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The Essentials

Company Name: Pathfinder Communications Corp.
Address: P.O. Box 487, Elkhart, IN 46515-0487
Address: P.O. Box 2500, Elkhart, IN 46515-2500
Address: 421 S. 2nd Street, Elkhart, IN 46516-3238
Address: 237 Edison Road, Suite 200, Mishawaka, IN 46545-8300
Phone: 574.295.2500
Web Presence:
Notes: Also known as "Federated Media"

Corporate Personnel

President: Alec Dille
COO: Brad Williams

Stations Owned

(Purchased in April 1996 for $5.85 million from Regional Radio Corp.)
(Purchased in March 1997 for $4.3 million from Edgewater Radio, Inc.)
(Purchased in July 2002 for $550,000 from GBC Media, L.L.C.)
(WNIL(AM) and what's now Niles Broadcasting Company)
(WNIL(AM) sold in May 2014 for $225,000 to Marion R. Williams.)
(Purchased in 1995 for $2.3 million from Inner City Broadcasting Corp.)
WNIL(AM) and what's now WTRC-FM purchased in 1999 for $2 million from Niles Broadcasting Company)

Translators Owned

(CP purchased in August 2015 for $85,000 from American Family Association, Inc.)
(CP purchased in July 2015 for $100,000 from Citicasters Licenses, Inc.)

Company History

John (Jack) Dille passed away on October 7, 1994. He was Chairman. He served as Chairman of the NAB and Minority Broadcaster Investment Fund. He joined Truth Publishing in 1952 as editor. In 1998, The FCC fined Federated Media president John F. Dille III and David L. Hicks for falsifying documents relating to the control of WRBR.

For Further Reading...

Paeth, Greg. "Jacor purchases Magic 92.5, WCKY sold" The Cincinnati Post. March 17, 1994. Page 5B.
"Obituaries". Television Digest October 31, 1994.
"Station Trading." Broadcasting & Cable 125, no. 9 (1995): 44.
Kilbane, Kevin. "Federated Media agrees to purchase WBYR, 98.9-FM" The (Fort Wayne) News-Sentinel. April 24, 1996. Page 4A.
"John Dille Trial Date Set." Radio & Records. Issue 1256 (July 10, 1998): 8.
Spangler, Matt. "FCC Wraps Up Pathfinder License Revocation Trial." Radio & Records Issue 1274 (November 13, 1998): 4.
"Dealing for Dollars." Broadcasting and Cable 129, no. 7 (1999): 48.
Spangler, Matt. "FCC Agrees to Spare Pathfinder Licenses." Radio & Records Issue 1290 (March 12, 1999): 3, 16.
"Dille, Hicks May Be Fined." Broadcasting & Cable> 129, no. 11 (1999): 18.
"Dave Macy to return to airwaves, complete with more controversy." The (Fort Wayne) News-Sentinel. February 22, 2003. Page 7A.
Emerson, Laura. "WOWO sues to block fired host Macy's new gig." The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette. February 25, 2003. Page 2D.
"WOWO files court papers against Macy's new show." The (Fort Wayne) News-Sentinel. February 25, 2003. Page 3A.
Emerson, Laura. "Ex-WOWO host fights for job at competition." The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette. March 4, 2003. Page 2C.

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