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Industry News Bits Wed 8-4-21

KSBJ/Houston makes staff changes. Longtime KSBJ personalities JP Spees and Duane Allen have exited. JP hosted nights and Allen was overnight jock.

JP told HisAir today “I cherish the time I had at KSBJ. After 43 years of radio, the last 10 at KSBJ, I truly felt like I was able to make a real eternal difference in the lives of so many people through the Evening Show at KSBJ. Nothing was more special than the honor I had of leading many into a life changing relationship with Jesus. I also made lifelong relationships with my coworkers while I was there. Now, while I am unsure of what’s next, I’m trusting God and looking forward to this new season.”

JP Spees says he’s available for any stations or businesses needing voice talent. Whether it’s on-hold messaging, radio ads, corporate events etc. Email is: jpspeesjr@gmail.com Business website with demos is: JpSpeesVoiceWorks.com

Regarding his departure from KSBJ Duane Allen says, “30 years this month! I really believe it was a mutual decision for change. I’m thankful for the opportunity and trust that the ministry had in me for so long. I worked alongside a lot of great people who I will miss. My overnight listeners are the ones I will miss the most. The Lord has and will continue to direct my life.”


The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today the finalists for the 2021 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. The winners will be announced October 13 at the Marconi Reception, held during the 2021 Radio Show in Las Vegas.

This year’s NAB Marconi Radio Award finalists are:

RELIGIOUS STATION OF THE YEAR
WGRB-AM, Chicago, IL
KKJM-FM, St. Cloud, MN
WGTS-FM, Washington, DC
KLTY-FM, Dallas, Fort Worth, TX
KFIA-AM, Sacramento, CA


The Dunham Podcast is now expanding and transforming into two new podcasts: Cause+Effect and Decisions, both brought to you by the Dunham Podcast Network. The Decisions podcast, hosted by Trent Dunham, features change agents who are leading organizations through vital seasons or are facing inflection points where key decisions are likely to change the trajectory of an organization. Decisions matter and we can learn a lot from how other leaders have leaned into decisive moments in their lives!  The Cause+Effect podcast (previously The Dunham Podcast) is a fresh voice that breaks down the latest fundraising trends, relevant data, leadership lessons and the ups and downs of the nonprofit industry. Trent Dunham talks to a variety of guests with effective strategies and stories that will inspire us all.

WHCF/Bangor celebrates 40 Years in Maine and the Maritimes on August 10th. WHCF PD Tim Collins says, “We’re tremendously thankful for God’s faithfulness and for the faithfulness of our listening family.

Pictured from left to right is Morning Host Nelson Jewell, Morning cohost and PM Drive Dorian Daniels, GM Tom Obey, Office Manager Brandi Savage and PD Tim Collins.


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