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Industry News Bits Fri 8-20-21

KCBI/Dallas is holding a Day of Hope TODAY, August 20, calling on listeners to pray hourly for the those trapped under Taliban rule; for the people of Haiti as they recover; and for those here and around the world grappling with how to respond to the latest COVID variants.

“We’re following up on last year’s Day of Hope inspired by our friends at KSBJ in Houston to lift up not only our community, but those suffering from two catastrophic humanitarian crises,” said Matt Austin, General Manager and Vice President of KCBI. “Our hope is that tens of thousands of listeners in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will be lifting up prayers together and that God will provide help in these times of need.”

“Our listeners have a strong desire to help when they hear devastating news and see coverage in media that is heartbreaking,” Program Director Kelly Corday said. “This gives us an opportunity to join together and to gain an understanding of specific needs, both across the world and close to home, and how to best pray for and help those who are hurting.”


Billy Ray Burt is joining KJTH/Ponca City (The House FM) as the new promotions director. The House FM still has 2 other openings. Releationship Coordinator go HERE, and On Air Personality / Promotions Assistant go HERE.


Former Fair Trade National Promo rep Melissa Dikau has joined iHeartMedia/Nashville as Promotions & Marketing Director. Fair Trade Sr Dir National Promotion Kai Elmer has started a search for a new rep.  If interested check HERE.


This weekend on the Singing News Top 20 Weekly Countdown guest artists include The Isaacs, Bill Gaither, Nathan Woodard, Keith Erwin of The Erwins, Arthur Rice of The Kingdom Heirs, plus The Brooklyn Tabernacle’s, Jim Cymbala and classic number 1 songs from August 2012 from The Mark Trammell Quartet and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound from August 2014.


Today three-time GRAMMY nominee Danny Gokey releases his new studio album, Jesus People, available here (Capitol CMG). Leading up to this release, Gokey has been releasing songs and music videos from the album showcasing his musical diversity and eclectic style. Throughout the project, Gokey’s songs touch on love, gratitude, and truth.

“I believe there is something musically and inspirationally for everyone on this album – it’s full of hope and encouragement that I think we can all use right now,” Danny Gokey shares.


For GMA Members: The final round ballot for the 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards is OPEN now through Thursday, Aug. 26 at 11:59pm CT. . Results of this ballot will determine the 2021 Dove Awards winners.


Prayer List:
Dave Margalotti (daughter)


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