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Here's the FCC's report on Hurricane Harvey's impact to Texas media, cell phone sites, etc. The FCC says nine Texas radio stations went "out of service."
After roughly six weeks, "Tiny" exits as morning host at Swick Broadcasting's Hot AC/WLKI (100.3fm, Angola). Succeeding him in mornings (starting this morning) will be Mike Scott. Mr. Scott last served as OM for Midwest Communications' Kalamazoo, Michigan cluster. Several years ago, Mr. Scott programmed in Fort Wayne for Adams Radio Group. Mr. Scott will also track airshifts for the Swick Broadcasting-owned Local Radio Networks "Country" and "Classic Hits" 24 hour formats.
In a story you'll first read here, Terry Thacker exits as host of "Terry's Bluegrass Corner", heard for 22 years on Northeast Indiana Broadcasting's Classic Hits/WAWK (1140am, Kendallville) also heard on translator W238BH (95.5fm, Kendallville). Banner Kidd took over the show ("Route 23 Bluegrass Country"), so it's still locally hosted. Also at "The Hawk," Sean Lathrop joins in mornings. Elliott James joins in afternoons. Mr. Lathrop graduated from Central Michigan University. Mr. James attends college, and "The Hawk" is his first broadcasting job.
Nexstar Broadcasting's CBS affiliate/WANE-TV (Channel 15, Fort Wayne) promotes weekend evening producer Michael Kuhn to overnight reporter, succeeding Chris Darby. Mr. Kuhn graduated from Ball State University last December. While at Ball State University, Mr. Kuhn worked for Indiana Public Radio, NewsLink Indiana, and served as a reporter intern at WANE-TV during his senior year.
In May, the FCC found a pirate radio station operating on 93.9fm in the Osceola area. The FCC recently sent a letter to Kevin and Allison Blume. The FCC claims the radio signals originated at the Blume's home in Mishawaka.
In 2002, Federated Media paid $550,000 and purchased what was then WGSN (102.7fm, Ligonier). Federated put their Hot AC "Froggy" format on 102.7fm, and that format lasted until June 2012. In June 2012, Federated flipped 102.7fm's format to Sports, first as FOX Sports, then as ESPN. Over the weekend, 102.7fm stunted with sounds of croaking frogs.
At Midnight this morning, WAOR (102.7fm, Ligonier) flipped format back to Hot AC "Froggy 102.7" as "Elkhart County's #1 Hit Music Station." Their first song was Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You."
Let's detail the new "Froggy" airstaff lineup:
Doug Williams from 6am until 10am. Production Director Zach Miller ("Zach Attack") from 10am until 2pm. PD Mark McGill from 2pm until 7pm. Shannon from 7pm until Midnight. Here's the Froggy website.
One of our readers e-mailed a music log which included songs by Billy Joel, John Mayer, OneRepublic, Taylor Swift, Rob Thomas, and Shania Twain, among others.
Back to "The Fan" for a moment: this format change means Pat Doherty's locally hosted afternoon drive "Home Stretch" ends.
Brian Green exits as GM for the Neuhoff Media/Lafayette cluster. Mr. Green joined prior owner Schurz in 1994 and rose through the ranks (AE, GSM, DOS) becoming GM in 2013. Succeeding Mr. Green is Chris Fleming. Mr. Fleming most recently worked for Ramar Communications (Chief Revenue Officer and radio stations GM) along with their "2501 Interactive" unit. Mr. Fleming begins at Neuhoff this morning.
Heartland Media's CBS affiliate/WLFI (Channel 18, Lafayette) Assistant News Director Keith Hatten exits and joins Scripps' ABC affiliate/WRTV (Channel 6, Indianapolis) for the same role.
Where Are They Now (Part 1)? Former then-Regent Evansville VP/GM Mark Thomas joins Alpha Media as their Market Manager in Saginaw, Michigan.
Where Are They Now (Part 2)? Former WFIE-TV Assistant News Director Janis (Demarest) Harper) recently earned a promotion from Assistant News Director to News Director at KTVA-TV in Anchorage, Alaska.
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.
August 28: In 1989, 99.3fm in Van Buren signs on as WCJC, and still is. In 2006, broadcaster Kevin Bradley dies. Age 52. Mr. Bradley worked in TV and Radio in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and Terre Haute.
August 30: In 2007, Andy Ober became PD at WOWO(AM) (1190am, Fort Wayne).
August 31: In 2006, then-WGL-FM (102.9fm, Huntington) flips format from Variety Hits ("Mike FM") to a simulcast of then-Standards formatted WGL(AM) (1250am, Fort Wayne) "The River."
September 1: In 1928, 1280am in Fort Wayne signs on as WGL. It later moved to 1250am. In 1965, Channel 2 in Terre Haute signs on as WTWO-TV (and still is). Also on the same day and year, 103.1fm in Huntington signs on as WHLT-FM. Today, it's WJCI-FM on 102.9fm. In 1998, Fort Wayne's then-WHWD (1380am) flips 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."
September 2: In 1994, 105.5fm in LaGrange signed on as WTHD. On the same day, WMEE (97.3fm, Fort Wayne) flipped formats from CHR to Hot AC, as "Mix 97.3." In 2002, Jon Zimney became OM/PD of WOWO(AM) (1190am, Fort Wayne) and then-WONO(AM) (1380am, Fort Wayne).
WAWC-FM (Willie 103.5) in Warsaw (part of the Lake City Media cluster of stations) is currently searching for our next On-Air Jock! Lake City Media is a small market station with a large market work ethic. Shift will include live time on-air, production, VT'ing, and other duties (which could include social media interaction, video or web editing, content generation and/or assistance with news department).
The ideal candidate should have 1-3 years on-air experience, have knowledge of the Country format and its' artists, possess the ability to create relevant and entertaining content throughout one of the most listened to dayparts, have a great work ethic and attitude and the desire to do whatever it takes to succeed. Our perfect candidate should be begging us to be on the road and interacting with their listeners, should love being a face of the radio station and should be huge on social media!
This is not a large market position. Individuals seeking large market salaries should not apply.
Send a resume, air check that best displays your abilities, social media links and salary requirements ASAP to PD Kris Lake at firstname.lastname@example.org. In subject line please put: "WAWC Job" and the last 4 digits of your phone number. Applications that do not include above information will not be considered.
No Phone Calls. Lake City Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
99.5 zpl, Indy’s Hit Music Station has an amazing opportunity for you! We are now actively seeking a new afternoon Drive, Assistant Program Director/Music Director. We’re looking for someone fun, energetic, intelligent, outgoing, out-spoken, street-credible, quick witted, enthusiastic, team oriented, determined, and has a strong work ethic. You will need to be social media fluent and PPM friendly. Imaging skills would be a positive too - but not mandatory.
If you're interested please send a resume and short demo to our Operations Manager: JR Ammons JR@wzpl.com. Entercom is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Location: South Bend
Department: Farm Journal Broadcasting
Reports to: Director of Radio Operations
Seeking experienced radio producer for two live network broadcasts daily. The radio producer will be responsible for the technical production of Farm Journal Radio live broadcasts as well as production of custom audio for Farm Journal websites, clients and internal promotion.
These duties include, but are not limited to, the following: (Other duties may be assigned.)
* Daily technical production of 2 live radio shows
* Manage automation logs of 2 live radio shows
* Manage production of various recorded audio including show promos, market reports, custom audio for affiliates and clients, custom in-house audio, etc.
* Edit audio highlights from broadcasts to use on Farm Journal websites.
* Travel to produce live broadcasts from industry events
* Assist with booking guests
* Coordinate travel logistics
These qualifications include, but are not limited to, the following:
* 1 to 3 years of radio production experience
* Bachelor’s degree in communications or journalism preferred
* Expertise with Adobe Audition, Pro Tools or similar audio editing suite
* Strong written and communication skills
* Must have a strong attention to detail and decision making skills
* Must be able to meet deadlines
* Knowledge of the Agricultural Industry is a plus
If you meet the qualifications, please submit your resume to email@example.com.
DLC Media, Inc. is looking for an Account Executive and a Local Sales Manager for their new Radio Center in Brazil, IN. The winning candidate will be able to sell advertising on up to 9 Radio Stations and 7 websites. A great opportunity to build a great career with a growing family owned media company. DLC Media offers competitive pay and benefits. Send cover letter and resume to Dave Crooks - firstname.lastname@example.org. DLC Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
WAWK in Kendallville (1140am/95.5fm) is looking for a Part Time Disc Jockey on and off the air including hosting and preparing content for daily air shift Monday through Friday. Jobs at area events and assisting with production and must be able to work weekends as needed. Must have a positive attitude and work in a team. Please bring resume to 931 East Avenue, Kendallville, IN 46755 or call 260-347-2400. You can also write email@example.com with an air check. Northeast Indiana Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
WAWK in Kendallville (1140am/95.5fm) is looking for an Account Executive. For more details or to submit your resume, please write firstname.lastname@example.org. Northeast Indiana Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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