Industry News Bits 10-19-20

WayFM/Nashville evening personality Kelly Corday has exited for a position in an expanded role at Salem/Nashville.

Kelly joined WayFM as  Evening Host/ Network Promotions Director in January 2019. Prior to joining WayFm Kelly was with Integrity Music as National Radio Promotions Manager and previously served eight years at KLJY/St Louis (JOY-FM) both on the air daily and as a key part of the programming team. 


The former host of “At Night with Dustin Tatro” on KGNZ/Abilene has launched a new Christian Rock show. The RockDown Show with Dustin Tatro will be a weekly show featuring the top ten hottest songs in Christian Rock, an artist spotlight, and plenty of space built into each week’s action-packed hour to accommodate listener requests and dedications, share late breaking Christian Rock news, and visit the RockDown Throwback Vault for favorites from yesterday to yesterday. 

Tatro said he’s been both blessed and burdened during his call to Christian Rock radio, saying “I’ve seen firsthand the kind of impact that genre can have in the lives of the struggling. I learned over those years that you never know who is fighting one of the biggest fights you can fight against the voice of Satan – those struggling in your community – addicts, those run down by mental health, those that had hard youths, and those in jail that so desperately need a beacon of hope to pierce their literal darkness.” The show launches for the weekend of November 6 and will be distributed at no cost to stations through NRT Syndication via FTP in two 28-minute segments with weekly promos and custom tags available. The RockDown’s website and social media are active at TheRockDownShow.com


New Salem Radio host Charlie Kirk has had his Twitter account locked because of questions he raised about mail-in balloting. Kirk’s SRN daily three hour talk radio program launched October 5th. Last week SRN Sebastian Gorka’s Twitter account was locked after he questioned Joe Biden’s ties to his son’s Ukraine deals.


According to a report by the Christian Broadcasting Network, President Trump will utilize Christian and conservative radio networks, as well as individual programs in the final weeks leading to election day.

Included in the spot buy are Salem Media Group and Bott Radio Network among others. Specific programs include the radio shows of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Prager, Glenn Beck and Sebastian Gorka. There will be a total of four new ads, CBN reports.


The new label 3Cre8tive has been co-founded by artists Allan Hall & Todd Smith from Dove Award winning group Selah. 3Cre8tive says it will have the artist and music creator in mind. The labels first signing is Selah and their first album release “Step Into My Story” and single drop Nov 6th.  With Step Into My Story releasing the same week as our nation’s presidential election, the 8-time GMA Dove Award-winning band is hoping its songs offer a sense of unity and a reason to pause, take a breath and reflect.


Kanye West won two top Billboard music awards last week and became the first to win both Billboard’s top Gospel album and top Christian album.


HisAir is sorry to report the passing of Rev Don Lyon. Lyon launched WQFL/Rockford in the 70’s. He later started another Christian station WFEN/Rockford in 1991. Lyon was 89.


Milestones:
Mike Tilley 3 years at Leading The Way w/Michael Yousseff
Taylor Scott 20 years at WFSH/Atlanta

Prayer List:
Caryn Cruise Sweat
Jim Houser
Rob Wagman


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