Industry News Bits Mon 10-11-21
Fall Fundraising Recap:
WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) reports it finished their fundraiser Thursday night, a whole day early, and the gifts just keep rolling in.
But that isn’t the miracle— The miracle – and it IS a miracle— is that VP/Director of Operations Dean O’Neal was on the air for the last few hours as The Z hit the goal. As you may remember Dean had been diagnosed with PLS, a slower second cousin to ALS and had lost his ability to speak clearly. This relegated him to a desk rather than doing what he loves most – being on the air.
WPOZ Pres/Founder Jim Hoge says, “Over the past year and after a minor heart procedure, we watched in amazement as Dean’s diction and clarity slowly improved. It improved well enough that he felt comfortable doing severe weather coverage as needed … and finally he decided to go on-air and help push us over Thursday evening. And boy, did the listeners respond! We are not sure if the procedure was in anyway related to his recovery, but we know that our God works in mysterious ways and we giving Him all the glory and praise in returning this man of Faith to our airways. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!”
At WPHN/Gaylord, MI (The Promise) reports it had an incredible Fall Days of Promise going up and over the goal for their operational needs by the end of day 2. Launching a fresh vision on day 3 to meet the needs of the next generation, over $25,000 in seed money came in.
Executive Director Pat Scott said “Our young people do not consume information and music the way we did in the past and The Promise FM needs to be equipped to meet them where they are. The Lord has been showing us how we can stay current with the next generation through digital means. Our young people are all over this: streaming online through multiple devices and platforms. Everything we see happening in the dashboard of the automobiles today, confirms where the future is heading. Jeremiah 29:11 has laid out a clear path for us: to give us a “Hope and a Future.”
Colin Lambert company Enduring Mediaworks will now be known as Lambert Creative Media. Colin says all links will still work, and will simply point to the updated website )www.lambertcreativemedia.com) And to reach Colin by email its firstname.lastname@example.org.
The JOY FM/Florida is looking “world-class talent” for middays. If interested check HERE.
Capitol Christian Music Group’s singer-songwriter, Anne Wilson, continues to make history with her breakout song, “My Jesus,” as Billboard’s October Chartbreaker artist. Billboard Magazine features Wilson online this week as well as in the October 9th issue showcasing how her debut song helped turn a family tragedy into something beautiful.
“I’ve been able to see my family have tragedy with losing my brother, going through all of that,” she told Billboard, “and see God turn it to something beautiful.”
Don Kroah who hosts “The Don Kroah Show” for the last 6 years on Salem’s WAVA/Wash DC (105.1 FM) is featured in a piece by the Baptist Press. Read it HERE.
Vidare Creative invites you to its next FREE Webinar to put the finishing touch on your year-end fundraising plan. The webinar is tomorrow Oct 12, 2021 11:00 AM. Register HERE.
KBRN/Boerne, TX (Boerne Radio 103.9) and BOFARS MEDIA GROUP celebrated their 1st Year Anniversary last week at a Boerne Radio networking event called Boost Boerne Business for business leaders and owners. Pictured: Boerne Radio Pres and VP Baron and Shan Wiley.
Calvin Grabau celebrates 38 years at WCRJ/Jacksonville
Traci Hite 4 years at Curb Word Entertainment
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