Serving Hoosier Broadcasters Since 1998
6 August 2018
From the Reading Pile: Veteran TV News Director Austin Kellerman authors "10 Things I've learned in 10 years as a news director."
From the Reading Pile: From Radio World: Radio’s ugly word: Collections. Learn to love it.
With two out-of-state trips this week (and prep work for both), it's been a challenge to sit down and write something for tonight's issue. Time permitting, we'll send out one or two issues later this week. Thank you for your understanding!
This Week (and Next Week) in Indiana Radio History
Sign-on dates seem to be a prickly matter, subject to great debate, and mostly impossible to confirm. If there's something we need to add to the "calendar," please let us know. Please e-mail us if you have updated information.
August 5: In 1971, 94.3fm in Rushville signs on as WRCR. Today, it's WIFE-FM.
August 6: In 1947, 820am in Evansville signs on as WIKY. Today, it's WSWI. In 1947, 102.5fm in New Castle signs on as WCTW. Today, it's WMDH-FM.
August 7: In 2011, former WZZQ (107.5fm, Terre Haute) APD/MD/DJ Debra Meeker ("Debbie Hunter") passed away at age 47.
August 8: In 1967, 93.5fm in in Morganfield, Kentucky signs on as WMSK-FM. It later moved to 95.3fm, and today, it's WKVN.
August 10: In 1947, 1420am in Michigan City signs on as WIMS, and remains so today. In 1982, 95.3fm in Sullivan signs on as WNDI-FM, and remains so today. In 2005, WJZL-FM (93.1fm, Clarksville) flipped formats from Jazz to Classic Rock and became WTFX.
August 11: In 2000, Richard M. Fairbanks died. Age 88. Fairbanks Broadcasting owned 1070am and 93.1fm in Indianapolis. In 2003, Muncie radio GM Greg Delmonaco died. Age 51. In 2014, WKBV(AM) (1490am, Richmond) signs on their FM translator W266CE at 100.9fm.
WITZ FM, WQKZ FM and WITZ AM 990 & 99.1 FM Radio Juan in Jasper, Indiana has an immediate opening for an entry level sales person who also has sports play by play experience. Our award winning local sports teams are at the heart of what we do and we are in need of an additional person to expand coverage and provide backup for current local news and sports staff. Sales will be the main focus of this position cold calling on new accounts. You won’t have an established list to work from so we need a self starter who knows how to develop client relationships and write and produce effective radio commercials. Social media and website sales will also be part of this position. We will train the right person. If you’re looking for a great entry level position with an award winning radio station that’s been a major part of the local community since 1948 then send your resume to Gene Kuntz, P.O. Box 167, Jasper, IN 47546 or email to email@example.com. Jasper On The Air is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Emmis Communications/Indianapolis has multiple openings, including B105.7 Music Director/On Air and Network Indiana Affiliate Manager. The entire list is here. Emmis Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Duke Wright’s Midwest Communications, a privately owned company is hiring for the position of Operations Manager for our Evansville, IN cluster. After 13 years, our Operations Manager is moving to another location.
You will be responsible for the continued success of award-winning and market leader heritage AC WIKY-FM, CHR Hot 96 WSTO-FM, Classic Rock WABX, and Classic County WLFW-FM. Midwest Communications is the dominant operator in Evansville boasting a collective share of 40+.
Evansville offers a low cost of living, a growing economy and a great place to raise a family! Evansville is the commercial, medical, and cultural hub of Southwestern Indiana and the Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky tri-state area.
We’re looking for a focused, experienced leader to grow talent, be a talent, brilliant at music scheduling, collaborate to maximize sales opportunities and successfully grow all digital platforms. This job offers the freedom to create and the opportunity to flourish in a fun environment.
To join our superb team and seize this rare opportunity, please submit your air check and resume to Vice President/Market Manager Tim Huelsing at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Tim’s attention at 1162 Mt. Auburn Road, Evansville, IN 47720.
Midwest Communications, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer by choice.
Alpha Media – Waynesville-Lebanon, MO is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented Account Executive who has a proven record of building and maintaining ongoing relationships with existing clients through the entire sales cycle. The ideal candidate must possess proven business development and sales experience, be a self-starter that is able to work with clients to meet marketing objectives, and sell the value of Alpha Media local radio and digital brands. Alpha Media is one of the fastest growing companies in media today. We have a passion for great radio and digital content. Our philosophy is to be smaller, faster, bolder, and work as a high functioning, best of class team at all levels. We hire and retain top talent who are unique, innovative and vibrant. We believe in creating progressive products, world class events and building strong relationships in our communities. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Alpha Media operates 228 radio stations within 49 markets across the United States covering all formats.
We are live, local, and can’t wait to talk to you!
Responsibilities for this position may include:
* Sell radio and digital advertising.
* Successfully uncover and close new, non-radio advertisers utilizing plans comprised of local spot and/or digital/non-spot revenue areas.
* Understand digital marketing including mobile and programmatic digital advertising.
* Ensure that company initiatives and tools provided are used and maximized.
* Participate in weekly sales meetings and training sessions.
* Negotiate direct and agency business.
* Input client orders and copy using company provided software.
* Ensure attainment of monthly, quarterly and annual local + NTR + digital budget goals.
Requirements of this position include the following:
* A minimum two years’ sales experience.
* A proven track record delivering strong and consistent sales growth while consistently exceeding revenue targets.
* Strong written and oral communication skills.
* Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth, rapidly changing culture and environment.
The role requires an enthusiastic and hardworking person who exudes passion for Alpha Media’s unique platform and value proposition. This position requires a fully insured personal vehicle and valid driver’s license. Preference may be given to candidates who have the above experience plus the following:
* Experience building strategic presentations and dynamically presenting them to clients.
* Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
* Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
Alpha Media is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify.
Send resume to: email@example.com (417) 532-9111
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