Industry News Bits 6-24-16

Published On June 24, 2016 » 490 Views»

news-iconWAY FM/Huntsville Operations Coordinator Zach Evans announces he is exiting the station to relocate back home in the east. So that means GM Thom Ewing needs a replacement ASAP. Check the listing here


Tom Taylor’s “Now” Newsletter reports EMF is purchasing KYZZ/Salinas (Z Country 97.9) from Saul Levine…


A team of listeners from WVFJ/Atlanta (The JOY FM) teamed up with R.U.S.H. Ministries to do a week of missions work in Jamaica. R.U.S.H. (Reaching Unchurched Students for Him) has sent a number of teams over the last decade to the Ocho Rios/ St. Ann’s Bay Parish region to evangelize and serve the people of Jamaica, and this is the 3rd year that The JOY FM has sponsored a trip with listeners. The JOY FM team, led by on air personality Rob Langer, also included a handful of doctors and nurses. They visited schools to minister to students, and held medical clinics. The medical team saw close to 2,000 people at various clinics and schools. Many people were blessed by the hard work of the team, and listeners were touched by the beautiful people of the region. The JOY FM Atlanta is working with R.U.S.H. to send a team next year!


2016 BMI Christian Music Awards Songwriter of the Year is a tie this year between Matt Maher and Chris Tomlin.  “The BMI Christian Music Awards is one of my favorite events to attend, partly because BMI recognizes that songs are the backbone of the music industry,” Maher says.  Word Music Publishing was honored with the Publisher of the Year Award at the 2016 BMI Christian Music Awards. In addition, for KING & COUNTRY received the prestigious Song of the Year Award for their hit song “Shoulders” at the banquet held on Tuesday, June 21.


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