Serving Hoosier Broadcasters Since 1998
26 November 2018
If you watch local news on "ABC 21" or "Fort Wayne's NBC," you may have noticed two new faces. Quincy Media owns WPTA-TV (Channel 21, Fort Wayne), where ABC21 is on their main channel, while "Fort Wayne's NBC" is on their .2 digital subchannel.
After two years, David Stradling exited as weekday morning/midday meteorologist at ABC21. Succeeding Mr. Stradling is meteorologist Nick Marusiak, who last worked in Fargo, North Dakota, as a meteorologist at WDAY-TV.
At Fort Wayne's NBC, IRW already you about several changes within the Sports department:
First, Sports Director Adam Shear moved into an early morning co-anchoring role on "Fort Wayne's NBC Today" (alongside Julian Teekaram). That happened a few months ago.
Second, sportscaster Chris Ryan earned the promotion to Sports Director (again, a few months ago.)
Fort Wayne's NBC recently added new weekend sports anchor and sports reporter Megan Salle, who last worked as a sports reporter in Paducah, Kentucky at WPSD-TV. Ms. Salle joined "WPSD Local 6" earlier this year.
Two years ago, Veronica Ortega left Lincoln, Nebraska, where she had been a reporter for KLKN-TV. She subsequently joined Sinclair Broadcasting's CBS affiliate/WSBT-TV (Channel 22, South Bend) as a reporter. Today, Ms. Ortega announced on Facebook that she will leave WSBT-TV at the end of this week, and that her next job will be in the Fort Smith, Arkansas market. On December 17, Ms. Ortega will join as evening anchor and reporter at Tribune's CBS affiliate KFSM-TV (Channel 5). KFSM-TV also does a local newscast for their MyNetwork TV sister station: KXNW-TV (Channel 34, Eureka Springs).
Radio One's CHR/WNOW-FM (100.9fm, Speedway) morning show "The Joe and Alex Morning Show" (Joe Pesh, Alex Clark, Liv the Web girl, and "Porkchop") will also air on Radio One sister station KROI in Houston, Texas ("Radio Now 92.1").
Brittany Menendez becomes the PM content manager at E.W. Scripps' ABC affiliate/WRTV-TV (Channel 6, Indianapolis). Ms. Menendez last worked in Tampa, Florida as a Senior Producer at WTSP-TV. Ms. Menendez joined WTSP-TV in 2011.
This 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.
November 25: In 2005, former WMEE midday personality Phil Lindsey dies.
November 26: In 1947, 1420am in Owensboro, Kentucky signs on as WVJS (for then-owner Vincent J. Steele), and remains so today. In 1959, 94.7fm in Indianapolis signs on as WFBM. Today, it's WFBQ.
November 28: In 1959, 1410am in Lafayette signs on as WAZY. Today, it's WSHY. In 1960, 94.9fm in Mount Carmel, Illinois signs on as WSAB. Today, it's WYNG.
November 29: In 1926, 1400am in Indianapolis signs on as WKBF. After NARBA, the allocation moved to 1430am. Today, it's WXNT. In 1990, 98.7fm in Anderson signs on as WQME, and remains so today. In 2006, WANE-TV (Channel 15) VP/GM Reid Chapman dies. Age 86. He also was the GM of WANE(AM) when it was on 1450am.
November 30: In 2007, former WTHI-TV/Terre Haute "The TV Weatherman" David Kirk dies. Age 83. In 2008, former WTHI-TV/Terre Haute News Director Harry Frey dies. Age 94.
December 1: In 1948, 1360am in Mount Carmel, Illinois signs on as WVMC. It didn't stay WVMC the whole time, but returned to those call letters in 1997. In 1971, 103.1fm in Henderson, Kentucky signs on as WUAZ. Today, it's WGBF-FM. In 1991, former WOWO/Fort Wayne GM Carl Vandagrift dies. Age 77. In 1997, WOWO/Fort Wayne music librarian and musician Sam DeVincent dies. Age 79.
Country 103.9 WRBI has an immediate opening for a Traffic Director.
Description: We are looking for a Full-Time Traffic Director to manage the daily preparation and maintenance of on-air logs.
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• Daily use of Natural Log software to schedule inventory in order to maximize station revenue on high demand stations in sell out situations
• Data and order entry
• Scheduling ad copy
• Posting of daily commercial logs
• Preparation and maintenance of reports
• Weekly affidavit processing of network and syndicated programming
• Innovative problem solving and decision-making skills used to achieve station revenue goals
• Dependable, responsible, excellent attention to detail, superior organizational skills, and excellent interpersonal skills
• Strong computer skills including proficiency in MS Office products
• Demonstrate ability to work under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines with minimal supervision
• Analytical skills, professional demeanor, proven ability to multi-task amid interruptions
Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Leeson Media LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. has a rare and immediate opening for Bloomington Sales Manager, overseeing sales for heritage News/Talk WGCL (96.1 FM and AM1370) and directing the Bloomington-based sales of Adult Rock WTTS (92.3 FM). The ideal candidate will be a positive, forward-thinking leader with a results-driven background in media sales and management. The next Bloomington Sales Manager will possess a solid track record of identifying and motivating a local sales team, growing station accounts and maintaining a consistent book of business. WGCL offers an array of attractive news, talk and sports programming, including The Dave Ramsey Show, Rush Limbaugh, Kim Komando, Sean Hannity, NBC Sports, Indianapolis Colts, NFL and NCAA football, Cincinnati Reds baseball, IndyCar races including the Indianapolis 500, NCAA basketball and March Madness and local programs like Glass In The Morning, In The Zone, The Bloomington Review, Your Money and Monroe County’s leading high school sports coverage. Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. is independently owned and operated, placing the highest value in the listeners, clients and communities we serve. This is not corporate radio. Interested? Send your materials to email@example.com. No calls please. EOE.
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