Indiana RadioWatch: August 26, 2000
Brian Michel, PD at Rhythmic/WCKZ (102.3fm, Auburn) rises to
VP/Programming for Kovas Communications stations WCKZ and Alternative/WEJE
(96.3fm, Churubusco). Michel also is off-air now, having done afternoons
at WCKZ "Z-102.3"
Also at WCKZ, morning man Phlash Phelps departs for XM Satellite Radio in
Washington, DC. Phelps' co-hosts, Trip and Courtney will handle mornings.
Sports/WONO (1380am, Fort Wayne) drops One-on-One Sports in favor of ESPN
Radio. They're now known as "ESPN Radio 1380"
Woody Woods vacates nights (which he co-hosted with Randy Alomar) at
Urban/WJFX (107.9fm, New Haven).
Where are they now? Former Rock/WBYR (98.9fm, Van Wert, Ohio) GM Joe
Conway is now VP/GM at KFYI & KGME in Phoenix, Arizona.
Congrats to Casey Daniels, PD at CHR/WNDV (92.9fm, 1490am; both South
Bend) on her promotion to Operations Manager.
Country/WKVI (1520am, 99.3fm; both Knox) flips format to AC. WKVI had
been a country station for the last 17 years. Their AC format is off
satellite from Westwood One.
WSBT-DT has amended their CP to change antenna and increase ERP from 280
to 400 kW. Their DTV transmissions will be on Channel 30.
Purdue University's WBAA(AM) (920am, West Lafayette) rolls out a new lineup,
including "Car Talk," "World Cafe," "Marketplace," "Mountain
Stage," "Latino USA," and "This American Life." Airtimes for these shows
are as follows:
Car Talk - 11am Saturday's & 2pm Sunday's
World Cafe - 8pm Weeknights
Marketplace - 6:30pm Weekdays
Mountain Stage - 11am Sunday's
Latino USA - 8pm Sunday's
This American Life - 2pm Sunday's
Family Worship Center Church gets its application for 90.9fm in Delong
approved. Calls are W215BL (90.9fm, Delong)
Beau Asner arrives for mornings alongside Gonzo Greg at Alternative/WRZX
Kari Johll is promoted to Programming and Promotions Coordinator at
CHR/WZPL (99.5fm, Greenfield). Johll continues her duties as Assistant
Promotions Director. Johll will focus on music research and strategies
for WZPL's Internet presence.
Speaking of promotions, Dave Taylor is now the promotions director at
Radio One's Indianapolis stations: WBKS, WHHH, and WYJZ. Taylor arrives
from Citadel's WILZ, WKQZ, and WYLZ in Saginaw, Michigan.
At Rock/WEDJ (107.1fm, Danville), overnight guy Mel Duncan will be
starting a weekly Metal show on Friday night's from 11pm - 1am, starting
Affiliate changes at the Bob & Tom Show: The guys are dropped at KCLH
(Sioux City, Iowa), KRKA (Lafayette, Louisiana), WSFR (107.7fm,
Corydon/Louisville, Kentucky), and WWUZ (Bowling Green, Virginia).
Insiders tell us a new affiliate will be named soon for Louisville,
Heritage Rock/WZZQ (107.5fm, Terre Haute) flips to Alternative as "107-5
The Edge" under new PD J. Jay King. The flip happened on Tuesday 15
August after non-stop Metallica for an hour. The new lineup:
5am - 10am Monte in the Morning
10am - 2pm Rick Cruze
2pm - 6pm J. Jay King
6pm - 11pm Aaron Green
11pm - 5am Lynn James
A long-standing LMA will soon be ending over Country/WSKT (92.7fm,
Spencer). The Vincennes-based Original Company, either itself or the
now-defunct Old Northwest Broadcasting, has operated the station under the
agreement since the mid-1990's. Some internal changes within the two
companies, including the buyout of Old Northwest by Original, prevented a
sale from occurring.
If you're interested in morning co-host duties at CHR/WSTO (96.1fm
Owensboro, Kentucky), send us an e-mail and we'll give you the details.
Work on the Indiana Radio Archive continues. Visitors will now find a
page containing a partial list of Indiana stations that broadcast via the
Sadly, we note the passing of www.thetransmitter.net, a site we worked
with for a few weeks, while it was up and running. According to the
message currently posted at the site, they have had 27 threats of
lawsuits, based on information posted on the site.
That's it for this issue! See you in two weeks...
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