Former Minneapolis Star Tribune account executive Mike Orth joins Adams Radio Group in a newly created VP/Digital Sales role. Adams Radio Group owns clusters in Fort Wayne and Valparaiso (which they call "Northern Indiana").
The Allen County Public Library's Variety/WELT-LP (95.7fm, Fort Wayne) names Otto Boschet their interim GM after the untimely death last week of GM Erik Möllberg. Also, the WELT studios have been renamed in honor of Mr. Möllberg. Finally, A Celebration of Life service will be held for Mr. Möllberg on Friday July 21 at Swem Chapel, 30 W. Front St., Buchanan, MI 49107 from 10:00am until Noon, with a service to follow.
Northeast Indiana Public Radio's WBOI (89.1fm, Fort Wayne) reporter and local host of "Morning Edition" Lisa Ryan will soon exit to join ideastream, the public radio and TV stations serving the Cleveland, Ohio area. Ms. Ryan will be an associate producer. At WBOI, this means that Zach Bernard, local All Things Considered host, will temporarily transition to host Morning Edition beginning next Monday (07/24). Producer and Host Ben Clemmer will become the local All Things Considered host, while WBOI conducts a national search for a new host and reporter. Finally, if that challenge interests you, please see our Employment Opportunities section below.
Our best wishes to veteran Dispatch Broadcasting's NBC affiliate/WTHR-TV (Channel 13) evening anchor John Stehr took a leave of absence to recover from open heart surgery. Mr. Stehr joined "13 WTHR" in 1995.
Veteran Terre Haute broadcaster Ronn Mott died late Monday night at age 81. Mr. Mott worked at nearly every Terre Haute radio ownership group (past and present!) Since 2012, he worked for DLC Media's Oldies/WAXI (104.9fm, Rockville) along with penning a column for The Terre Haute Tribune-Star. Mr. Mott compiled nearly 64 years in broadcasting, and here's one of his last Tribune-Star columns. Finally, Mr. Mott's wife Deanna wrote a beautiful obituary. Visition will be held at the Frist Funeral Home, 450 Blackman Street, Clinton, IN 47842 on Tuesday July 25 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm and on Wednesday July 26 from 10:00am until the Noon service, with military honors.
In 2014, the FCC granted Birach Broadcasting's application to move the former 640am, Terre Haute allocation up to Peotone, Illinois, south of Chicago. Birach will shut off and surrender the license to their WMFN(AM) in Zeeland, Michigan (Grand Rapids market) to make this move happen. This week, our readers told IRW that WMFN (640am, Peotone, Illinois) was testing on the air.
In a story you'll first read about here, DLC Media hires Terre Haute area native Scott Jones as Sports Director for Sports/WFNF (1130am, Brazil) also heard on translator W258BA (99.5fm, Terre Haute).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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 email@example.com. 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - email@example.com DLC Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
WAWK in Kendallville (95.5) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with an air check. Northeast Indiana Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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