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Industry News Bits 9-7-16

news-iconSenior Vice President at Northwestern Media {NWM}, in St. Paul, Minnesota Jason Sharp and PrayerWorks® creator Morgan Wood announce the transfer of the PrayerWorks platform to Morgan Wood. PrayerWorks will be relaunched outside of the NWM network under a new name, beginning January 1, 2017. Wood says “It was such an honor to develop this tool under the umbrella of NWM. It’s just awesome to see how people are using this technology to spread hope and encouragement. I am thrilled to continue this service and provide additional opportunities to organizations worldwide.” 

PrayerWorks was created by Wood when she was at KTIS/Minneapolis, part of the NWM network.  To date, over 7 million prayers have been prayed via PrayerWorks.


WAWZ/New York (Star 99.1) will commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with The Empty Shoe Memorial. The Empty Shoe Memorial will be a visually moving tribute designed to remember the men, women and children who died, honor our uniformed heroes and celebrate the spirit of strength and unity that surfaced in the days following.

Throughout July and August, Star 99.1 staff were out in force visiting malls, churches, auto dealerships, retail outlets and festivals to collect shoes for the memorial.  2, 996 pairs of shoes – one pair representing every person lost in the attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the four planes that crashed will be on display side by side in a picturesque meadow in Somerset County.  Once assembled by an army of station volunteers, the memorial will be on display from September 10-18.


The Salem Radio Network will broadcast the 2016 Presidential & Vice Presidential Debates. Each Debate broadcast will be anchored by SRN News correspondent Wally Hindes in Washington news bureau from 9PM Eastern-12 Midnight.  The first debate will be held Sept. 26th at Hoffstra University outside NYC.



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