Brief WJER Folo

Here’s a pretty visible sign that Dover/New Philadelphia station WJER’s AM side is severing itself from the soon-to-move FM side…this new logo on the station’s website only references AM 1450.

OMW still hasn’t spotted a construction permit application in the FCC database for 101.7’s move to North Canton, with about three weeks to go before the deadline to file for the new facilities.

There’s certainly a possibility that the application has been filed by Clear Channel, but hasn’t hit the FCC online database for some reason. We’ve seen that before. But there IS a new WJER-related application – a small one for the AM station, asking for the ability to take direct measurements. Those who know engineering better than we do could tell us if there’s any significance to this.

And the Tuscarawas Valley station says “goodbye” on its website to long-time program director and midday personality Steve Kelly, who starts in afternoon drive on Columbus AC station WSNY/94.7 “Sunny 95” a week from today.

WJER says that the “Classic Canteen” noon to 2 PM request show moves to AM 1450’s Anita Edwards and her midday show…which is now being simulcast on 1450 and 101.7. For now, of course…until 101.7 becomes the latest Canton(/Akron) FM…

And something else we noticed tonight on the WJER website – the station plans a live broadcast of a local trial’s sentencing hearing on Tuesday:

Join WJER AM 1450 Tuesday as we bring you live coverage of the sentencing hearing for Amanda Bowditch convicted in the beating death of Justin Barnard of New Philadelphia. Her sentencing hearing begins at noon.

Family and friends of the victim are expected to address Bowditch over the September murder in New Philadelphia.

The station will also broadcast the coverage on a live Internet feed, the same feed that’s usually only turned on for local sports coverage…

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