Industry News Bits 1-16-18
Family Life Radio weekend air personality Dennis Hutchinson (at left) is leaving the network to become Assistant Program Director at WPHN/Gaylord, MI (The Promise FM). Dennis told HisAir.Net “In a way this is like going home for me. I started my radio career in Northern Michigan – My kids & grandkids have settled there, so having a chance to impact the culture they’re living in is a double blessing.”
Regarding the hire of Dennis for The Promise FM,Executive Director, Pat Scott, told HisAir.Net, “Bringing Dennis to TPFM is another confirmation from the Lord of great things for our listeners! What we are witnessing here is God’s faithfulness and what He can do when you give Him complete control. We believe Dennis will bring to the afternoon drive a continuation of what the Lord started in 2015 when He brought Fred Young to our morning show; a unique connection with our listeners that is very transparent!
KNGN/McCook, NE is has received FCC approval for its new FM translator station. The 26-year-old KNGN AM Radio plans to add FM broadcast capabilities with new translator equipment that will facilitate 24-hour-a-day broadcasting. With the new translator KNGN will be able to broadcast 24 hours a day.
The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) will be holding its 75th annual Convention February 22-March 2 in Nashville, Tennessee, and is preparing to welcome U.S. Vice President Mike Pence as a speaker. “We have been in communication with the Vice President’s office concerning our invitation to him to speak at our closing gala, March 2,” said Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB. “We are encouraged by what we’ve heard. Given the nature of the Vice President’s schedule, his participation can’t be confirmed this far in advance, but we are optimistic that he’ll be joining us at Proclaim 18 – our association’s 75th annual Convention.”
With the addition of the Jeff & Randi to KLOVE afternoons (1-6p PT), Scott and Kelli will now take the 8a-1p PT slot.
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