Serving Hoosier Broadcasters Since 1998
28 May 2018
From the Reading Pile: Long-distance Komets fan has unique story.
After a stunt format which included a mention of the former owner's sports format by having an umpire say "You're out," Swick Broadcasting Company launched WFGA (106.7fm, Hicksville) Friday morning at 6:00AM as a Classic Country station "Real Country 106.7." Here's the airstaff lineup:
Mornings: Jeff DeWeese (6am until 10am)
Middays: Jonathon Steele (10am until 3pm)
Afternoons: John Glenn (3pm until 8pm)
Nights: John Gleason (8pm until Midnight)
Overnights: Paul Walker (Midnight until 6am)
We remember Justin Geise ("Alibi"), former night guy at what was Rhythmic CHR/"Wild 96.3" (it's now WXKE 96.3fm, Churubusco). Mr. Geise passed away last Sunday at age 37. Here's the complete obituary.
Two articles: Here's a Chris Bradley update (former WPTA-TV/Fort Wayne meteorologist): 1. Chris Bradley talks about his daily fight against leukemia. 2. “I really believe that God has a plan”: Chris Bradley discusses what's next.
Where Are They Now? Former WOWO/WKJG PD Gregg Henson joins Entercom and will program their legendary WRVA (and an FM translator), along with sister Sports/WRNL in Richmond, Virginia.
Update: For $2.4 million, Talking Stick Communications sells their Warsaw portfolio of radio stations to Kensington Digital Media of Indiana. Tony Richards and Jack Didier lead Kensington. The Warsaw radio stations include:
News/WRSW(AM) and translator W259BJ (1480am, 99.7fm, both Warsaw)
Classic Hits/WRSW-FM (107.3fm, Warsaw)
Country/WAWC (103.5fm, Syracuse)
Mid-West Family Broadcasting's CHR/WQLQ (99.9fm, Benton Harbor, Michigan) welcomes Alexandra Wurst ("Ayeeedubb") for nights (6pm until 10pm). Ms. Wurst last worked in Charlotte, North Carolina at WGIV ("Streetz 103.3 and 100.5. Charlotte's New Hip-Hop Station.")
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.
May 27: In 2005, at 3:00pm, WFJZ (106.7fm, Hicksville, Ohio) became WFGA ("Froggy Garrett Auburn"), and flipped formats to Hot AC as "Froggy 106.7" (and our tape deck was there). In 2006, Indianapolis and Muncie broadcaster David Rudat ("Dave Koffee") died at age 62.
May 28: In 1967, 100.9fm in Lebanon signs on as WNON. Today, it's WNOU, and licensed to Speedway.
May 29: In 2003, WYBL (93.1fm, Clarksville) flips formats from country to jazz. In 2004, William Sites Fraser dies at age 81. Mr. Fraser started high school radio station WJEF (91.9fm, Lafayette).
May 30: In 1949, Channel 6 in Indianapolis signs on as WFBM-TV. Today, it's ABC affiliate WRTV-TV ("RTV 6").
May 31: In 1991, 103.5fm in Syracuse signs on as WAWC, and remains so today.
June 1: In 1962, 99.5fm in Greenfield signs on as WSMJ. Today, it's WZPL. In 1974, 103.9fm in Crawfordsville signs on as WLFQ-FM. Today, it's WIMC-FM. In 1982, 103.1fm in Covington signs on as WVWV. Today, it's WKZS. In 1992, former Lafayette and Michigan City radio Chief Engineer Harry Garba dies. Age 74. In 1998, Sarkes Tarzian co-founder Mary Tarzian dies. Age 93. In 2002, WBDG (90.9fm, Indianapolis) flips formats to Hot AC. In 2013, Woof Boom Radio begins, with the $4.45 million acquisition of the former Backyard Broadcasting radio stations in Muncie/Anderson.
June 2: In 2000, "Dean of Northwest Indiana Talk Shows" Warren Freiberg dies. Age 60. Mr. Freiberg worked at WWCA, VP/GM at WLTH, then-WWJY, WJOB and WIMS.
WKKG 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 with outside sales experience, having the ability to help clients achieve their business goals. Strong interpersonal skills are preferred. If you can sell, we can teach you Radio.
This position offers an excellent compensation package including salary, plus commission, health and life insurance benefits and 401 (k).
Contact White River Broadcasting Station Manager, Bob Morrison, firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also send your resume and cover letter to WKKG Radio; Attention: Station Manager; P. O. Box 1789; Columbus, IN 47202. White River Broadcasting is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
* 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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