Afternoon host Bernie Eagan has announced he will retire from afternoons at Emmis AC “B105.7” WYXB Indianapolis on Friday, July 20. Eagan has been with WYXB since soon after its launch in 2002 after spending over two decades at sister 97.1 WENS. Eagan is one of the few totally blind on-air personalities in the country. Eagan told sister News/Talk 93.1 WIBC, that he rarely mentions it on air because “it doesn’t add to the show, it doesn’t take away from the show. If it made a difference, they probably wouldn’t have hired me.” During his time at WENS and WYXB, Eagan has spent time as both morning and afternoon host and served as APD of WENS during the 1990s.
Emmis Communications has promoted Bob Richards from VP/Programming to Market Manager for its Indianapolis cluster. Richards joined Emmis in 2009 as Operations Manager and then rose to VP/Programming in 2014. Along with his promotion, Taja Graham has been promoted from Director of Sales for the cluster’s music stations to VP/Director of Sales for the entire cluster. Richards supplants Chuck Williams who had joined Emmis in August 2016 from the same position at Radio-One Indianapolis. Bob Richards has been named Vice President/Market Manager of Emmis-Indianapolis, which includes 1070 The Fan, B105.7, 93 WIBC and 97.1 Hank FM. Taja Graham, currently Director of Sales for Music for the Emmis-Indianapolis cluster, has been promoted to VP/Director of Sales for the cluster. Richards joined ...[Read More]