Industry News Bits Thu 8-26-21

WAFJ/Augusta (88.3) was voted the winner of The Augusta Chronicle 2021 Best Local Radio Station in this year’s Cyber City’s Best.


The final round ballot for the 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards will CLOSE – TONIGHT – Thursday, Aug. 26 at 11:59pm CT. Results of this ballot will determine the 2021 Dove Awards winners.

UPDATE FROM GMA: We are experiencing peak volume this afternoon as the Dove Awards final round ballot was scheduled to close tonight at 11:59pm CT. We are aware of delays in response time caused by this volume. To alleviate server congestion and ensure  members have adequate time to successfully complete voting, we will extend the voting period to close Friday, Aug. 27 at Noon CT.


Stars Go Dim, the moniker for pop artist and songwriter, Chris Cleveland, will release “Yes He Does” this Friday, 8/27 – take a listen to the unreleased song HERE.  “I love this song, ‘Yes He Does’,” shares Cleveland. “I think it’s the exact reminder that I need in my life every day to know that God isn’t just far away and distant, but is personal and here with me in everything I do. It can be easy to lose sight of that, especially in the chaos of life. This song reminds me that no matter what is going on around me, God’s love isn’t through with me yet, He’s not done pursuing me, He restores my hope with every breath, and my faith every sunrise. So when I wonder if God is really a God who is active in our lives or if He even cares about me – His faithfulness always let me know, Yes He Does.”


WXRI/Winston-Salem (Joy FM) has launched a new podcast: “Quirks, Bumps & Bruises” with The Morning JoyRide, hosts Gabe Duncan, Melody Vaughn, & Candi Payne. The team will discuss the humorous side of real issues facing families today.


Gospel Radio Favorites has been added to the line-up at mainstream Country WYVE/Roanoke every Sunday morning. Host Brian Crowe says “What a blessing it is to be aired in so many markets not only in the U.S. but all around the world. We are thrilled to continue to reach a variety of genres with this program”


HisAir is sorry to report the passing of legendary Gospel radio announcer Connie Denell Cato-Dickerson. She hosted Gospel Inspirations on WQQK/Nashville (92Q) Sunday mornings and earned her the beloved title of “The Gospel Diva.” Gospel Inspirations quickly became one of the most listened to radio shows in Nashville. She retired from 92Q in December 2017, after 37 years with the company.


Milestones:
Jack Reeves celebrates 24 years of “Streets of Gold” program


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