copy writing skills? If yes, then we need to talk. In addition to being Production Director, you'll be on the air on our Country and Hot AC stations - weekends and filling in when someone's on vacation. Must have on-air experience, and having Country or AC/HotAC experience would be helpful. Are you familiar with vCreative, Adobe Audition, or WOAFR? Even better! Email your aircheck/production demo/resume' with references to vanessa at wmri dot com. Serious inquires only please. Hoosier AM/FM, LLC. is EOE - and a really great company to work for!

Nexstar Broadcasting Group is seeking an experienced television professional for a very exciting Vice President and General Manager opportunity to oversee its Evansville, Indiana broadcast and digital operations. The successful candidate will have full oversight of ABC affiliate WEHT-TV, CW affiliate WTVW-TV(through a shared services and joint sales agreement with Mission Broadcasting), BounceTV and associated digital assets associated with

This rare opportunity to lead dominant operations in DMA #103 is the result of an internal station group promotion. These legacy television stations have been the recipients of multiple industry, affiliation and state-wide broadcasting awards and proudly serve the tri-state area with an experienced and tenured staff in the market.

Referred to as the River City, Evansville is situated on the Ohio River Valley and is regarded as the commercial, medical and cultural hub of Southwestern Indiana, but the DMA serves the tristate area of Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. Its broad economic base has provided Evansville with vibrant financial stability and vitality. The market is home to a rich academic diversity between the University of Evansville, University of Southern Indiana, Murray State, Ivey Tech and an expanding IU School of Medicine. Additionally, there are strong affiliations in the region from neighboring Indiana University, and the Universities of Louisville and Kentucky. The entire Tri State region is rich in heart, and its residents have a deep sense of community and caring. Deep Midwest values and attributes make Evansville a People's Choice "best city" to live, work and play.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated results in leading sales driven organizations and developing revenue across multiple platforms, as well as promoting teamwork within all station departments. In addition, a track record of success in maintaining a focus on the bottom line, and a broad range of programming experience with an emphasis on localism is essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the fastest growing broadcasting group in the country and oversee formidable television and digital operations that have a myriad of exclusive local production, the most local and regional sports programming and a dominant competitive position in the market. We are looking for someone who has the experience to take our operations to the next level by capitalizing on the strength of these stations' assets and superior staff, while creating new revenue opportunities through strategic planning and differentiation. Therefore, we seek a stakeholder, someone who is engaging, promotes good citizenship and wants to pursue an opportunity to advance their career.

All interested parties are to apply online at

Nexstar 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:

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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