Industry News Bits 4-17-20

KSBJ/Houston announces new staff additions.

  • Scott Belin joins as Director, Digital Content.
  • Rebecca Gurney hired as Sr. Manager, Special Events.
  • Iliana Hernandez joins as KSBJ Promotions Outreach Manager.

NRB lauded the FCC’s recent decision to give flexibility to TV broadcasters for airing important community programming, including religious services. The move was announced last week ahead of Passover, Good Friday, and Easter observances, and will apply through April 30. It provides a temporary, limited waiver to TV broadcasters to enable them to more easily air live and taped same-day local content, like religious services, during time slots regularly dedicated to children’s programming.

“NRB heartily applauds the FCC’s decision to temporarily suspend some of its television programming rules in order to facilitate religious broadcasts during this season of contagion,” said Craig Parshall, NRB’s General Counsel. “Equally important is the Commission’s recognition of the vital public interest served by faith-based broadcasting.”


Game Show Network has announced a sponsorship agreement with Gaither Music Group that will extend to several of the music company’s various multimedia platforms in the coming months. With over 40 million DVDs and CDs sold, Gaither Music Group is one of the largest independent music companies in the world, and one of the most recognized brands in the gospel music genre.

“The collaboration is a great fit,”  according to Gaither Music Group founder, Bill Gaither. “Game Show Network is dedicated to creating family-friendly, fun programming that’s right for everyone. They’ve got great shows morning, noon and night and their afternoon block of original programs are the kinds of play-along, laugh-along shows that you can watch no matter who is in the room. We look forward to announcing more details of the sponsorship in the next few weeks.”


Kirk Cameron and his sister Candace Cameron Bure will host “Hope Rising” airing Live on Facebook this Sunday, April 19th at 8PM EST // 5PM PST.
25 artists and influencers have joined forces to raise spirits and support COVID-19 victims and those helping them on the frontlines, by raising funds for Samaritan’s Purse. Artists appearing include:

  • Casting Crowns
  • Mercy Me
  • Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes
  • Newsboys
  • Natalie Grant
  • Matthew West
  • Sanctus Real
  • For King and Country
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Gloria Gaynor
  • Bishop T.D. Jakes
  • Kristen Chenoweth
  • Lysa TerKeurs

March PPM DAY 3 later today including KC, Las Vegas and more. Day 4 arrives on Monday. See Days 1&2 HERE.  All results of subscribing stations will be posted daily. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir.


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