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3 December 2018
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Sarkes Tarzian's AC/WAJI (95.1fm, Fort Wayne), Adams Radio Group's Gold AC/WWFW (103.9fm, Fort Wayne) and iHeart's AC/WDFM (98.1fm, Defiance, Ohio) all go all-holiday music.
Hoosier AM/FM's AC/WZWZ (92.5fm, Kokomo) goes all Christmas music.
Mid-West Family Broadcasting's AC/WNSN (101.5fm, South Bend) goes all holiday music.
Bair Communications' Classic Hits/WROI (92.1fm, Rochester) flips format to Soft AC.
All holiday music choices include Neuhoff Media's Oldies/WASK-FM (98.7fm, Battle Ground) or C.V.L. Broadcasting's Classic Hits/WCVL (1550am, Crawfordsville) and FM translator W221CS (92.1fm, Crawfordsville).
Closer to where U.S. 30 meets I-65 or IN-49, Kankakee Valley Broadcasting's AC/WYMR (98.3fm, Culver) and Adams Radio's AC/WZVN (107.1fm, Lowell) both flip to all holiday music.
Brewer Broadcasting's Contemporary Christian/WQLK-HD3 (96.1fm-HD3, Richmond) and FM translator W237AT (95.3fm, Richmond) "Sunny 95.3" flips to all Christmas music.
Across town, Rodgers Broadcasting's AC/WZZY (98.3fm, Winchester) goes all Christmas for the fourteenth year.
Woof Boom Radio's Classic Hits/WERK goes all Christmas.
Today, Nexstar and Tribune Broadcasting announced a deal where Nexstar will pay $4.1 billion for Tribune's 42 TV stations and cable network, including two Indianapolis TV stations. Nexstar already owns CBS affiliate/WTTV-TV (Channel 4), while Tribune owns both CW affiliate/WISH-TV (Channel 8) and FOX affiliate/WXIN-TV (Channel 59). Present FCC rules mean that one of those three TV stations will need to be divested or spun off to another broadcaster.
Emmis' Light AC/WYXB (105.7fm, Indianapolis) flips to all Christmas music.
Midwest Communications' Classic Hits/WBOW-FM (102.7fm, Terre Haute) goes all holiday music.
Evansville area radio listeners have four choices of Christmas music: Midwest Communications' AC/WIKY (104.1fm, Evansville), Townsquare Media's AC/WJLT (105.3fm, Evansville), Cromwell's Oldies/WVJS (1420am, Owensboro, Kentucky) and FM translator W225CL (92.9fm, Owensboro, Kentucky), and Turpen Communications' Easy Listening/WBNL (1540am, Boonville) and FM translator W249BP (99.9fm, Boonville).
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.
December 2: In 1974, sportscaster Dean Pantazi arrives at WPTA-TV (Channel 21, Fort Wayne), and remains there today. In 1992, 101.1fm in South Whitley signs on as WLZQ. Today, it's WIOE.
December 4: In 1995, WEVV-TV (Channel 44) in Evansville switches from FOX to CBS affiliation. In 1999, 89.7fm in Greenfield signs on as WRGF, and still is. At Midnight in 2007, WKLU (101.9fm, Brownsburg) flipped format from Classic Hits to Oldies ("Oldies 101.9"), under prior ownership.
December 5: In 1960, 93.1fm in Indianapolis signs on as WIBC-FM, and returned to those WIBC call letters in 2008.
December 6: In 1956, 1290am in Niles, Michigan signs on as WNIL, and still is. In 2007, WLFF (95.3fm, Brookston) flips format from Country ("The Wolf") to Adult Hits as "Bob" and call letters to WBPE ("Bob Plays Everything").
December 7: In 1949, 1270am in Gary signs on as WWCA, and still is. In 1959, 1380am in Brazil signs on as WITE. It later moved to 1130am. Today, it's WAMB. In 1970, 91.3fm in Vincennes signs on as WVUB(FM). In the late 1970s, it moved to 91.1fm, but remains WVUB ("Vincennes University Broadcasting"). In 1984, 94.3fm in Loogootee signs on as WKMD. It moved to 94.1fm in 1994 and to 94.5fm on August 19, 1998. Today, it's WRZR.
December 8: In 1995, WBCL (90.3fm, Fort Wayne) morning host Jeff Carlson dies in an automobile accident. Age 46. In 2007, Fort Wayne broadcaster Jill Packard ("Roxanne McVay") dies. Age 45.
Entercom/Indianapolis has three openings, including an Indianapolis Business Administrator. More details, here.
Country 103.9 WRBI has an immediate opening for a Traffic Director.
Description: We are looking for a Full-Time Traffic Director to manage the daily preparation and maintenance of on-air logs.
Responsibilities will include:
• Daily use of Natural Log software to schedule inventory in order to maximize station revenue on high demand stations in sell out situations
• Data and order entry
• Scheduling ad copy
• Posting of daily commercial logs
• Preparation and maintenance of reports
• Weekly affidavit processing of network and syndicated programming
• Innovative problem solving and decision-making skills used to achieve station revenue goals
• Dependable, responsible, excellent attention to detail, superior organizational skills, and excellent interpersonal skills
• Strong computer skills including proficiency in MS Office products
• Demonstrate ability to work under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines with minimal supervision
• Analytical skills, professional demeanor, proven ability to multi-task amid interruptions
Send your resume to email@example.com. Leeson Media LLC is an Equal Opportunity 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.
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