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Industry News Bits Fri 5-27-22

Momentum starts this Wednesday June 1st in Orlando. What do you need to knw? Go HERE


Congrats to WCSG/Grand Rapids rising 7.1-7.4 AQH P12+ Mon-Sun 6am-12 midnight Nielsen and ranking #2 overall in the market.


Caitlin Sheets is joining SAU Radio WSAE/Spring Arbor (106.9 HOME.FM), and WJKN/Spring Arbor (The Arbor FM) as Marketing Consultant.


KLRC/Siloam Springs, AR PD Mark Michaels tells HisAir, “Next week the KLRC podcast network (which recently just passed 1 million downloads for the network) launches a new daily podcast called “Prayer Starters”. The daily podcast with Suzie Eller includes some scripture, a drop of encouragement, and helps start a conversation with God each day!”


Nominees for the 9th annual K-LOVE Fan Awards have been announced in 10 categories. From reigning favorites like Casting Crowns, TobyMac and for for KING & COUNTRY to rising stars like Anne Wilson, Jordan St. Cyr and Katy Nichole, this year’s list of hitmakers is jam-packed with talent. In addition, gifted authors and actors get their due in several non-music categories. Plus, for the first time ever, a recipient will be chosen for Podcast of the Year. The best part is fans get to decide who takes home the gold in every single category.

Hosted by Matthew West and Tauren Wells, the 2022 K-LOVE Fan Awards will take place Sunday, May 29, 2022, at Nashville’s historic Grand Ole Opry House and will air exclusively on TBN Friday, June 3, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT / 5 p.m. PT.


Joel Taylor, the CEO of Bethel Music, is leaving the company after 13 years. “We knew when we started the label that God was going to use us to build something.”

Taylor commented on Instagram, “However, God’s plan was far greater than our wildest hopes… and we had wildest aspirations.”

The introduction of Bethel Music under Taylor in 2010—when the label was cofounded by worship pastors Brian and Jenn Johnson was timed to coincide with a significant increase in the popularity of praise music for radio, streaming, and live performance.


Despite the island nation’s deepening economic crises and civil upheaval, our staff in Sri Lanka continues to speak of hope.

Since 1978, TWR has broadcasted from the island. We work with local partners that produce and broadcast programming in the languages spoken by the majority of Sri Lankans: Sinhala and Tamil, in addition to daily medium-wave (AM) broadcasts for Indian viewers.

Our troops are not immune to the issues that the 23 million people who live in the teardrop-shaped country, which is barely larger than West Virginia, face. Sri Lanka declared bankruptcy for the first time in its 74-year existence last month, its economy crippled by the pandemic and the fallout from the Ukraine conflict. Earlier this week, the entire island was practically devoid of fuel.

Last week, protests and violent clashes were prompted by dissatisfaction with the economic situation. According to accounts in the media, eight people perished and more than 200 were injured.

According to Jonathan Lee, TWR Asia communications director, “God has provided for the TWR team there.”


89.9 The Light/Melbourne morning hosts Lucy Holmes and Kel McWilliam shocked listeners yesterday and announced that they’re dating. The pair made the surprise announcement on Instagram on Thursday.

The Mail reports, Lucy and Kel have been friends for 14 years, and said their loved ones are ‘beyond thrilled that two best mates ended up falling in love.’

‘Through those long months of curfews and isolation, and keeping each other company every morning, laughing at the most ridiculous things on air, we realised our friendship of 14 years ran deeper than we imagined,’ she said.


A recent study showed that 70% of 20- to 30-year-olds say they have experienced some level of burnout. And 82% of Senior Executives and CEOs say they come home everyday emotionally and physically exhausted.

Read the latest Dunham+Company blog “Leading At Your Best” HERE.


The FCC reports WFAX/Falls Church, VA (1220AM-100.7FM) is being sold by Newcomb Broadcasting Corporation for $800K to Costa Media Boston.


Milestones:
Mark Hunter celebrates 7 years at Truth Broadcasting Corporation


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