Industry News Bits 5-1-20

Paul Anthony (Schmitz) has resigned his position at WAY-FM after nearly 15 years with the organization. From 2005-2013, Anthony was the general manager of WAY-FM’s Wichita station and in 2013 he transitioned to becoming the ministry’s first regional major donor representative and relocated to Nashville.

He leaves WAY FM to become Executive Director of ShowerUp. In 2016, he started the non-profit, ShowerUp, which provides mobile showers and personal care to those experiencing homelessness. (www.showerup.org) Since its launch, ShowerUp has provided over 6,000 showers, 10,000 hygiene kits, 5,000 pairs of socks, 2500 sleeping bags, hundreds of tents and more for those who live on the streets. Now with 4 mobile shower units in Nashville, ShowerUp has started their affiliate program this year. In addition to serving the homeless community in Nashville, ShowerUp Huntsville launches today with its first event. Paul can be reached at [email protected] or 615-516-3113.


Accuradio launched a new Christian music channel called “The Crossing”. AccuRadio is an online music streaming service founded in 2000 featuring multiple channels and with options that allow listeners to customize their experience.


CJLF/Barrie (Life 100.3) station manager Scott Jackson’s last day at the position was yesterday. In March Jackson announced he would step down at the end of March but remain with CJLF doing projects. CJLF Steve Jackson has stepped into the manager role. Scott will still be hosting the Retro Show, working with artists and providing advice. 


Congratulations to KLJY/St Louis (Joy 99.1) after hitting 100% of their “Listener Support Month” goal, more than a full day early, while (almost always) maintaining social distancing. The fundraiser included many stories of God’s kindness, wisdom, and Sovereignty.


 Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY premiered their new song, “Together,” on ABC’s Good Morning America Friday, May 1st. Brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, share, “We are very grateful for the opportunity to premiere our brand-new song, ‘TOGETHER,’ on Good Morning America. It is such a humbling thought as Australian immigrants, that we are getting to perform on such an iconic, American morning show. Our hope is that with this performance, we can spread the message that if we are able to unite, and support one another during this time — be a neighbor to someone, serve someone, reach out to someone – how might those acts of kindness change the scope of our futures, together? This idea is what ‘TOGETHER’ represents. We believe what unites us is ultimately so much stronger than that which divides us.”


Milestones:
Chris Chicago 4 years at NGEN/Houston


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