Industry News Bits 8-29-19

If you’re going to Momentum next week in Orlando we hope to see you there. Of course with the hurricane approaching everybody is watching to see what happens. CMB issued this statement today:

We are aware of the potential threat Hurricane Dorian poses for early next week. Tomorrow (Friday), we will have a better indication of the path of the storm and will send an update at that time. At this point, Momentum is still on AS SCHEDULED.  However, please know that we understand the anxiety that a storm potentially approaching our conference site may cause you. If you feel like you need to come in earlier, or later, we encourage you to check with your airlines and adjust your travel plans as you see fit. The Loews Royal Pacific Resort is also willing to be flexible if you feel it’s best to adjust your stay.


The amount radio stations will be required to pay to the FCC in annual regulatory fees has been re evaluated and reduced from what was proposed earlier this year. The Commission said its initial fee proposal had miscounted the number of radio stations by 553 and now the total number of stations it expects to collect annual fees from at 10,011. 

With the change the largest class of FM stations will pay $20,500 in annual fees starting in the next fiscal year Oct 1st. That number still represents a 9% increase over the $18,880 paid last year. And the largest class of AM stations will increase 8% and pay $16,225.


Dunham+Company founder and CEO Rick Dunham is offering a 3 part course on ‘Consumer Engagement with Christian Media’.  The course will unpack the latest US-based research on who’s consuming Christian media and why. To get more information go HERE.


Country superstar Dolly Parton has teamed with for KING & COUNTRY for a remake of the group’s hit song “God Only Knows.” The song will premier tonight on YouTube and various music streaming outlets. “When I first heard ‘God Only Knows’ I thought it was one of the best songs I’d ever heard,” Parton said. “I came from a very spiritual background, and I love anything to do with inspirational songs that lift people up. I feel that this is a good song for right now, and it’s so well written. I know that it touched me at a time when I needed to be lifted up.”

Go HERE for a short teaser of the “God Only Knows” music video. The full video will be available starting at 11pm CT tonight.


Milestones:
Marcy Rinehart 23 years at WNZR in Mount Vernon, OH.
Jim Kirkland 11 years with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; AND 18 years with WMIT/Asheville.


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