Industry News Bits 4-10-17

On April 4 and 5, 1,449 listeners donated more than $407,000 to WMIT/Ashville (106.9 The Light) during its bi-annual fundraising campaign, Impact Days. As a listener supported ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, donations fund the station’s support of ministry outreach and daily operations. More than 200 listeners committed to become “vision partners” in support of the station’s anniversary. In honor of their 55 years of ministry, these partners have begun donating $55 per month. “We praise God for His abundant blessings,” said John Owens, general manager of Blue Ridge Broadcasting. These donations provide 106.9 The Light with the financial ability to continue carrying out their mission of leading people into a personal, dynamic relationship with Christ, and encouraging them to grow in their faith and serve others. “We’re grateful for our listeners who chose to support God’s work through this ministry,” said Jim Kirkland, executive director of Blue Ridge Broadcasting. “All credit and glory goes to our Lord.” 106.9 The Light will give ten percent of the donations to Heart for Lebanon, a ministry that provides Christcentered
support and programs to the marginalized, including refugee children from Syria.


Premier Radio/London exceeded their Sharathon goal even while a terror attack took place during their appeal. Pictured at left are ShareMedia host Bill Scott (foreground) and Premier Radio personalities Rick and Charmaine.   


Provident Music Group celebrates eight nominations announced this morning for the “2017 Billboard Music Awards” honoring this year’s most successful artists. Provident Music Group’s nominees include multiple nominees Kirk Franklin of Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records and Travis Greene of RCA Inspiration along with Casting Crowns of Beach Streat/Reunion Records and Zach Williams of Essential Records. The awards will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC. 


Focus On The Family features a free family resource of the month for your listeners.  This month it’s a free download of the newly-produced Get in the Show: Faith-Building Activities, created by the team at Adventures in Odyssey.  Download web banners (opens in Dropbox). 


WNKJ/Hopkinsville, KY has upgraded it’s facility with new equipment and studios… 


If you’re attending the NAB Show in Las Vegas next month let us know if you would like to meet? Email [email protected] or call 225-773-5676. 


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