Indiana RadioWatch: July 1, 2000
The FCC has released the list of LPFM applications for Indiana. You'll find the entire list
at the end of this issue. Now onto the news of late...
CHR/WMEE (97.3fm, Fort Wayne) makes some changes: morning co-host Lana Conroy exits. Also,
The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 moves to Sunday mornings (6am - 10am) while Casey Kasem's
American Top 40 moves to Sunday mornings (10am - 1pm).
Last issue, we reported the arrival of "Captain" Chris Didier at
Oldies/WLDE (101.7fm, Fort Wayne). IRW has learned he'll be APD there under OM/PD Lee
Tobin. With his arrival, there's a new lineup:
5:30am - 9am - Jim Reed & Carrie Wellman
9am - 10am - Jim Reed
10am - Noon - Carrie Wellman
Noon - 6pm - "Captain" Chris
6pm - Midnight - Dr. Dave
This lineup is the result of two departures: Afternoon guy Zack Skylar exits, as well as night
lady Miranda Rae. Dr. Dave comes over from morning show producer duties of "Majic in the
Morning" at sister AC/WAJI (95.1fm, Fort Wayne).
Public radio station WBNI gaines FCC approval for a second station, along with a translator.
Here's how it all falls out:
The new station, preliminarily known as WBOI (91.3fm, Orland), will have a translator in
Fort Wayne, W204BF (88.7fm, Fort Wayne). Both frequencies should be on the air within 18
months, according to an article in The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette. Formats of both
stations, along with any changes to WBNI's format, will be announced at a later date.
Jim Zix, GM and Chief Engineer at Religious/WLAB (90.3fm, Fort Wayne) exits for the engineering
department at Cumulus Media. Melissa Montana is now the Interim GM at "The Source."
At Urban/WJFX (107.9fm, New Haven), PD Weasel hands out some titles: Night guy Randy
Alomar is now APD. Afternoon man Julian Allison is now Music Coordinator, while midday lady
Jordan Kline is now Events Coordinator.
Former then-CHR/WDJB (106.3fm, Columbia City) night (and morning) guy Phlash Phelps returns
to Fort Wayne as morning man at Rhythmic/WCKZ (102.3fm, Auburn). He's not on the air yet,
but we anticipate him starting soon. Also at "Z-102", "Freight Train" Shane exits.
Rock/WBYR (98.9fm, Van Wert, Ohio) has some additions: B.K. is now doing nights. B.K. arrives
from Memphis, Tennessee, where he did afternoons at PD Jim Fox's former station: WMFS. Also,
Jodi Hamilton is the new promotions director. Hamilton will also do promotions for sister
Classic Rock/WFWI (92.3fm, Fort Wayne)
At Country/WBTU (93.3fm, Kendallville), local sales manager Bob Swinehart exits, along with
The application by Great Lakes Community Broadcasting for a station on 88.7fm in Kinderhook
Township, Michigan (just over the IN/MI border, near Interstate 69) is returned by the FCC.
Bob Feder's column in the Chicago Sun-Times alerted us to WNDZ (750am, Portage) adding
"Diamond Gems", a local weekly baseball show hosted by George Castle.
Radio One has closed on its $40 million deal with Shirk, Inc. and IBL, L.L.C. for Rhythmic/WHHH
(96.3fm, Indianapolis), Rhythmic Oldies/WBKS (106.7fm, Greenwood) and Jazz/WYJZ (100.9fm,
Lebanon). Bill Shirk, president of Shirk, Inc. will stay on as head of Radio One's Indianapolis
Former Country/WKKG (101.5fm, Columbus) night guy Joe Thunder is now doing weekends at
Country/WGRL (93.9fm, Noblesville).
Rock/WFBQ (94.7fm, Indianapolis) welcomes Mike Thomas as PD. Thomas arrives from Dayton,
Ohio where he was PD at WTUE and WXEG.
Bob & Tom add KKGL in Boise, Idaho, and WZAZ in Columbus, Ohio to their list of affiliates.
In 1998, Contemporary Media owner Michael Rice was jailed, and stripped of FCC radio licenses,
for sexually abusing children. IRW has learned that the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has
dismissed Rice's legal challenges to the FCC to regain his licenses. In Indiana, Contemporary
Media owns WBOW (640am, Terre Haute), along with WZZQ(AM) & FM (1230am, 107.5fm; both Terre
Haute). If interested, you can read the Court's decision at:
Talk/WBOW's (640am, Terre Haute) tower was severely damaged during recent thunderstorms.
Consequently, the tower has been dismantled and they're on the air using a backup antenna.
Family Worship Center gains FCC approval on translator stations W219CQ-CP (91.7fm, Linton),
and W212BN-CP (90.3fm, Huntingburg). They will translate WJFM in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Just
up the road from Huntingburg, Family Worship's application for 90.3fm in Jasper is dismissed.
Rock/WZZQ (107.5fm, Terre Haute) morning co-host Debbie Hunter exits, as well as air talent
Danny Wayne. The two moves are un-related. Wayne is now at Country/WWSY (95.9fm, Seelyville).
After having a translator application dismissed on 88.7fm in Madison, the Family Worship
Center (aka Jimmy Swaggart) has their translator application on 91.1fm, also in Madison,
dismissed by the FCC.
Family Worship Center does gain approval on W217BE (91.3fm, Batesville). It'll translate
WJFM in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
WYGB-CP (102.3fm, Edinburgh) is a step closer to hitting the air. The Columbus City Council
approved Keith Reising's building permit to construct a new tower.
On the other hand, WTCJ-FM (105.7fm, Tell City) has hit the air with a CHR format, as "The
Jeannie Holiday is promoted from weekends to middays at AC/WIKY (104.1fm, Evansville).
Indiana LPFM Applications
This list was issued by the FCC on 21 June 2000
Bloomington 97.5fm Monroe County Public Library
Bloomington 98.7fm Center for Sustainable Living
Bloomington 98.7fm Church of the Good Shepherd of Bloomington, Inc.
Bloomington 100.3fm Bloomington Cultural and Community Radio Corp.
Bloomington 100.3fm Indiana University Student Broadcasting
Blountsville 107.3fm C.A. Fields Enterprises
Blountsville 107.3fm Chris Fields
Charlestown 98.3fm Lincoln Heritage Council B S A
Cicero 106.3fm Cicero Broadcasting Service, Inc.
Columbus 98.3fm Linda Jerome Foundation
Columbus 98.5fm Columbus Community Radio Corp.
Crawfordsville 93.9fm Calvary Chapel of Crawfordsville, Inc.
Danville 98.9fm Hendricks County Amateur Radio Community
Elkhart 96.3fm Elkhart Adventist Broadcasting Service Corp.
Elkhart 96.3fm Living Faith Fellowship and Outreach Ministries, Inc.
Evansville 98.7fm Youth Incorporated of Southern Indiana
Evansville 98.9fm Boeke Road Baptist Church
Evansville 102.5fm Electric Applications Radio Service, Inc.
Evansville 102.7fm Christian Fellowship Church, Inc.
Fortville 106.3fm Inter Mirifica, Inc.
Fort Wayne 95.7fm Fort Wayne Adventist Broadcasting Network, Inc.
Fort Wayne 95.7fm Quasi, Inc.
Fort Wayne 95.7fm Unity World Production, Inc.
Fort Wayne 95.7fm Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Inc.
Fort Wayne 98.3fm Blessed Beginnings
Goshen 106.7fm Iglesia Sinai Pentecostes, Inc.
Greenwood 98.9fm Greenwood Bible Baptist Church
Huntingburg 93.1fm Huntingburg Adventist Network, Inc.
Huntington 105.5fm Huntington College
Indianapolis 88.3fm Derrence Lamart Foster
Indianapolis 100.1fm Liberty Creek Homeowners Association
Indianapolis 105.1fm East Indianapolis Community Radio Corp.
Indianapolis 105.1fm Indiana Bible College
Indianapolis 105.1fm Public Access of Indianapolis, Inc.
Indianapolis 105.1fm Sabbath, Inc.
Indianapolis 105.1fm Wallace Street Presbyterian Church, Inc.
Indianapolis 106.3fm Horizon Christian Fellowship of Indianapolis, Inc.
Kokomo 94.3fm Kokomo Seventh-Day Adventist Broadcasting Co.
Lafayette 97.3fm Trinity Horizons, Inc.
Lafayette 104.7fm Thomas Alan Bauerle
Lafayette 107.3fm Harvest Chapel, Inc.
Lawrence 105.1fm Lawrence Central High School
Lawrence 105.1fm Right to Life of Indianapolis Educational Trust Fund, Inc.
Leo 94.5fm Harvest Christian Fellowship
Ligonier 93.9fm Indiana Historic Radio Museum
Marion 94.3fm College Wesleyan Church
Milan 106.7fm Milan Community School Corp.
Mishawaka 98.3fm Jeffrey A. Hewitt
Mishawaka 105.3fm Bethel College, Inc.
Monroe City 107.3fm Blue Jeans Community Center, Inc.
Muncie 107.5fm Jackson Park Baptist Church, Inc.
Muncie 107.5fm Siebert Broadcasting
New Castle 107.5fm New Castle Broadcasting Service, Inc.
Noblesville 106.3fm Hamilton County Radio Corp.
Noblesville 107.3fm Maranatha Broadcasting, Inc.
North Vernon 102.5fm Midwest Ministries, Inc.
Notre Dame 105.5fm Voice of the Fighting Irish, Inc.
Oakland 95.5fm Oakland City University
Pittsboro 98.9fm Calvary Chapel Fellowship of Pittsboro, Inc.
Plymouth 105.7fm Menominee
Richmond 107.1fm Endtime, Inc.
Richmond 107.1fm New Creations Chapel, Inc. DBA New Creations Boarding School
Shelbyville 102.1fm Shelbyville S.D.A. Broadcasting Services, Inc.
South Bend 98.1fm League of United Latin American Citizens, Counsil # 5001
South Bend 105.3fm Near Northwest Neighborhood, Inc.
Terre Haute 106.9fm The Selah Word Network, Inc.
Tipton 100.1fm Tipton Broadcasting Service, Inc.
Valparaiso 93.5fm Book of Life Bible Institute, Inc.
Valparaiso 98.3fm Neighbors, Corp.
Vevay 104.5fm Switzerland Couty Community Church
Warsaw 105.3fm Warsaw Community School Corp.
West Lafayette 97.3fm White Horse Christian Center, Inc.
West Lafayette 103.5fm Michael K. Kindling
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