Industry News Bits 12-12-19

WMIT/Asheville (The Light FM) donated enough money on Dec. 10 to provide 70,652 meals to residents of rescue missions through the station’s second annual “Hope to the Hungry” campaign. The Light FM partnered with eight local rescue missions in order to raise money to feed those in need during this Christmas season. The station dedicated a day to promoting the campaign at no cost to the rescue missions, reminding listeners that for just $2 they could provide a warm, life-changing meal as well as care to someone in need. The flood of responses showed how much the community cares for its residents.
 
“Most people want to help, but they just don’t know how,” said John Owens, general manager of The Light FM. “Our ‘Hope to the Hungry’ campaign gave The Light FM listeners a chance to tangibly help a local Christ-centered rescue mission in their own backyard. Isaiah 58:10 says, ‘If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.’ Our prayer is that together, our listeners, our staff and the rescue missions are able to live this out.” 


The Sound of Life Radio Network/ Lake Katrine, NY GM Connie VanKleeck checks in with HisAir. Connie says, “listeners gave to the “Hope to the Hungry” campaign, Nov. 19 & 20, to feed people in need through the Capital City Rescue Mission in Albany, NY, and the Open Door Mission in Glens Falls, NY.” Just over 9,900 meals were paid for.


At WIHS/Middletown, CT Jolene White returns for overnight shifts, as well as Matt Harper joins for weekends.


Record Label News:
After its first full year of operations, Nashville Label Group—the multi-genre, multi-imprint conglomerate founded and helmed by Seventh Day Slumber’s Joseph Rojas—celebrated a number of key milestones in 2019. Leading the accolades is RockFest Records’ flagship artist, Seventh Day Slumber, whose Closer To Chaos, garnered the biggest release week sales for the label since its formation. 

Multi-platinum band Skillet is returning to the road in North America this winter in support of their tenth album Victorious. The band has announced it will embark on the Victorious Tour, kicking off February 6 in Wichita, KS and ending March 14 in Norfolk, VA.


Milestones:
Jeremy Louis 5 years at KLJY/St Louis

Prayer List:
Greg Fast/GSF Media (lost his father Todd Fast today 12/12)


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