In the early 1990s, Jim Payne was an anchor and reporter at what was then NBC affiliate WKJG-TV (Channel 33, Fort Wayne). After "NBC33," he moved to Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina (WRAL-TV) and now anchors in Orlando, Florida at WESH-TV. He's been at WESH-TV since 2000. Last night, he shared his son's addiction story. Here's the whole story
, along with coverage from Hal Boedeker at the Orlando Sentinel
In July 2016, Todd Connor left the anchor chair at downstate E.W. Scripps' ABC affiliate WRTV-TV (Channel 6, Indianapolis). Mr. Connor anchored the late afternoon and evening news.
Mr. Connor recently joined Sinclair's CBS affiliate WSBT-TV (Channel 22, South Bend) as their weekday evening anchor (5pm, 6pm, 11pm) and on their .2 "WSBT 22 News on FOX" at 10pm.
Earlier in Mr. Connor's career, he worked at WSBT-TV (alongside Cindy Ward). After that, he joined a fledgling FOX News Channel (1996-2008). After FOX News, Mr. Connor became an anchor/correspondent for ABC News. Then, he joined WRTV-TV.
If you were a longtime listener to Hammond's WJOB (1230am), you might have heard Keith Middleton. Sad to say Mr. Middleton died on Saturday at age 85. Mr. Middleton is survived by his wife and three sons, including WBBM-FM's Brian Middleton. Visitation will be Sunday September 17 from 2:00PM until 4:30PM, Central Time at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St., Chicago Heights, IL 60411.
Gerard Media's N-T/WIMS (1420am, Michigan City) and N-T/WHFB (1060am, Benton Harbor, Michigan) announce several new promotions: Nick Cohn becomes OM and Mornings at WHFB. Mr. Cohn graduated from the Illinois Center for Broadcasting. Jackie Beissel becomes the midday host and social media director at WIMS. Ms. Beissel interned at WIMS while attending Purdue University Northwest. Finally, Alex Bassett becomes an afternoon host and weaves local content into the syndicated Dave Ramsey Show on WIMS. Mr. Bassett graduated from Ball State University.
In 1959, Howard Caldwell joined what was then an NBC affiliate: WFBM-TV (Channel 6, Indianapolis). He was a reporter, and became an anchor. He anchored with Ken Beckley ("WFBM Early Report") which expanded to an hour long local newscast in the 1960s. With the McGraw-Hill purchase (1972), new call letters (WRTV), and a new ABC network affiliation in 1979, Mr. Caldwell remained a journalist, reporter, and anchor. Mr. Caldwell retired in 1994. I'm sad to say that he passed away Monday at age 92. The Butler University alum (Class of 1950) also became an author, and was inducted into both the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame
(1991) and the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame
We missed this earlier in the year: Jasper on the Air's Country/WQKZ (98.5fm, Ferdinand) promotes Melanie Arehart to the PD chair. Ms. Arehart also does sales, social media, and IT work at
WITZ Radio has a very rare full time mid-day opening for an announcer to join our family. Duties include a live air shift from 9AM-2PM Monday through Friday and 7AM-12N on Sunday. Strong interview, writing and production skills are key to this position. Knowledge of website design and social media is also important. This individual needs to get involved in the local community. Minorities especially females are encouraged to apply. WITZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send air check and resume to:
1978 S. WITZ Rd.
Jasper, IN 47546
Take a pleasurable trip up US-31 to Ludington, Michigan. We are looking for a morning show for our CHR station. It’s locally owned and operated. We cover area news, sports, promotions, and have a unique music mix. Send demo and resume to email@example.com. EOE/M/F
99.5 zpl, Indy’s Hit Music Station has an amazing opportunity for you! We are now actively seeking a new afternoon Drive, Assistant Program Director/Music Director. We’re looking for someone fun, energetic, intelligent, outgoing, out-spoken, street-credible, quick witted, enthusiastic, team oriented, determined, and has a strong work ethic. You will need to be social media fluent and PPM friendly. Imaging skills would be a positive too - but not mandatory.
If you're interested please send a resume and short demo to our Operations Manager: JR Ammons JR@wzpl.com. Entercom is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Location: South Bend
Department: Farm Journal Broadcasting
Reports to: Director of Radio Operations
Seeking experienced radio producer for two live network broadcasts daily. The radio producer will be responsible for the technical production of Farm Journal Radio live broadcasts as well as production of custom audio for Farm Journal websites, clients and internal promotion.
These duties include, but are not limited to, the following: (Other duties may be assigned.)
* Daily technical production of 2 live radio shows
* Manage automation logs of 2 live radio shows
* Manage production of various recorded audio including show promos, market reports, custom audio for affiliates and clients, custom in-house audio, etc.
* Edit audio highlights from broadcasts to use on Farm Journal websites.
* Travel to produce live broadcasts from industry events
* Assist with booking guests
* Coordinate travel logistics
These qualifications include, but are not limited to, the following:
* 1 to 3 years of radio production experience
* Bachelor’s degree in communications or journalism preferred
* Expertise with Adobe Audition, Pro Tools or similar audio editing suite
* Strong written and communication skills
* Must have a strong attention to detail and decision making skills
* Must be able to meet deadlines
* Knowledge of the Agricultural Industry is a plus
If you meet the qualifications, please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DLC Media, Inc. is looking for an Account Executive and a Local Sales Manager for their new Radio Center in Brazil, IN. The winning candidate will be able to sell advertising on up to 9 Radio Stations and 7 websites. A great opportunity to build a great career with a growing family owned media company. DLC Media offers competitive pay and benefits. Send cover letter and resume to Dave Crooks - email@example.com. DLC Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
WAWK in Kendallville (1140am/95.5fm) is looking for a Part Time Disc Jockey on and off the air including hosting and preparing content for daily air shift Monday through Friday. Jobs at area events and assisting with production and must be able to work weekends as needed. Must have a positive attitude and work in a team. Please bring resume to 931 East Avenue, Kendallville, IN 46755 or call 260-347-2400. You can also write firstname.lastname@example.org with an air check. Northeast Indiana Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
WAWK in Kendallville (1140am/95.5fm) is looking for an Account Executive. For more details or to submit your resume, please write email@example.com. Northeast Indiana Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
That's all for this issue. Thank you for your continued support.
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