Industry News Bits 8-28-19

At WBVM/Tampa (Spirit 90.5) WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) personality Tom Dupree joins for afternoon drive duties. Also, Marci LeBlanc is the new Director of Development.


WDNX/Savannah, TN plans to be back on the air next week, after lightning struck its transmission building causing a fire that caused $250,000 worth of damage. The station will be at 10% power until funds fare raised to restore to full power. The tower itself wasn’t damaged, but the station must clear away the damaged materials, construct a new building and replace all the damaged equipment.

WDNX has been serving West Tennessee, Northeast Mississippi and Northwest Alabama since 1970. 


The final ballot for the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards closes today Aug. 28, 2019, at 5:00pm CT .

GMA members can login at vote.doveawards.com to cast their vote.


Salem Radio Network has given affiliates 30-days notice that it was cancelling the Joe Walsh show to avoid running afoul of the FCC’s Equal Time Rule.  Walsh, a former Illinois congressman, announced his bid to challenge President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020, sacrificing his career as a radio talk show host. “This announcement does not affect Walsh’s local program airing on WIND/Chicago (AM 560 The Answer), where he has been on the air sine 2013. However Walsh’s program will have to be removed as soon as he becomes a viable and legal candidate for president,” according to the company.


Milestones:
Jim Sanders 40 years at Ambassador
Sheri Cooper 17 years at Ambassador
Sparlin Sypherd 2 years at Ambassador


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