Industry News Bits 6-17-20

Shine.FM/Chicago just finished their Spring Fundraiser by going over the top last week. Shine.FM Ministry Director Brian McIntyre and the rest of the team felt the need to push the fundraiser later in the year from the scheduled April date because of the virus outbreak. Back in May, listeners gave in a phenomenal way to fund most of the listener portion of the ministry, but because of many station sponsored events being cancelled in the Spring, there was still a shortfall in the budget of $37,000.

Last Friday June 13th, listeners were asked to help fill in the gap and gave almost $46,000 (122% of the goal!). Jack Eason of The Heart Share Group reports, “It just goes to show how listeners react when you serve them first; and also proves how big God’s shovel is to provide for ministry needs. Big Congrats to my friends at Shine.FM!”


Moody Radio has launched a new podcast called Becoming Well and it comes during a season when peace and confidence feel elusive. The podcast, hosted by Moody professors, Dr. Deb Gorton and Dr. Mary Hendrickson, helps you discover how the truth of God’s Word intersects with mental health and wellbeing in every season. Listen at BecomingWellPodcast.org.


At WKJA/Barberton, Ohio GM Mark Channon announces that Denise Pennington is now Program and Business Manager and Brian Brooks is the stations Production Director.


vCreative’s parent company, Banyan Software Inc,  announced today that they have acquired Counterpoint Software, a leading media technology platform for audio networks. Counterpoint provides the critical end-to-end revenue, inventory and affiliate management solution for radio, sports, satellite, digital and podcast networks. Counterpoint software is used by more than 1,700 media entities and 10,000 radio stations.  vCreative is the provider of media workflow solutions with more than 6,000 station clients. Its cloud-based technology enables customers to thrive by eliminating errors and streamlining complex processes.


Former WKNZ/Milford (88.7 The Bridge) APD/PM drive J.R. Gonzalez has landed at Country KGBL/Garden City, KS (The Bull) doing mornings.


The GMA is inviting members to join Manager Dave Steunebrink for this week’s prayer meeting on Zoom tomorrow.

Prayer Focus: Record Labels & Publishers
Thursday, June 18
11 AM–12 PM CST

Meeting ID: 898 5343 0401 
Password: 662950 


Milestones:
Alana Chambers celebrates 18 years at WPOZ/Orlando

Prayer List:
Russ Taff
Glenn Hascall
Matt Prater


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