Industry News Bits 1-18-21
HisAir is saddened by the death of WNPQ/Canton (The Light 95.9) morning host Jim Berni Sunday from covid pneumonia. For more go HERE.
Please keep Jim’s wife Betty and family including 3 children and 10 grandchildren in your prayers during this time.
KJTH/Oklahoma City (The House FM) provided thousands of meals during its “Year End Fundraiser.” In a year where help was needed more than ever, The House found a way to make a double difference. The House FM, through its Year End fundraiser, provided 2700 meals for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Kansas Food Bank. The ministry established the partnership during the fundraiser to make a local impact through both the radio and through providing meals during the struggles of the pandemic.
“We saw many people struggling in 2020 and wanted to make a difference locally even while we were raising much needed funds for the ministry of The House” Tony Weir, CEO of The House, said. “Our listeners gave a record setting amount of donations in December and we were excited to also give them the opportunity to bless families in their communities at the same time.”
The House strives to share hope daily on the air, but wants to impact communities physically as well. The House plans to include another similar outreach for the end of February.
2021 CMB Station of the Year Awards submission opened today thru February 19th. Also, nominations for the CMB Special Awards are being accepted. This includes the Community Service Award, the Industry Achievement Award, and the Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award. CMB awards are presented Friday, June 4th at Momentum 2021 in Orlando.
A local Christian radio pioneer has passed away. Sally Buchanan worked in the business five decades, including the past 10 years as station manager at WPRZ/Culpeper, VA (88.1 FM).
Buchanan unexpectedly died on Dec. 22, 2020, at Culpeper Medical Center. She was 72. Sally died from COVID-19 following a brief illness, according to Steve Buchanan, her husband of 53 years.
Ellis Feaster 13 years at WPOZ/Orlando
Brittany Minard 3 years at WRVL/Lynchburg
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