Where Are They Now? Former Fort Wayne broadcaster Chad Mitchell now hosts afternoons (3pm until 7pm) at 'Star 99.1' WAWZ in Zarephath, New Jersey, and 'Star 93.3' WAKW in Cincinnati, Ohio. While in Fort Wayne, he was the producer for the locally hosted "Rusty Humphries Show" on WGL (1250am, Fort Wayne). That was under prior ownership and before Mr. Humphries became a syndicated talk show host and podcaster.
Where Are They Now? Former WZVN morning host Wes Adams moves within Townsquare from their Victoria, Texas cluster, to their Grand Junction, Colorado cluster. He's now cluster Director of Content and both programs and does mornings at KEKB (99.9fm).
Retired broadcaster Jimmy Mack (James McDowell) died at age 99. After Mr. McDowell graduated in 1947 from Chicago's Columbia College of Radio, he began working for WHFB (1060am) in Benton Harbor, Michigan. In 1953, he started at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan (which had only signed on in 1949). In 1957, he moved to Indianapolis. Over the next decade and a half, he worked at WISH radio (1310am) and TV, WIRE (1430am), WXLW, WBRI, and WLWI-TV (Channel 13) before retiring in 1973. In 2009, he was inducted into the Indiana Broadcaster's Hall of Fame. Here's the complete obituary.
Nexstar's CBS affiliate WTTV-TV (Channel 4, Bloomington) and FOX affiliate/WXIN-TV (Channel 59, Indianapolis) reporters Jill Glavan and Alexa Green both exit 'CBS4' and 'FOX59'. Ms. Green joins the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department as their chief communications officer. Ms. Glavan joined FOX59 in 2012.
Circle City Broadcasting's CW affiliate/WISH-TV (Channel 8, Indianapolis). Anchor Brenna Donnelly exits after over 4 years. Also, after just over two years, reporter Katie Wisely exits.
TEGNA's NBC affiliate/WTHR-TV (Channel 13, Indianapolis) reporter Meredith Juliet exits the station.
Former Indianapolis broadcaster Jerry Harkness died at age 81. Mr. Harkness was the first black sportscaster in Indiana, starting with WTHR (Channel 13) and later with WTLC radio. Here's the complete obituary.
Where Are They Now? Former WNOW-FM (100.9fm) morning host 'Big Joe' Pesh now does mornings for WLHT-FM in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
After filing an FCC complaint about the sale of one of his employer's stations, DLC Media News Director Frank Rush exits DLC Media in Terre Haute. Earlier this year, DLC Media announced a $335,000 sale of their Classic Country/WVIG (95.9fm, Seelyville) to Educational Media Foundation. The sale was filed with the FCC in early August. Here are both Frank's letter to the FCC, and EMF's response to the FCC.
Nexstar NBC affiliate WTWO-TV (Channel 2, Terre Haute) and Mission Broadcasting ABC affiliate WAWV (Channel 38, Terre Haute) anchor and reporter Sadie Ali exits. Also, Shelby Reilly joins as the late evening co-anchor and reporter. Ms. Reilly last worked for KOLO-TV in Reno, Nevada as a reporter, and began her broadcasting career at KTVL-TV in Medford, Oregon.
At Allen Media Broadcasting's CBS affiliate/WTHI-TV (Channel 10, Terre Haute), reporter/producer Sarah Lehman exits. She joined WTHI-TV in June 2018, after graduating from Ball State University, and she now is a reporter for WCIA-TV in Champaign/Urbana, Illinois https://www.wcia.com/author/sarah-lehman/. Also, reporter/anchor Dominic Miranda exits. Mr. Miranda joined WTHI-TV in June 2019 and now is a weekend sports anchor and reporter for WCTV-TV in Tallahassee, Florida https://www.wctv.tv/authors/dominic-miranda/. Finally, Kit Hanley arrives at WTHI-TV as a weekend evening anchor and reporter. Ms. Hanley graduated earlier this year from Louisiana State University.
Good Shepherd Radio president Keith Reising is stepping down. Succeeding him will be station manager Keith Maddox (elevated to president/executive director), and Jim Hutson will be vice president. Good Shepherd owns Southern Gospel/WYGS (91.1fm, Hope), and Contemporary Christian/WKJD (90.3fm, Columbus).
Ad-Venture Media’s Classic Hits/WQRK (105.5fm, Bedford) PD Jason Murphy exits. He's now with Adams Radio Group, as PD/Afternoons at WHTF in Tallahassee, Florida. https://hot1049.com/
Noah Alatza exits as weekend anchor and reporter for Nexstar ABC affiliate WEHT-TV (Channel 25, Evansville) and Mission Broadcasting's CW affiliate WTVW (Channel 7, Evansville). Mr. Alatza joined 'Eyewitness News' in February 2020 after working across town for a year at Allen Media's CBS and FOX affiliates/WEVV-TV (Channel 44, Evansville).
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 is something we need to add to the calendar, please let us know. Please also e-mail us if you have updated information.
November 7: In 1969, 100.1fm in Angola signs on as WAFM. It later moved to 100.3fm, and it's now WLKI. In 1972, 1140am in Hawesville, Kentucky signs on as WKCM. It moved in the 1980s to 1160am but remains WKCM. In 2006, 101.3fm, then-licensed to Morganfield, Kentucky signs on as WMSK-FM. It remains WMSK-FM, but is now licensed to Sturgis, Kentucky.
November 8: In 1966, 92.7fm in Decatur signs on as WADM-FM. That 92.7fm allocation moved to 105.1fm (today's WQHK-FM), while another 92.7fm (now licensed to Berne) signed on later. In 2016, WERT(AM) (1220am, Van Wert, Ohio) added an FM translator at 104.3fm (W270BL).
November 9: In 1955, 1570am in Kendallville signs on as WKTL. In the late 1960s, it moved to 1140am and is now WAWK. In 2012, Big John Gillis died. Age 65. Mr. Gillis worked for 40 years at WIBC in Indianapolis. In 2016, WRIN(AM) (1560am, Rensselaer) added an FM translator on 104.5fm (W283CO).
November 10: In 1969, 91.1fm in Gaston signs on as WDHS (Wes-Del High School). It later went silent. In 1972, 103.9fm in Crown Point signs on as WFLM. It's now WXRD.
November 11: In 1949, Channel 10 in Bloomington signs on as WTTV-TV, for owner Sarkes Tarzian ('Tarzian TeleVision'). In 1954, it moved to Channel 4, and it remains WTTV-TV (owned now by Nexstar).
November 12: In 1969, WDHS (91.1fm, Gaston) at Wes-Del High School had their first broadcast: A freshman basketball game, with school superintendent Paul Parker doing play by play.
November 13: In 1964, 89.7fm in Terre Haute signs on as WISU ('Indiana State University'), and still is. In 1973, 97.7fm in Brazil signs on as WWCM-FM ('Wide World of Country Music'). 97.7fm later moved to 92.7fm in the mid-2000s. Today, it's WFNB.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Whitewater Broadcasting is an EOE and encourages the hiring of females and minorities.
Cumulus-Indianapolis is looking for an experienced Program Director to lead rock station WNDX-FM. Ideal candidate should have a proven successful track record in the Rock and/or Classic Rock formats with a minimum of three years PD experience in a medium or large market preferred. Must be able to maximize productivity, be a multi-tasking and time management master and implement a strategic programming plan unique for the station in service to the Indianapolis market. This is a full-time position inclusive of a weekday and weekend on-air shift. Salary will be commensurate with experience and ratings history. Resume, references, ratings history and on-air demo should be included in confidence with your application. Click here to learn more and apply. CUMULUS MEDIA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Indiana Country – 101.5 WKKG – Columbus seeks its next Program Director / Morning Host for South-Central Indiana’s leading country station.
Our ideal candidate would be an experienced team player with solid social media chops to lead WKKG to the next level. This individual is not afraid to hit the streets and help promote our stations.
Wow us with your resume and audio material. Mail your best stuff to: Brad Jackson, Programming Coordinator, PO Box 1789, Columbus, Indiana 47202, or email to email@example.com. Visit – https://fpcjobconnection.com/.
White River Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Cumulus Media | Indianapolis is searching for an experienced Promotions Director. The Promotions Director will be responsible for the overall brand marketing strategy and day-to-day promotions director duties for three radio stations. The Promotions Director will work cross departmentally to plan and execute marketing and promotional programs designed to drive ratings and revenue through listener-focused promotions and client-centric sales campaigns.
Cumulus Media, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Federated Media South Bend - Account Executive - New Business Development
This is an outside Sales position that will focus on building new business partnerships for the radio stations. It requires creativity and marketing savvy to discover and satisfy the needs of potential new clients with Integrating Marketing campaigns that include radio, content marketing, digital and event marketing. If you have been described as a self-starter, confident, driven, persistent, competitive, always closing, organized, problem solver, then you may love this opportunity!
• College degree or 2 years sales experience, marketing preferred
• Can clearly communicate ideas through verbal and written presentations
• Operates by the Core Values of Integrity, Passion, and Innovation
• Inbound Marketing Program to provide Qualified Leads
• CRM that helps you to work Smarter and Faster
• A comprehensive Sales Play Book to help you move the process along
• Healthcare (Health, Dental, Vision) and 401k
• A culture that’s driven by purpose. Creating big events. Helping local businesses. Raising money and giving back to non-profits.
• Send resume & cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Federated Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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