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Industry News Bits Fri 9-2-22

large portion of the broadcast industry’s arguments against suggested 13% rise in station annual fees, including the claim that radio stations are paying for “big
tech” businesses, has been rejected by the Federal Communications Commission

The amount that stations will be obliged to pay will be cut in half, with an adjustment to head count. However 2022 prices increasing by about 8% from the previous year.

Moody Radio/Nashville welcomes Stephen Briggs, as their new Morning Show Producer.


Vision Christian Media based in Australia has launched its 783rd station. Vision’s radio station in Eugowra went on air on 88.0 FM in July this year.

Vision Christian Media is a non-profit, non-denominational, crowd-funded multimedia Christian ministry dedicated to ensuring God’s Word continues to have a place in Australia’s media landscape. Vision currently reaches around one million people per month. Vision Christian Radio began broadcasting in 1999.


New Life Radio Russia (NLR) President Daniel Johnson says, “There isn’t a government in the world that can stop the gospel,” We will pivot and move on as always.”

In July The Ukrainian government passed a law that bans Russian music on radio and television. About 65 percent of NLR is music including worship songs in Russian. New Life Radio broadcasts from from Odessa on Ukraine’s Black Sea coast. An estimated 22 percent of the Ukrainian population speaks native Russian, with 36 percent speaking the language primarily at home.

Johnson says, “I don’t want our staff busted on the air for reading the Bible in Russian.”

They were expecting bombs to wreck the station, but turns out it may be the new law.

NLR is still producing Russian content and encrypting the signal from outside the country. This should satisfy the law, he said, while also raising funds to build a Ukrainian language–only network in Odessa.


Radio host Sharon Wilharm announces the release of Women of Prayer: Getting to Know God Through the Prayers of Bible Women, a 10-week Bible study for women. Wilharm is the host of All God’s Women daily podcast and syndicated radio show. Each episode brings to life the story of a woman of the Bible. Women of Prayer expands on the All God’s Women concept, showing women how to dig deep in their Bible study as they delve into the lives of Bible women who interacted with God.

Though designed to be done individually, Women of Prayer also includes instructions for group study. Wilharm is available for media interviews. For more information, visit www.sharonwilharm.com or email sharon@sharonwilharm.com.,


The Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM) Octoberfest Fall Festival will take place Oct 8th in Jennings, LA. The event will be held downtown and includes many activities plus a stage where Christian Country artists will be perform.

According HLE Radio Program Director Hunter Logan many artists who are participating will also be doing a fundraiser inside HLE Radio to raise money for the station.


 


Milestones:
KFIS/Portland celebrates 21 years on the air
The JOY FM stations WTSM/Tallahassee (97.9) and WHLG/Port St. Lucie, FL (101.3) celebrate 1 year on the air
Jan Johnson 23 years at Salem Media
Westar Media Group celebrates its 27th anniversary
Melody Vaughn 15 years at Joy FM/Winston Salem
Meredith Lane McCarson 3 years at Provident Label Group


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