Industry News Bits Fri 10-15-21

Former KNWS/Waterloo (Life 101.9) morning co-host Kimberly Bindel has joined WBCL/Ft Wayne. Full story HERE.


WCVO/Columbus (104.9 The River) afternoon co-host Josh Evans has launched an independent, weekly podcast “But What About…?” The Podcast asks uncomfortable questions of Christianity and encourages pulling on threads of faith you’ve been afraid to tug. Josh says, “The podcast starts conversations, provides footholds for engaging difficult questions, and encourages walking those conversations out further in community.” “But What About…?” is available on the HisAir Podcast directory HERE.


Remember stations having fundraisers this week.. KLRC/Fayetteville.. KVNE/Tyler.. KLOVE.. KKEQ/Grand Forks.. KFNW/Fargo


The GMA has announced the full roster of performers for the 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards including all five New Artist of the Year nominees. Performers include Dante Bowe, CAIN, Lauren Daigle, Hope Darst, Elevation Worship, Natalie Grant, KB ft. Matt Redman, Koryn Hawthorne ft. Donnie McClurkin, The Isaacs, Brandon Lake, Maverick City Music, Jonathan McReynolds ft. Mali, We The Kingdom, CeCe Winans, and Zach Williams. The GMA Dove Awards will air exclusively on TBN, Friday, October 22nd at 8:00 p.m. ET and 10:00 p.m. ET and will simulcast on SiriusXM The Message.


The NAB announces the annual NAB and Radio Shows, which were set to be held together in Las Vegas this month but cancelled over pandemic concerns, will be a single event starting in 2022 onward. “This change provides more opportunities in one location for radio professionals and elevates radio in the larger media ecosystem represented at NAB Show,” the NAB says.

Also the 2021 NAB Marconi Radio Awards will take place virtually November 10, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. EST.


Curb | Word Entertainment band We Are Messengers debuts its third full-length studio album, Wholehearted, today (10/15). Listen to the brand new 12-song collection HERE. Written and recorded during the global pandemic, Wholehearted features the K-LOVE Fan Award-winning group’s current radio single, “Come What May.” 


Today was Rebecca Carrell’s last day at KCBI/Dallas. Rebecca will pursue her PHD. She joined KCBI in 2013 and has co-hosted the morning show with Jeff Taylor, Don Burns, and most recently Doug Hannah.

Rebecca tells HisAir, “I have taken a position at Dallas Seminary in their Media Arts and Worship Department where I will be podcasting, mentoring students in all things digital media, and executing/producing their Arts Week Conference every year. I will stay on with KCBI for the HeartStrong Faith Women’s Bible Conference and continue podcasting with Liz Rodriguez. Our rebranded podcast is called “Honestly, though: Real talk. Real life. Real faith.” I’m also hoping to pick up a voice track shift somewhere so I can keep a foot in the door in the industry that I’ll be teaching in.”

KCBI needs a morning co-host so if you’re interested check HERE


Milestones:
Mike Couchman 8 years at KLJY/St Louis
Dan Michaels celebrates 21 years at Fair Trade Services
Jeff Wall 15 years at Lighthouse Events
Taylor Scott 21 years at WFSH/Atlanta
Pat Ruion 18 years at Bott Radio
Mike Tilley 4 years at “Leading The Way with Dr Michael Youssef”
Erica Parkerson 3 years at KCMS/Seattle


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