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Industry News Bits 1-6-17

news-iconScott Cheairs has joined KSBJ/Houston as Development Officer and will be responsible for the development and oversight of relationship building, stewardship and solicitation of individual, foundation and corporate donors and prospects in all areas of KSBJ… 

Brad Mattes, President of Life Issues Institute, and heard daily on “Life Issues” on 1,100 outlets across the country presents a 26:00 radio special titled: “End of Life: Who Gets to Choose?” . . .a special particularly focused for the national commemoration of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday on January 15. It’s a critical question with answers from a biblical perspective in an era of rapidly changing values impacting every aspect of human life—in this instance the critical decisions at end of life.  Brad Mattes brings to Christian radio listeners a most timely reminder to equip each of us in the biblical significance for our right to choose. For more information contact Lee Ann Jackson at Lee@ambaa.com

Salem Media Group announced today that Michael Mann Director of Sales in Chicago, will be taking on additional responsibilities with the newly appointed position of Director of Sales Strategy, Broadcast Media.  David Santrella, President of Broadcast Media for Salem, said, “Salem has many outstanding leaders and I continue to be impressed with each market I visit. Michael, however, has displayed a tremendous ability to grow sales by improving the strategies and tactics of his team throughout the sales process. There has been a planned and deliberate ‘march’ since Michael joined us in Chicago which has resulted in consistent and impressive growth.”

Meanwhile, three-year deals for Salem’s Executive VP and CFO Evan Masyr and President of Broadcast Media David Santrella. Masyr will be paid $410,550 in 2017, $418,800 in 2018, and $427,200 in 2019. Santrella will make $500,000 in 2017, $510,000 in 2018, and $520,200 in 2019. Both are also eligible for bonuses which would be decided by Salem’s Compensation Committee.

EMF is buying WORG/Elloree, SC (100.3) from Marion Garris for $338,000 cash. 

Tom Taylor’s Now Newsletter says, “We know that EMF will install its not-for-profit contemporary Christian “K-Love” format, and not its sister “Air1,” from its filing for a Main Studio waiver. (It says that requiring EMF to staff WORG would “place a serious financial burden on EMF and divert the limited resources available for K-Love’s programming efforts.”) EMF does promise to have “a local public affairs representative” – but that person might be a volunteer.”

The station will cover area between Columbia, SC and Charleston… 

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