The station, which had been identifying itself as 97.5 Kiss FM since August, is now known as Business News 97.5.
Industry veteran Jeff Smulyan is pairing with a low-profile New York hedge fund manager once described as “the most important, least known man in TV.”
Standard Media Group of Nashville, Tennessee, said it will buy stations in Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi, New York and Tennessee.
Republican Susie Cordi, who was elected to the council in 2015 and is not seeking re-election this year, is featured in a radio ad released Monday by the campaign for Democratic incumbent Mayor Joe Hogsett
Fishers-based audio marketing technology company Vibenomics Inc. on Tuesday announced it has begun selling ad spots to national advertisers for audio commercials that will be played across many or all of its clients’ in-house controlled radio stations.
CEO Jeff Smulyan says he still loves radio, but the 72-year-old pines to own businesses that have real growth potential, rather than fighting over nickels and dimes in a stagnant industry.
While “The Hammer and Nigel Show” is flourishing now, WIBC-FM 93.1 took a big risk in 2016 putting the two former rock ’n’ roll disc jockeys at the helm of a news-talk program, the station’s bread and butter.
Host John Krull announced on the air Tuesday that the twice-weekly radio show will end on July 11. That makes way for a new program, “All In,” that will be hosted by WFYI’s Matt Pelsor.
Emmis Communications said it is selling two of its three New York City radio stations to investment firm Standard General. In return, Emmis will receive $91.5 million in cash plus a significant share of a new public company that will own the two stations. Emmis stock soared after the deal was announced.
The bank will use the three-story building that fronts Monument Circle for lending offices and a branch location. The magazine’s staff plans to move into the adjacent headquarters for Emmis Communications.
After a six-month national search, WFYI Public Media has named Greg Petrowich as new CEO.
Longtime sportscaster Chet Coppock devoted most of his career to Chicago but spent much of the 1970s in Indianapolis.
Dave O’Brien, a staple on local morning radio since 1996, is no longer with WLHK-FM after station owner Emmis Communications opted not to renew his contract.
A sports talk show host and drive-time disc jockey were among a dozen employees let go Tuesday as radio giant Cumulus prepared to take over the Entercom stations.
Listeners won’t immediately detect changes at top 40 WZPL-FM 99.5, adult contemporary WNTR-FM 107.9 and sports-talker WXNT-AM 1430, which Cumulus media has agreed to acquire.
Cumulus has made a deal to trade a station in New York and two stations in Springfield, Massachusetts to Entercom Communications in exchange for three Entercom stations in Indianapolis, including WZPL-FM 99.5.
Thanks to $1.7 million in new grants, WFYI and the eight other Indiana Public Broadcasting stations that make up IPB News will soon be beefing up their statewide news coverage.
Michael Grady, a former sports reporter at WRTV Channel 6 and public address announcer for the Indiana Pacers, has co-hosted the “Grady & Big Joe Show” for eight years. Station owner Emmis has already lined up a replacement.