Indiana RadioWatch: October 23, 1999

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Talk/WGL (1250am, Fort Wayne) drops Don Imus, replacing him with Doug Dingler. Dingler used to do afternoons at sister station Alternative/WEJE (96.3fm, Churubusco). While we were on hiatus, Dingler started his show AND quit, due to philosophical differences. No permanent replacement named, as of yet.

Rhythmic/WCKZ (102.3fm, Auburn) makes the legendary Mitch Craig its new "voice".

PD Jeff Moore names Chevy Smith as MD at Country/WBTU (93.3fm, Kendallville).


WHLY & WJVA (1620am & 1580am, both South Bend) are sold by Times Communications to Artistic Media Partners for $750,000.

AC/WAWC (103.5fm, Syracuse) welcomes Greg Stoddard to the afternoon chair. Stoddard did weekends for WAWC ("Wawasee 103") previously. Stoddard replaces Ben Wagner, who moves onto academic pursuits at Indiana State University.


Pensacola Christian College continues its dominance of the translator world by applying for a translator on 88.5fm in Marion. Might this translator cause interference with 5000 watt WICR (88.7fm, Indianapolis)?


CHR/WZPL (99.5fm, Greenfield) hires Scott Sands as their new PD. Sands was formerly PD at Hot AC/KFMB (100.7fm, San Diego, California)

Alternative/WRZX (103.3fm, Indianapolis) morning duo Wank & O'Brien exit. They're moving to San Jose, California, to do mornings at KCNL in Fremont, California.


Country/WQKC (93.7fm, Seymour) is now known as "The Duck, 93.7". Also, Jon Rivers joins the team, as morning man.


Oldies/WJPS (93.5fm, Chandler) welcomes new PD Charlie Harrigan. Harrigan arrives from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where he was PD at Country/WCTD & WCTP. Consulting Harrigan is Oldies/WRMX (Nashville, Tennessee) PD Dave Labrozzi.

One correction: WRCY (1590am, Mount Vernon) is running ABC's "Real Country" format, not a simulcast of WYFX (106.7fm, Mount Vernon). WYFX is running ABC's AC format.

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

Blaine Thompson
Indiana RadioWatch

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