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Industry News Bits Tue 2-8-22

At WDJC/Birmingham tomorrow (Feb 9) will be morning co-host Ace McKay’s last day on the air. Ace is headed for a position at EWTN.

WDJC morning host Roxanne Richardson says, “God has blessed me beyond my imagination with a morning show partner in Ace McKay. He’s brought such professionalism, laughter, joy and beauty to my life. We’ve said very little about his departure to EWTN Global Catholic Network for a new and wonderful job, because it’s sincerely one of the hardest things ever for both of us.

Ace says, “After 30 years of radio, it’s the relationships that have made it so special and no friendship compares to Roxanne. When we started this journey 4 years ago, we had no idea how our friendship would grow and we’ve been through proposal, marriage, pandemic, cancer and losing people close to us and the show.”

The legendary CCM station is in need of a new morning co-host. Listing HERE.


This week the Radio Music License Committee and Global Music Rights announced they have reached an agreement to settle lawsuits between them, including a majority of commercial radio stations entering long-term licenses with GMR. Now that the settlement final, licenses will begin on April 1, 2022.

GMR founder Irving Azoff says, “Global Music Rights stands for songwriters and the value of their music. I am proud of the GMR team for the hard work on behalf of songwriters in achieving this settlement. It is wonderful that GMR and thousands of radio stations coast to coast are partnered to bring great music to fans for many years.”

RMLC Chairman, Ed Atsinger III said, “This settlement puts an end to more than 5-years of litigation and represents a shared desire by both sides to find a way for radio stations and GMR to work together on a long-term basis without repeatedly resorting to litigation.”


vCreative announced today the addition of Drew Cain in the key position of Senior Vice President of Technology. Cain joins vCreative to oversee vCreative’s product development team, platform operations, security and IT, and will report directly to CEO Susie Hedrick.


This weekend on The Singing News Top 20 Weekly Countdown, guest artists include Melissa Brady of Jim & Melissa Brady, Scotty Inman of Triumphant Quartet, Chris Taylor of The Taylors and Scott Fowler of Legacy Five, PLUS details on the 2022 40 Days and 40 Nights of Gospel Music from Abraham Productions and a classic southern gospel love song from Howard and Vestal Goodman for Valentine’s Day!


Milestones:
Erin Branham celebrated 18 years at WRBS/Baltimore
Peggy Stapleton celebrates 15 years KSGN/Riverside
Daryl Pierce 8 years at Strong Tower Christian Media/Ohio
Olga Kaye 7 years at Spirit FM/Ireland
Jon Yinger 29 years at Christian Broadcasting System
Rick McConnell 36 years at Monumental Studios
Dave Paul celebrates 35 years with WRBS/Baltimore
Joseph Kudlacik 2 years at Salem Media
Brian Dumont 4 years at Family Life Radio/Tucson


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