Serving Hoosier Broadcasters Since 1998
5 November 2018
It was so nice to see many of you at the IBA Conference last Thursday.
From the Mailbag: IRW received a nice e-mail from Purdue Fort Wayne:
"The Communication Department is looking to offer an Audio Production class this coming spring semester, and would like to have a multiple mic setup to use for podcasting. We really do not have the equipment they will need and so I thought of your connections with the radio community. Specifically, the professor is interested in setting up a table in the studio and recording the conversations. They could use some boom arms with bases at a minimum. Do you know of any place where these could be acquired? Donations would best fit their budget."
If you could help, please send me an e-mail!
From the Reading Pile: "Lessons learned: Seven ways news outlets can rebuild trust and sustainability."
From the Reading Pile: "Opinion: My Love Affair With AM Radio "
After flipping format in September 2017 to Active Rock, a Fort Wayne translator (and HD subchannel) recently flipped format again. Adams Radio's Active Rock /WJFX-HD2 (107.9fm-HD2, New Haven) and FM translator W277AK (103.3fm, Fort Wayne) did 14 months with an Active Rock format, as "103.3 The Fort" with syndicated morning (Billy Madison) and evening (The Men's Room) shows, while going jockless during the day.
Last Thursday afternoon at 5:00pm, "103.3 The Fort" went away and the station is now hip-hop as "Loud 103.3." You can hear the sign-on here.
Also at Adams, Gold AC/WWFW (103.9fm, Fort Wayne) begins their annual Christmas holiday music tradition.
Former WTTV-TV (Channel 4, Indianapolis) anchor Doug Rafferty dies at age 66. Mr. Rafferty died in Hawaii while visiting his daughter. Mr. Rafferty worked for over a decade in the 1970s and 1980s at WTTV, and that's when the news department there shut down. Mr. Rafferty moved to Maine and spent 21 years behind the anchor desk at WGME-TV in Portland, Maine.
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.
November 4: In 1949, 1390am in Seymour signs on as WJCD. It's now WZZB. In 1964, 1500am in Valparaiso signs on as WAYK. Today, it's WAKE. In 2012, Mike Fry ("Happy the Hobo") on WFFT-TV (Channel 55, Fort Wayne) dies. Age 52. In 2014, WHBU(AM) in Anderson adds an FM translator at 103.7fm (W279CL).
November 5: In 1950, 1370am in Gary signs on as WGRY. It's now WLTH.
November 6: In 1964, 97.1fm in Shelbyville signs on as WSVL-FM. It's now WLHK. In 1998, 1620am in South Bend signs on as WJVA. It's now WDND.
November 7: In 1969, 100.1fm on Angola signs on as WAFM. It later moved to 100.3fm, and it's now WLKI. In 1972, 1140am in Hawesville, Kentucky signs on as WKCM. It moved in the 1980s to 1160am, but remains WKCM. In 2006, 101.3fm, then-licensed to Morganfield, Kentucky signs on as WMSK-FM. It remains WMSK-FM, but is now licensed to Sturgis, Kentucky.
November 8: In 1966, 92.7fm in Decatur signs on as WADM-FM. That 92.7fm allocation moved to 105.1fm (today's WQHK-FM), while another 92.7fm (licensed to Berne) signed on later. In 2016, WERT(AM) (1220am, Van Wert, Ohio) added an FM translator at 104.3fm (W270BL).
November 9: In 1955, 1570am in Kendallville signs on as WKTL. In the late 1960s, it moved to 1140am and is now WAWK. In 2012, Big John Gillis dies. Age 65. Mr. Gillis worked for 40 years at WIBC in Indianapolis. In 2016, WRIN(AM) (1560am, Rensselaer) added an FM translator on 104.5fm (W283CO).
November 10: In 1969, 91.1fm in Gaston signs on as WDHS. It later went silent. In 1972, 103.9fm in Crown Point signs on as WFLM. It's now WXRD.
WVUT Digital Content Producer/Reporter – Vincennes, IN
Vincennes University is seeking applicants for the position of WVUT Digital Content Producer/Reporter. This position is a full-time support staff position with benefits.
The WVUT Digital Content Producer/Reporter has a passion for story telling through broadcast and online media practices, including social media, and works across multiple departments to achieve a successful digital presence for our station(s). This is a full-time support staff position with a standard schedule of Monday through Friday 10am to 6:30pm, subject to change.This position reports to the News Director and the Director of Operations.
Responsibilities of the position are: Create content for digital platforms. Produce, gather and post content accurately and timely on our websites, mobile platforms and social media in support of our stations’ digital strategies. Schedule interviews with members of our community for human interest stories. Shoot video, including interviews, to accompany news and promotional content. Edit video and audio for news and promotional content. Write news stories for radio, television and web. Write copy to accompany promotional content. Work with the Director of Programming and Promotions on web and social media content. Assist in production of weekday 30 minute TV newscast and other productions as needed
Communicate with newsroom, production staff, and students on a daily basis
Assist in instructing students involved in daily newsroom and production tasks. Work across multiple departments for the success of our stations’ digital strategies. Perform other duties as assigned
Successful candidates will have:
Associates Degree, required (Bachelor’s Degree, preferred)
Must have strong knowledge of media software and video exporting & uploading to digital platforms
Must be able to lift 50 pounds with reaching overhead, bending and twisting
Must hold a valid driver’s license
Candidate will be eligible for most benefits available to a full-time employee of Vincennes University. More information can be found by visiting the Benefits page of the VU website: http://vinu.edu/human-resources
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a VU application, cover letter, and resume including contact information for three references to Human Resources by email at email@example.com or mail to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.
While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note the selected candidate may be required to submit to a criminal background check.
Vincennes University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. has a rare and immediate opening for Bloomington Sales Manager, overseeing sales for heritage News/Talk WGCL (96.1 FM and AM1370) and directing the Bloomington-based sales of Adult Rock WTTS (92.3 FM). The ideal candidate will be a positive, forward-thinking leader with a results-driven background in media sales and management. The next Bloomington Sales Manager will possess a solid track record of identifying and motivating a local sales team, growing station accounts and maintaining a consistent book of business. WGCL offers an array of attractive news, talk and sports programming, including The Dave Ramsey Show, Rush Limbaugh, Kim Komando, Sean Hannity, NBC Sports, Indianapolis Colts, NFL and NCAA football, Cincinnati Reds baseball, IndyCar races including the Indianapolis 500, NCAA basketball and March Madness and local programs like Glass In The Morning, In The Zone, The Bloomington Review, Your Money and Monroe County’s leading high school sports coverage. Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. is independently owned and operated, placing the highest value in the listeners, clients and communities we serve. This is not corporate radio. Interested? Send your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls please. EOE.
Brothers Broadcasting, a family owned and operated radio group is seeking a Sales Manager for our 25kW station WIBN-FM, which serves Lafayette & West Lafayette Indiana. The right candidate should have a proven history of sales success, an entrepreneurial spirit, along with great communication skills. Interested candidates should email their resumes to JohnB1560wrin@gmail.com for consideration. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Brothers Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Full Time Sales Position available for ESPN 97.7 The REF, the exclusive ESPN Affiliate in the Evansville, Indiana area. WREF features ESPN programming, a local afternoon sports show with Dan Egierski, and play by play coverage of St. Louis Cardinals, Indiana University, University of Southern Indiana, over 75 local high school events and more. Primary job will be helping local companies grow their business through the power of sports and radio. Will include production and possibly on-air responsibilities. Knowledge of digital media would be very helpful. Send resume and salary requirements to email@example.com. WREF/Henson Media of Henderson County, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Hoosier AM/FM (WXXC-FM/WCJC-FM/WBAT(AM)/WMRI(AM)) in Marion, Indiana is currently looking for their next sales superstar! Previous sales experience and a knack for developing new business preferred. Organizational skills, creativity and a positive attitude are all a plus. We offer a competitive salary plus commission, benefits, and extras. If you are looking for an exciting career in radio, contact them today! Hoosier AM/FM, LLC maintains a drug-free workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send resume to GM Joel Pyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
That's all for this issue. Thank you for your continued support.
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