THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST

Dave Lindquist has written about music in Indianapolis for more than two decades. Now, Dave has his own show on WTTS. Join us Monday nights at 7 for The BEAT with Dave Lindquist presented by Soundspace. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from The Beths, Orville Peck and Indiana artist Bayem.

Songs played on the Feb. 21 episode:

Rex Orange County, “Keep It Up”
Fantastic Negrito, “Highest Bidder”
Jordana, “Catch My Drift”
Husbands, “Wishbone”
The Beths, “A Real Thing”
The Staple Singers, “It’s Been a Change (live)”
Curse of Lono, “Let Your Love Rain Down on Me”
Orville Peck, “C’mon Baby, Cry”
Charlotte Cornfield, “Partner in Crime”
Kevin Devine, “How Can I Help You?”
Bayem, “Runnin’ ”
Superchunk, “On the Floor”
Moa Moa, “Drive”
Duquette Johnston, “Tonight”
Luke Steele, “Common Man”

Vintage Movie Night

Vintage Movie Night is a monthly series that features film historian Eric Grayson as he presents a series of unique and rare vintage film titles.

Movies will take place inside the Garfield Park Arts Center’s main gallery. No pre-registration required, guests will pay the night of the event. Clash of Wolves (1925) With Rin Tin Tin, Charles Farrell. An injured half-dog half-wolf (Rin Tin Tin) is nursed back to health by a handsome young man. The man gets mixed up with some prospectors and the dog has to save his new friend by engaging the help of his former wolf pack. Silent with live score. Feb 19 | Sat | 7:00 PM | $5

THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST

Dave Lindquist has written about music in Indianapolis for more than two decades. Now, Dave has his own show on WTTS. Join us Monday nights at 7 for The BEAT with Dave Lindquist presented by Soundspace. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from Jack White, Frank Turner and Indiana artist Spero.

Songs played on the Jan. 24 episode:

Noon Garden, “Desiree”
Parquet Courts, “Watching Strangers Smile”
Reptaliens, “Take It”
Short Fictions, “Don’t Start a Band”
Jack White, “Love is Selfish”
Dexter, “Different”
Midlake, “Bethel Woods”
Frank Turner, “A Wave Across a Bay”
NewDad, “Say It”
Blushing, “The Fires”
Spero, “Chasing Gold”
Anais Mitchell, “On Your Way (Felix Song)”
Kevin Devine, “Albatross”
Aldous Harding, “Lawn”
The Weather Station, “Better Now”

THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST

Dave Lindquist has written about music in Indianapolis for more than two decades. Now, Dave has his own show on WTTS. Join us Monday nights at 7 for The BEAT with Dave Lindquist presented by Soundspace. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from Dry Cleaning, Arlo Parks and Indiana artist Vess Ruhtenberg.

Songs played on the Dec. 27 episode:

Midnight Sister, “Foxes”
Illuminati Hotties, “Pool Hopping”
Amythyst Kiah, “Black Myself”
Wet Leg, “Chaise Longue”
Dry Cleaning, “Scratchcard Lanyard”
Cha Wa, “My People”
NewDad, “Slowly”
Arlo Parks, “Hope”
The Felice Brothers, “Jazz on the Autobahn”
Sleigh Bells, “Locust Laced”
Vess Ruhtenberg, “Communist Beach”
Francis of Delirium, “Let it All Go”
Joel Culpepper, “Tears of a Crown”
Sunflower Bean, “Baby Don’t Cry”

VETERANS MATTER

During the COVID-19 crisis, homeless veterans are alone, often sleeping on nothing more than a piece of cardboard. Together, we have the power to move them from cardboard to headboard—and we need to act now.

Veterans Matter has housed 4,000+ veterans in 25 states and they want to house 1,000 more. With so many veterans sleeping on cardboard, they are urgently working now to move them from cardboard to headboard in a warm, safe home of their own.

You can help move homeless veterans from the streets into their own home by visiting VeteransMatter.org.

Supported locally by Brothers Floor Covering.

Playoff Fan Central

Playoff Fan Central is a interactive experience that gives thousands of fans the opportunity to be a part of the College Football Playoff National Championship.

The three-day, family-friendly event, to be held at the Indiana Convention Center, will include games, clinics, pep rallies, band performances, special guest appearances, autograph signings and exhibits celebrating college football and its history. Playoff Fan Central creates memories that last a lifetime.

Saturday, January 8: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET
Sunday, January 9: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET
Monday, January 10: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET

WTTS A to Z 2022

That’s a wrap for  WTTS A to Z  presented by Owlslee CBD. We hope you’ve enjoyed your alphabetic journey through the WTTS library!

Your feedback is always welcome. Tell us what you think on Facebook or Twitter. Be sure to use the special hashtag #WTTSAToZ.

WTTS A to Z is supported by the Indianapolis Art CenterIndianapolis Home Show,  Puccini’s Pizza and Pasta and Jack Daniel’s.

CLICK HERE to view the official WTTS A to Z 2022 playlist

 

WTTS In conversation – Lukas Nelson

WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with emerging and legendary artists.
For Episode #22, Lukas Nelson talks about working with his famous family on The Willie Nelson Family album, which came out on November 19th. His own band, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real released a new album in July called A Few Stars Apart. Matt Pelsor speaks with him about both albums, plus his extensive work on the 2018 film A Star is Born, and about his spiritual experiences with astronomy and swimming with dolphins.

Find “WTTS In Conversation”, supported by Technology Recyclershere.

WTTS Feed It Forward Thanksgiving

As we approach the season of community spirit, WTTS invites you to make a difference, while enjoying time with your family. The WTTS Feed It Forward Thanksgiving, presented by Honey Baked Ham, will help make that possible.

Listen for a chance to win a complete Thanksgiving dinner from Honey Baked Ham. When you win, Honey Baked Ham will Feed It Forward by donating a Thanksgiving dinner to a family in need through Shepherd Community Center.

Listen to the 5:30 Flip Clip this week, as Laura Duncan gives you a chance to win a Thanksgiving dinner for your family AND Feed It Forward to a family in need. 92.3 VIP’s can also register to win in the VIP Room.

The WTTS Feed It Forward Thanksgiving is presented by Honey Baked Ham, located on East Greyhound Pass in Carmel or West 96th St. in Indianapolis, and supported byShepherd Community Center, Gentle Dentist, and Dreyer & Reinbold BMW “Supporting central Indiana communities for over 50 years.” 

STATECATION™

92.3 WTTS is giving listeners a chance to experience Indiana in 2021. We will be giving away mini vacations to various locations throughout the state and incorporating special events and points of interest associated with specific counties/cities.

Veterans Matter

Show your support and text “VETS” to 41444 to donate to Veterans Matter, an organization that helps move homeless veterans from cardboard to headboard.

There are over 37,787 veterans still on the streets.

Our National Homeless Veterans Housing Program is the result of collaborative innovation integrating technology, housing, and the community; with the medical, mental, and employment services provided by the VA; that creates evidence-based results for our heroes in need: Returning them to domestic autonomy. In other words, we bring people together to house as many homeless veterans as we can, as fast as we can in VA supported permanent housing, giving them a fresh start!

Veterans Matter is an innovative cloud-based rapid-response system – partnered with the VA’s Homeless Veterans program – which allows the homeless veteran to get housed in literally minutes rather than the 30 to 60 days normally required to obtain the deposit. Essentially your donation is used as a deposit paid directly to the landlord to allow the veteran or veteran family to cross the threshold into a warm place called home for a fresh start.

Veterans Matter is presented by Tom Wood

VETERANS MATTER

During the COVID-19 crisis, homeless veterans are alone, often sleeping on nothing more than a piece of cardboard. Together, we have the power to move them from cardboard to headboard—and we need to act now.

Veterans Matter has housed 4,000+ veterans in 25 states and they want to house 1,000 more. With so many veterans sleeping on cardboard, they are urgently working now to move them from cardboard to headboard in a warm, safe home of their own.

You can help move homeless veterans from the streets into their own home by visiting www.cardboard2headboard.org.

Supported locally by the Tom Wood Automotive Group.

THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST

Dave Lindquist spent decades covering the Indianapolis music scene for The Indianapolis Star. Now, Dave has his own show on WTTS. Join us Monday nights at 7 for, The BEAT with Dave Lindquist presented by Soundspace. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from Alt-J, Aimee Mann and Indianapolis band The Failers.

Songs played on the Oct. 11 episode:

Winnetka Bowling League, “Pulp”
Weakened Friends, “Quitter”
Christine & the Queens, “Freedom”
Julie Doiron, “You Gave Me the Key”
Alt-J, “Just U&Me”
The Beths, “Mars, the God of War (Live)”
Bartees Strange, “Weights”
Fresh, “The Summer I Got Good at Guitar”
Aimee Mann, “Burn It Out”
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “That Life”
Sault, “Bitter Streets”
The Failers, “Song 9”
Annie Blackman, “Glitch”
Rare Monk, “Silverlake”

Image: Sheryl Nields

Graham Nash

Graham Nash, March 27th, 2022 @ Brown County Music Center

On sale: Friday Oct 15 at 10am

About Graham Nash: Legendary artist Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee – with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner.

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THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST 9/13/21

Dave Lindquist spent decades covering the Indianapolis music scene for The Indianapolis Star. Now, Dave has his own show on WTTS. Join us Monday nights at 7 for, The BEAT with Dave Lindquist presented by Soundspace. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from Johnny Marr, Graham Coxon and Indianapolis band Fern Murphy.

Songs played on the Sept. 13 episode:

Fortitude Valley, “All Hail the Great Destroyer”
W.H. Lung, “Gd Tym”
Baba Ali, “Black Wagon”
La Luz, “The Pines”
Johnny Marr, “Spirit Power and Soul”
Gold & Youth, “The Worse the Better”
Daniel Donato, “Why You Been Gone So Long”
Graham Coxon featuring Sharlene Hector, “I Don’t Wanna Wait for You”
Joel Culpepper, “Tears of a Crown”
Munya, “Cocoa Beach”
Fern Murphy, “Go For It”
Courtney Barnett, “Before You Gotta Go”
Namesake, “Sleepwalker”

JOBS & Internships

On-Air Talent

WTTS in Indianapolis has a rare opening for a full-time On-Air talent. We are looking for someone with natural leadership ability who is a student of music and pop culture. The ideal candidate would have extensive on air, digital/social, production and producing experience.

Responsibilities
-Adequately prepares for an air shift with use of creativity, imagination and exercise of independent professional judgment in writing, producing, interviewing, taping or broadcasting of on-air material.
-Ensure logged commercials, promotions and any other programming essential to the station’s operation are aired
-Keeps up to date with relevant material appropriate for the station.
Searches out and shares all possible digital content with Program Director and Digital Coordinator for WTTS’s website and social media.
-Participates in regular listening/air check sessions for critique with the Program Director.
-Participates in required station Programming, Promotions, and Sales staff meetings and events
– Makes regular approved appearances at paid, and non-paid, station events.
-Is an ambassador for radio station when out in public; maintains a positive and approachable attitude when around listeners and clients.
-May work flexible hours, weekends, voice tracking and be on call for possible disasters, breaking news, or acts of nature.
– Establishes relationship with listeners by providing entertainment and/or information of interest consistent with format, genre, and targeted demographic audience.
-Adheres to all guidelines, policies and procedures of the station, the FCC and all other federal, state and local laws, including policies and procedures regarding indecency and obscenity.

Work Experience:

5+ years of on-air radio experience preferred.
Audio demo of on-air interviews, commentary, announcements, etc.

Email your resume and aircheck, plus our online job application to Lenny Diana, WTTS Program Director: afternoons@wttsfm.com. Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Full-time and Part-time Account Executives: WTTS/Indianapolis

Locally-owned and operated 92.3 WTTS is looking for both full-time and part-time account executives to help develop commercial, non-traditional, and digital revenue. Successful candidates:

• Have had success in selling their particular industry
• Possess a solid work ethic and are self-motivated
• Understand what it takes to develop and nurture mutually-beneficial business relationships

In this non-corporate, Indianapolis-based position, you’ll help local businesses grow through the power of WTTS advertising. You’ll also have the opportunity to sell a vast array of digital products through our new ST Digital arm, all while enjoying the incredible experience of music. Whether you’re looking for a full-time career or a part-time opportunity, we will craft and customize the right scenario for the right candidate.

Email your resume along with our online job application today to Brian Green, WTTS General Sales Manager: careers@wttsfm.com.  WTTS is an equal opportunity employer.


WTTS Radio Promotions Street Team

WTTS is searching for part-time street team members.  Candidates will assist the Marketing and Promotion staff with sales and programming promotions throughout central and south-central Indiana.  Candidates will also assist in public relations and other special station events. Street team members will be responsible for a variety of on-site needs, as well as executing on-site contests.  This position absolutely requires schedule flexibility: 20 to 25 hours per week, including days, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Street Team positions require the following:

  • Must have a valid Indiana driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Must have good communication skills – interpersonal, phone and writing
  • Must maintain flexible hours (20 to 25 per week), including nights, weekends, and holidays

For consideration, please fill out our online job application and return it, along with your cover letter and resume, to WTTS Promotion Director Trish Wicks at promotions@wttsfm.com.

WTTS Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


PROMOTIONS & MARKETING INTERNS

WTTS is searching for student interns for the Promotion/Marketing department.  Candidates will assist the Marketing and Promotion staff with sales and programming promotions throughout central and south-central Indiana.  Candidates will also assist in public relations and other special events.  Internships also include office and clerical work, and planning and executing on and off-air contests.  WTTS interns receive a broad experience in radio promotions and marketing.  Internships are partially paid and absolutely require schedule flexibility: 20 to 25 hours per week, including days, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Promotion and Marketing internship positions require the following:

  • MUST be a college student, currently enrolled and eligible to receive course credit for an internship
  • Must have a valid Indiana driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Must have a GPA of “C” or above (internships)
  • Must have good communication skills – phone and writing
  • Must have good office, organization and computer skills
  • Must maintain flexible hours (20 to 25 per week), including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Must be familiar with the WTTS format
  • Course of study in broadcasting, marketing, or promotions preferred (internships)

For consideration, please e-mail cover letter and resume to WTTS Promotion Director Trish Wicks at promotions@wttsfm.com.

WTTS Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


WTTS PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Indiana-owned and operated Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. is accepting applications for the next Program Director (PD) of heritage Adult Alternative WTTS (92.3 FM) in Indianapolis. The PD will craft and guide the sound, image, and brand experience of WTTS: on-air, on-site and online. The PD is responsible for all aspects of the WTTS listener experience: all on-air content (including music, production and imaging, air talent, shows and features), events and promotions, and online and digital presentation. Help us carry on the success of the 30-year WTTS brand. We’re looking for a programmer who demonstrates leadership and management skills, along with a clear ability to work collectively with all departments to achieve broader station and company goals. Duties will include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Create engaging daily music logs and maintain our extensive music library
  • Coach and mentor all air talent, guiding them to achieve established goals
  • Hire, directly manage, and conduct regular performance reviews of full and part-time staff
  • Guide our production team on crafting unforgettable station imaging
  • Collaborate with sales and promotions teams on creating effective promotional opportunities that drive results for advertisers while serving station goals
  • Guide our digital team to develop exceptional products that support overall brand goals while providing revenue opportunities
  • Understand how digital and social media channels, and database/relationship marketing platforms, can grow audience loyalty and brand affinity, and develop clear plans for success in these areas, including revenue generation
  • Work with the music community (labels, artists, managers and promoters) to secure live in-house performances and artists for large-scale station events 
  • Develop and effectively manage department budget
  • Understand the workings of Nielsen and the PPM system to achieve ratings goals
  • Develop and oversee plans to enrich the station’s community service efforts
  • Provide oversight of department staff, including programming coordinators of sister stations in our Bloomington market
  • Perform daily air shift, if required
  • Provide oversight to ensure adherence to FCC rules and regulations

Qualifications include:

  • Successful programming experience, preferably in the AAA, alternative, modern rock, classic hits, or classic rock formats
  • Strong Music Master software skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and demonstrable leadership skills
  • A working knowledge of the sales process and basic economic structure of a commercial radio station, and a clear ability to work supportively and effectively with sales department
  • On-air experience
  • A valid driver’s license and clean driving record (applicants will be subject to a standard background check)

WTTS is one of the rare large-market stations on the air today that is successful, independent, and privately-held. We have been operated by the same family-owned company since our frequency went on the air in 1960. We serve Main Street, not Wall Street. We believe in local radio, local decision-making, and always doing the right thing for our listeners, our advertisers, and our community.

The first step to becoming the next Program Director of WTTS is emailing your package to President/General Manager Brad Holtz: brad@wttsfm.com. Packages should include four elements: a brief introductory letter written specifically for this position, a comprehensive resume, edited MP3 audio demo (not to exceed 3 minutes) of your work on the air, and a one-page overview of your programming philosophy. No phone calls, please. Sarkes Tarzian is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  -9/1/21-

Online employment application

Counting Crows SHARE power of live music at WTTS Rock On The River

Adam Duritz, right, performs with Counting Crows band mates Dan Vickrey, left, and Jim Bogios during Tuesday’s Rock On The River show at TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park. / Dave Lindquist photo

Adam Duritz isn’t taking his return to touring for granted.

Leading Counting Crows through a career-spanning WTTS Rock On The River show Tuesday night, Duritz beamed in his role of focused, animated and good-natured storyteller.

The vocalist said Indiana’s humid weather didn’t bother him because it enhanced the feeling of being close to one another after so many months of isolation. Duritz also mentioned that being idle during the pandemic spurred him to start a Cameo profile for selling personalized videos ($150, if you’re interested). And he joked that getting back to singing detailed tunes such as “Round Here” made him resolve “to be less wordy with lyrics.”

Fortunately for listeners, it’s too late to trim the word count of “Bobby and the Rat-Kings” from current Counting Crows EP “Butter Miracle, Suite One.” As a descendent of knotty Bruce Springsteen classics “Rosalita,” “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” and “Spirit in the Night,” “Bobby and the Rat-Kings” vividly describes “some leather-wrapped Fender-strapped kid with a pick-finger twitch. He’s got a recipe for radio or rain; I don’t know which.”

In tandem with current hit “Elevator Boots,” “Bobby and the Rat-Kings” provided a theme of rock ’n’ roll dreams and realities for Tuesday’s performance. A fan is obsessed with music within the tale of “Bobby and the Rat-Kings,” and Bobby is depicted as doing what he can to survive life on the road on the expertly crafted “Elevator Boots.”

92.3 WTTS morning host Matt Pelsor captures an onstage selfie with Tuesday’s good-looking crowd at WTTS Rock On The River presented by Arni’s Restaurant.

Elsewhere, Counting Crows reached back to 2002’s “If I Could Give All My Love (Richard Manuel Is Dead)” for a message of rock ’n’ roll mortality. Of course, the song that started it all for Counting Crows, “Mr. Jones,” is a wish for fame that became a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The packed house at the newly renovated TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park knew it would be a crowd-pleasing night when Counting Crows performed “Round Here” and “Mr. Jones” as the first and third songs of the program.

Guitarists David Immergluck and Dan Vickrey and keyboard player Charlie Gillingham excelled at creating a big sound to accompany Duritz’s storytelling, with Vickrey supplying a particularly fierce Telecaster solo at the conclusion of “Recovering the Satellites.”

It’s worth noting Tuesday’s show served as the first “back to concerts” moment for many in the audience, and the venue all but levitated with joy during sing-along favorite “Rain King.”

One reason Duritz is coming up with strong material 28 years after the release of breakthrough album “August and Everything After” may be because he’s comparing notes with emerging songwriters such as Sean Barna and Matt Sucich – the supporting acts on Tuesday’s bill.

Philadelphia-based Barna has a strong grasp of ingredients heard in early-Springsteen epics, adding a dash of Lou Reed’s wild side expertise. Barna closed his set with “Modern Man,” from 2018 EP “Cissy”: “Sing the good songs, do the good drugs, turn the news off and love, love, love. I’m a modern man.”

The endearing Sucich won over listeners with the song “Saturn” from 2019 album “Thousand Dollar Dinners.” A slacker’s guide to not taking things too seriously, “Saturn” offers an answer to the question of what are you doing with your life: “It depends, because it’s all relative.”

Tuesday’s Counting Crows setlist

  1. “Round Here”
  2. “Scarecrow”
  3. “Mr. Jones”
  4. “Colorblind”
  5. “Omaha”
  6. “If I Could Give All My Love (Richard Manuel Is Dead)”
  7. “Recovering the Satellites”
  8. “Miami”
  9. “God of Ocean Tides”
  10. “Big Yellow Taxi” (Joni Mitchell cover)
  11. “Washington Square”
  12. “The Tall Grass”
  13. “Elevator Boots”
  14. “Angel of 14th Street”
  15. “Bobby and the Rat-Kings”
  16. “Rain King”
  17. “A Long December”
    Encore
  18. “Hanginaround”
  19. “Holiday in Spain”

THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST 8/9/21

Dave Lindquist spent decades covering the Indianapolis music scene for the Indianapolis Star. Now, Dave has his own show on WTTS. Join us Monday nights at 7 for, The BEAT with Dave Lindquist presented by Soundspace. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from Low, The Linda Lindas and Indiana band Gentlemen Caller.

Songs played on the August 9 episode:

Julia Bardo, “No Feeling”
The Goon Sax, “Psychic”
Milo Greene, “Never Gonna Give You Up”
Joel Culpepper, “Tears of a Crown”
Low, “Disappearing”
Bria, “Green Rocky Road”
Steady Holiday, “Love Me 2”
The Ophelias, “Sacrificial Lamb”
The Linda Lindas, “Oh!”
Alewya, “Spirit_X”
Wye Oak, “Electricity”
Gentleman Caller, “Tiny Houses (Hey Dumdum)”
Maita, “Road Song”
Opus Orange, “The Burning Question”

THE BEAT WITH DAVE LINDQUIST 7/26/21

Dave Lindquist spent decades covering the Indianapolis music scene for the Indianapolis Star. Now, Dave has his own show on WTTS. Join us Monday nights at 7 for, The BEAT with Dave Lindquist presented by Soundspace. Hear your next music discovery from the local and independent scene and fresh music from familiar artists.

Monday night, Dave presents new music from Courtney Barnett, Japanese Breakfast and Indianapolis artist
S.M. Wolf.

Songs played on the July 26 episode:

Velveteers, “Charmer and the Snake”
Spencer, “Genesis”
Laura Stevenson, “Don’t Think About Me”
Charley Crockett, “I Need Your Love”
Courtney Barnett, “Rae Street”
Illuminati Hotties, “Pool Hopping”
Strand of Oaks, “Galacticana”
S.M. Wolf, “Heinous Scepter”
Lightning Bug, “The Right Thing is Hard to Do”
Lump, “We Cannot Resist”
Japanese Breakfast, “Kokomo, IN”
Sufjan Stevens and Angelo de Augustine, “Reach Out”