Word Images, Inc. signs on with Christian AC 107.5 FM CJFY
/Blackville/Miramichi, New Brunswick for station imaging
VO and promo work.
Spoken Word Images is also providing VO for The Hot 20
Countdown with Keith Groves heard on a dozen
Canadian affiliates! Check them out on the web by clicking
FM/Nashville Network Programmer Dave Senes was interviewed by
"Hardball with Chris Matthews" on MSNBC. The program was
titled "Selling The Spirit" and referred to Nashville as the
belt buckle of the Bible Belt... with the highest number of
houses of worship per capita in the U.S. Matthews called WAY
FM" a powerhouse radio station in Nashville" that plays
Christian music 24/7. Senes had the opportunity to mention WAY
FM's mission to encourage youth and young adults through the
music and introduce non-believers to Christ. (6/29)
Karrie Hardwick is
now the Manager/National Promotion at PLG. (6/27)
Music Reactive is being launched by EMI CMG in an effort to
enlarge it's mainstream promotion and marketing. Tooth & Nail
Records, Gotee Records and releases from EMI CMG Label Group
will all be promoted by Reactive. EMI CMG has named Cheryl
Broz as Reactive VP. Broz's career includes stints at Crave
Records, Columbia Records and Arista Records. Broz's team will
include Los Angeles-based director of national promotion and
marketing Jeffrey Naumann; New York-based director of national
promotion and marketing Michele Block-Rhoades; North Central
regional Craig Diable; Midwest regional Sharon Doheny;
Northeast regional Michael Fang; West Coast regional Holly
McCormack; Southwest regional Kathie Romero; and Southeast
regional Darrin Schnur. (6/22)
LATEST MUSIC NEWS
Inpop signs new
band Casting Pearls...
scores multi-format #1 hit with Hide...
announce dates for first headlining tour...
Christian Radio and Record Community is mourning the loss of
Ronald Winans who past away this past week at the age of 48.
was a member of the quartet
"The Winans" since being discovered by Andrae Crouch in 1981.
The Winans family was with Ronald in Detroit at the time of
his death. If you recall Winans had suffered then recovered
from a masssive heart attack in 1997. (6/17)
New Chairman of
the GMA Board Of Directors Charles Dorris will begin his 2
year term at the position at the board's meeting June 21.
Dorris is currently VP/Head of Christian Music at The William
Morris Agency in Nashville.
Dorris was elected as board
Chairman last year by the GMA Board of Directors and has been
serving as Chair-elect. (6/17)
Chris Carmichael says he will exit the station at the end of the month.
Chris will be announcing his future plans soon. Taking his place as WQFL
PD is MD/Afternoon jock Rick Hall. (6/16)
Best exits her Promotion position at KCBI/Dallas next week to
enter Dallas Baptist University... Mike Carter joins WTGN/Lima
next month as the stations new Morning host coming from WDWG/rocky
Mount. NC... Entercom is selling it's CCM station WOLI-WOLT/Greenville
to Davidson Media for 6.7mil. (6/15)
Moody Broadcasting Network (MBN) welcomes Kai Elmer as National
Assistant Music Program Director. A 2005 graduate of the Moody
Bible Institute (MBI), Kai was most recently station manager at Moody
Campus Radio as well as part-time staff at WMBI/Chicago and promotions
assistant for WTMX/Chicago. (6/14)
on the Family and CRISTA Ministries have launched a new
syndicated program for Christian radio called "Sharing Life
Together". The program, now available, blends contemporary
Christian music with compelling conversation and is hosted by
KCMS/Seattle top-rated night-time personality Martha Hadley.
After going dark
for weeks WZRX-AM/Jackson has been re-launched as a Gospel
station calling itself "Glory 1590". The staion owned by Clear
Channel, will feature artist such as Edwin Hawkins, Andre
Crouch, The Winans, and Aretha Franklin. (6/14)
Broadcasting Network’s (MBN) 35th owned and operated station,
WMFT/Tuscaloosa hit the air Monday June 13th. WMFT (88.9FM) is
the first Christian radio station to serve Tuscaloosa.
The Fish) was honored by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters at the
2005 GABBY Awards by taking top honors in the large radio-market AAA
category. 104.7 The Fish was named Station of the Year in the major
market for the third time in the past four years, while the morning team
of Kevin Avery and Taylor Scott (Kevin & Taylor in the Morning) won Best
Radio Program and PM Drive host Dan Ratcliffe won Best On-Air
Personality. The station was also awarded the Community Service Award
and Best Produced Commercial. In all, the station swept the GABBY Awards
with honors in five of the 11 categories. (6/13)
Marketing Group/Impact Radio Networks today announced that it
will be opening an expanded studio facility on Music Row,
effective July 1, 2005. The new studios will be called Impact
Media Studios. The new address will be: 1025 16th
Avenue S Ste 102, Nashville TN 37212. Impact Radio Networks
serves more than 850 affiliates in all 50 US States and
Canada, producing 11 syndicated programs and features for the
Country and Christian formats. The Marketing Group was formed
in 1998 by Jim Wood, its Chairman/CEO. (6/13)
KNET180radio.com, announces it has partnered with several
organizations to launch the "KNET Summer Concert Tour 2005".
Over the summer, KNET180radio.com will be visiting three of
the nations’ largest Christian Music festivals: The
Alive Festival near Akron Ohio June 21-25th will be the first
stop on the tour, followed by Creation East in Mt. Union Pa.
June 29-July 2 and Kingdom Bound at Six Flags Darian Lake, NY
July 31-August 3. These partnerships are a "natural fit" says
KNET General Manager, Cles Holbrook. "As soon as I heard
about Songtouch.com I knew we had to find a way to work
together." says Holbrook. "The plans for the KNET
Summer Concert Tour were already in motion and the addition of
Songtouch.com just completed the vision" said Davina Holbrook
KNET Promotions/Marketing Director. (6/13)
Florida Manager Robin Toole checks in with HisAir.Net to say their
station is now using the on air name "Hope FM". They've also got a
new logo, are doing more station events and adding more voices on the
air. Toole said, Hope FM revealed the new logo and name at a concert
with Trevor Morgan. Since going on the air 9 years ago, WHIF has only
been known by their call letters, which stand for Where Hope Is Found.
hears the flip at WQCK/Baton Rouge to K-LOVE is expected to happen
around June 20 when EMF officially takes over the station... KCGN/Milbank,
SD got knocked off the air when it's transmitter site was destroyed by a
storm... Jayme Crawshaw joins KCWJ/Kansas City as Sports Producer...
Radio Magazine announces that Wade McShane and Elizabeth Grattan will be
the show's cohosts. McShane currently is OM at Salem's "Today's
Christian Music Network" and The World Praise Network". Grattan was with
Salem at WFHM/Cleveland and most recently left WAY FM/Nashville.
Pryor has been selected as the new PD at KSBJ/Houston
succeeding John Hull who has recently been upped to
VP/Operations. Pryor's career spans over 20 years including
the last five as Station Manager at WBGL/Champaign. He's
expected to start his new position in July. (6/8)
"Shine.FM" announces its new "Rise and Shine Chicago" morning show,
debuting Monday June 6. Returning to head up the morning show is Johnny
Rock (PD John Eltrevoog), along with Abbie Mantor, traffic, and "E,"
news, weather, and features. The show airs in Chicago weekdays from
6:00-9:00 a.m. on 89.7 FM, and is broadcast streaming on the station's
Justin Knight moves to middays and Steven Reyes takes PM drive.
BITS: "Amen 900"
KPYN/Atlanta, TX drops Southern Gospel and hit the air with CCM on June
1st... Michele Childs exits afternoon drive at KCWJ/Kansas City, night
guy Paul van cicle takes the open slot... WKWC/Owensboro, KY leaves the
Christian format for bluegrass... WAWZ/New York (Star
99.1) PD/morning man Johnny Stone married his morning show co-host
Stacey Austin in Central Park last Saturday...
Prayers go out to WMBI/Chicago morning host Mark Elfstrand who is
recuperating from a quintuple bypass on May 13th... And former WONU/Chicago
GM/PD Bill Dewees is available to voice track for your station. Bill has
25 years of
major market experience and is
Scott Studios equipped. Contact Bill at
new directors were elected to the GMA Board of Directors by
the GMA membership and new vice presidents were named and
announced by John W. Styll, president of the GMA. The newest
directors of the GMA board will serve two-year terms,
beginning with their first meeting in June. They are:
• Larry Blackwell, Jr., vice
president of gospel music for EMI Gospel
• Karen Clark, manager of the Nashville Music Private Banking
Division at SunTrust Bank
• David Crace, a senior vice president of EMI CMG
• Jim Cumbee, president of non-broadcast media for Salem
• Tim Marshall, senior vice president of artist relations for
• Dale Mathews, president of Brentwood-Benson Publishing
• Don Moen, artist, songwriter, and worship leader, as well as
Integrity Label Group President
Later, the Board of
Directors elected four new vice presidents to join the board:
• Demmette Guidry, vice
president/general manager of Urban Records Group Music
World/Sanctuary Urban Group Inc.
• Cheryl Moore, director of Christian retail marketing of
• Luis R. Fernandez Jr., senior sales manager for Latin
America for Integrity International Group
• Nina Williams, vice president of label operations for
Provident Label Group
Founded in 1964, the
4,500-member Gospel Music Association is dedicated to
exposing, promoting and celebrating the gospel through music.
Internet radio station goes live today!...
Music Awards to be presented on June 20...
makes impressive Billboard debut.
veteran Lloyd Parker is leaving the EMF Broadcasting leadership to join
WAY-FM Media Group in their corporate office as the new Chief Operating
Officer; a position vacated by the recent promotion of Dusty Rhodes to
Senior Vice President. “I am so excited about Lloyd joining the
leadership team at WAY-FM,” says founder and CEO Bob Augsburg. “Dusty
and I have known Lloyd for about 20 years and couldn’t be happier that
he will soon be playing a strategic role in the future of WAY-FM Media
Group. I feel so blessed to have industry leaders like Lloyd
Parker on our team.”
long admired Bob, Dusty and the WAY-FM radio ministry and I am
really looking forward to joining the team. Their mission to
reach youth and young adults, coupled with their effective
listener interaction on a local level makes for very exciting
radio.” Parker added.
Parker served at EMF as K-LOVE and Air1’s General Manager. In
early 2004 he moved into the new role of EMF Director of
Corporate Relations. In 2002 he founded Christian Music Planet
magazine with a current circulation of 150,000 and since
January of this year served exclusively as its Editor in
his time with EMF, Lloyd served for 16 years as Vice President
and General Manager of WLIX/Long Island, NY. This is the
second announcement of a Christian radio veteran joining
WAY-FM in recent weeks. Recently Jim Marshall, chairman
of CMB and General Manager of WMHK-FM accepted the GM position
at WAY-FM/WAYF-FM in West Palm Beach, FL. (5/26)
NY (Pulse 96.7) welcomes Matt Hubbell to as their new 3-7p
personality. Matt comes to Pulse from the Utica, NY market
with over 16-years of radio experience in both Christian and
mainstream radio in New York state. Morning host Gary Mac said
he’s excited to have Matt on the Pulse 96.7 air staff. “It’s
great to have talent like Matt joining our staff. I know he’ll
take our afternoon drive to a new level of excitement. Since
my arrival in January, I’ve seen Pulse have some great success
in our mission to impact upstate New York. I know Matt will
play a great role in that mission as well.” Pulse 96.7 (WPTR-FM)
is a part of the Crawford Broadcasting Company. (5/23)
88.1 WAY-FM held its annual Share-A-Thon the week of May 9th
and for the first time in the stations two year history it was
able to obtain 100% of its goal. General Manager Thom
Ewing said “We are thankful for our friends all over the
Valley helping us become fully-funded.” Monies received during
Share-A-Thon will help the ministry operate during the 2005
fiscal year and will also help provide a new translator that
will cover Cullman, Alabama. (5/23)
WFFH/Nashville programmer Vance Dillard takes on additional duties of
Salem's "Solid Gospel Network"...
Also at Solid Gospel PM
personality Greg Goodman slides into middays shift in addition to
production director plus weekender Jeremy Sweat takes afternoons while
Suzanne Thunder grabs that midday shift, got all that... Family Worship
Center headed by Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart is selling KPYN/Atlanta (AM
900) to Freed Am Corp.... (5/20)
we reported first on HisAir.Net KSBJ/Houston morning co-host Dave Cruse
will return as Morning Co-Host at The JOY FM network based in Sarasota,
FL. Cruse will anchor and direct the morning show, renewing a
partnership with current co-host Bill Martin. The JOY FM network has 5
full power FM stations in Florida and several translators.
“I can hardly wait to get back to
the Sun Coast. Reuniting with Bill Martin to bring The
Morning Cruise out of mothballs is going to be a huge
kick”, Cruse remarked. “The first time around was one of
the most enjoyable seasons of my radio career and I am
confident that Bill and I will be able to pick right up where
we left off. Save me a spot at the Hob Nob, I'm coming home."
The JOY FM’s Program Director
Steve Swanson added, “We're excited to welcome Dave back to
Florida and The JOY FM staff. I'm sure our listeners will
quickly embrace 'The Morning Cruise with Dave and Bill”.
Current JOY FM Morning Co-Host
Laura Chase is transitioning to the newly created position of
Ministry Relations Director. (5/19)
Christian Hit Radio Satellite Network (CHRSN) announces that two more
radio stations have added
Total Axxess to
their evening line-up.
KWOF, (The New 89.1-The Spirit-
Cedar Rapids, IA), and KYTT-FM (Southwestern Oregon’s Christian
Music Station- Coos Bay, OR), both began
airing Total Axxess on
“It’s exciting for us to have
these two new affiliates of the show,”
commented CHRSN Affiliate Manager, Faron Dice. “They
are both great operators that are already doing a great job.
We’re excited about the continued growth of Total Axxess!”
After four years
Dave Cruse will leave the morning co-host slot at KSBJ/Houston
and head back to Sarasota in late June after KSBJ's shareathon.
here to go jobs
page to get details on the opening. (5/18)
Records VP of radio promotion Derek Jones is moving to Word Label Group
as VP of national promotion, effective June 1. The move comes as Lori
Cline ends her four-year stint at the label as national promotion
director. Jones, who has been at Rocketown since the independent label’s
founding in 1996, will head an expanded four-person promotion team at
Word, which will include current senior national promotion manager James
Riley and two new staffers to be named later.