Following up on our story from Wednesday's IRW: Federated Media’s CHR/WMEE (97.3fm, Fort Wayne) welcomes John Davies to mornings, alongside Renee Cummings. John and Renee debut together on Monday January 24, and their show starts at 6:00am until 10:00am. Mr. Davies last did mornings as part of The Susan Show for the past 3 years at WBNQ in Bloomington, Illinois.
Nexstar CBS affiliate/WANE-TV (Channel 15, Fort Wayne) weekend sports anchor and reporter Colton Howard exits. Mr. Howard joined WANE-TV a year ago. WANE-TV promotes digital reporter Josh Ayen to weekend sports anchor and reporter. Also, digital content producer and reporter Natalie Clydesdale exits and joins KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as a reporter. Finally, producer Drew Bogs also exits WANE-TV after 6+ years.
Heartland Media's FOX affiliate/WFFT-TV (Channel 55, Fort Wayne) welcomes new reporter Briana Byus. Ms. Byus graduated in 2021 from Biola University.
At Gray Television's ABC affiliate/WPTA-TV (Channel 21, Fort Wayne), they welcome Chad Maxwell as a sports reporter. Before joining 'ABC21', Mr. Maxwell served as an Associate Producer for NBC Sports Chicago.
Mark Elliott joins for weekends at Swick Broadcasting's AC/WLKI (100.3fm, Angola) and fill-in on various Local Radio Network formats. Mr. Elliott programmed Evansville's WIKY (104.1fm) for 7 years.
Former Cumulus' Country/WWKI (100.5fm, Kokomo) WWKI PD Dave Broman died. Age 68. Mr. Broman started in radio at what was then WCRD (100.1fm, Bluffton). Once he started at Michigan Tech University, he worked at WGGL-FM in Houghton, Michigan. He worked 25 years at WWKI. Here's the complete obituary.
Moody Radio sells their Spanish Religion/WGNR (1470am, Anderson) and the CP for 250-watt translator W267CV (101.3fm, Anderson) to Sharanjit Kaur and Sukhdev Singh Dhillon’s Radio Punjab AM 1470 LLC. The sale price was $129,000. The new owners haven't started their programming, so 1470am is silent for now.
Hoosier AM/FM's WBAT (1400am, Marion) will turn 75 years old in June. WBAT Morning host Tim George wants to hear from anyone formerly affiliated with WBAT, or who has a story to share about WBAT. You can reach Tim via e-mail: email@example.com
Circle City Broadcasting's CW affiliate/WISH-TV (Channel 8, Indianapolis) Director of Sales Chris Cook exits and joins Nexstar as VP/GM of their KLFY-TV in Lafayette, Louisiana. Back at Channel 8, anchor and reporter Dan Klein exits. Mr. Klein joined WISH-TV in June 2019, after working for 3 years as an anchor and reporter at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, West Virginia. Finally, anchor/reporter Brooke Martin exits. In October 2012, Ms. Martin joined WISH-TV after working in Wichita, Kansas for KSNW-TV ('KSN-TV').
Cumulus promotes Zachary Burton ('Tommy') to MD/Afternoons at CHR/WZPL (99.5fm, Greenfield).
Former Indianapolis broadcaster Lee Shannon died. He worked on-air at what was then Country/WIRE (1430am, Indianapolis) in the 1970s.
Nexstar NBC affiliate WTWO-TV (Channel 2, Terre Haute) and Mission Broadcasting ABC affiliate WAWV (Channel 38, Terre Haute) promotes Tim Sanders to VP/GM of both stations. Mr. Sanders has been with these TV stations for 17 years.
Indiana University's WFIU (103.7fm, Bloomington) and their 5 FM translators all update their weekend schedule. This also impacts 'WFIU2' heard on FM translators W270BH (101.9fm, Bloomington) and W261CM (100.1fm, Seymour).
Let's break these down, starting with WFIU and their 5 FM translators:
• Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! moves from 11:00am on Saturday to 10:00am on Saturday.
• It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders moves from WFIU2 to WFIU on Saturday at 11:00am.
• On the Media moves from Sunday to Saturday at Noon.
• Hidden Brain moves to Sunday at 2:00pm.
• The Month moves to Sunday at 4:00pm.
• Finally, Feminine Fusion moves to Sunday at 8:00pm, with an encore of Sylvia and Friends at 9:00pm.
Now, for WFIU2 and their 2 FM translators:
• To the Best of Our Knowledge joins WFIU2 on Saturday from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.
• Snap Judgement moves to Saturday at 2:00pm.
• Latino USA moves to Saturday at 3:00pm.
Gray Television's NBC affiliate/WFIE-TV (Channel 14, Evansville) Assistant News Director Beth Sweeney exits after 16 years with Channel 14. Ms. Sweeney will become the Executive Director of the Southwest Indiana Chapter of the American Red Cross.
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 is something we need to add to the calendar, please let us know. Please also e-mail us if you have updated information.
January 16: In 1986, 104.9fm in Muncie became WOKZ. Today, it's WERK. Before WOKZ signed on, WWWO in Hartford City moved from 104.9fm to 93.5fm, WZWZ in Kokomo moved from 93.5fm to 92.7fm, and WXUS in Lafayette moved from 92.7fm to 93.5fm.
January 17: In 1977, 97.7fm in Goshen signs on as WZOW. Today, it is WYXX. In 1995, former WAWK (1140am, Kendallville) afternoon host Alex Andres ('Alex Screamin' Freeman') died in an automobile accident. Age 22. In 2017, Muncie broadcaster Al Rent died. Age 73.
January 19: In 2011, former WNDU-TV, South Bend News Director Bob Young died. Age 87. Also, in 2011, former WBAT(AM), Marion PD John Anderson died. Age 83.
January 20: In 1967, 105.5fm in West Terre Haute signed on as WWVR. Today, it is WZJK. In 2007, Lafayette DJ 'Marley' (Sean Beall) died in an apartment fire. Age 34.
January 21: In 1983, 90.3fm in Owensboro, Kentucky signed on as WKWC, and remains so today. In 2011, WRTV-TV engineer Ron Estep died. Age 59.
January 22: In 1999, Fort Wayne's WJFX (107.9fm, New Haven) reimages as 'Hot 107.9.' In 2000, WLAB (88.3fm, Fort Wayne) founder Adolph F. 'Deac' Dietrich died. Age 82.
Legendary Midwest News/Talk station, WOWO 1190 AM & 107-5 FM is searching for its next great News Director.
Preferred candidates should have a strong understanding of local news reporting, a background in news programming and experience as a news anchor; the capability of great news writing, presentation, and on-air execution; an ability to work well with others and lead a news team with ethics and integrity, while holding others accountable as we strive to bring local news issues, current events, and politics to the WOWO Land. Digital integration is a must!
WOWO is a top-rated station in Fort Wayne with a storied heritage as one of America’s last bastions of independent ownership. You will have all the tools you need to achieve anticipated growth.
The candidate we chose will be joining the Fort Wayne Morning News Team as News Anchor from 5am-9am, so you will need the ability to work those hours. We welcome all applicants, regardless of experience but WOWO is a Legacy Radio station, previous Marconi Winner and 2021 Winner of The IBA Spectrum Award for Station Of The Year, so our standards are high.
If you feel you have the talent and can prove it to us, we want to hear from you. Confidentiality assured. E-mail resume and all relevant materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
Federated Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Radio Forecast Network, a nationwide network that provides weather forecasts for stations in the United States, Canada and the British Virgin Islands is currently looking for announcers to read forecasts and sponsor information. Most lists are between 11 and 18 stations and will fit your availability. You will need a computer, microphone, and audio editing software. Working for RFN, you earn trade dollars to buy the things you need personally, or for business purposes if you own a business. Choose from the member lists and marketplace ads found in the trade exchanges we deal with. This list of businesses (some of which may be in your area) who are members, are paid in trade exchange dollars through organized barter exchanges. It's a great way to stay connected with the radio industry, and to earn some extra money in your free time. For more information, click this link:
Kensington Digital Media is seeking an experienced professional to join our team as a News and Content Director.
Our stations include 107.3 WRSW, Willie 103.5, News Now Warsaw 1480-AM & 99.7 FM (all in Indiana), and Hippie Radio 94.5 and 100.7 WHIN 1010 AM (in Tennessee); in addition to a highly visited news website. The position is based in Warsaw, IN.
Duties include gathering and preparing daily news, anchoring live newscasts on air, producing locally based public affairs programming and other news related vignettes throughout the day. Applicants should also be interested in attending local news worthy events. A strong understanding of social media and online presence is also requested.
Equal Opportunity Employer. Send resume, writing samples and audio mp3 of newscasts/news reporting (if available) to Operations Manager Kris Lake at email@example.com.
WKKG Indiana Country has an outstanding opening in our advertising sales department. This opportunity provides excellent income for the right person. The “right person” will possess incredible sales and marketing skill-sets, have the ability to help clients achieve their business goals and had previous outside sales experience. If you can sell, we can teach you the power of local radio. This position offers an excellent compensation package including salary, plus commission, health and life insurance benefits and 401(k).
Send your resume and cover letter to WKKG Radio; Attention General Manager; P.O. Box 1789; Columbus, IN 47202.
White River Broadcasting is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
A Full-time position for Office Manager for Henson Media, is available in Henderson, Kentucky. Henson Media owns and operates radio stations, WSON-AM, and WREF-FM.
Primary duties to include:
• Collaborate with General Manager on promotions and help sales team
• Process advertising orders and subsequent billing, including co-op billing
• Handle Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
• Process all aspects of Payroll and associated Tax Payments
• Help create and comply with budgets
• Generate P & L’s and other Budget Reports
• File Quarterly and Annual Rights and Royalties Reports and payments
• Process and Upload Reports to FCC website, as required by the FCC
• Maintain accurate records
• Organize and type Community Announcements and Obituaries
• Update station website
• Purchase Office Supplies
• Possible on-air with voicing production
• General Secretarial duties, including answering phone, greeting visitors, and filing
Qualified candidate must be upbeat and capable of working in a team-oriented environment. Candidate must also be organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, and able to multi-task. Knowledge of digital media is helpful. Radio experience as well as experience with Marketron DeltaFlex, and QuickBooks are a plus. Please send resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org and to email@example.com. Henson Media of Henderson County, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you enjoy making someone’s day and spreading positive vibes first thing in the morning, this position has your name on it! Hot AC Z92.5 in Kokomo, IN has an immediate opening for a morning show co-host and Director of Digital Content for the cluster. You’ll become part of “Z-Breakfast” on one of the top stations in the market. Each morning you’ll be responsible for producing compelling and engaging content for both on-air and online platforms. You’ll share positivity with our listeners each day and just have fun! We take our mission of “Turn Up The Feel Good” very seriously. Life’s too short not to laugh and just feel awesome! In addition to being part of a dynamic morning duo, you’ll also take lead on our digital platforms for all three stations in the cluster, which includes an Active Rock and Sports station. Skills? Time behind the microphone preferably as part of an on-air team, production, creative writing, website maintenance, creating social media content (beyond just posting or reposting), blogging, podcasting, and working with graphics. We’re looking for someone to lead us into the future. If this gets you excited, please email MP3 samples (no cloud links please) of on-air work along with any podcasting or production audio. Included in your package should be a cover letter and samples of social media engagement that you’ve custom generated. Send material to our Operations Manager, Stevie Riggs: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hoosier AM/FM is an EOE.
Family Friendly WFRN is looking for a fun, interesting, and kind soul to add to our expanding and developing on-air team!
Radio experience is preferred but not absolutely necessary. If you catch on quickly, are interested in learning technical procedures, and enjoy being part of an amazing faith community, we’d love to hear from you!
Must be available weekends and ideally have the flexibility for filling-in through the week on occasion.
Please send a resume and demo, or at least a recording of your voice to email@example.com
Progressive Broadcasting System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
WITZ FM, WQKZ FM and WITZ AM 990 & 99.1 FM Radio Juan in Jasper, Indiana has an opening for a full-time account executive. You will be taking over an established client list. Sales and marketing will be the main focus of this position but if you have other related broadcast experience, it would be helpful. Copy writing and production skills are important. You must be a motivated self-starter and understand the importance of building and maintaining client relationships. Social media and website sales will also be part of this position. We will train the right person. Our stations are members of the Indiana Broadcasters Association with full access to Local Broadcast Sales P1 Training. If you’re looking for a great opportunity 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Jasper On The Air is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
WNAP, The Buzzard, seeks the right person or people for our stations as we develop Underwriting Sales. Our format is a fun Oldies presentation with sarcasm and tongue in cheek delivery. Our stations include: 56-year-old 990 WNAP Muncie and translator 101.5 W268BJ; WNAP-FM 88.1 Morristown, Indiana; 91.7 W219DO Edinburgh, Indiana, and WNPP Cole Indiana.
This is an outside position. Cities to be served include Muncie, Indianapolis, Greenfield, Shelbyville, Rushville, Anderson, Noblesville, and many others. If you have a history in customer service and want to help us grow, contact Martin Hensley at email@example.com. New Beginnings Movement, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
A locally owned, multi-station cluster in a historic community is seeking a News/Sports Director interested in informing listeners in multiple counties who depend on the stations to be their primary news source. Additionally, the candidate will have a passion to do high school sports play-by-play. You'll even work with the Miami (OH) Sports Network providing scoreboard updates on G101-3.
If you are looking for a community to call home, send your materials demonstrating your talent in news writing and delivery as well as your play-by-play skills to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hurry…football season is coming soon!
Whitewater Broadcasting is an EOE and encourages the hiring of females and minorities.
Are you a salesperson with a positive attitude who hates to lose? Our Kokomo and Marion radio groups both have immediate openings for our next multi-media sales superstars! We're looking for team players who are a whiz with technology, and previous sales experience, a knack for developing new business and creativity are all a plus. If a competitive salary plus commission, benefits, and extras get your attention, contact us today! Hoosier AM/FM, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free workplace. Please send resume to Joel Pyle at email@example.com.
Locally owned and operated WGCL (98.7 and AM 1370) and Rock 96-1 The Quarry are looking for both full-time and part-time account executives to help develop commercial, non-traditional, and digital revenue. Successful candidates:
• Have had success in selling their particular industry
• Possess a solid work ethic and are self-motivated
• Understand what it takes to develop and nurture mutually beneficial business relationships
In this non-corporate, Bloomington-based position, you'll help local businesses grow through the power of advertising on WGCL, Rock 96-1 The Quarry, and WTTS (92.3). You'll also have the opportunity to sell a vast array of digital products through our new ST Digital arm. Whether you're looking for a full-time career or a part-time opportunity, we will craft and customize the right scenario for the right candidate.
Send an introductory email along with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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