Industry News Bits Tuesday 2-23-21

River Radio Ministries has hired Marty Daniels (at left) to serve for the new position of Lancaster Community Liaison. This position will primarily build into the community served by WFCO/Lancaster (90.9 The River).

Marty is a veteran of radio, starting when he was 9 years old in the studio of Columbus icon Spook Beckman who taught him to cue songs, take transmitter readings, etc.  He has been on air, promotions, sales, management and ownership at stations including: The Light WTLT, WRFD, YES FM in Toledo, Star Cincinnati, The Fish Nashville, Salem Music Network national relations, and his own startup, Grove City Radio.

“Having known Marty Daniels for many years, he is a Swiss army knife in today’s media climate. He is proficient in sales, promotions, on-air, podcasts, social media, web design and public speaking. While he may not use every tool, his knowledge of a wide array of skills makes him an invaluable resource to creating a new position in a new market. We’re excited to bring him into this opportunity and know he will set us up for success!”  said Chief Sales Officer Bill Montgomery.

“I couldn’t be more excited to bring Marty into the fold.  Acquiring a market is one thing, but planting roots and growing it is the real challenge.  Marty will give us boots on the ground day in and day out that will enable us to more effectively reach people in this community with the life changing truth of Jesus Christ!”  says Todd Amlin Chief Creative Officer. 


KSBJ/Houston afternoon co-host Carlos Aguiar checks in with HisAir. Carlos tells HisAir, “We had the opportunity to partner with Matthew West and blessed one of our listeners with a custom song. Of all the stories submitted he chose Beth and Tim Lewis. Beth’s husband of 30 years suffered a traumatic brain injury a few years ago. The injury left him with no brain activity. Unable to care for Tim properly at their home he stays at a full time care facility. Beth and her children made a pact to never stop praying and believing that one day God could still do the impossible and bring life back to Tim’s brain. Her story and his song created a beautiful testament to love and God’s faithfulness during all the hardships life throws at us.”

Feel free to check out the video and hear Beth’s story, and share as you wish. Check out the video HERE.


WBGL/Champagne morning show host Johnathon Eltrevoog tells HisAir today, “We were hugely inspired by MercyMe’s telling of the Gary Mirale “Say I Won’t Story” so we wanted to create a video using this amazing song to tell the story of how God is helping our listeners grow into the lives he’s creating for them. Here is the link and we’d just love it if you could help us spread the word and idea about this video any way possible.” watch the video HERE.


The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s North Caribbean Conference (NCC), which oversees a cluster of islands in the British and United States Virgin Islands, recently announced the purchase of a radio station thanks to a partnership with Adventist World Radio. The station is WGOD/Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (97.9 FM). 

“This acquisition could not have come at a more opportune time,” Desmond James, NCC president, said. “The church in the North Caribbean Conference is remodeling its media ministry to be more diverse, more inclusive, and more relevant as we give urgency to the proclamation of our message and the powerful fulfillment of our mission. It is a tremendous achievement for the church, and we are doing all we can, moving forward with the guidance of God.”

WGOD-FM was owned by the Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN) and Reynold Charles, a Seventh-day Adventist church member on the island. It features a mix of teaching programs and Christian music. The station will be heard on air and online. According to Royston Philbert, NCC communication director, the radio station will continue to serve a population of approximately 250,000, including some 16,000 church members.


Alive Radio Network/Albany, NY host Alicia Purdy says she will run for mayor.  The host of “Living Out Loud” is expected to announce a run for mayor of Albany, NY. on Thursday.

Alive Radio Network describes itself on LinkedIn as “The Capital Region’s largest Christian radio network providing life-changing and family-friendly programming.” Purdy is also a freelance writer.


January Nielsen PPM Day 1 releases today. Look for Dallas, Atlanta, Houston and more markets posted here on HisAir. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company.


Milestones:
Doug Griffin celebrates 23 years on the air on Nashville Christian radio (WAY FM/The Fish)

Prayer List:
Bob McClure


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