From the E-mail Bag: A Ph.D. candidate working on their dissertation needs information on WBOW (1230am) from Terre Haute. If you have information or archival records, please send me an e-mail.
When Club 1915, Inc. built and put Religious/WRRO (89.9fm, Edon, Ohio) on the air in 2012, WRRO had its antenna pointed southwest towards Indiana. Last year, Club 1915, Inc. sold WRRO for $5,000 to Our Lady of Guadalupe Radio. Our Lady of Guadalupe Radio recently filed an FCC application to increase WRRO's power from 1,400 watts to 15,000 watts, and increase the antenna height about two feet, with a directional pattern to the east. WRRO's tower sits near OH-49, on the south side of Edon.
The FCC denies an Indiana Community Radio Corp. application for WCNB (91.5fm, Dayton). The WCNB application proposed a tower move to just west of the Frankfort Municipal Airport, and a power increase to 5,000 watts. The FCC says that proposed move would have caused a 60 dBu protected contour overlap of both Moody Radio's Religious/WIWC (91.7fm, Kokomo) and Fountain Warren Community Radio's Variety/WFWR (91.5fm, Attica).
An antenna problem darkened both Nexstar NBC affiliate WTWO-TV (Channel 2, Terre Haute) and Mission Broadcasting ABC affiliate WAWV (Channel 38, Terre Haute) on Tuesday evening (07/25). Both NBC and ABC affiliates returned to the air, but their subchannels (Laff, Escape, Grit, Bounce) haven't yet returned to the air.
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.
July 30: In 1991, Malcolm Greep, former GM at Owensboro On The Air (WVJS and WVJS-FM (later WSTO)) dies. Age 79. In 1996, 103.3fm in Santa Claus signed on as WAXL, with a week of Christmas music. 103.3fm remains WAXL ("103.3 The Fix").
July 31: In 2011, WFFT-TV (Channel 55, Fort Wayne) lost their FOX affiliation, which moved to WISE-TV (Channel 33, Fort Wayne) on their 33.2 subchannel. WFFT-TV regained the FOX affiliation on March 1, 2013.
August 1: In 1962, 101.5fm in South Bend signed on as WSBT-FM, and today it's WNSN.
August 2: In 2010, Cumulus silenced both ESPN affiliate WQKC (1450am, Jeffersonville) and sister Classic Hits/WLCL (93.9fm, Sellersburg). Both radio stations returned to the air (now owned by different companies): 1450am is WXVW, while 93.9fm is WLCL.
August 3: In 2007, WKUZ (95.9fm, Wabash) flipped formats from Country to Adult Contemporary. In 2015, WEVV-TV (Channel 44, Evansville) relaunches local news ("44News"). In July 2001, WEVV-TV shut down their local news department.
August 4: In 2014, Sarkes Tarzian translator W240AT (95.9fm, Bloomington) moved to 96.1fm and became W241CD. W241CD simulcasts N/T WGCL (1370am, Bloomington).
August 5: In 1971, 94.3fm in Rushville signs on as WRCR. Today, it's WIFE-FM.
89.1 WBOI Fort Wayne - Reporter/Host
This reporter will join an award-winning newsroom to report and produce regular spot and feature stories, and be the local host for All Things Considered. Will produce and moderate community forums such as our regular Issues and Ales and participate in other station events.
As a reporter, will create stories that engage listeners and keep them informed about our region. Prepare spot news, long-form features and interviews that dive deeper into community issues and find imaginative angles for human interest stories that surprise and engage our audience.
As a host, will write, edit and deliver newscasts during one of 89.1 WBOI’s key day parts and provide an engaging voice during local breaks. Occasional live hosting during breaking news may also be required. The host will be the sole board operator; knowledge of broadcast equipment is preferred.
Other duties as assigned, including participation in on-air fund drives.
Qualifications and Skills Required
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, broadcasting or related field required. A minimum of two years journalism experience preferred.
Excellent writing skills and a strong sense of NPR-style story construction.
Demonstrated radio editing and production skills. Experience with platforms like Audacity, Audition, Pro Tools or similar programs.
Initiative in generating story ideas and long-form features and interviews.
Ability to adapt stories quickly for multiple platforms. Knowledge of web content management systems and social media engagement a plus.
Excellent knowledge of studio board operations and polished on-air presentation desired. Experience hosting at an NPR station a plus.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a small news/production team.
Be willing to work some evening and weekends hours if needed.
Able to travel throughout the region and work flexible hours when necessary, including reliable vehicle, current driver license, clean driving record, and adequate auto insurance
Please email a resume, cover letter and hosting/reporting audio to Peter Dominowski at email@example.com. More information at wboi.org.
89.1 WBOI is an equal opportunity employer, actively seeking a diverse pool of applicants for this position.
Adams Radio Group of Northern Indiana has an immediate need for an on-air talent to join our group of three stations located in Valparaiso, IN. The ideal candidate would be a team player capable of handling a variety of tasks including delivering traffic reports, writing local news and anchoring newscasts, hosting on-air shows and various audio production projects. Regular hours to be determined. The position is full-time with benefits and includes some weekends. In addition, this opportunity requires scheduling flexibility including breaking news and severe weather. Email materials including resume and audio to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls please. Adams Radio Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
DLC Media, Inc. is looking for a News Director for their new Radio Center in Brazil, IN. This could be a full-time or part-time position. Duties include gathering, writing and producing local news updates on four of DLC's 5 Terre Haute area radio stations. A perfect PT job for a retired pro. Or, FT position for a person with previous experience. Send cover letter & resume today to Dave Crooks - email@example.com DLC Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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. 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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