Industry News Bits 9-3-20

New England based LIFE CHANGING RADIO expands into Boston with the purchase of WILD/Boston (1090AM).  Blount Communications Group has entered into a LMA agreement to operate WILD, as they wait for the FCC to grant the license.  This new station will be the 8th full power station to be added to the Life Changing Radio Network, which operates on 12 AM & FM frequencies throughout New England.

The station will rebroadcast WVNE/Worcester, MA (760AM/101.5FM). Bill and Debbie Blount, the owners of the network said, “this new station will finally put in place the missing piece in our network.  We’re excited at the expanding opportunities this new outlet will bring!”  Life Changing Radio operates the largest commercial Christian radio network in New England.


Northwestern Media has named JASON RACKOW “Director of Network Podcasting.” Jason started interning at WBGL/Champaign in 2004and was hired Feb 2005. Curently he serves as WBGL production director. In May 2017 he was instrumental in the launch of a podcast with WBGL air personality Meridith Foster, called “The Unfolding.”


Registration opens today for the Radio Show at RadioShowWeb.com. Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), the 2020 Radio Show digital experience is a week-long online event, taking place October 5 – 9, 2020.

Acclaimed radio host, best-selling author and personal finance expert Dave Ramsey and renowned public speaker, author and business leader Rishad Tobaccowala are among the speakers confirmed.


WESTAR MEDIA GROUP President Dave Koch checks in with HisAir today. Westar is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and has launched a brand new website. Check out the new site HERE.  


Nielsen Aug PPM Day 4 numbers sponsored by Dunham+Company are released today… Day 4 results include Austin, Nashville, and more. Go HERE for the Christian Radio Ratings from HisAir.


Milestones:
Melody Vaughn 13 years at Joy FM/Winston Salem
Meredith Lane McCarson 1 year at Provident Label Group


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