Local radio ratings race tightening

The latest Arbitron Inc. radio ratings show the central Indiana market is becoming far more competitive, with the top
stations separated only by fractions of a point. WFMS-FM slipped, but remained No. 1, while urban stations WHHH-FM and WTLC-FM
climbed into the next two spots.

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Dodge exits Hispanic radio stations

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.

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Emmis’ decision to shift WIBC to FM jolts local radio

The local radio market’s biggest shake-up in more than a decade has almost every commercial station in central Indiana scrambling
to attract the thousands of listeners and millions of advertising dollars suddenly up for grabs. Emmis Communications Corp.
said Oct. 8 it will move WIBCAM 1070 programming to the FM frequency previously occupied by WNOU-FM 93.1, which it will kill.
Industry experts said the fallout will continue to rain down throughout the fourth quarter and well into 2008. “There’s lots…

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