Serving Hoosier Broadcasters Since 1998
21 May 2018
In March, we wrote that Talking Stick Communications sold their ESPN affiliate/WFGA (106.7fm, Hicksville) to Steve Swick's Swick Broadcasting Company for $300,000. That sale closed last Friday morning, and Mr. Swick began a stunt format of music, construction noises, and barnyard noises. The exclusive broker on this transaction was Jason James of Patrick Communications.
In a story you'll first read here, at the end of May, Daryl McIntire will exit as Director of Sales for Sarkes Tarzian/Indianapolis: N-T/WGCL (1370am, Bloomington) and translator W241CD (96.1fm, Bloomington), along with AAA/WTTS (92.3fm, Bloomington). Mr. McIntire worked 32 years between the Sarkes Tarzian/Indianapolis and their Fort Wayne radio stations.
Cumulus Media welcomes back Kelly Harlow, as both LSM and Digital Sales Manager for their Indianapolis portfolio of radio stations. Ms. Harlow was an account executive for Cumulus from 2008 until 2012. The Cumulus/Indianapolis portfolio includes CHR/WYRG (93.9fm, Lawrence), Country/WFMS (95.5fm, Fishers) and Classic Hits/WJJK (104.5fm, Noblesville).
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.
May 20: In 2012, WISH-TV GM (1954-1980) Robert B. McConnell dies (Age 91). Mr. McConnell also served as VP/GM of Universal Broadcasting (WHBU/Anderson, WANE/Fort Wayne), and President of Anderson Broadcasting Corp.
May 22: In 1964, 1550am in Corydon signs on as WPDF. Today, it's WOCC.
May 23: In 1958, 1300am in Terre Haute signs on as WMFT. In 2014, 1300am went silent, and the owners turned in the 1300am license to the FCC. In 2014, WXXR (X95.9) Terre Haute flips format and becomes Classic Country WDKE ("95.9 Duke FM")
May 24: In 1989, 102.9fm in Delphi signs on as WNJY. Today, it's WXXB. In 2006, 89.9fm, Wakarusa signs on as WYBV ("We're Your Bible Voice"), and remains so today.
May 25: In 1957, 1300am in Huntington signs on as WHLT. Today, it's WBZQ.
May 26: In 2003, WKJG-TV (Channel 33, Fort Wayne) changed call letters to WISE-TV.
Locally-owned and operated Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. is accepting applications for the next Director of Sales (DOS) of adult alternative WTTS/Indianapolis and news-talk WGCL/Bloomington. The Indianapolis-based DOS will be responsible for the development, maintenance and growth of all revenue streams: national, agency, local/direct, digital and non-spot/NTR. The DOS will be charged with identifying, hiring and nurturing new account executives while serving as a motivating coach to senior AEs, driving their performance to peak potential. The ideal DOS must possess a proven track record in the ability to identify and develop non-spot revenue opportunities, including event and digital. WTTS is a heritage adult alternative station serving the Indianapolis metro and south-central Indiana for more than 25 years, while WGCL broadcasts a news/talk/sports format to Bloomington and Monroe County. Interested candidates should email a performance history and overview to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls please. Sarkes Tarzian is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Brewer Broadcasting has a rare opportunity for a Country Radio morning show host or team. If you have an outgoing personality and enjoy entertaining, we want to speak with you!
Successful candidates must be social media savvy, regularly contribute content to the station's website, and be able to connect and engage with the station's target audience by keeping up with relevant trends and pop culture.
This person wants to be in Richmond, Indiana, and is eager to jump head first into community events, build relationships and value in our community. This person also wants to be a part of a successful team who highly values our brands, our talent and our family of employees.
We take great pride in winning with radio, digital and live events.
If you do too, please send your cover letter, resume, references and MP3 demo to Steve Baker at email@example.com
* Must have superior knowledge of current events and ability to create radio topics based on local happenings, news & information.
* Must be an excellent communicator, very creative and very funny.
Great phone skills, great on-air voice, excellent organization and positive track record are a must.
* Write assigned Facebook posts along with other social media outlets
Produce commercials on a daily basis.
* Conducts Live Remotes and appearances and assist in special promotions and programming activities.
* Secondary delegations could include some of the following: promotions, managing the digital platform, station imaging and/or video editing.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
* At least 2 years on-air experience.
* Computer literacy in applicable programs
* Public speaking skill and ability to interact with listeners and clients in a public setting
* Problem-solving ability and skill in prioritizing
* Ability to interact with management and staff at all levels and to multi-task and handle pressures and deadlines
* Skill in operation of control board, remote broadcasting, and other related production equipment
Brewer Broadcasting is an equal opportunity employer.
WIMC + WCDQ + WCVL (Crawfordsville) are looking to hire an APD. Responsibilities will include:
• Writing, editing and producing commercials, promos, and on-air announcements.
• Computer work on radio stations
• Some on-air work
• Personal appearances at remotes and community events.
Must be able to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines. E-mail your resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Dave Peach, GM, PO Box 603, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Forcht Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
WIMC + WCDQ + WCVL are looking to hire a Director of Sports Sales. We require prior experience or a marketing/broadcasting education. This position will entail overseeing the sports department, and taking over an existing account list, plus prospecting new businesses in our county and surrounding counties. You must be able to meet deadlines and monthly sales goals, along with handling multiple projects. You also must have reliable transportation. E-mail your resume and references to email@example.com or mail to Dave Peach, GM, PO Box 603, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Forcht Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
That's all for this issue. Thank you for your continued support.
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