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11 January 2021
From the Reading Pile: Radio, Radio: FM Radio Licenses Soon to be Available to Educational Institutions.
From the Reading Pile: New Year's resolutions for your weather coverage.
Fort Wayne area Bob and Tom listeners now have a new station to hear the morning show this year. For the last five years, they were on Adams' Classic Rock/WXKE (96.3fm, Churubusco). The show recently moved affiliates to Brian Walsh's News/WGL (1250am, Fort Wayne) and an FM translator which should be on the air by February 1. The Bob and Tom Show flagship station is iHeart's Classic Rock/WFBQ (94.7fm, Indianapolis).
Federated Media's Country/WQHK (105.1fm, Huntertown) welcomes Tim Burger to mornings, alongside Kylie Havens, who makes the move from middays to mornings ('The K105 Morning Show with Tim and Kylie'). Former part timer Mike Dee moves to middays on K105.
Nexstar CBS affiliate/WANE-TV (Channel 15, Fort Wayne) reporter Angelica Robinson exits after just over 5 years. Ms. Robinson graduated from both University of Cincinnati (undergraduate) and DePaul University (graduate), and first worked in Chicago, Illinois at WGN-TV, as a writer and occasional producer for their now defunct CLTV. Ms. Robinson recently joined the City of Fort Wayne as public information officer for the Community Development Division (where she uses her married name: Angelica Pickens).
Cort in the Morning (co-hosted by Cort Chilian and Dick Donovan) are based at Allen County Public Library's Variety/WELT-LP (95.7fm, Fort Wayne), and they added WNHE-FM (101.3fm, New Haven). On WNHE-LP, Court in the Morning airs Monday and Wednesday mornings at 8:00am.
Where Are They Now? Former 'Fort Wayne's NBC' (WPTA-TV, Channel 21.2, Fort Wayne) morning co-anchor Josh Good becomes News Director for Nexstar's FOX affiliate/WFXR-TV in Roanoke, Virginia.
Federated Media's WTRC (1340am, Elkhart) and FM translator W270DK (101.9fm, Elkhart) flip format from Standards to Soft AC as 'The Hart of Elkhart.' The station voice guy is retired WTRC broadcaster Allen Strike.
Federated Media's Country/WBYT (100.7fm, Elkhart) morning co-host Mark McGill exits. He had hosted mornings with Deb Miles, who moves back to middays.
On Monday, the new B100 morning show debuted, co-hosted by Zach Miller and Brittany Bailey. Mr. Miller moves over from programming and doing mornings on sister Hot AC/WAOR (102.7fm, Ligonier) ('Froggy 102.7'). Ms. Bailey last did nights on 'B100'.
Over at 'Froggy 102.7' their new PD will be Dave O'Connor ('Irish Dave'), who last did mornings across town at Sound Management's CHR/WNDV-FM (92.9fm, South Bend).
Where Are They Now? Former WBND reporter and weekend morning anchor Diana Gutiérrez now works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a weekday morning news anchor at WISN-TV.
Where Are They Now? Former WBAA(AM) and WBAA-FM Operations Director David Baes is now GM at KPFT (Houston Pacifica Radio) in Houston, Texas.
New Beginnings Movement's Oldies/WNAP-FM (88.1fm, Morristown) moves their tower site to north of Rushville. WNAP-FM now runs 6,300 watts at 364 feet, and WNAP-FM now has tower space on the same tower as Rodgers Broadcasting's Country/WIFE-FM (94.3fm, Rushville).
Where Are They Now? Former Fort Wayne (WAJI), Indianapolis (then-WRWM), Terre Haute (WTHI-FM), and Muncie/Marion (WXXC) broadcaster Mandi Michaels joins WVVR-FM in Clarksville, Tennessee to co-host mornings ('Fletch and Mandi Show').
Later this month, TV journalist Daniel Miller will return to Indianapolis. Mr. Miller will join Nexstar's FOX affiliate/WXIN-TV (Channel 59, Indianapolis) to anchor FOX59 First at Four with Angela Ganote and Jim O'Brien. Mr. Miller succeeds Ray Cortopassi, who now anchors in Chicago at WGN-TV (Channel 9).
Mr. Miller last worked as a morning news anchor for WFXT-TV (Channel 25) in Boston, Massachusetts. When I mentioned 'will return' above, well, that's because Mr. Miller worked for two different Indianapolis TV stations in the 2000s: As an Anchor and Reporter at WISH-TV (Channel 8) and as a Assignment Editor at WRTV (Channel 6).
TEGNA's NBC affiliate/WTHR-TV (Channel 13, Indianapolis) welcomes Jalea Brooks as a reporter/anchor. Ms. Brooks will anchor the weekend '13 Sunrise' local newscast, alongside Dustin Grove and meteorologist Sean Ash. Ms. Brooks last worked as a morning anchor for Alabama News Network in Montgomery, Alabama.
At Circle City Broadcasting's CW affiliate/WISH-TV (Channel 8, Indianapolis), reporter Travis Robinson exits and becomes a full-time dad with his son Lincoln. Also, Alexis Rogers joins WISH-TV. Ms. Rogers will anchor, and she succeeds Mike Barz. Ms. Rogers last worked for Hearst Television in Cincinnati, as a reporter, anchor, and talk show host for NBC affiliate WLWT-TV.
It was 2009 when Amy Jo Clark ('Daisy') and Miriam Weaver ('Mock') began 'Chicks on the Right'. In 2013, they started doing a weekend talk show at Emmis' N-T/WIBC (93.1fm, Indianapolis) and later moved to weekdays. Recently, Ms. Clark exited the show and the station. The show continues as 'Mock and Rob,' with co-host/producer Rob Kendall now joining 'Mock'. The show airs weekdays from 9am until 11am. Ms. Clark and Ms. Weaver continue writing for their Chicks on the Right website and continue their podcast. Finally, WIBC welcomes Jacob Phillips as the new producer for 'Mock and Rob' show. Mr. Phillips (as 'Jay Prince') last produced Fort Wayne's Morning News for Federated Media's N-T/WOWO (1190am, Fort Wayne) and FM translator W298BJ (107.5fm, Fort Wayne).
Scripps' ABC affiliate/WRTV (Channel 6, Indianapolis) adds Megan Shinn to their Good Morning Indiana team. Ms. Shinn joins Rafael Sánchez, Lauren Casey, and meteorologist Todd Klaassen. Ms. Shinn started at RTV6 last week and will appear on-air starting this week. Her broadcasting career includes stops at Eugene, Oregon (KMTR) and Norfolk, Virginia (WVEC).
Where Are They Now? Former WNDX morning host Abe Kanan becomes Executive Producer for the Angi Taylor-hosted morning show at WCHI-FM (95.5fm) in Chicago, Illinois.
Heartland Media's CBS affiliate/WTHI-TV (Channel 10, Terre Haute) reporter Richard Solomon exits after just over two years, and joins WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio.
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 also e-mail us if you have updated information.
January 10: In 1975, 107.1fm in Danville signed on as WGRT. Today, it's WEDJ.
January 11: In 1989, WBYR (98.9fm, Van Wert, Ohio) signed on with a classic hits format, and Fort Wayne stop signs were never the same again.
January 12: In 1976, 90.3fm in Fort Wayne signed on as WBCL ('We Broadcast Christ's Love'), and remains so today.
January 13: In 1995, WZWZ in Kokomo moved frequencies from 92.7fm to 92.5fm. In 2013, WAWK(AM) and W238BH (1140am, 95.5fm; both Kendallville) owner Don Moore died. Age 60.
January 14: In 1951, 1440am in Portland signed on as WPGW, and remains so today. Also in 1961, 1520am in Shelbyville signed on as WSVL. Today, it's WSVX.
January 15: In 2008, WIBC and Indianapolis 500 broadcaster Lou Palmer passed away. Age 75. Here's how he sounded on WIBC.
January 16: In 1986, 104.9fm in Muncie became WOKZ. Today, it's WERK. Before WOKZ signed on, WWWO in Hartford City moved from 104.9fm to 93.5fm. WZWZ in Kokomo moved from 93.5fm to 92.7fm. WXUS in Lafayette moved from 92.7fm to 93.5fm.
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Midwest Communications, Inc. is searching for a creative individual for our Evansville based radio stations, WIKY, WSTO, WABX and WLYD-FM Radio. This individual will write scripts, work with the sales and air staff to create ads that help maximize sales, produce high quality commercials/demos and also work with clients.
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Federated Media provides extensive marketing and sales training through The Radio Advertising Bureau and The Center for Sales Strategy. Digital Training and Digital Services are provided through Federated Digital Solutions.
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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:
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Send an introductory email along with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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