Indiana RadioWatch: January 7, 2015
We'll start today with two exclusive stories:
Kankakee Valley Broadcasting's Country/WKVI and Hot AC/WKVI-FM (1520am, 99.3fm, both Knox) GM Jerry Curtis exits. Mr. Curtis tells IRW he will restart his voice work business, along with copywriting, production, radio consulting and talent coaching. You may reach Mr. Curtis in his Indianapolis office: Telephone: 317-374-1747 and e-mail: jcurtisvoice at prodigy dot net.
On Monday, Mark Evans debuted in nights at Sarkes Tarzian's Classic Hits/WLDE (101.7fm, Fort Wayne).
Star Educational Media Network's Religious/WLAB (88.3fm, Fort Wayne) moved transmitter sites and increased power. Formerly broadcasting at 3200 watts ERP from from the WFWA-TV tower on Butler Road, WLAB moved west to a new tower across Hillegas Road. WLAB increased power to 7500 watts ERP from the same tower site as Adams Radio Group's AC/WWFW (103.9fm, Fort Wayne).
Federated Media's N-T/WOWO and WOWO-FM (1190am, 92.3fm; both Fort Wayne) PD Ryan Reker adds PD duties at sister ESPN affiliate Sports/WKJG (1380am, Fort Wayne) and Talking Stick Communications' Sports/WFGA (106.7fm, Hicksville, Ohio).
Cumulus' Hot AC/WRWM (93.9fm, Lawrence) flips format to Classic Hip Hop, continuing on-air as "i94" under PD Jay Michaels. Will that format change trigger a reaction from competitors?
This month (so far) in Indiana Radio History
If there's something we need to add to the "calendar," please let us know. As this information strictly from our archives, and because we are human and errors do sometimes occur, please e-mail us if this information is not correct!
January 1: In 1950, 91.9fm, Huntington signs on as WVSH, and it remains WVSH today. Also in 1950, WWNI (97.5fm, Wabash) signs off after about a year. In 1970, what was then 92.7fm, Lafayette (now WKHY) signs on. Also in 1970, WNAP (93.1fm, Indianapolis) began broacdasting in stereo. In 1977, WEVC becomes WUEV (91.5fm, Evansville). In 1996, 94.7fm, New Albany signs on (we believe as WAJE). It's now WFIA-FM. In 2007, WYFX (106.7fm, Mount Vernon) flipped formats from country to sports.
January 2: In 2013, WXNT (1430am, Indianapolis) flipped formats from talk to sports. In 2002, Jim Allgeier became the GM of then-WFWI and WBYR in Fort Wayne.
January 4: In 1993, 91.3fm, Bloomington (now WFHB) signs on.
January 6: In 1948, 1480am, Terre Haute (now WPFR) signs on.
January 7: In 1960, 92.3fm, Bloomington (now WTTS) signs on.
News Director/Anchor, WFFT-TV, Fort Wayne: If you are an experienced broadcast journalist with on-air and newsroom leadership experience, then we are interested in you. You must be a compelling on air anchor with an added ability to write the competitive and strategic master plan for the newsroom. This is a great opportunity for someone to join and lead a highly competitive and accomplished FOX newscast that has earned four Emmy nominations and twice awarded Best Newscast. The successful candidate must have an understanding of local news, as well as the ability to coach reporters to be enterprising with their story generation, as well as compelling and relevant with their content. Must have the ability to effectively deliver product on multi-media platform and make it relevant to the next generation of news viewers. This is a unique opportunity to take an award winning product to the next level. Solid news judgment, great communication skills and exceptional leadership are a requirement. Fort Wayne is located in northeast Indiana and is the second largest city in Indiana and the 76th largest city in Country. The Fort Wayne market is an extraordinary place to live and work, offering affordable living and an active lifestyle. Fort Wayne has been honored with several awards for quality of life and is a multiple winner of the All American City Award. Please send resumes and support materials to: WFFT Fort Wayne, Attn: Bill Ritchhart, 3707 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne IN 46807, Or via e-mail: britchhart at wfft dot com. Nexstar Broadcasting is an equal opportunity employer.
WXKE/Fort Wayne is looking for a new morning show. If you love and understand the Classic Rock lifestyle and can relate in a contemporary fashion, then we want to hear from you. Salary is negotiable. Full benefits are available. Please send air-check and resume to: demersjobs at gmail dot com. "WXKE Mornings" must be your subject line. Adams Radio Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer
If you have a reason to be in the South Central Illinois area, and if you are a "selling manager," Cromwell Radio Group has a great position for you: Growing area, college town on interstate. Not a turn-around. Performing wonderfully. Need the right GM with solid business and digital knowledge to keep it that way and growing. We have three FMs, two being the most listened to Country and CHR stations in the region. Great community involvement. This is a position where you can make a difference and see it. It is not a position for a "ratings or transactional" selling GM. It's a "roll your sleeves up, get the job done, serve the community and be a leader" position like is always appreciated in smaller markets. Base plus bonus and good benefits for the right person. Current 11 year GM leaving on great terms for a position she can not pass up and we support her. Send resume and facts to: CromwellManager at CromwellRadio dot com. Cromwell Group, Inc. and their affiliates are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Bayou City Broadcasting of Evansville (BCBE) is recruiting a General Manager to lead and have full oversight of it's newly acquired CBS and FOX combo in market 104 Evansville, Indiana. The ideal candidate should have a proven track record of success as a Television GM, GSM or News Director and have a passion for broadcasting. This General Manager will report directly to the CEO of BCBE. If you are an individual that is looking to move up in market size, advance your career, seeking the next challenge or would simply like to run the hottest affiliation combo in America with CBS and FOX please send your resume and credentials to jobs at bayoucitybroadcasting dot com. For more information about BCBE please go to www.bayoucitybroadcasting.com. Bayou City Broadasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Broadcast Engineer (Support Staff)
Vincennes University is seeking applicants for the support staff position of Broadcast Engineer. This position reports to the Director of Engineering and Director of Operations for WVUT & WVUB. The position is responsible for on-air quality control, end user technical support and equipment installation and maintenance/repair in a state-of-the-art broadcast/media environment. This is a full-time support staff position with benefits. Standard schedule is Mondaythrough Friday, 2nd Shift.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
* Set up, operate, and maintain radio and television broadcast equipment
* Installation and wiring of broadcast and IT based broadcast systems
* Provide quality services to all departments within Vincennes University's Electronic Media
* Provide Emergency service as required to restore broadcast operations.
* Must be able to lift 50 pounds with reaching overhead, bending and twisting
* Must hold a valid driver's license
* Associates Degree in Electronics, IT, Broadcasting, or related field
* Prior audio and video or electronics experience
* Ability to use common broadcast equipment
* Working knowledge of computer systems and networking
* 3-5 years of general work experience in a broadcast environment
* Have knowledge of digital and high definition studio equipment, ENG & EFP cameras and gear
* Excellent customer service skills with attention to details
* Have experience working with remote broadcast equipment
* Have knowledge in broadcast RF transmission equipment
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or email to jobs at vinu dot edu. The deadline to submit application is Monday, January 7, 2015.
Vincennes University is committed to diversity in the college community.
WHMB TV40 is in need of an Account Executive to join our Indianapolis television station sales staff.
Responsibilities include selling commercial time, program time and production services. This person must be self-motivated, highly creative, live a positive attitude, and have the ability to work independently as well as with a team. You need to have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be well organized A strong work history is preferred and broadcast sales experience is both preferred and beneficial.
Pay is based on a base salary plus commission. Health care insurance, and retirement benefits are available.
Email a resume and cover letter to Jim McConville, WHMB TV Sales Manager: jmcconville at lesea dot com. WHMB is an EOE.
WGTO AM-FM is looking for a salesperson to handle local and regional sports and general market sales. Position pays high commission rate but requires a self-starter who can operate without direct supervision. List is unrestricted and the right candidate can name his or her territory. This person will be responsible for prospecting and developing new business as well as growing and maintaining existing accounts. A positive attitude and excellent communications skills are a must. WGTO is the local voice of Cass County Michigan and the home of local high school sports. The music format is Classic hits with a live local swap shop program, Dowagiac High School Football and University of Michigan football and afternoon talk with Ed Shultz. WGTO is 3000 watts at 910AM and FM at 101.1 WGTO covers Cass County as well as Niles, And St Joe Benton Harbor in Berrien County and South Bend Indiana. Send letter of introduction and or resume to WGTO at larrylangford at aol dot com. WGTO welcomes applications from ALL interested persons as an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Hoosier AM/FM is seeking an experienced media Account Executive to join the sales team of our four-station cluster in Muncie-Marion, IN. This person will be responsible for prospecting and developing new business as well as growing and maintaining existing accounts. A positive attitude and excellent verbal and written communications skills are a must. This is a full time position. Hoosier AM/FM offers a competitive compensation package including Medical, Dental, Paid Vacations. Minimum education level is High School diploma or equivalent. Resume and letter of introduction are to be sent to jclark at 1069wxxc dot com. Hoosier AM/FM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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