Industry News Bits 5-11-16

news-iconChristian radio stations will be participating in the International Day for the Unreached, May 15th, a one-day event intended to inspire and mobilize Christians to reach out to the more than 2.8 billion people around the world who have yet to hear the gospel.  WPOZ/Ornado (Z88.3) will host and event with live music, tours and food trucks on Saturday, May 14, to highlight the need to reach the unreached and will be broadcasting live from the event. Organizers of the International Day for the Unreached will be in attendance. For more information, go to DayForTheUnreached.org.


The K-LOVE 2016 Fan Awards will take place Sunday, June 5, in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry House. The nominees were announced yesterday. Word Entertainment received 11 total nominations including multiple nominations for for KING & COUNTRY, Francesca Battistelli, and Big Daddy Weave. Centricity artist Lauren Daigle received three nominations including “Artist of the Year,”“Female Artist of the Year,” and “Song of the Year”. 


Former WAYK/WAYG/Grand Rapids GM/Morning Drive, WMUZ/Detroit Morning Drive, and WJQK/Grand Rapids PD Rich Anderson, checks in with HisAir.Net. After 20 years in Christian radio Rich took his fundraising and management skills to Kids Alive International. Rich has been a Regional Director for six years working with major donors in nine states and he manages a child sponsorship artist program. “Kids Alive is celebrating 100 years of ministry and I’ve been the MC at 100th anniversary gatherings. Interacting with an audience from stage has reminded me how much I miss living on the radio. A big shout out to all my old radio friends! I’d love to hear from you at [email protected]


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