Industry News Bits 7-21-17

WCIC/Peoria invited listeners to donate funds to cover the cost of a concert with the band Unspoken.  The donation page went live Thursday (July 20) at 9:00 am, and the cost of the concert was completely covered before 11:00 the same morning.

“The response was amazing,” said Jessie Browning, WCIC Community Engagement Director. “Before we had even started accepting donations, listeners were calling and emailing, asking how they could help make the concert possible. The WCIC Community is eager to show God’s love to these women, and we can’t wait to see how God is going to work through this event!” 

The listener-funded concert will take place in two installments on Sunday, August 20, to accommodate as many inmates as possible. The band Unspoken is donating a large portion of their usual booking fee to offer the afternoon of music and ministry. 

Pictured WCIC staff celebrating the quickly funded Unspoken concert for the women at Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln, Ill. It took just two hours! Row 1 (l to r): Deborah Hanson, Office Manager; Jill Tracey, Co-Host of Mornings with the Traceys; Jeremy Tracey, Morning Co-Host & Operations Director Row 2: Janine Fairchild, Middays & Underwriting Director; Jessie Browning, Community Engagement Director; Suzanne Happs, Afternoon Host & Asst. Operations Director; Dave Brooks, Station Manager Row 3: Mark Steubinger, Production Director; Kelsey Chapman, Intern; Alex Pullen, Intern


NRB is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Annual Media Awards including Radio Station of the Year Award until July 31, 2017. The Radio Station of the Year Award is presented to a radio station that is innovative, locally focused, and that effectively impacts its market through community service, promotions and marketing, outreach, ratings, and/or other means. All stations, regardless of size or market, may compete for Station of the Year. 

Nominations are also being accepted for The Radio Program of the Year and The Radio Impact Award. The Radio Program of the Year Award is presented to a radio program that impacts the listener by being compelling, relevant, informative, personable, and entertaining, while demonstrating an authentic Christian faith. The Radio Impact Award is presented to a person, station, program, network, or ministry that has illustrated over time a consistent and unique impact within the Christian radio industry and/or to the Body of Christ as a whole.

To begin the submission process, click here


WAWZ/New York (Star 99.1) Sales Manager Lorraine Shaw will be retiring this fall, and the station has started looking for her replacement.  Check the listing here


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