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Industry News Bits Tue 2-15-22

After 11 years Roxanne Richardson has exited WDJC/Birmingham where she co-hosted the morning show.

Roxanne, who’s been on the air in Birmingham 31 years, told HisAir today, “I’ve resigned from the legendary WDJC, a job that I loved and don’t really know what the future holds. But I’m trusting God. I’m so thankful for all the phenomenal relationships formed on and off the air. He’s the God of the impossible, and I’m believing for big things to come.”


For the last five years WNWC/Madison (Life 102.5) listeners have shown love every Valentine’s Day to the kids and their families at the American Family Children’s Hospital. This year was no different as the hospital needs a full restock of many items including Legos, markers, activity books, and baby items.  

 Almost 600 items have been donated so far. Listeners are reminding families, going through some of the hardest times in their lives, that they are not alone. As each item is purchased off the hospital’s registry, they are mailed directly to the American Family Children’s Hospital for contact-free delivery.  


This weekend on The Singing News Top Twenty Weekly Countdown with Greg Goodman guest artists include Susan Whisnants of The Whisnants, Mark Bishop, Adam Crabb of The Crabb Family, Brian Free of Brian Free & Assurance, Rob Mills of The Sound and Adam Brown of The Browns. The Singing News Top Twenty Weekly Countdown is heard on over 140 stations every week.


February 22, 1954 marks TWR’s first day of broadcasting. TWR Director of Radio Partnerships John Summerville checks in with HisAir sharing a fun fact.

In 1979, TWR had a program on national TV hosted by Art Linkletter. Now, if you’re not familiar with Art Linkletter, he hosted a TV series titled Kids Say the Darndest Things.  In one episode he asks a boy “Who is the most important man living in our country today.  The boy responds, “George Washington.”  Linkletter follows up by asking who George Washington is married to and the boy responds, “Miss America.”  This however did not make it into the TWR video, just in case you’re wondering.

So if you have 30 minutes, fire up the Beta-max, butter some popcorn, and enjoy the vision founder and president Dr. Paul E. Freed (1918-1996) shares with Art Linkletter in Around the World to China. https://vimeo.com/674445024


Curb | Word Entertainment’s We Are Messengers hits #1 on the Billboard AC, Billboard Christian Songs, Mediabase Audience and Mediabase AC Charts with “Come Way May,” which spent its 15th week at #1 on the Mediabase Christian Audience Chart and hit #2 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart. This marks the group’s first single to hit #1 on both Mediabase and Billboard charts and the longest running #1 song on the Mediabase Christian Audience Chart for the last 52 weeks.

“In a time of so much uncertainty and loss, I am grateful for the daily reminder that we are not alone and that no matter what may come, our God is always faithful to see us through it,” shares front man Darren Mulligan. “I feel so incredibly grateful that radio has offered this song and message of Hope to the world.”


Milestones:
Josh Svendsen 9 years at KKJM/St Cloud

Prayer List:
Todd Amlin (Father)
Leesa Leslie (Father)


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