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Dodge exits Hispanic radio stations

July 20, 2009

After 3-1/2 years, Russ Dodge has exited as general manager of WSYW-AM 810 and WEDJ-FM 107.1. Both stations, which are owned by California-based Continental Broadcast Group LLC, air Hispanic music and programming.

Dodge called his exit a “mutual parting.” CBG officials could not be reached for comment.

Dodge plans to remain in radio and said he will soon have an announcement about his next move.

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“There’s something brewing right now, and suffice it to say it’s going to be good,” he said. “Just as soon as I can, I’ll make a statement on my future.”

Before coming to WSYW and WEDJ, Dodge was general manager for WXLW-AM 950, when the sports/talk station was an ESPN affiliate.

Under Dodge’s leadership, WEDJ ratings more than doubled, placing the station in the top 15 in the Indianapolis market, according to New York-based Arbitron Inc. Last month, Dodge helped broker a deal to air Indianapolis Colts games in Spanish on WEDJ and WSYW.

Dodge remains bullish on WEDJ’s and WSYW’s futures.

“They have a very strong niche in this community,” Dodge said. “Both WEDJ and WSYW have a good upside and I expect them to remain strong.”

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