Indiana RadioWatch: October 16, 2004
AllAccess reports that Fort Wayne-based Summit City Radio adds Deb Washler
as Promotions Director for the cluster. Also, Alternative/WXTW (102.3fm,
Auburn) morning co-host Jack Hammer adds Promotion Consultant duties.
Perhaps not entirely new, but CHR/WDDB (106.3fm, Columbia City) adds All
Nite Cafe (weekday overnights) and Open House Party (Saturday and Sunday
nights) - All syndicated by SupeRadio.
AC/WNSN (101.5fm, South Bend) Sales Manager Sally Brown is running for a
seat on the Arbitron Radio Advisory Council. According to the Arbitron
website, "The Arbitron Radio Advisory Council was founded in 1978 to
provide a forum between Arbitron and its subscribers. The Council consists
of 14 elected radio broadcasters, two Council-appointed research
representatives, one Council-appointed group radio programmer, one
Council-appointed at-large member as well as the Chairman and Immediate
Past Chairman. Stations can visit
http://www.arbitron.com/radio_stations/arac.htm for more information on
the Radio Advisory Council and for direct e-mail access to current Council
A settlement in the open 89.9fm, Wakarusa allocation: Charlotte, North
Carolina based Bible Broadcasting Network, Inc. gains the CP while
American Family Association's application was dismissed. BBN proposed
running 1750 watts at 328 feet from a tower just northeast of US-6 and
IN-15, southeast of Wakarusa. As always, petitions to deny must be filed
within thirty days from the date of the filing (10/12).
A minor shakeup at Clear Channel heritage Rock/WFBQ (94.7fm,
Indianapolis), so get out your scorecards: Jimmy "Maddog" Matis moves from
afternoons to middays, bumping Laura Steele who takes nights, bumping Q-95
MD Ace Cosby to overnights. Also, former Q-95 night guy Dave Gunn moves
down the hall to sister Alternative/WRZX (103.3fm, Indianapolis) for
Congratulations to Emmis Communications Chairman Jeff Smulyan on his
induction into Broadcasting and Cable Magazine's Hall of Fame.
This note from Jeffrey McCall, Faculty Supervisor at WGRE (91.5fm,
Greencastle): WGRE-FM at DePauw University was the recipient of a national
Mark of Excellence award from the Society of Professional Journalists. The
award was in the category of Radio Sports Reporting. The award was
announced last month at the SPJ national convention in New York City. The
contributors to the report were Brian Gustin, Brian Kern, Wes Anderson,
and Teddy Tutson. Also, WGRE was one of three finalists for the Best
Newscast competition in the Mark of Excellence competition, with Nicole
Pence and Brian Kern announcing.
Both Country/WMSK(AM) & FM (1550am, 95.3fm, both Morganfield, Kentucky)
were knocked off the air late Thursday night (10/7). A local utility
company boom truck came rolling downhill from a nearby repair shop and the
boom became entangled in the towers' guy wires, taking the tower down. A
board operator inside who was running the St. Louis Cardinals game didn't
hear the crash and only knew something was wrong once callers complained
that both radio stations were silent. IRW spoke today with WMSK GM John
Robinson, who stated that both stations are now on lower power: The AM is
running about fifty watts. The FM runs 125 watts from a one bay antenna 35
foot high on a TV tower at the studios. Robinson also said costs to repair
the facility are $50,000 - $75,000, not including a four bay antenna and
coax cable. No word on when the Union Broadcasting Company stations will
return to full power.
Senior Meteorologist WTHR-TV13 Indianapolis
Are you a meteorologist looking for a new challenge? The Indianapolis NBC
station and its 24/7 weather sister station have a position that needs a
leader. This position affords you the opportunity to showcase your
technological and forecasting proficiency, manage other meteorologists,
and still be on-air every day. This unique blend of on-air and off-air
responsibilities is designed for a meteorologist with demonstrated
forecasting and graphic producing abilities. State-of-the-art technology
is available to you, including Weather Central Liveline Genesis graphics
systems, a 9000 watt Doppler radar, two weather studios with continuous
live capabilities, a storm-chasing vehicle, and an exclusive network of
traffic cameras. Candidates should have a minimum of five years weather
anchoring/producing experience and be a certified AMS meteorologist.
Recent Weather Central experience highly preferred. Qualified candidates
please submit your resume and tape to: WTHR-TV, Human Resources Job #
24-609, 1000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. All qualified
applicants are encouraged to apply. WTHR/WALV are equal opportunity
Wanted: Afternoon Drive disc jockey
WAWC is opening a brand-new window studio location in Warsaw, Indiana and
is seeking a high-energy, family-friendly disc jockey to work from that
studio during Afternoon Drive. The right candidate will be warm and
accessible on the air, and be able to work phones. Ability to write and
produce commercials and other production a must. Should be self-motivated
and able to create a quality product without supervision. Candidate will
also have board operator duties for other broadcasts, and be responsible
for managing other board ops. Live remote work expected as well. Air shift
3p to 7p, work shift 2p to 10p, Monday through Friday. WAWC is an EOE.
Tape and resume to:
Air shift opening
10129 N. 800 E.
Syracuse, IN 46567
or e-mail to web at hoosier1035 dot com
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