Serving Hoosier Broadcasters Since 1998
13 October 2020
From the Reading Pile: Innovating during a weather emergency.
From the Reading Pile: Measuring the effectiveness of radio advertising in connected cars.
Star Educational Media Network's Religious/WLAB (88.3fm, Fort Wayne) moves “The Brant Hansen Show” to mornings and launches “Josh and Friends” from 10am-2pm, hosted by Josh Raines.
Here is an updated list of radio stations and translators that comprise the Star network:
WLAB (88.3fm, Fort Wayne)
WJYW (88.9fm, Union City)
WCKZ (91.3fm, Orland)
WEAX (88.3fm, Angola)
W204BF (88.7fm, Fort Wayne)
W209BA (89.7fm, Kendallville)
W215BB (90.9fm, Warsaw)
W260BR (99.9fm, Auburn)
W233AN (94.5fm, Richmond)
W247DN (97.3fm, Richmond)
Columbia City High School's Alternative/WJHS (91.5fm, Columbia City) debuts new broadcast studios in the new Columbia City High School. WJHS signed on in August 1985.
Adams Radio Group’s Country/WBTU (93.3fm, Kendallville) midday host Erica Gray exits and joins Townsquare’s WITL in Lansing, Michigan for mornings, alongside Cadillac Jack.
At Quincy Media's ABC affiliate/WPTA-TV (Channel 21, Fort Wayne), sports anchor Dean Pantazi celebrates 50 years in journalism and broadcasting; 46 of them at WPTA-TV. Over the summer, he began a new role, covering high school sports. Mr. Pantazi now leads the Friday night high school sports program, “The Score.”
Mr. Pantazi also received the 2020 Gold Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Lower Great Lakes Chapter. They presented this Gold Circle Award as special recognition honoring veteran television professionals who have made a significant contribution to television in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Erie, Toledo, Youngstown, Bloomington, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis.” A Chicago native, Mr. Pantazi graduated from Southern Illinois University.
Sinclair's CBS and FOX affiliate/WSBT-TV (Channel 22, South Bend) sports anchor/reporter Adam Derengowski exits. The Indiana University East graduate said on social media that he will move to Indianapolis. Mr. Derengowski joined WSBT in August 2014 as a sports reporter and added anchoring duties in the spring of 2016. He is the son of Richmond broadcaster Troy Derengowski.
Kent Fulmer joins as ‘Morning Edition’ local host for Elkhart Community Schools' WVPE (88.1fm, Elkhart). Mr. Fulmer has worked at or owned (WKAM, 1460am) at least 8 other Michiana radio stations.
Also, WVPE hires Gemma DiCarlo as a reporter. Ms. DiCarlo graduated this year from the University of Georgia, and worked at WUGA-FM.
Neuhoff Media’s Country/WKOA (105.3) adds Sean Parr’s Across America, weekdays from 10am until Noon and 1pm until 3pm. Jared handles the Noon hour on Lafayette’s New Country Leader “K-105”.
Sarkes Tarzian's AAA/WTTS (92.3fm, Trafalgar) morning host Paul Mendenhall will retire from the morning shift and will move to part time with “92.3 WTTS.” His final morning show will be Friday January 15, 2021. About 20 years ago, Mr. Mendenhall joined WTTS, after working at several other Indianapolis radio stations: WXLW (950am), WNAP (then on 93.1fm), WIBC (then on 1070am).
Also, Mr. Mendenhall will be inducted into the Indiana Broadcasters Hall of Fame this fall, and he spent his entire broadcasting career in Indianapolis.
Where Are They Now? Former WNDE PD/Mornings Kent Jones joins Stephens Media Group as OM for their Spokane, Washington cluster. Mr. Jones also previously worked in Evansville (WEHT-TV) and Owensboro, Kentucky (WOMI).
Nexstar NBC affiliate WTWO-TV (Channel 2, Terre Haute) and Mission Broadcasting ABC affiliate WAWV (Channel 38, Terre Haute) welcome Savanna Brito and DeSherion McBroom.
Ms. Brito is their weekend morning and noon meteorologist. She last worked as a reporter and producer at WIFR, the CBS affiliate in Rockford, Illinois.
Mr. McBroom is a reporter. He last interned in the sports department at Circle City Broadcasting's CW affiliate/WISH-TV (Channel 8, Indianapolis).
With Westwood One dropping its news product, Diamond Shores Broadcasting’s Hot AC/WUME (95.3fm, Paoli) moves to USA Radio Network news.
Bradley Minnis ("Big Rick Daniels”) becomes morning host at Reising Radio Partners’ Country/WYGB (100.3fm, Edinburgh), succeeding Brandon Adams, who exits.
Way Media adds HD on their Contemporary Christian/WJWA (91.5fm, Evansville) and adds an HD2 signal, also heard on FM translator W261CW (100.1fm, Evansville). The HD2 and translator now air Christian Hip Hop (“Way Now: Fresh, Fun, First”) Core artists include Lecrae, NF, Gawvi, Hollyn, Young & Free, and more.
Educational Media Foundation flips the format of their WQXQ (101.9fm, Central City, Kentucky) to Contemporary Christian, with their “K-Love” format. The new call letters are WEKV.
Where Are They Now? Yesterday, former Midwest Communications/Evansville OM Rusty James re-joined Midwest as PD of WIFC in Wausau, Wisconsin.
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.
Must be proficient in writing radio copy, understand digital production and network/internet interface, be able to work well under pressure, be organized and meet deadlines. Must be able to perform independently and in a team environment.
Proven problem solving and time management skills are required as well as strong oral and written communication skills. This person must be able to learn and work with various software programs. Responsibilities may include on-air shift and voice-tracking as determined by the Operations Manager.
We offer a competitive salary and a full benefits package.
If this sounds like you, send your cover letter, resume and three examples of work written and produced by you to VP/Market Manager Tim Huelsing at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Tim’s attention at Midwest Communications, Inc., 1162 Mt. Auburn Road, Evansville, IN 47720.
Midwest Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer by choice.
Are you direct and convincing when you know it’s right for the client? Do you naturally earn trust with the people you meet? Do you always live up to your commitments, even if it requires going the extra mile? Do you consistently out produce others with whom you work?
Federated Media is looking for bright, resourceful, highly motivated and committed individuals who will generate business by creating customized marketing solutions through Radio and Digital campaigns. This position requires the ability to set appointments, find key marketing challenges, and present solutions that get results to all types of local businesses.
To qualify, candidates must exhibit strong interpersonal skills, problem solving ability, attention to detail, creative thinking skills and credibility. Candidate must also be computer literate and have excellent prospecting and organization abilities.
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.
*Marketing degree or a minimum of 3 years selling experience
*Dependable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance required.
*Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Power Point.
*Ability to learn various software systems quickly.
*Knowledge of Digital Marketing preferred.
Send resume & cover letter to: email@example.com or to the General Sales Manager listed below. Federated Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Tim Skibbe, GSM, WTRC-FM, WAOR-FM, WTRC(AM) firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Wideman, GSM, WRBR-FM email@example.com
Kathy Uebler, GSM, WBYT-FM firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Michel, GSM, WUBU-FM email@example.com
A Full time Advertising Sales position is available for Henson Media, in the Henderson, Kentucky and Evansville, Indiana area. Primary job will be helping local companies grow their business through the power of a radio group, primarily WSON AM/FM and ESPN 97.7 The REF. Will possibly include production responsibilities. Knowledge of digital media is helpful. Send resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org and to email@example.com. Henson Media of Henderson County, LLC is an Equal Employment 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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