Indiana RadioWatch: September 2, 2013

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I'm looking for an e-mail address for the folks that take care of WGLL(AM) in Auburn. Or, perhaps whoever does the engineering for that radio station? Thanks so much.

More Federal Communications Commission decisions from the 2003 translator window means another round of construction permit applications. Please read about several of those below.


Fort Wayne Public Television's PBS affiliate WFWA-TV (Channel 39, Fort Wayne) briefly went off the air for several technical improvements. WFWA raised its ERP from 90kW to 153kW and replaced the transmitter, retiring a Harris Diamond CD transmitter (operated at 5.5kW) for a new Larcan Cool Dock transmitter (operated at 9kW).

The first WOWO weatherman recently passed away. Charlie "The Weatherman" Billiard died at age 95. Mr. Billiard worked at WOWO for ten years. After WOWO, Mr. Billiard taught English at South Side High School in Fort Wayne and later at Georgia State University. Mr. Billiard died in Peachtree City, Georgia last Monday.

After going silent for nearly a year, WNRL-LP (105.9fm, Ligonier) returned to the air at Noon on Tuesday 27 August with a mix of Hispanic and Contemporary Christian music.


CSN International applies to the FCC for Construction Permits to build two translators on 106.3fm, licensed to Lafayette and on 96.7fm, licensed to Logansport.


Horizon Christian Fellowship applies to the FCC for a Construction Permits to build two translators on 98.3fm, licensed to Anderson and on 102.1fm, licensed to Pendleton.


Davidson Media Group's Regional Mexican/WNTS (1590am, Beech Grove) went off the air for a few days, while "La Ley 1590am" moved to a new studio location. I'm working on finding out more.

Radio 74 Internationale applies to the FCC for Construction Permits to build two translators on 107.1fm, licensed to Greenfield and on 106.7fm, licensed to Knightstown.

This Week in Indiana Radio History

September 1: In 1928, what's now WGL (1250am, Fort Wayne) signed on. Coincidentally, in 1965, what's now WGL-FM (102.9fm, Huntington) signed on. In 1998, then-WHWD (1380am, Fort Wayne) flipped formats from Adult Standards to Sports. In 2006, then-WXTW (102.3fm, Auburn) flipped formats from Alternative to Spanish. Also, then-WYLT (103.9fm, Fort Wayne) flipped formats from Pop CHR back to Rock, as WXKE.

September 2: In 1994, 105.5fm, LaGrange signed on as WTHD. On the same day, WMEE (97.3fm, Fort Wayne) flipped formats from CHR to Hot AC, as "Mix 97.3." In 2002, Jon Zimney became OM/PD of WOWO(AM) and then-WONO(AM).

September 3: In 1968, 1570am, Auburn signed on as WIFF(AM). Today, it's WGLL(AM). In 1975, 89.1fm, Indianapolis signs on. Today, it's 89.3fm WJEL. In 1980, 96.7fm, Alexandria (now licensed to Hannah) signs on as WAXT. Today, it's WMQX. In 2007, WOWO broadcasting legend Bob Sievers died.

Employment Opportunities

WZZY Winchester, Indiana is looking for our next Morning Show host. Not only will you be the morning "voice" of our A/C station but through your work and interaction within the community you'll also be the "face" of the station as well. Plus you'll VT evenings on our winning Adult Top 40 sister FM and do plenty of remotes and appearances on both stations. Even if you've never done Mornings before send along your best. Our former host has been with us for 13 years so we believe in longevity and loyalty. Send along an on-air sample (please keep it short) and resume to rickduncan at g1013 dot com. Or you can mail it to 2301 W. Main St. Richmond, IN 47374. Whitewater Broadcasting is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

WBCL Radio Network is looking for an energetic, organized and creative person to join the ministry team as Promotions Director. This position will be responsible for supervising and overseeing promotional efforts, contests, interns and volunteers. Person will: work closely with the Development Director to implement strategic promotions that can increase revenue and listenership to WBCL; needs a proven track record in promotions and community involvement; passion for and experience with social media; on-air experience a plus! Details on responsibilities and qualifications listed at Send resume to Personnel Director, WBCL Radio Network, 1115 W. Rudisill Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46807 or email to employment at wbcl dot org No phone calls, please. Taylor University Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hoosier AM/FM is seeking an experienced media Account Executive to join the sales team of our four-station cluster in Muncie-Marion, IN. This person will be responsible for prospecting and developing new business as well as growing and maintaining existing accounts. A positive attitude and excellent verbal and written communications skills are a must. This is a full time position. Hoosier AM/FM offers a competitive compensation package including Medical, Dental, Paid Vacations. Minimum education level is High School diploma or equivalent. Resume and letter of introduction are to be sent to indianaradiojobs at yahoo dot com. Hoosier AM/FM 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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