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Industry News Bits Tue 4-13-21

MyBridge/Nebraska is purchasing KMMK/Grand Island, NE (AM 750). Station officials say, “In early 2020 we were approached about the possibility of reacquiring KMMJ. team deliberation, one idea that surfaced was using it to launch MyBridge in Spanish. There was instant confirmation in our spirits… never mind the fact that this was not on any future planning document anywhere! And never mind that we had no Spanish speakers on our team.”

MyBridge in Spanish plans to launch June 1st.


WBGL/Champaign reports that a morning show co-host has been hired and an official announcement is coming soon. After 7 years morning co-host Lindsey Capperrune exited the station in Jan ’21 to relocate to Peoria where she joined sister station WCIC/Peoria as morning co-host. WBGL started its search for a new morning co-host at that time.


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Aprille Ostler is now Digital Content Coordinator at KJTH/Ponca City (The House FM)


Remember stations having fundraisers this week: KGBI/Omaha, KLOVE, WKNZ/Harrington, KTIS/Minneapolis, KTSY/Boise, AFR,  among others.


The WNZR/Mt Vernon, OH (90.9 FM) Lifeline 2021 annual fundraiser was a record setter. Lifeline 2021, held in late March set a goal of $65,000 and brought in a record $76,000 plus.  There were 69 first-time donors, 201 continued supporters, and four increased pledges.


Fair Trade artists MercyMe will appear on ABC TV’s Good Morning America in the third hour (GMA3) April 15th.


WKNZ/Harrington (The Bridge) Donor Development Director Kristin Boyce who has been with the station for 7 years has taken a teaching position at Liberty University. She will be exiting in June. A search for Kristin’s replacement is underway. Go HERE if interested. 


In case you missed todays Vidare Creative webinar you can view it on demand HERE. The webinar topic was Your Listeners’ Greatest Need … Are You Meeting It?


Milestones:
Mike Murphy 10 years at Salem Media

Prayer List:
Karl Clauson


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