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2 September 2019
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Emily Dwire and Sam Bauman co-anchor 'ABC21 Morning News' weekday mornings (4:30am until 7am) on Quincy Media's ABC affiliate/WPTA-TV (Channel 21.1, Fort Wayne). Ms. Dwire announced on Facebook that she will end her tenure with ABC21 on Wednesday (09/04). In addition, Ms. Dwire also produces and anchors 'ABC21 News at Noon.'
Brenda Koopsen joins as a reporter for Weigel Broadcasting's ABC affiliate/WBND-LD (Channel 57, South Bend). Ms. Koopson graduated this year from Syracuse University and interned with KHOU-TV in Houston, Texas.
TEGNA's NBC affiliate WTHR-TV (Channel 13, Indianapolis) welcomes Karen Campbell and Sarah Jones.
Ms. Campbell arrives from Baltimore, Maryland, where she was a reporter for WBAL-TV (NBC). At WTHR, Ms. Campbell becomes an evening reporter and fill-in anchor.
Ms. Jones last worked as a reporter with KWQC-TV in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois. At WTHR, Ms. Jones becomes a morning and afternoon reporter. Before the Quad Cities, Ms. Jones worked for CNN, BBC, TRT World (Turkey), and ITN (UK).
Cumulus Media's Rock/WNDX (93.9fm, Lawrence) completes their airstaff lineup:
Mornings (starting Tuesday morning 09/03): Abe Kanan.
Middays: Lindsey (voice-tracked from Cumulus sister KHTB in Salt Lake City, Utah).
Afternoons: Brian Phillips (voice-tracked from Cumulus sister WKQX in Chicago, Illinois). This will be filled by a new PD, once hired.
Nights: Pablo (voice-tracked from Cumulus sister KXXR in Minneapolis, Minnesota).
Union Broadcasting's Sports/WLCL (93.9fm, Sellersburg) becomes a Baltimore Ravens affiliate. That's because Ravens QB Lamar Jackson attended the University of Louisville.
Alpha Media's Urban/WGZB (96.5fm, Lanesville) promotes APD DJ Q to the PD chair. DJ Q will program both "B96" and sister WMJM ("Majic 101.3").
Corrected: Byron Allen’s Allen Media Broadcasting promotes reporter/producer Megan DiVenti to weekend anchor at their CBS and FOX affiliate/WEVV-TV (Channel 44, Evansville). WEVV airs "CBS 44" on their .1 main channel and "Fox 44" on their .2 subchannel.
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.
September 1: In 1965, Channel 2 in Terre Haute signs on as WTWO-TV (and still is). Also on the same day, 103.1fm in Huntington signs on as WHLT-FM. Today, it's on 102.9fm as WJCI. In 1998, Fort Wayne's then-WHWD (1380am) flipped format from Adult Standards ("Radio Hollywood") to Sports ("The Game"). In 2006, there was a double Fort Wayne format change: WXTW (102.3fm, Auburn) flipped from Alternative to Spanish, under a new owner. Also, WYLT (103.9fm, Fort Wayne) returned to their WXKE call letters, flipping from pop CHR back to Rock as "Rock 104." In 2015, broadcaster and radio station owner Chris Caggiano (Chris Cage) died. Age 67.
September 2: In 1994, 102.3fm in LaGrange signs on as WTHD. It's now on 105.5fm (after a frequency swap with an Auburn, Indiana allocation), but it's still WTHD. On that same day, WMEE (97.3fm, Fort Wayne) flipped formats from CHR to Hot AC, as "Mix 97.3."
September 3: In 1968, 1570am in Auburn signs on as WIFF(AM). Today, it's WGLL(AM). In 1975, 89.1fm in Indianapolis signs on as WJEL (J. Everett Light Career Center). Later, it moved to 89.3fm, but remains WJEL. In 1980, 96.7fm in Alexandria signs on as WAXT. Today, it's WBKQ. Also in 1980, John Carl Jeffrey died. Mr. Jeffrey was Sales Manager at the former WKMO (AM) (Kokomo). In 1948, he organized WIOU (1350am, Kokomo), and served as WIOU's VP/GM until retiring in 1972. In 2007, WOWO broadcasting legend Bob Sievers died. Age 90.
September 4: In 1995, 89.7fm in Upland signs on as WTUR. It's now WBCW, and part of The WBCL Radio Network based in Fort Wayne.
September 5: In 1957, WKTL (1570am, Kendallville) became WAWK. In 1985, then-WFWQ (95.1fm, Fort Wayne) became "Majic," changing its call letters to WAJI (a most logical date, wouldn't you say?). In 2011, Evansville's "Thy Word Network" co-founder Shirley Chagle died. Age 81.
September 6: In 1974, 95.9fm in Vevay signs on as WMGH-FM. Today, it's WKID. In 1977, 90.5fm in Rensselaer signs on as WPUM. WPUM signed off in early 2017, when St. Joseph's College suspended academic operations. In 2012, Indiana State University's WISU (89.7fm, Terre Haute) GM and Faculty Advisor Dave Sabaini died. Age 58.
September 7: In 1987, 91.5fm in McDaniels, Kentucky signs on as WBFI (and still is). In 1993, 90.7fm in Knightstown signs on as WKPW (and still is).
Federated Media is looking for a Program Director and on-air talent for Active Rock/WBYR in Fort Wayne. The ideal candidate will be able to come in and hit the ground running. We will provide you with all of the tools to succeed. We are looking for someone who is a great talent coach, not afraid to lead by example, creative yet detail oriented, and understands the importance of multi-platform branding—without losing focus on what’s coming out of the speakers. 3 years minimum experience required for consideration. Fort Wayne is a great place to call home and Federated Media is a great company to work for. If this sounds like you, email: Resume, Air-Check, and Programming Philosophy to: email@example.com. Check out the station at 989thebear.com. Federated Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
WICR Radio at the University of Indianapolis is accepting applications for a Director of Engineering. This is a full-time, exempt staff position. The Director of Engineering (DOE) oversees the technical operations of WICR-FM, its HD channels, and Internet streams. The position holder is also the Designated Chief Operator for WICR Radio according to the requirements of the Federal Communications Commission and, as such, is responsible for ensuring the station complies with applicable FCC rules and regulations. The DOE is responsible for developing short and long-term facility plans, recruiting and teaching a student staff, facilitating equipment maintenance, and providing technical support, as needed, for television and the communication department.
Three years of broadcast engineering or related experience is required. This includes experience with and knowledge of FCC Rules and Regulations as they pertain to licensing and operating a full-power FM/HD radio station, radio frequency transmission and reception systems; and computer networks, operating, and digital audio systems. Experience teaching/training/managing staff members on the proper operation of radio studio and transmission equipment is also required. Candidates must have obtained a bachelor's degree in communication, telecommunications, media or a related field.
To view the full advertisement and apply, visit hrjobs.uindy.edu. The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, citizenship status, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission as required by Title IX.
WFHB in Bloomington, Ind. is seeking a passionate, community-minded journalist to work as our Assistant News Director. Our News Department reflects WFHB’s mission to “provide an open forum for the exchange and discussion of ideas and issues, and to celebrate and increase the local cultural diversity.” More about the job here. FireHouse Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
WROI/Rochester, Indiana is looking for a new morning DJ and News Director. Send your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org and put WROI in the subject line. WROI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
DLC Media, Inc. in Terre Haute has an opening for Full and Part-time Account Executives. We operate 5 Metro radio stations: WAMB, WFNB, WVIG, WAXI and WZJK. Past sales experience preferred but not necessary.
We offer training and benefits. Learn more about our locally family owned company at dlcmediainc.com
Send a cover letter and resume to Dave Crooks email@example.com. DLC Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Do you have a passion for politics, local video programs and documentaries? Do you like taking storytelling to a new level? WNIT Public Television seeks a dynamic Producer specializing in politics and documentary production. You’ll produce Politically Speaking, a bi-weekly half hour program that takes an in- depth look at local, state and national issues impacting the area. You’ll also work with a team of talented production staff on local productions and documentary programs. A Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field preferred. Full description of qualifications and duties is below.
Apply by sending a cover letter, resume, and a link or sample of your work to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to WNIT Public Television, Attn: Producer Search Committee, PO Box 7034, South Bend, IN 46634-7034. Please mention where you learned about this position. EOE. More about the job here.
Do you have INTEGRITY – PASSION – Innovation? Federated Media is accepting applications for a Production Director for our South Bend Radio Group. Seeking a person who will thrive in a culture that lives by the values listed above.
The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively with many different types of social styles. They must have excellent writing and organizational skills and enjoy a fast-paced environment. This candidate will take pride in their work, realizing that their commitment to quality production makes a huge contribution to the cluster’s success.
As Production Director you will be responsible for, but not limited to: Directing and executing workflow of commercials from writing, voicing, producing, and editing. Assists Traffic Department and Sales in commercial placement and deadlines. Ability to voice track a shift and/or fill in for on-air personalities. Act as the liaison for clients in commercial and podcast recording and production. Creative thinking and marketing expertise are essential abilities in developing commercials and podcasts that get results for our clients. Previous Production experience preferred, as well as, working knowledge of vCreative, audio editing, traffic and radio automation software.
Interested? Send your resume, cover letter, and samples of commercial script written or produced commercials to Stephanie Michel at email@example.com. No Phone Calls. Confidentiality assured. Federated Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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