WJOB Moving To Purdue Calumet's Commercialization Center Building
October 29, 2013 at 3:59 AM (PT)
VAZQUEZ COMMUNICATIONS Talk WJOB-A/HAMMOND, IN and PURDUE UNIVERSITY CALUMET have reached a partnership agreement by which the station will move into the school's Commercialization Center office building, leasing and renovating almost 1,700 square feet of space in the building for MARCH 1st occupancy and mid-APRIL commencement of broadcasting from the new studios.
WJOB is co-owned by ALEXIS VAZQUEZ DEDELOW and her husband, JIM DEDELOW. JIM DEDELOW, who manages WJOB day-to-day operations while also hosting the weekday, morning drive program, JED in the Region, said the partnership with PURDUE CALUMET will help WJOB build on its reputation as one of the most high-tech radio stations in America.
The school's Chancellor THOMAS KEON said, “The vision for our Commercialization Center is to encourage small business development that benefits our region. The opportunity to partner with a small, respected company and longtime friend of PURDUE CALUMET is appealing to our university from business and educational perspectives.”
WJOB co-owner and morning host JIM DEDELOW added, “We plan to create state-of-the-art broadcast studios and relocate our streaming media center. In doing so, we will engage PURDUE CALUMET students in cutting edge learning opportunities, which will benefit them and WJOB. We feel very good about this business opportunity.”
DEDELOW's wife and WJOB co-owner ALEXIS VAZQUEZ DEDELOW said, “As a business owner and graduate of PURDUE CALUMET, I am excited about this partnership. Mutually beneficial opportunities like this one open doors and enable our region to move forward. Everyone wins when private business leverages the resources of northwest INDIANA’s largest university.”