Industry News Bits 2-23-16

news-iconBITS: Former University of Northwestern – St. Paul, (KTIS/Minneapolis) Senior Vice President for Media, Dr. Paul Virts has joined Advocace as a Senior Consultant. Advocace President Paul Martin tells HisAAir.Net, “Dr. Virts’ track record at Northwestern is remarkable.  He accelerated station audience and revenue growth with smart strategy based on dependable research.  Now, as a member of the Advocace team, I’m excited that Dr. Virts is advising station leaders on growing their ministries with strategic research.” Paul Virts retired from University of Northwestern after 13-years of service in November 2015…  

The Media Leadership Dinner at Proclaim 16 – the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN – will feature Judge Jeanine Pirro, Host of Justice with Judge Jeanine on Fox News Channel. The annual invitation-only gathering on Tuesday, February 23, assembles the “principals” of NRB’s member organizations and specially-invited VIP guests for a unique time of inspiration and interaction. Past speakers have included Steve Forbes, Ben Carson, and Eric Metaxas, among others.

Noted actor Kevin Sorbo is scheduled to speak on Friday, February 26, at the Film & Entertainment Summit that will be held on the last day of Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN. Now in its second year, the NRB Film & Entertainment Summit brings to the stage top Hollywood entertainment professionals, distributors, financiers, stars, filmmakers, composers, and executives.

Moody Radio plans to release the last several years’ worth of Easter specials via FTP this season for use in scheduling as desired locally. These 54-minute specials include “Secrets From the Garden” (2014), “Risen Indeed” (2013) and “In Celebration of the Risen King” (2012). Broadcast details and programs will be posted to FTP by March 8…

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