The Shine.FM religious network is based on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. The network includes two Indiana radio stations: WHZN (88.3fm, New Whiteland) covers the Indianapolis metro, while WTMK (88.5fm, Wanatah) covers northwest Indiana. Shine.FM has a new network PD: Don Burns. Mr. Burns last worked as GM at The House FM (Ponca City, Oklahoma) and The Praise FM in Kansas. Mr. Burns also takes afternoons alongside evening personality Daneli Rabanalez Hernandez. Ms. Hernandez did evenings for the past two years, and also serves as MD of their Spanish Brila FM. Megan Groen steps into evenings. Ms. Groen is a sophomore at ONU.
Sound Management, LLC sells their trio of radio stations for $3.4 million to Artistic Media Partners. Their portfolio includes CHR/WNDV (92.9fm, South Bend), Rock/WYXX (97.7fm, Goshen) and 1980s/WYET (102.3fm, New Carlisle). In October 2014, Sound Management paid Artistic Media Partners $3.5 million for the trio.
Radio One begins testing out their WNOW-HD3 (100.9fm-HD3, Speedway), also heard on translator W285FC (105.1fm, Indianapolis). An IRW reader shared several small audio clips, which featured heavy metal or alternative music.
Sabbath Incorporated signs on their low power WSHT-FM (100.1fm, Indianapolis) with a Beautiful Music/Easy Listening format. WSHT has a a 100 watt signal, with their antenna on a tower on the air from a transmitter site on West 42nd Street, southeast of the Cumulus' Classic Hits/WJJK (104.5fm, Noblesville) tower.
After just over two years as a sports reporter, Michael Grady will exit Scripps' ABC affiliate/WRTV (Channel 6, Indianapolis) along with his public address announcer role for the NBA's Indiana Pacers. Mr. Grady will become a Brooklyn Nets sideline reporter for YES, a regional cable network in the New York City area. Mr. Grady will continue co-hosting the "Grady and Big Joe Show" with Joe Staysniak on Emmis Communications' Sports/WFNI (1070am, Indianapolis), also heard on translator W298BB (107.5fm, Indianapolis).
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 e-mail us if you have updated information.
September 17: In 1962, 88.9fm, Notre Dame signed on as WSND-FM, and still is.
September 18: In 2001, David Hicks dies. Age 62. Mr. Hicks was CEO of Hicks Broadcasting, which owned three Michigan radio stations (WKMI, WKFR, WRKR) and WRBR-FM (103.9fm, South Bend).
September 19: In 1988, 104.3fm, Casey, Illinois signed on as WCBH-FM, and still is. In 2011, WDND (1620am, South Bend) flips format from ESPN Radio to a simulcast of sister CHR WNDV (92.9fm, South Bend).
September 21: In 1995, then-WKQM (96.3fm, Churubusco) flipped formats from easy listening ("WKQM The Soft Sounds of the City") to alternative music, as "96.3 The Edge". Hear the sign-on, after the end of their stunt TV theme songs format. In 2000, 102.9fm in Edinburgh signed on as WYGB. It later moved to 100.3fm, but remained WYGB. In 2005, 95.9fm in Franklin flips format from Christian AC/WIJY ("Joy 96") to Oldies/WIAU as "Gold 95.9" (…What's the chemical symbol for gold? AU.) In 2009, WGBJ (102.3fm, Auburn) flipped formats at 6:00PM from Regional Mexican to CHR as "Power 102.3".
September 22: In 1947, 1060am in Benton Harbor, Michigan signs on as WHFB, and still is.
September 23: In 1967, Channel 35 in Madisonville, Kentucky signed on as WKMA-TV, and still is.
WITZ Radio has a very rare full time mid-day opening for an announcer to join our family. Duties include a live air shift from 9AM-2PM Monday through Friday and 7AM-12N on Sunday. Strong interview, writing and production skills are key to this position. Knowledge of website design and social media is also important. This individual needs to get involved in the local community. Minorities especially females are encouraged to apply. WITZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send air check and resume to:
1978 S. WITZ Rd.
Jasper, IN 47546
Take a pleasurable trip up US-31 to Ludington, Michigan. We are looking for a morning show for our CHR station. It’s locally owned and operated. We cover area news, sports, promotions, and have a unique music mix. Send demo and resume to email@example.com. EOE/M/F
99.5 zpl, Indy’s Hit Music Station has an amazing opportunity for you! We are now actively seeking a new afternoon Drive, Assistant Program Director/Music Director. We’re looking for someone fun, energetic, intelligent, outgoing, out-spoken, street-credible, quick witted, enthusiastic, team oriented, determined, and has a strong work ethic. You will need to be social media fluent and PPM friendly. Imaging skills would be a positive too - but not mandatory.
If you're interested please send a resume and short demo to our Operations Manager: JR Ammons JR@wzpl.com. Entercom is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Location: South Bend
Department: Farm Journal Broadcasting
Reports to: Director of Radio Operations
Seeking experienced radio producer for two live network broadcasts daily. The radio producer will be responsible for the technical production of Farm Journal Radio live broadcasts as well as production of custom audio for Farm Journal websites, clients and internal promotion.
These duties include, but are not limited to, the following: (Other duties may be assigned.)
* Daily technical production of 2 live radio shows
* Manage automation logs of 2 live radio shows
* Manage production of various recorded audio including show promos, market reports, custom audio for affiliates and clients, custom in-house audio, etc.
* Edit audio highlights from broadcasts to use on Farm Journal websites.
* Travel to produce live broadcasts from industry events
* Assist with booking guests
* Coordinate travel logistics
These qualifications include, but are not limited to, the following:
* 1 to 3 years of radio production experience
* Bachelor’s degree in communications or journalism preferred
* Expertise with Adobe Audition, Pro Tools or similar audio editing suite
* Strong written and communication skills
* Must have a strong attention to detail and decision making skills
* Must be able to meet deadlines
* Knowledge of the Agricultural Industry is a plus
If you meet the qualifications, please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. DLC Media offers 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 (1140am/95.5fm) 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.
WAWK in Kendallville (1140am/95.5fm) is looking for an Account Executive. For more details or to submit your resume, please write email@example.com. Northeast Indiana Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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