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Industry News Bits Fri 4-8-22

HISAIR 20th YEAR ANNIVERSARY FRIDAY FLASHBACKS

20 Years Ago: Christian radio hit the air with “In God We Trust” featuring Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, DC Talk, Rachel Lampa, Jaci Velasquez, Avalon, Anointed, and more. It’s the Christian music song dedicated to the 9-11 tragedy.
19 years ago: Steve Young has been named Station Manager for the newest WAY-FM station, 88.1 WAYT-FM in Tallahassee,
16 Years Ago:  KTSY/Boise PD Ty McFarland is headed to WGTS/DC as PD
11 Years Ago: WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) welcomes Tate Luck to the Z Crew. Tate is the new Z88.3 Assistant Program Director.
7 Years Ago: KKSP/Little Rock (93.3 The Fish) went on the air around 8a today

7 Years Ago: Former WORQ/Green Bay (Q90) PD Jim “Kid” Raider has passed away.
1 Year Ago: Jeremy Louis promoted to APD at KLJY/St Louis (Joy FM) and KXBS/St Louis (BOOST Radio). 


Having fundraisers this week .. KATB/Anchorage .. SOS Radio/Las Vegas .. Shine.FM/Chicago .. KJRN/Keene, TX .. WDBX/Chattanooga .. KVNE/Tyler .. Family Life Radio/Tucson .. Family Radio/Nashville .. KNWI/Des Moines ..  KFNW/Fargo .. His Radio/Greenville .. KTIS/Minneapolis.. WKJD/Columbus, IN .. KSWP/Lufkin .. KTSY/Boise .. KHPE/Eugene


Brandon Kyle has joined the staff of KAMB/Merced, CA (Celebration Radio) as its new Morning Show Host.

KAMB GM Tim Land tells HisAir, “Brandon writes music, plays gigs in a band on some weekends, has been a worship leader at his church and has worked in a variety of formats at various stations. He shares that he’s “very excited” to join the KAMB Family” and to serve in its ministry in Central California and its expanding outreach to the central coast.”

 

 


WGRC/Lewisburg, PA has promoted morning host Dave Jones Operations Manager. 

Dave told HisAir today, “I am humbled to announce that the board of directors along with the General Manager Rob Kime of WGRC Contemporary Radio in Lewisburg, PA has promoted me to Operations Manager. From coming to the station in 2006 as a volunteer announcer on a youth program while serving as a youth pastor, to the Morning Show while serving as a senior pastor, to now being the Operations Manager while staying on mornings, God has been so good to me. I have learned from so many people along the way, and look forward to more to come.”


The latest episode of Cause+Effect, “The Changing Landscape of Digital Advertising,” was released this morning. Trent Dunham invited members of the Dunham+Company team around the table for thorough dive into: How can you stay relevant in the face of recent changes in digital advertising?

Listen to the podcast HERE.


KLTY/Dallas PD Mike Prendergast is looking for a PT air talent. Go HERE for the listing. 


Christian Radio Transactions:

For $50,000, George Flinn sells Christian Rock KPAK Alva OK to Thane Conriocht and Mark Harcourt’s Running Wolf Radio. 
Since 2017, Stateline Broadcasting has operated the station under Time Brokerage Agreement.
Christian Rock “Broken-FM” is being sold by One Ministries. 
89.5 K208GA Hopland and translators 88.7 KORB 
91.5 K218EN, Santa Rosa 
103.1 K276FY Santa Rosa and 101.3 K267BA Santa Rosa 
Jennifer Sprenger’s KFAITH in Ukiah, CA sold for $295,000.
Radio By Grace sells 96.3 K242CI Casper WY to Michael’s Mountain Community Translators for $10,500. 
Michael’s Cedar Cove Broadcasting’s “K-Rocky” 88.7 KRKY-FM Douglas WY will be rebroadcast on K242CI.

Milestones:
Maryrose Hamilton 7 years at KLTY/Dallas
Jeff Akin 1 year at KEZP/Alexandria, LA
Cassandra Reimold 2 years at Salem Media
4-9
John Bryant
18 years at WAFJ/Augusta
Randy Snavely 39 years at Family Life/Bath, NY
Terese Main 12 Years at Family Life/Bath, NY
Jennifer Perez celebrates 28 years at Ambassador Advertising
Randy Rich 11 years at EMF
Jerry Woods 10 years at WGTS/Wash DC

Prayer List:
Joe Cheesman
Linda Enig (friends)
Roger Marsh (friends)


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