Radio Documentary Wins Emmy!

 WIBC was at the heart of Naptown Rock Radio Wars.

Naptown Rock Radio Wars, a feature-length documentary about the history of rock ‘n’ roll in Indianapolis, was honored this past weekend with an Emmy award by the regional National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

While the 2 stations battling head-to-head were WIFE and WNAP, the station that caused the war was WIBC-1070AM.  Check out the entertaining short video clips from the documentary included in this post explain that, as well as the sometimes testy relationship WIBC staffers had with its “sister station”!


“I thought it was important to capture the vibrancy and excitement of the heyday of rock ‘n’ roll of the 60’s and 70’s,” said director/producer Dave Fulton.

In his acceptance speech, Fulton thanked producer Brad Schuchard, King Media’s Al Stone, and all the legendary rock ‘n’ roll disc jockeys that participated in the film.  WFYI-Channel 20 served as the broadcast partner for Naptown Rock Radio Wars.

“An Emmy is the pinnacle of recognition for a video production company, and winning it shows how far a project can go if it’s done out of love for the subject matter,” said Fulton.

It also helped to have a compelling story line with charismatic personalities…

…And radio has always delivers those in bunches!