Industry News Bits 1-24-20

At WCQR/Gray, TN on-air host Landon Bedford left the station at the end of December 2019. A search for a replacement is underway. Check HERE for the job listing. 


New at the NRB 2020 Convention is the Expo Plus pass, which gives you access to NRB’s award-winning Exposition, but also allows you to participate in the NRB Talks, Workshops, Pitch-a-thon, and TV Showcase. If the Expo Only pass is not enough, and you’re not looking to attend the main sessions that come with a Full Registration (or if you’re looking to save some money), consider registering for the Expo Plus pass. But do so before February 22 as prices will increase after that date.

For the NRB 2020 full list of speakers, exhibitor directory, schedule, hotel information, sponsorship and promotional opportunities, space and event reservations, registration, and more, visit nrbconvention.org. For questions related to registration, contact Monica Palmer at [email protected], or call 202-849-8444.


Digital Strategist and founder of Killer Bee Marketing Brian Curee has launched a new podcast to share digital strategy and tips with Christian radio. Brian says he has some great interviews lined up. The podcast is called “Rethink Radio Podcast.” Check out the new podcast HERE.  


In celebration of Black History Month, Moody Radio offers your radio station a series of 20 two-minute features designed to air during the month of February. Treasured Moments in Black History remembers the people and events in America that have shaped history and inspired lives. 

Download Program Tech Specs: HERE.  

Schedule of Treasured Moments features for Feb. 1-29, 2020:


Central City Productions announced the Stellar Award nominees in 28 categories for the milestone 35th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards taping on Friday, March 27 at the Las Vegas Orleans Arena. The Stellar Awards recognizes the year’s best performances in the genre, honors Gospel music icons and acknowledges the accomplishments of individuals instrumental in advocating for the industry. Gospel music’s most epic celebration is co-hosted for the first time by rising Gospel superstars and Stellar Award winners Koryn Hawthorne and Jonathan McReynolds.

Don Jackson, Founder of the Stellar Awards and Chairman of Central City Productions, Inc. commented, “I am elated to celebrate this landmark 35th year of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards. Our flagship show is now one of the longest-running nationally televised African American awards programs in history. We are proud to honor Gospel music artists and industry professionals for their priceless contributions to Gospel music. We look forward to another spectacular weekend of family-friendly entertainment in Las Vegas.”


Curb l Word artist Francesca Battistelli gave birth to her third child, a son named Isaac James Goodwin on Sunday, January 19 weighing 10 lbs., 9 oz. at 23 inches. Congrats to her, Matt, her husband and proud dad, and their two other children, Eli (5) and Audrey (3), in welcoming Isaac into their family.   


Day 3 of the Holiday PPM is due out this afternoon. Markets include Charlotte, Columbus, Kansas City & more.  For day 1 & 2 results go HERE. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by ShareMedia Services.


Looking for VO services for your station be sure to check the HisAir VO Showcase HERE. Voice Over services can promote there as well.


Prayer List:
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