Industry News Bits 10-16-17

Published On October 16, 2017 » 228 Views»

Michael Tedesco segues from Director of Business Development with EMF to Sales Manager at WAWZ/New York ( Star 99.1).  Michael will replace Lorraine Shaw who is retiring this fall.  Prior to EMF Michael was with KCMS/Seattle (Spirit 105.3).  His first day in the building is October 30.


Salem announced today that it will launch a contemporary urban gospel radio station on Monday, October 23. The station will be called Praise 95.1, “The St. Louis Gospel Experience” and will be heard on WSDZ 95.1 FM and 1260 AM. The station will be programmed by legendary St. Louis program director Darrel Eason who formerly programmed Majic 104.9 and Hallelujah 1600.

The new urban gospel format is the first to be placed on an FM signal in St. Louis by a major broadcast group. The format will feature urban gospel contemporary hits throughout the day with artists such as Travis Greene, Tamela Mann, Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Marvin Sapp, and Tasha Cobbs. Praise 95.1 will also carry a select group of local and national Christian teaching programs after 7pm. “We believe this is a continuation of Salem’s mission to serve the Christian community through uplifting music and teaching from local churches,” says Greg Lhamon, Vice President and General Manager. “Based on conversations with many in the St. Louis area, the community has been waiting to enjoy gospel on the FM dial.”


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