Serving Hoosier Broadcasters Since 1998
23 August 2018
Here's the start of IRW catching up on what's happened lately. More, tomorrow.
From the Reading Pile: When CHR Wins, Despite the Music (With references to Fort Wayne's WJFX "Hot 107.9")
The impending spectrum impact brings changes to the Fort Wayne TV dial on September 1, when WFWA (Channel 39) moves its RF channel from 40 to 18. The move is being made early (in "phase 0") at the behest of T-Mobile, which bought the 600 MHz spectrum WFWA formerly occupied and is paying the costs for the new antenna required for the early move. In order for WFWA to move to 18, that channel's current occupant, CW affiliate WISE-TV (Channel 33), must also move to its new RF channel, 34, by September 1. While WISE-TV and sister station WPTA (Channel 21/RF 24) complete construction of their new tower at their Butler Road studio/transmitter site, WISE-TV will light up its RF 34 signal at reduced power from a side-mounted antenna on the stations' old tower. Both WPTA and WISE-TV will move to a new top-mounted antenna when the new tower is completed in a few weeks, after which the 1957-vintage tower right next to it will be removed. The moves should all be transparent to viewers, who will continue to see WFWA on "39" and WISE-TV on "33" after rescanning on September 1.
Quincy Media closes on their $952,884 purchase of CW affiliate/WISE-TV (Channel 33, Fort Wayne). GM Barb Richards exits and rejoins the Embassy Theatre as their Chief Engagement Officer. Before joining WISE-TV, Ms. Richards was the Embassy's Marketing Director.
Where Are They Now? Sean McGarvy, former Managing Editor at WXIN-TV and WTTV-TV, earns a promotion from Acting News Director to News Director at WEWS-TV in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Smiley Morning Show at 99.5 WZPL-FM in Indianapolis is looking for a part-time phone screener and assistant producer! The crazy things you'll have to do, hear, and say will never end. Have you ever wanted to be the toll booth operator / gatekeeper / bridge troll to Indianapolis's biggest morning show according to them? We need someone who can manage all the crazy things our listeners call us about to assure only the best of their weirdness makes it on the air in an efficient and organized manner. You may have to be on the air, help manage our social media, edit some audio, and possibly more. Can you do that and more? Prove it. Apply. E-mail Toni at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hoosier AM/FM (WXXC-FM/WCJC-FM/WBAT(AM)/WMRI(AM)) in Marion, Indiana is currently looking for their next sales superstar! Previous sales experience and a knack for developing new business preferred. Organizational skills, creativity and a positive attitude are all a plus. We offer a competitive salary plus commission, benefits, and extras. If you are looking for an exciting career in radio, contact them today! Hoosier AM/FM, LLC maintains a drug-free workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send resume to GM Joel Pyle at email@example.com.
WITZ FM, WQKZ FM and WITZ AM 990 & 99.1 FM Radio Juan in Jasper, Indiana has an immediate opening for an entry level sales person who also has sports play by play experience. Our award winning local sports teams are at the heart of what we do and we are in need of an additional person to expand coverage and provide backup for current local news and sports staff. Sales will be the main focus of this position cold calling on new accounts. You won’t have an established list to work from so we need a self starter who knows how to develop client relationships and write and produce effective radio commercials. Social media and website sales will also be part of this position. We will train the right person. If you’re looking for a great entry level position 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Jasper On The Air is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Emmis Communications/Indianapolis has multiple openings. The entire list is here. https://www.emmis.com/emmis-careers/ Emmis Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Alpha Media – Waynesville-Lebanon, MO is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented Account Executive who has a proven record of building and maintaining ongoing relationships with existing clients through the entire sales cycle. The ideal candidate must possess proven business development and sales experience, be a self-starter that is able to work with clients to meet marketing objectives, and sell the value of Alpha Media local radio and digital brands. Alpha Media is one of the fastest growing companies in media today. We have a passion for great radio and digital content. Our philosophy is to be smaller, faster, bolder, and work as a high functioning, best of class team at all levels. We hire and retain top talent who are unique, innovative and vibrant. We believe in creating progressive products, world class events and building strong relationships in our communities. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Alpha Media operates 228 radio stations within 49 markets across the United States covering all formats.
We are live, local, and can’t wait to talk to you!
Responsibilities for this position may include:
* Sell radio and digital advertising.
* Successfully uncover and close new, non-radio advertisers utilizing plans comprised of local spot and/or digital/non-spot revenue areas.
* Understand digital marketing including mobile and programmatic digital advertising.
* Ensure that company initiatives and tools provided are used and maximized.
* Participate in weekly sales meetings and training sessions.
* Negotiate direct and agency business.
* Input client orders and copy using company provided software.
* Ensure attainment of monthly, quarterly and annual local + NTR + digital budget goals.
Requirements of this position include the following:
* A minimum two years’ sales experience.
* A proven track record delivering strong and consistent sales growth while consistently exceeding revenue targets.
* Strong written and oral communication skills.
* Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth, rapidly changing culture and environment.
The role requires an enthusiastic and hardworking person who exudes passion for Alpha Media’s unique platform and value proposition. This position requires a fully insured personal vehicle and valid driver’s license. Preference may be given to candidates who have the above experience plus the following:
* Experience building strategic presentations and dynamically presenting them to clients.
* Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
* Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
Alpha Media is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify.
Send resume to: email@example.com (417) 532-9111
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