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Industry News Bits 1-13-20

WRBS/Baltimore reports the station will unveil a new look for of 95.1 SHINE-FM and a new website today at 3PM!

Betty Jane Freed, a North Carolina native who played an essential supporting role in the pioneering career of her husband, Trans World Radio founder Dr. Paul Freed, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the age of 96. Lauren Libby, president of the international ministry now better known as TWR, informed staff around the world soon after learning from her son, Paul David Freed, of Mrs. Freed’s passing.

“God used this couple to start a global ministry from a humble beginning in Tangier, Morocco, with a 2,500-watt shortwave transmitter,” Libby said. “What a wonderful story of God honoring his promises and the faith of the Freeds.”

In the 66 years since that shortwave transmitter went on the air, TWR has grown into a worldwide ministry bringing gospel programming to 190 countries via multiple media in more than 200 languages.

TWR will host the family as homegoing services for Mrs. Freed are celebrated Saturday, Jan. 18, at 1:00 p.m. The services will take place at the TWR International office in Cary, North Carolina.

Pictured at left: Monaco mayor J.C. Medecin, Betty Jane Freed, Dr. Paul Freed, and the mayor’s assistant at the Jardin Exotique, 1975.

KVNE/Tyler will host a party/concert on Jan. 17 to launch its Hispanic Christian radio station, Fuzion. The event will feature Word artist Blanca and will take place at Lanes Chapel United Methodist Church in Tyler.

The new Fuzion PD is Natalia Giraldo and Director of Donor Services is Scarlett Hudgins.

The new Spanish Christian station Fuzion is still looking for a music director. Check HERE for the listing.

KCBI/Dallas welcomed its new morning co-host Don Burns to the morning show today. Don was previously Shine.FM/Chicago Network PD and will be teamed with Rebecca Carroll at KCBI. Former KCBI morning co-host Jeff Taylor exited in October to relocate back to Florida. Here’s some audio from the 1st day at KCBI. 

Scott Smith 12 years at KLOVE
Gloria Cooks celebrating 30 years on the air at KAGC/Bryan, TX.

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