Industry News Bits 8-10-20

At WAKW/Cincinnati (Star 93.3) Dick Whitworth is named GM. Whitworth joined WAKW as interim manger. Previously Dick was with Family Radio as Senior Director of marketing, fundraising, and outreach. Previously he was Northwestern Media Assistant VP for Media & GM of the Faith Network.

Also at WAKW Kurt Wallace is now heard evenings on Star 93.3. 


Bott Radio Network (BRN) is upping the power of Christian Talk KAOW/Fort Smith, AR (88.9 FM) from 1400 watts to 20,000 watts.

“We are excited about this opportunity to reach more families across Fort Smith and the River Valley with God’s Word twenty-four hours a day,” said Rich Bott, BRN Chairman and CEO. “This tremendous power increase at 88.9 FM is another step forward to serve families and change lives with Quality Bible Teaching, Christian News and Information.”


Launched in November 2013, Great Songs of the Faith recently went worldwide, streaming both through WordFM.org and via app.

A love of hymns and Christian music led the board of directors of Four Rivers Community Broadcasting to establish and grow the Word FM radio network as a way to reach the community through the Christian AC format.  Sister station WPAZ-AM, branded as “Great Songs of the Faith,” is an outgrowth of this initial work featuring hymns, sacred songs, teaching programs, and local church services.  An homage to his grandmothers, organization president Charles Loughery says, “At Great Songs of the Faith, we strive to share the old-time favorites in original form and style as well as some newer hymns that follow what we simply call ‘the old-time style of Church music.’”  


BET Networks will present The “Greatest Night in Gospel Music”  Sunday, August 23 at 6 p.m. ET. for the 35th Anniversary Stellar Gospel Music Awards.

The two-hour virtual special will acknowledge all award winners from the Stellar Awards pre-show and main show, with select categories being presented in the broadcast.


Milestones:
Brian McIntyre 18 years at World Mission Broadcast
WPOZ/Orlando celebrates 25 years on the air

Prayer List:
Ellis B Feaster


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