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29 September 2021
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Sarkes Tarzian's AC/WAJI (95.1fm, Fort Wayne) welcomes Kat (Katrina Walburn) to co-host mornings with Andy Beckman ('Andy in the Morning'). Ms. Walburn started in radio in 1994. Among her career stops was Louisville, Kentucky, where she worked at WDJX and WXMA. She also worked in Fort Wayne television (Assistant Promotions Director for WPTA-TV and WISE-TV), along with prior work at Sarkes Tarzian (on air and Promotions Director for sister WLDE radio.) The 'Andy in the Morning' show airs weekdays from 5:30am until 10:00am.
Heartland Media's FOX affiliate/WFFT-TV (Channel 55, Fort Wayne) welcomes reporter Kelsey Mannix and weekend meteorologist/reporter DeVonte' Dixon. Meteorologist Alida Donnelly exits after three years.
Ms. Mannix last worked as a reporter and sports anchor for Capital News Service, at the University of Maryland. Mr. Dixon recently graduated from the University of South Alabama, earning his Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology.
Finally, weekend anchor/reporter Brianna Dahlquist exits WFFT-TV and is now with WCCB-TV Charlotte, North Carolina as their Rising reporter in weekday mornings.
Gray Television has several changes at both their ABC and NBC affiliates in Fort Wayne. WPTA-TV (Channel 21, Fort Wayne) has the ABC affiliation on their .1 channel and the NBC affiliation on their .2 subchannel.
Chaz Frazier joins Fort Wayne’s NBC as a sports anchor and reporter. Mr. Frazier graduated in 2018 from the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. He last worked for WEEK-TV and WHOI-TV in Peoria, Illinois.
Louie Tran exits as weekend anchor/reporter for Fort Wayne's NBC. He joins Hearst as weekend evening anchor and reporter at WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Taylor University Broadcasting's Contemporary Christian/WBCL (90.3fm, Fort Wayne) morning co-host Phil Reason retired. Capping a 60+ year broadcasting career that took him around the country (Cleveland, Phoenix, San Antonio, Philadelphia and Memphis), he worked at several Fort Wayne radio stations (ex-WLYV 1450am, ex-WZRQ 106.3fm) as 'Phil Gardner'.
Mr. Reaser joined WBCL to co-host the morning show in 1996.
In 2007, Northeast Indiana Public Radio purchased what was then WCKZ (94.1fm, Roanoke) for $1.75 million from Summit City Radio Group (IRW 02/24/2007). Later that year, they started airing classical music on the new 94.1fm WBNI.
NIPR announced they will sell the 94.1fm signal for $350,000 to Taylor University Broadcasting. Last night, Taylor moved their Urban Gospel format ('Rhythm and Praise') onto 94.1fm, and it's still on their HD2s for WBCL (90.3fm, Fort Wayne) and WTPG (88.9fm, Whitehouse, Ohio).
Back to the classical format currently on WBNI. That format remains on the HD2 of NIPR's Talk-Jazz/WBOI (89.1fm, Fort Wayne).
Nexstar CBS affiliate/WANE-TV (Channel 15, Fort Wayne) moves Alyssa Ivanson to weeknight anchor, alongside Dirk Rowley. Also, they hire Emily Dwire to anchor weekday mornings, alongside Pat Hoffman. Ms. Dwire last worked for WOWT-TV in Omaha, Nebraska, but before that, she worked for crosstown WPTA-TV (Channel 21, Fort Wayne). Before Emily Dwire began at Channel 15, Sierra Tufts co-anchored with Pat Hoffman. Ms. Tufts exits WANE-TV after briefly returning to anchoring weekend mornings. Also, reporter Chris Darby exits. Finally, WANE-TV promotes Breann Boswell from reporter to anchor.
Where Are They Now? Former "Rewind 106.3" and "Hot 107.9" Fort Wayne DJ "Nugget" now does nights at WIOQ ('Q102') in Philadelphia.
Sound Management's CHR/WNDV (92.9fm, South Bend) welcomes Karli K. to nights. Before joining U93, she worked at several New Jersey radio stations.
Gray Television's NBC affiliate/WNDU-TV (Channel 16, South Bend) weekday morning co-anchor Joshua Short exits and becomes a weekend co-anchor and reporter at KDVR-TV in Denver, Colorado ('FOX31').
Weigel Broadcasting's ABC affiliate/WBND (Channel 57, South Bend) reporter Tony Sandleben exits. Mr. Sandleben is now Director of Communications for the City of Muncie.
Chief Meteorologist Matt Rudkin exits Sinclair's CBS and FOX affiliate/WSBT-TV (Channel 22, South Bend) after nearly 10 years. Cari Peugeot has 20 years at the station and she's now WSBT's Chief Meteorologist. Ms. Peugeot remains in weekday mornings.
More news from WSBT-TV as reporter and anchor Caroline Torie and reporter Max Lewis both exit. Ms. Torie joined WSBT-TV about 4 years ago, while Mr. Lewis joined WSBT-TV about 3 years ago.
Kensington Digital Media's Country/WAWC (103.5fm, Syracuse) adds the syndicated Murphy, Sam, and Jodi morning show. Also, cluster OM Kris Lake earns a promotion to Director of Programming. Mr. Lake adds programming oversight of several Tennessee radio stations within the Kensington portfolio.
Where Are They Now? Former WRSW-FM PD Bryan Mozina ("Mo Lightning") joins the Bailey and Southside morning show as their Executive Producer. Bailey and Southside are based at WNNX ('Rock 100.5') in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Mozina begins there on Monday October 4.
J&J Winemiller's Lowcountry 34 Media, LLC sells a LPTV CP for W18EZ-D (Channel 18, Delphi) to Triple Seven Media, LLC, headed by Bill Christian. The $100,000 purchase price also includes a New Hampshire LPTV CP.
Allen Media Broadcasting's CBS affiliate/WLFI-TV (Channel 18, Lafayette) Sports Director Andrew Pogar exits. Mr. Pogar joined WLFI-TV in 2015 after earning his master's degree at Syracuse University. Also, weekend anchor/reporter and producer Anna Darling exits after 3 years, and now is a weekend anchor and reporter for KNWA ('FOX 24') in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Where Are They Now? Former WPWX programming assistant/early afternoon host Shawn Knight joins KMAJ (Majic 107.7) in Topeka, Kansas, to co-host mornings with Angie Stevens.
Paisley Dunn joins Hoosier AM/FM's Country/WCJC (99.3fm, Van Buren) as APD and afternoons, succeeding Tim Thomas who exits. Ms. Dunn last worked for Dakota Radio Group in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
After just under two years, Emmis' Country/WLHK (97.1fm, Shelbyville) morning co-host Caleb James exits. In 2019, Mr. James and Mindy Winkler joined together to host mornings. Mr. James last programmed KOPW and KQKQ in Omaha, Nebraska.
Scripps' ABC affiliate/WRTV (Channel 6, Indianapolis) anchor and reporter Amanda Starrantino exits and moves to San Francisco. There, she co-anchors the morning and noon news at KPIX-TV (Channel 5).
Where Are They Now? Former WTTV-TV/WXIN-TV VP of News Kerri Cavanaugh now works for WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV in Miami, Florida as their News Director.
Allen Media Broadcasting's CBS affiliate/WTHI-TV (Channel 10, Terre Haute) welcomes Blake Dollier and Kit Hanley. Both will be reporters and producers. Weekend meteorologist David Siple exits after two years. Mr. Siple joins sister Allen station CBS affiliate/WLFI-TV (Channel 18, Lafayette) as weekday morning and Noon meteorologist. Before joining WTHI-TV, Mr. Siple worked in Denison, Texas as Chief Meteorologist at KTEN-TV.
Sad to report that Owensboro radio broadcaster Steve Baker has died. Mr. Baker hosted 'Live and Local with Baker' on Cromwell Radio Group's WLME (102.7fm, Lewisport, Kentucky). He was only 69 years old. See the complete obituary.
Temple Hancock joins Cromwell's Classic Country/WBIO (94.7fm, Philpot, Kentucky) as Director of Promotions and Mornings. Rob Nichols moves off mornings and now assists with cluster programming responsibilities. Mr. Hancock last produced the morning show at WNRQ in Nashville, Tennessee.
After 38 years at WFIE-TV and 27 years in mornings, Dan Katz retires from 14NEWS Sunrise. Also, Jordan Yaney joins as a reporter for Gray Television's NBC affiliate/WFIE-TV (Channel 14, Evansville). Mr. Yaney graduated from Anderson University and interned in Indianapolis at WISH-TV (Channel 8).
Where Are They Now? Former WFIE-TV meteorologist Eric Garlick will join WGXA-TV (Macon, Georgia) as their Chief Meteorologist.
Indiana Country – 101.5 WKKG – Columbus seeks its next Program Director / Morning Host for South-Central Indiana’s leading country station.
Our ideal candidate would be an experienced team player with solid social media chops to lead WKKG to the next level. This individual is not afraid to hit the streets and help promote our stations.
Wow us with your resume and audio material. Mail your best stuff to: Brad Jackson, Programming Coordinator, PO Box 1789, Columbus, Indiana 47202, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit – https://fpcjobconnection.com/
White River Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Are you a Jesus follower with an ability to share your faith in a genuine and engaging way? The WBCL Radio Network is looking for an excellent communicator to become the next cohost of our popular morning drive show. The ability to gather a variety of creative content, on-air versatility, production skills, and a good grasp of technology and social media are all desired qualities for this position.
If you want to be a vital part of growing the network's already strong presence in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, send your demo (include your name in the demo) and resume to email@example.com.
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Cumulus Media | Indianapolis is searching for an experienced Promotions Director. The Promotions Director will be responsible for the overall brand marketing strategy and day-to-day promotions director duties for three radio stations. The Promotions Director will work cross departmentally to plan and execute marketing and promotional programs designed to drive ratings and revenue through listener-focused promotions and client-centric sales campaigns.
More about the job, including Responsibilities, Qualifications, and more, all here.
Cumulus Media, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
WFHB is Indiana’s first community radio station! Volunteer-powered and listener-supported since 1993. WFHB exists to provide an open forum for the exchange and discussion of ideas and issues, and to celebrate and increase the local cultural diversity.
Do you have a passion for diversity-focused Community Radio and want to share it? Do you like making connections and building community partnerships? If so, WFHB needs you!
WFHB is seeking a Full-time Development Director to lead our volunteer-powered team to fundraising success.
Please find WFHB Development Director job description here.
Deadline to apply is May 31st. Please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Bloomington Community Radio, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Federated Media South Bend - Account Executive - New Business Development
This is an outside Sales position that will focus on building new business partnerships for the radio stations. It requires creativity and marketing savvy to discover and satisfy the needs of potential new clients with Integrating Marketing campaigns that include radio, content marketing, digital and event marketing. If you have been described as a self-starter, confident, driven, persistent, competitive, always closing, organized, problem solver, then you may love this opportunity!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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