Industry News Bits Tue 11-23-21

KWPZ/Seattle (Praise 106.5) announced it will rebrand itself as “CHRISTMAS PRAISE 106.5” beginning Friday of this week and continuing through Christmas Day on December 25. As part of the rebrand, the station will carry 100% Christmas music over the course of 29 days.

Praise 106.5 General Manager John Randolph stated: “This is really about the spirit of Christmas, and delivering that to our listeners through music and message in the next 4 weeks leading into Christmas. The response to going to all-Christmas music has been overwhelming in the past. This year we are blessed and excited to step up to provide an extra helping of hope and joy to those we are so honored to be serving in southern B.C. and the state of Washington.”

Lynette Morgan, co-host of the “A New Day with Lynette and Greg” morning show, added: “Christmas music is the perfect reminder of the joy that exists because Jesus was born. Rebranding as CHRISTMAS PRAISE 106.5 gives us an exciting opportunity to engage with the community during this busy but incredibly joyful period to close out 2021.”



Curb | Word Entertainment’s Natalie Grant celebrates her 9th GRAMMY® Award nomination for No Stranger in the Contemporary Christian Music Album category at the 64th GRAMMY® Awards. No Stranger, which earned Grant the highest first week album sales of her career at 33K, was produced by Bernie Herms and features songs such as “My Weapon,” Praise You In This Storm,” “Face To Face,” and “Who Else.”

“I’m always humbled by these nominations, but this one feels extra special,” shares Grant. “My producer and husband, Bernie, and I put our heart and soul into this creative process. It’s never been more personal than this one, and this nomination belongs to Bernie as much as anyone


TWR says it is adapting to an increasingly complex economic environment, and it is ready to work with cryptocurrency investors by providing a highly reputable, secure and convenient way for them to help us reach the world for Christ through media. Through a partnership with leading crypto donation-management platform Engiven, TWR will be able to securely receive donations in Bitcoin, Ethereum, USD Coin and dozens of other cryptocurrencies. The donations will immediately be converted into U.S. dollars so they can rapidly put them to work sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in 300 languages and 190 countries.

“We’re focused on Jesus Christ and telling every person on earth about him,” TWR President Lauren Libby said. “Today, I believe God will use every method to enable media to overcome barriers and touch lives in hard-to-reach lands.”


The NAB Crystal Radio Awards honor 10 NAB member radio stations for excellence in year-round community service. Entries will be accepted starting January 1st thru Jan 31st. For the complete entry process go HERE.

A complete list of the 2021 NAB Crystal Radio Award winners can be found HERE.


Kari Jobe has received a GRAMMY® Award nomination for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album” for her album, The Blessing (Live). This marks her third career GRAMMY nomination. The 64th GRAMMY Awards will air Monday, Jan. 31, on CBS.

“Wow – it’s so sweet to celebrate what God has done and continues to do through The Blessing,” shares Kari Jobe upon learning about her nomination today. “This album was very special to record, and it’s extremely honoring to be nominated for a Grammy! Thank you to the Recording Academy and my amazing producers Henry Seeley, Austin Davis, and Cody Carnes. My incredible band and crew. The songwriters who helped me craft these songs. And my label and management team that I love working with.”


HisAir is sorry to hear of the passing of longtime Wash DC TV anchor and former WGTS/Wash DC weather man Doug Hill.


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