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Industry News Bits 9-1-16

news-iconBrant Hansen is presenting a TED talk in early October, about radical forgiveness. “I first started talking about this idea with an atheist friend a couple years ago, and it was amazing how quickly he embraced it and respected it, even though I was clearly approaching this with my faith,” he says. “We talk about this stuff all the time on the air, but after speaking with groups of non-believers about this, I’ve seen how people are remarkably receptive.” The TEDx event in Harrisburg is sold-out. Brant says he’s looking forward to continuing the discussion following the event. “I’m learning all kinds of people are interested in what it might mean to take the Gospel seriously. I think, deep down, they hope it’s true.”


New hires at Family Life Radio/Tucson include Liz Johnson who joins as Marketing Director and Ethan Geerdes as Broadcast IT Engineer…


ABC 7/Wash DC Chief Meteorologist Doug Hill joins WGTS/Wash DC as the fourth member of the morning show with Jerry & Blanca. Doug, who is a long-time listener to the radio station, says he’s thrilled to join the team. Doug will share his faith and have fun with listeners, and provide weather updates.

“It’s an honor to have someone of Doug’s caliber joining our team.  While he’s always been a popular name in the market, we’re excited that Doug is very quick to share his faith, and that we can provide the platform where he can share it freely,” says WGTS general manager Kevin Krueger.

The morning show with Jerry & Blanca airs weekdays from 5-10am.


The Reach Beyond Team is rebuilding a damaged Christian radio station in the isolated Nepal village of Harmi. A nine-member team visited the remote community of Harmi for a week this summer to help the rebuilding effort, more than a year after a pair of powerful earthquakes devastated the Himalayan nation in 2015.Broadcasts continue from temporary studios, reaching an estimated 30,000 potential listeners.


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