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Industry News Bits 5-1-17

On May 4th, the National Day of Prayer, Moody Radio will broadcast a live two hour concert of prayer event from Moody Radio’s historic studio B in Chicago. The program will feature “live” worship performed by Freddy Washington and reports from important prayer events around the nation. 


This week the FCC unanimously approved an order finalizing an NRB-inspired idea to aid charitable activity. While noncommercial (NCE) broadcast stations have been prohibited from on-air fundraising for other nonprofit organizations unless they are provided a waiver by the commission, they will now have the option of using up to one percent of their annual on-air time to fundraise for charitable causes. Click here to get more details from the NRB.


Congratulations to WCTL/Erie GM Adam Frase and the staff as the station celebrates 50 years of service. 


May 3, 2017 marks over 9,200 recorded programs and 35 years of radio for “Joni and Friends”—the daily 4:00 inspirational program with Joni Eareckson Tada—now airing on over 1,000 outlets nationwide. A diving accident in 1967 left Joni a quadriplegic.  She wrote of her experience in her best-selling biography, Joni.  In 1979 she founded Joni and Friends to accelerate Christian ministry in the disability community throughout the world. Joni says, “Now 35 years later—to my amazement—I am still sharing fresh lessons from this wheelchair and from the Word of God.”


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