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Industry News Bits Tue 3-29-22

KSBJ/Houston names PD .. Full story HERE


Having Fundraisers this week .. KJNW/Kansas City .. Real Southern Gospel Radio .. WMIT/Asheville ..


WYSZ/Toledo (YES FM) recently help a jingle contest with its listeners. People were asked to sing a jingle for YES FM, leaving it open to their creativity. After YES FM staff narrowed it down to 5 finalists, listeners voted for the winner. Gideon Fisher, from Mount Cory, OH, was grand prize winner of a bunch of YES FM swag, featured on social media, interviewed on morning show, and the opportunity to sing more jingles.

Gideon works as a multimedia instructor and is in a local Christian Hip Hop group.

Gideon said, “I heard about the jingle opportunity, and I knew I had to do it. I’m in a Christian rap group called the B List Boys who I write, sing, and rap for. So, it was a no-brainer for me to write some bars for a YES FM jingle. That worked out perfectly because one of YES FM’s major genres is Christian hip hop. It was a fun opportunity!

You can hear his jingle HERE.


The 3rd Annual Grizzly Awards are set to stream on Facebook April 3 at 7:00 PM Central, featuring performances from Seventh Day Slumber, Remedy Drive and Nate Parrish, alongside presenter appearances from artists including Brian “Head” Welch (Korn, Love & Death), Trevor McNevan (Thousand Foot Krutch), Austin Carlile (Of Mice & Men, Whosoevers), James Mead (Kutless), Andrew Stanton and Josiah Prince (Disciple), with more to be announced throughout this week. The evening will be hosted by lauded speaker, spoken word poet and songwriter Egypt Speaks.

The Grizzly Awards exists to celebrate faith-based rock and metal, and this year’s event will continue in that tradition by not only celebrating the winners in this year’s 15 categories, but celebrating the community as a whole. Each performance, presentation and special segment is meant to present a collage of this industry’s impact in 2021.

“We are so humbled and honored to share this platform with such exceptional creatives in the rock and roll community,” Mary Nikkel says on behalf of The Grizzly Awards team. “Every performer and presenter has been so generous in volunteering their time and their talents. We truly believe that the end result will be a moment that recognizes the ways in which this music is healing and changing the world. Our desire has always been to encourage those who pour their blood, sweat and tears into making music that matters. We hope you’ll join us!”


Nielsen has agreed to sell to a consortium of private equity firms led by Evergreen Coast Capital Corporation and Brookfield Business Partners. The deal valued at $16 billion.


Vidare Creative team holds its next FREE Webinar Apr 12, 2022 11:00 AM. The team will be diving into the best donor communication strategies and how to maximize your retention as we look forward to fall, year-end, and beyond.  Register HERE


KXOJ/Tulsa will hold an emergency fundraiser tomorrow (3/30) and Thursday from 6-10AM to raise funds for assistance to the people of Ukraine. KXOJ has teamed up with Cross International and will provide family survival packs with things like food, medical supplies, and more.


“Brant Hansen Show” host Brant Hansen hold release party on Facebook tonight for his new book “The Men We Need” tonight at 7PM CT.  Order an advance copy from Amazon HERE. 


Dunham+Company President Trent Dunham writes about “Leading Through Innovation” Steve McBeth, founding President of Disney Interactive Worldwide, joined Trent Dunham on the Cause+Effect podcast and shared leadership insight related to innovation that we hope will empower and encourage you in important decisions. Read HERE.


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