Last Friday, WELT-LP (95.7fm, Fort Wayne) GM Erik Möllberg died in a traffic accident while riding his motorcycle near Allen County/Whitley County line. For roughly the past 30 years, he's worked for the public access television department of the Allen County Public Library. Several years ago, he worked to build what's now community radio WELT ("We Encourage Learning [and] Teaching"). WELT signed on in February 2016, and it's the only LPFM in the nation that's licensed to a public library. Erik was only 57. A personal note: I've known Erik for probably 20 or 25 years, and while I wasn't involved in WELT, I did stop by the library to see Erik, look at the studios, ask questions, etc. We last dialogued via e-mail at the end of June. Erik had a profound impact on Fort Wayne community access television and community access radio. Finally, IRW hasn't seen any details about services.
The FCC dismisses an application to modify Casa Sayula's WEWP-LP (92.7fm, Indianapolis). Radio One and Charles Anderson filed an objection to the FCC's approval of a CP minor modification. Radio One and Anderson allege that Casa Sayula changed ownership/control and didn't disclose that to the FCC. Radio One and Anderson also allege that WEWP's original LPFM application had a principle listed who also has an attributable interest in Regional Mexican/WBZQ (1300m, Huntington). Here's Radio One and Anderson's letter to the FCC, and the FCC's dismissal letter.
Where Are They Now? Former WISH-TV Executive Producer Mike Lopez will soon become the Managing Editor at KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas.
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.
July 16: In 1948, 1350am in Kokomo signs on as WIOU and remains so today. In 2001, WVUB (91.1fm, Vincennes) flips format from Soft AC to Hot AC.
July 17: In 1978, 96.7fm in Bloomington signs on as WBWB, and remains so today.
July 18: In 2005, then-WBOW-FM (102.7fm, Terre Haute) flips format from Soft AC to Hot AC.
July 20: In 1990, 101.5fm in Fort Branch signs on as WBGW, and remains so today. In 2008, James Freeman dies at Age 74. Mr. Freeman was a former SVP/Broadcasting for Schurz Communications and President/GM of The WSBT Stations in South Bend.
July 21: In 1969, 99.3fm in Knox signs on as WKVI-FM and remains so today.
July 22: In 1968, WIBC-FM (93.1fm, Indianapolis) became WNAP, but Naptown listeners didn't feel The Wrath of the Buzzard for a few more years.
Adams Radio Group of Northern Indiana has an immediate need for an on-air talent to join our group of three stations located in Valparaiso. The ideal candidate would be a team player capable of handling a variety of tasks including delivering traffic reports, writing local news and anchoring newscasts, hosting on-air shows and various audio production projects. Regular hours to be determined. The position is full-time with benefits and includes some weekends. In addition, this opportunity requires scheduling flexibility including breaking news and severe weather. Email materials including resume and audio to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls please. Adams Radio Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
DLC Media, Inc. is looking for a News Director for their new Radio Center in Brazil, IN. This could be a full-time or part-time position. Duties include gathering, writing and producing local news updates on four of DLC's 5 Terre Haute area radio stations. A perfect PT job for a retired pro. Or, FT position for a person with previous experience. Send cover letter & resume today to Dave Crooks - email@example.com DLC Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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. Competitive pay and benefits. Send cover letter and resume to Dave Crooks - firstname.lastname@example.org DLC Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
WAWK in Kendallville (95.5) 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 email@example.com with an air check. Northeast Indiana Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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