After 8 years, Peter Dominowski, GM of Northeast Indiana Public Radio's WBOI (89.1fm, Fort Wayne) retires. Mr. Dominowski worked in public media for 47 years. At the end of January, WBOI will have a new leader: former Fort Wayne TV news anchor Terra Brantley. Ms. Brantley retired from Nexstar CBS affiliate/WANE-TV (Channel 15, Fort Wayne) in 2021 after 28 years. WBOI Development Director and Associate GM David Hunter will be interim GM for this month.
Federated Media’s CHR/WMEE (97.3fm, Fort Wayne) morning co-host Colin Lutz (“Colin Matthews”) exits. Renee Cummings now hosts mornings solo.
Swick Broadcasting's WLKI-HD3, simulcast on W224BY (92.7fm, Angola) tweaks their name from 'Hot FM 92.7' to 'FM 92.7'. Otherwise, the station remains unchanged.
Taylor University Broadcasting's Contemporary Christian/WBCL (90.3fm, Fort Wayne) welcomes morning co-host Kim Bindel, who joins Jim Barron and Larry Bower. Ms. Bindel last worked for KNWS-FM in Waterloo, Iowa. Her broadcasting career also includes stops at WFFH and WayFM in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to WBCL in Fort Wayne, their network includes these stations and translators:
WBCJ (88.1fm, Spencerville, Ohio)
WBCW (89.7fm, Upland)
WBCY (89.5fm, Archbold, Ohio)
WTPG (88.9fm, Whitehouse, Ohio)
WCVM (94.7fm, Bronson, Michigan)
W267BN (101.3fm, Marion)
W291AH (106.1fm, Muncie)
W258CE (99.5fm, Findlay, Ohio)
W249BT (97.7fm, Adrian, Michigan)
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.
Since Gray's recent acquisition of Quincy Media (WPTAs former owner), both brands rolled out new websites: WPTA21 and Fort Wayne's NBC.
Finally, reporter Corinne Rose exits after 27 years. Ms. Rose also anchored and produced the Noon news for a decade.
Later this month, Federated Media's N-T/WOWO (1190am, Fort Wayne) and W298BB (107.5fm, Fort Wayne) News Director Darrin Wright will exit after 20 years in radio; the last 6 years with WOWO.
Also, a former WOWO late evening talk show host filed to run for the Democratic nomination in the third Congressional District. Gary Snyder hosted his eponymous show in late evenings (9pm until Midnight) starting in mid-June 2012. He also hosted a talk show on WBAT (1400am, Marion) in afternoon drive for about 3 years.
Where Are They Now? Former WPTA-TV ('ABC21') weekend evening meteorologist Payton Domschke joined the weather team at WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio.
Jessica Green exits the Hoosier AM/FM Kokomo and Marion clusters. In Marion, she programmed CHR/WXXC (106.9fm, Marion) since March 2020. In Kokomo, she was cluster OM, programmed Hot AC/WZWZ (92.5fm, Kokomo), and hosted mornings. The Hoosier AM/FM Kokomo cluster consists of Rock/WMYK (98.5fm, Peru), ESPN/WIOU (1350am, Kokomo), and the aforementioned 'Z92.5' (WZWZ). Ms. Green first joined the Kokomo radio stations in 2010.
Kensington Digital Media promotes Woody Zimmerman to COO over their entire broadcast portfolio. Mr. Zimmerman remains GM of their Warsaw cluster: N-T/WRSW(AM) (1480am, Warsaw) and translator W259BJ (99.7fm, Warsaw) and News Director at Classic Rock/WRSW-FM (107.3fm, Warsaw) and Country/WAWC (103.5fm, Syracuse).
Also, WRSW-FM welcomes Mandy Whitaker to co-host their morning show. Ms. Whitaker also becomes the cluster's business manager, succeeding LaDonna Thompson (no relation to your editor). Ms. Thompson retired last year.
Northwest Indiana Public Broadcasting's NPR-Variety/WLPR (89.1fm, Lowell) will boost their power from 1,100 watts to 4,900 watts at roughly the same antenna height from their existing tower site. 'Lakeshore Public Radio' signed on in early 2009.
After 9 years, Joel Brantingham exits as News and Sports Director for Whitewater Broadcasting in Richmond. Mr. Brantingham is now News Director and 'Community Ties' host for Positive Radio Group's Country/WTGR (97.5fm, Union City Ohio).
Nexstar's FOX affiliate WXIN-TV (Channel 59, Indianapolis) and CBS affiliate WTTV-TV (Channel 4, Bloomington)/WTTK-TV (Channel 29, Kokomo) adds several new faces.
Meteorologists Alyssa Andrews and Tucker Antico. Ms. Andrews last worked in Lexington, Kentucky at WTVQ-TV (but before that, she worked for WTWO-TV in Terre Haute). Mr. Antico last worked in Eau Claire, Wisconsin at WEAU-TV.
Reporter Eric Graves. Mr. Graves last worked in Huntsville, Alabama as a reporter and weekend morning anchor at WAFF-TV (Channel 48).
Alexa Ross joins as weekend sports anchor and reporter. Ms. Ross last worked in Rochester, New York as a sports anchor and reporter for WROC-TV.
Alia Blackburn earns a promotion to reporter and weekend evening anchor on 'CBS4'.
Finally, traffic anchor and reporter Rachel Bogle exits. She joined in early 2017 after working in mornings ('Kyle and Rachel') at Radio One's CHR/WNOW-FM (100.9fm, Speedway). Ms. Bogle is now in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she's the evening news anchor for NBC affiliate WMBF-TV.
The syndicated Bob and Tom Show welcomes Marty Bender back into the fold, as a consulting member of their Affiliate Services Team. Mr. Bender was Bob and Tom's Executive Producer for years, along with OM/PD of their flagship Rock/WFBQ (94.7fm, Indianapolis).
'The Mock 'N Rob Show' will end January 28 on Emmis' N-T/WIBC (93.1fm, Indianapolis). Miriam Weaver ('Mock') and Rob Kendall began the show after Amy Jo Clark ('Daisy') left the formerly named 'Chicks on the Right' show in 2020. Ms. Weaver will join Ms. Clark to continue their work with the 'Chicks on the Right' brand.
Finally, Rob Connett exits as news anchor & reporter for WIBC. In 2018, Mr. Connett started at Emmis/Indianapolis in their promotions department.
3 Towers Broadcasting's Hot AC WSVX-AM (1520am, Shelbyville) recently installed a new Armstrong transmitter.
Veteran Terre Haute broadcaster Frank Rush joins for afternoons at JKO Media Group's Classic Hits/WMMC (105.9fm, Marshall, Illinois). Mr. Rush last was News Director at DLC Media.
The Trask family, along with WXKU, WZZB, WKLO, WUME and WSEZ is excited to announce the Blair Trask Memorial Broadcasting Scholarship. Applications for the Blair Trask Memorial Broadcasting Scholarship are now available through March 1, 2022 to graduating seniors wanting to go into the field of broadcasting including broadcast engineering, broadcast communications or production. This $500 scholarship is open to students in Jackson, Jennings, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Scott, Washington, Jefferson, Bartholomew, Brown, Clark, Floyd, or Harrison counties in Indiana who maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and can be applied to the college, technical or vocational school of their choice. In honor of Blair’s dedication to radio we encourage students who are interested in the broadcasting field to apply. For more information or to apply, please click here.
Also, speaking of Diamond Shores Broadcasting's Classic Hits/WSEZ (1560am, Paoli), they're now branding as 'Gold 98.7,' a nod to their 250-watt W254CO (98.7fm, Paoli). Here's their website.
At SummitMedia's Classic Rock/WSFR (107.7, Corydon), morning host Laura Hardy ('Regular Laura') exits and joins WLHT in Grand Rapids, Michigan to co-host mornings with Joe Pesh ('Big Joe Show').
White River's Country/WKKG (101.5fm, Columbus) welcomes new PD/morning host Mike Shannon. Mr. Shannon last worked for several years at two different Louisville, Kentucky radio stations: WAKY and WLVK.
Radio Forecast Network, a nationwide network that provides weather forecasts for stations in the United States, Canada and the British Virgin Islands is currently looking for announcers to read forecasts and sponsor information. Most lists are between 11 and 18 stations and will fit your availability. You will need a computer, microphone, and audio editing software. Working for RFN, you earn trade dollars to buy the things you need personally, or for business purposes if you own a business. Choose from the member lists and marketplace ads found in the trade exchanges we deal with. This list of businesses (some of which may be in your area) who are members, are paid in trade exchange dollars through organized barter exchanges. It's a great way to stay connected with the radio industry, and to earn some extra money in your free time. For more information, click this link.
Kensington Digital Media is seeking an experienced professional to join our team as a News and Content Director.
Our stations include 107.3 WRSW, Willie 103.5, News Now Warsaw 1480-AM & 99.7 FM (all in Indiana), and Hippie Radio 94.5 and 100.7 WHIN 1010 AM (in Tennessee); in addition to a highly visited news website. The position is based in Warsaw, IN.
Duties include gathering and preparing daily news, anchoring live newscasts on air, producing locally based public affairs programming and other news related vignettes throughout the day. Applicants should also be interested in attending local news worthy events. A strong understanding of social media and online presence is also requested.
Equal Opportunity Employer. Send resume, writing samples and audio mp3 of newscasts/news reporting (if available) to Operations Manager Kris Lake at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WKKG Indiana Country 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, have the ability to help clients achieve their business goals and had previous outside sales experience. If you can sell, we can teach you the power of local radio. This position offers an excellent compensation package including salary, plus commission, health and life insurance benefits and 401(k).
Send your resume and cover letter to WKKG Radio; Attention General Manager; P.O. Box 1789; Columbus, IN 47202.
White River Broadcasting is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
A Full-time position for Office Manager for Henson Media, is available in Henderson, Kentucky. Henson Media owns and operates radio stations, WSON-AM, and WREF-FM.
Primary duties to include:
• Collaborate with General Manager on promotions and help sales team
• Process advertising orders and subsequent billing, including co-op billing
• Handle Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
• Process all aspects of Payroll and associated Tax Payments
• Help create and comply with budgets
• Generate P & L’s and other Budget Reports
• File Quarterly and Annual Rights and Royalties Reports and payments
• Process and Upload Reports to FCC website, as required by the FCC
• Maintain accurate records
• Organize and type Community Announcements and Obituaries
• Update station website
• Purchase Office Supplies
• Possible on-air with voicing production
• General Secretarial duties, including answering phone, greeting visitors, and filing
Qualified candidate must be upbeat and capable of working in a team-oriented environment. Candidate must also be organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, and able to multi-task. Knowledge of digital media is helpful. Radio experience as well as experience with Marketron DeltaFlex, and QuickBooks are a plus. Please send resume and salary requirements to email@example.com and to firstname.lastname@example.org. Henson Media of Henderson County, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you enjoy making someone’s day and spreading positive vibes first thing in the morning, this position has your name on it! Hot AC Z92.5 in Kokomo, IN has an immediate opening for a morning show co-host and Director of Digital Content for the cluster. You’ll become part of “Z-Breakfast” on one of the top stations in the market. Each morning you’ll be responsible for producing compelling and engaging content for both on-air and online platforms. You’ll share positivity with our listeners each day and just have fun! We take our mission of “Turn Up The Feel Good” very seriously. Life’s too short not to laugh and just feel awesome! In addition to being part of a dynamic morning duo, you’ll also take lead on our digital platforms for all three stations in the cluster, which includes an Active Rock and Sports station. Skills? Time behind the microphone preferably as part of an on-air team, production, creative writing, website maintenance, creating social media content (beyond just posting or reposting), blogging, podcasting, and working with graphics. We’re looking for someone to lead us into the future. If this gets you excited, please email MP3 samples (no cloud links please) of on-air work along with any podcasting or production audio. Included in your package should be a cover letter and samples of social media engagement that you’ve custom generated. Send material to our Operations Manager, Stevie Riggs: email@example.com. Hoosier AM/FM is an EOE.
Family Friendly WFRN is looking for a fun, interesting, and kind soul to add to our expanding and developing on-air team!
Radio experience is preferred but not absolutely necessary. If you catch on quickly, are interested in learning technical procedures, and enjoy being part of an amazing faith community, we’d love to hear from you!
Must be available weekends and ideally have the flexibility for filling-in through the week on occasion.
Please send a resume and demo, or at least a recording of your voice to firstname.lastname@example.org
Progressive Broadcasting System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
WITZ FM, WQKZ FM and WITZ AM 990 & 99.1 FM Radio Juan in Jasper, Indiana has an opening for a full-time account executive. You will be taking over an established client list. Sales and marketing will be the main focus of this position but if you have other related broadcast experience, it would be helpful. Copy writing and production skills are important. You must be a motivated self-starter and understand the importance of building and maintaining client relationships. Social media and website sales will also be part of this position. We will train the right person. Our stations are members of the Indiana Broadcasters Association with full access to Local Broadcast Sales P1 Training. If you’re looking for a great opportunity with an award winning radio station that’s been a major part of the local community since 1948 then send your resume to Gene Kuntz, P.O. Box 167, Jasper, IN 47546 or email email@example.com. Jasper On The Air is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Hoosier Ag Today is currently looking for an Indiana-based, farm broadcaster and multimedia content producer. Content would be created for the network’s 70 Indiana radio stations, website, and e-newsletter products and for the company’s Michigan Ag Today radio network and multimedia outlets. The ideal candidate would have experience in radio/TV on-air content, audio and video editing, social media skills, and analytics knowledge. Experience in the agriculture industry is a plus, but not required.
We are looking for an individual who can stay on top of the ever-evolving agriculture and media world. This candidate must be able to thrive in a work-at-home environment as well as out in the field gathering content. We need someone who can work as part of an award winning and experienced team. Good communication and organizational skills are a must.
Benefits include paid membership in the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) and a company match IRA retirement program.
Hoosier Ag Today LLC was founded in 2006 for the specific purpose of serving the informational needs of the Hoosier agricultural community. HAT currently has 70 radio stations broadcasting its programs. In addition, HAT operates a multi-media website and publishes a daily e-mail newsletter. In 2008, 2010, 2012, 2016, and 2018, Hoosier Ag Today was rated the most listened to farm radio network in Indiana by Ag Media Research. In 2019, Hoosier Ag Today purchased Michigan Ag Today, a 16-station farm network serving the Michigan farm community. HAT is also part owner of the Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo, held each December in Westfield, Indiana.
Send Inquiries/materials to:
Andy Eubank - President
Hoosier Ag Today - Michigan Ag Today
70 Huntington Way
Lafayette, IN 47905
765-588-4105 - studio/office direct
765-404-4159 - mobile
WNAP, The Buzzard, seeks the right person or people for our stations as we develop Underwriting Sales. Our format is a fun Oldies presentation with sarcasm and tongue in cheek delivery. Our stations include: 56-year-old 990 WNAP Muncie and translator 101.5 W268BJ; WNAP-FM 88.1 Morristown, Indiana; 91.7 W219DO Edinburgh, Indiana, and WNPP Cole Indiana.
This is an outside position. Cities to be served include Muncie, Indianapolis, Greenfield, Shelbyville, Rushville, Anderson, Noblesville, and many others. If you have a history in customer service and want to help us grow, contact Martin Hensley at firstname.lastname@example.org. New Beginnings Movement, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
A locally owned, multi-station cluster in a historic community is seeking a News/Sports Director interested in informing listeners in multiple counties who depend on the stations to be their primary news source. Additionally, the candidate will have a passion to do high school sports play-by-play. You'll even work with the Miami (OH) Sports Network providing scoreboard updates on G101-3.
If you are looking for a community to call home, send your materials demonstrating your talent in news writing and delivery as well as your play-by-play skills to email@example.com. Hurry…football season is coming soon!
Whitewater Broadcasting is an EOE and encourages the hiring of females and minorities.
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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