The Indianapolis Star has the details about the suit Cumulus has filed against Amanda Rollen and Hoosier AM/FM, which operates five radio stations in Marion and four in Kokomo. Cumulus owns New Castle radio station WMDH-FM (NASH-FM 102.5). Cumulus alleges Rollen signed a “non-compete” agreeing not to work at any station “within a 50-mile radius” of NASH-FM’s transmitter for six months after leaving the New Castle station.
The transmitter for WXXC-FM (known as STAR 106.9) in Marion is 40 miles from the NASH-FM transmitter and the business address for several of Hoosier AM/FM’s Marion stations is 37 miles from the Springport transmitter. Rollen worked for NASH-FM until last Oct. 2 and the lawsuit alleges she began working for Hoosier on October 20 in “direct violation” of the non-compete.