The candidates for the 3rd Congressional District in northeast Indiana are set for a live televised debate in Fort Wayne.

Republican incumbent Marlin Stutzman, Democrat challenger Justin Kuhnle and Libertarian challenger Scott Wise agreed to face each other on PBS39 channel 39.1 on Oct. 21, according to the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

The one-hour program is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., and will be moderated by former television news personality Jennifer Blomquist.

The format includes opening remarks by the candidates, followed by a series of five questions to which each candidate will have 90 seconds to respond, the Mike Downs Center said in a statement.

The debate will be held at the PBS39 studio on E. Coliseum Boulevard. There will be no live audience.

The Mike Downs Center, IPFW and PBS39 are sponsoring the event.

LIN Media shareholders give their blessing to merger

Shareholders with LIN Media, the parent company of WANE-TV in Fort Wayne, approved the company’s merger with Media General Inc. in early October, the Houston-based LIN Media said in a statement.

Media General’s shareholders also gave their consent.

The move calls for the companies to combine under Media General’s name, using the company’s headquarters in Richmond, Va. LIN CEO Vincent Sadusky would serve as president and CEO of the new company, the company said.

Federal regulators still need to approve the deal, which was announced in March and is expected to close by the end of 2014. The merger is expected to make Media General the second largest pure-play TV broadcaster in the U.S. with 71 stations in 48 markets, reaching 24 percent of U.S. TV households.

The companies plan to divest stations in five markets in order to meet regulatory standards. WANE is not expected to be among those divested.

Adams Radio gets new Fort Wayne chief

Radio veteran Chris Monk takes over as market manager for Adams Radio Group’s radio stations in Fort Wayne, the company said in a statement.

Monk, a South Bend native, was hired at the beginning of October. He comes to the city with 35 years of radio experience in management and sales roles, the Lakeville, Minn.-based Adams Radio said.

Monk most recently held an executive position with a broadcasting revenue development and consulting firm.

Adams Radio owns and operates seven stations: Soft Rock 103.9 (WWFW-FM), U.S. 93.3 (WBTU-FM), Hot 107.9 (WJFX-FM), Fox Sports 1250 (WGL-AM), 1450 The Patriot (WLYV-AM) and FM metro stations B96.6 and Great Country 103.3.

Monk succeeds Shel Leshner who held the position briefly after he was named market manager earlier in 2014.

KPC advertisers win honors

Several advertisers with KPC Media Group Inc. newspapers took home awards during the recent Indiana Newspapers Advertising Executives Association and Hoosier State Press Association Foundation’s 2014 Advertising Awards.

Twelve entries from The News Sun in Kendallville, the Herald Republican in Angola and The Star in Auburn garnered prizes.

The winning advertisers, who mostly worked in teams, were:

• Machele Waid with six first place wins, three second place wins and one third place win

• Daisy Reinhart with four first place wins, three second place wins and one third place win

• Elaine Light with one first place win

• Toby Baker with two first place wins

• and Michele Trowbridge and Jeff Jones with one second place win and one third place win

KPC Media Group publishes Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly.

Image overhaul for company

LaBov Marketing Communications and Training will help Capacity Trucks with new brand strategies, the local marketing firm said.

The Longview, Texas-based manufacturer is expected to receive an updated logo, new brand standards and new sign designs from LaBov.

Capacity Trucks makes terminal trucks to handle cargo at ports, terminals, warehouses and distribution centers.

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