104.5 Indianapolis

People Moves 6/22

Great Plains Media CHR “105.9 Kiss-FM” KKSW Lawrence KS has added Joshua James as 10am-3pm midday host. James previously spent five years at Steel City Media Country “Q104” 104.3 KBEQ Kansas City including time in afternoons. KKSW 105.9 KISS, the #1 hit music station in NE Kansas, welcomes new midday host Joshua James to the on-air lineup. Joshua James has worked in the Kansas City market since 2006. “We are thrilled to welcome Joshua James to the 105.9 KISS family,” says Beth Cruise, Program Director of KKSW. “His enthusiasm and love for the community will be a perfect fit with our long term relationship with the University of Kansas Jayhawks and our listeners in Topeka and the Western suburbs of Kansas City.” “I am excited to join the family environment here at 10...[Read More]

Laura Steele Joins 104.5 WJJK Indianapolis

A year after resigning from iHeartMedia Classic Rock “Q95” 94.7 WFBQ after a fifteen year run in middays, Laura Steele is returning to Indianapolis radio as she joins Cumulus Classic Hits 104.5 WJJK for nights. The Indianapolis native has also worked for 99.5 WZPL and 93.1 WNAP during her career and most recently worked at WISH-TV as part of their coverage of the Indianapolis 500. Cumulus Media announces that veteran Indianapolis radio host Laura Steele has joined Classic Hits station 104.5 WJJK as Host, Nights. Steele was formerly on-air at WFBQ, where she was midday personality for the last 15 years. She was also an Indy 500 correspondent for WISH-TV in Indy. Steele debuts on 104.5 WJJK on Monday, June 13, 2016, from 7:00 p.m.-12:00 Midnight. Jay Michaels, Program Director, 1...[Read More]

Cumulus Makes Country Programming Moves

Cumulus Media has named new Program Directors for their Country stations in Atlanta and Indianapolis as Greg Frey moves up to Corporate PD. “Kicks 101.5” WKHX Atlanta PD Greg Frey is moving to the Corporate office as Corporate Program Director focusing on the company’s Country portfolio. Replacing him in Atlanta will be Scott Lindy who joined Cumulus as PD of 95.5 WFMS Indianapolis in May. Lindy spent much of his career in Atlanta programming for Clear Channel and Lincoln Financial Media. Joining Cumulus to program WFMS is Stephen Giuttari from Townsquare Media’s Country Format Leader and Brand Manager for 107.7 WGNA Albany, NY. INSTANT INSIGHT: The restructuring of Cumulus post-Dickey begins, but the most telling sign in the press release below is any lack of menti...[Read More]

2007 Holiday Format Change Rundown

12/27 3:00pm – NRG’s “101.9 Lite-FM” KLTQ Lincoln/Omaha dropped AC for Variety Hits as “The Big O 101.9“. 12/26 – Albany, NY’s 98.3 WTRY has shifted from Oldies to what is best classified as Adult Hits or Gold AC as “My Music 98.3”. 12/26 6:00am – As we broke last week, Sacramento AC 92.5 KGBY relaunched as Hot AC “My 92.5“. 12/26 12:00am – The reshaping of Citadel’s New Orleans cluster continued as Country 106.7 KKND relaunched as “106.7 The Wolf”. In the past two weeks, 106.1 WMTI flipped from Standards to Oldies and 92.3 WDVW from Rhythmic AC to Hot AC “Mix 92.3”. 12/26 12:00am – Emmis’ Indianapolis shift is underway as WIBC made its move from 1070 to 93.1 at mid...[Read More]