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People Moves 2/14: Jim Roberts Exits Mid-West Family South Bend For Futuri

Jim Roberts is exiting his position as General Manager of Mid-West Family Broadcasting’s South Bend IN cluster after 22 years with the company and 7 as GM. Roberts will be joining Futuri Media as a National Account Manager. Mid-West Family Broadcasting South Bend General Manager Jim Roberts has accepted the position of National Account Manager at Futuri Media. Jim has been with the South Bend stations, including WNSN-FM, WZOC-FM, WQLQ-FM and WSBT-AM and FM translator on 96.1, since 1996. Jim has held positions in programming and sales during that time and has been General Manager since 2011. “I think Futuri is the most exciting company in the digital audio space. Daniel Anstandig and Sophie Fry are very impressive leaders with an infectious energy and passion.”. Jim also added, “our ...[Read More]

Gray Television Divests Schurz Clusters To Three Buyers

Gray Television has no intent on becoming radio operators. In its $442.5 million deal to acquire Schurz Communications, the company inherited radio clusters in Lafayette and South Bend IN and Rapid City SD. They have simultaneously filed to transfer each market to a different buyer. The Lafayette stations Rock 93.5 WKHY, Classic Hits 98.7 WASK-FM, CHR “B102.9” WXXB, Country “K105” 105.3 WKOA, and Sports “ESPN 1450” WASK will go to Neuhoff Communications for $8 million. The purchase is the first move of Neuhoff outside the state of Illinois where the company owns clusters in Danville, Decatur, and Springfield and agreed to purchase Connoisseur’s three Bloomington stations a few weeks ago. Neuhoff CEO Beth Neuhoff serves on the Gray Television Board ...[Read More]

Schurz Rebrands Two In South Bend

Two of Schurz Communications stations in South Bend, IN are sporting new names and slightly revamped formats. Country “Real Country 99.9” WHFB-FM Benton Harbor, MI has tweaked to a current based presentation as “New Country 99.9” focusing on 18-34. The station retains the syndicated Bob & Tom Show in mornings. Rock leaning Classic Hits “Oldies 94.3” WZOC has been renamed as “Z94.3“. Schurz describes the station as “Whether you call it Oldies, Classic Hits or Classic Rock, it’s all the music you grew up with from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s”. In addition to WHFB-FM and WZOC, Schurz Communications owns Talk/Sports 960 WSBT/96.1 W241AD, AC “Sunny 101.5” WNSN, and CBS 22 WSBT-TV in the South Bend market.