Indiana RadioWatch: September 19, 2016

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There's an airshift swap at Woof Boom Radio's CHR/WLBC (104.1fm, Muncie) between Simon Hoying (Nights to Afternoons) and Brian Casey (Afternoons to Nights).


Central Indiana mourns the death of "Cowboy Bob," host of "Chuckwagon Theater" later "Cowboy Bob's Corral" (after school) on what was then an independent TV station: WTTV-TV (Channel 4, Bloomington). Bob Glaze and "Sourdough the Singing Biscuit" entertained children of all ages from 1970 through 1989 on "TTV 4." In 2014, Mr. Glaze was inducted into the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame. Mr. Glaze died Friday at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital in Indianapolis, at age 73. We found video links of the show open, and the Bob Glaze Hall of Fame Biography, narrated by Scott Wayman.

Chris Wooldridge becomes Executive Producer of the nationwide radio show Investing Sense, formerly The Mutual Fund Show. Mr. Wooldridge replaces Emiliano Limon. Mr. Woodridge produces Investing Sense at the Emmis world headquarters on Monument Circle in Indianapolis. Apart from EP duties, Mr. Wooldridge appears on air in overnights at Country/WLHK (97.1fm, Shelbyville) and also does a weekend shift on sister Soft AC/WYXB (105.7fm, Indianapolis).

This Week in Indiana Radio History

September 18: In 2001, David Hicks dies. Mr. Hicks was CEO of Hicks Broadcasting, which owned three Michigan radio stations (WKMI, WKFR, WRKR) and WRBR-FM (103.9fm, South Bend).

September 19: In 1988, 104.3fm, Casey, Illinois signs on as WCBH-FM and still is.

September 21: In 1995, then-WKQM (96.3fm, Churubusco) flipped formats from easy listening to alternative music. Hear the sign-on, after the end of their stunt TV theme songs format. In 2000, 102.9fm in Edinburgh signs on as WXCH (and, it's now licensed to Columbus) In 2005, 95.9fm in Franklin flips format from Christian AC ("Joy 96") to Oldies as "Gold 95.9".

September 22: In 1947, 1060am in Benton Harbor, Michigan signs on and WHFB, and still is.

September 23: In 1967, Channel 35 in Madisonville, Kentucky signs on as WKMA-TV, and still is.

September 24: In 2001, Verna Whitworth passed away. Verna hosted "Visit with Verna," a music show for kids at WHBU(AM) (1240am, Anderson).

That's all for this issue. Thank you for your continued support.

Blaine Thompson
Indiana RadioWatch

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