Industry News 7-2-19

Salem announced the retirement of 24-year veteran Pat Ryan, General Manager of the Boston cluster. Salem Regional Vice President, Jeff Reisman, commented, “Pat has a strong passion for Salem’s mission; her contribution over the years has been great, and we wish Pat well on her new adventures.”

At the same time, Salem announced the promotion of Carole Howley Simmons as General Manager of Salem Boston effective Monday, July 1, 2019. Carole has been the General Sales Manager of the Boston cluster for the past six years; earlier in her Salem career, she was as Account Executive vigorously selling the market’s three Christian talk stations. Salem Regional Vice President, Jeff Reisman, commented, “Throughout Carole’s tenure she has proven herself to be a creative and compassionate leader, skills that will serve her well as GM. Carole brings a wealth of local market knowledge and tenacity that will be instrumental in growing the Salem Boston radio stations/digital services to their full potential.”


Julie Brossow is leaving the Promotions and Marketing position at KWPZ/Seattle (Praise 106.5). A search for a replacement is under way. Check HERE for the listing.


Radio Rhema/Auckland, NZ has sold off its collection of about 7000 Christian vinyl records at auction to a couple for $5001. The records, collected over about 40 years, were not being used so went on sale online after the station decided it needed to free up space.

Regarding the buyers Content Director Luke Weston says, “I have no idea who they are … I’ve just received the email saying ‘hey we’re really happy and we’d love to pick it up in the school holidays’. I feel sorry for them because 7000 records, moving it is going to be quite the effort.


Congrats to KLOVE PD Matt Stockman who married CMB’s Cari Cates this past weekend.


Milestones:
Les Lanser 51 years at Lanser Broadcasting
Bruce Everhart 6 years at Moody Bible Institute
Glenn Moore 15 years at Glen Moore VO’s/Imaging


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