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Stockton, MO is soon to get a new Christian Radio station. It’s been a year since KRWP/Stockton (107.7) went dark but the station is expected to be back on the air later this month with new programming and new call letters. “The call letters will be changed from KRWP to KIRS, Christian Information Radio for Stockton,” Jim Schneider, executive director of new station owner VCY America, said in an email to the Cedar County Republican.

KRWP (107.7 FM The Lake) signed off at Jan. 17, 2018, after the staff was informed previous owner Cumulus Media had put the station up for sale. VCY America, a Christian non-profit broadcaster based in Milwaukee bought the station in September for $100,000 and began the process of getting the sale approved by the Federal Communications Commission.

Writer, director, actor, and author Alex Kendrick is scheduled to speak at NRB’s TV & Film Summit on March 27 during the Proclaim 19 convention taking place March 26-29 in Anaheim, California. In addition, Kendrick’s latest film, Overcomer, will be screened during the Christian media convention on Thursday, March 28.

Due to popular demand, the Early Bird discounted rates for Proclaim 19, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Anaheim, California, March 26-29, have been extended through January 15. For the Proclaim 19 schedule, hotel information, sponsorship and promotional opportunities, space and event reservation, registration, and more, visit nrbconvention.org.

His Air.Net is sad to report radio broker John Pierce passed away at the age of 67 peacefully in his sleep on December 30 in his hometown of Florence, KY. Pierce founded the brokerage firm John Pierce & Company in 1999. Prior to that, he worked a variety of jobs in radio. His first radio job as a teenager was at local Christian station WAKW-FM 93.3 MHz, owned by the Pillar of Fire.

Pierce later founded Paragon Advertising & Communications in 1975, which places religious clients and syndicated programs on radio and television.

In 1984, he founded the first radio station in Boone County, KY: WFKB-AM, which is now owned and operated by Christian Broadcasting System as WCVX-AM, Cincinnati’s Christian Talk radio. During the mid-‘90s, Pierce also operated WCVG-AM, where he changed the format to Black Gospel, which it remains to this day.




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