Industry News Bits 10-11-17
Salem has has renewed with KRLA/Los Angeles (AM 870 The Answer) Morning co-host Brian Whitman. Brian first joined Salem in April of 2012, after previous stints with KABC, and KLSX in Los Angeles and WABC in New York.
Dr. Gary and Karolyn Chapman recently visited the construction site of the Chapman Center, seeing up close for the first time the progress that has been made since Moody broke ground last year. “To stand here today and see what’s already happened with the construction is thrilling,” said bestselling author and Moody alumnus, Dr. Gary D. Chapman, for whom the building is named. Dr. Chapman and his wife, Karolyn, gave a cornerstone gift for the construction project. The Chapman Center will serve as Moody’s future global media center, becoming the new home for both Moody Radio and Moody Publishers. Construction on the four-story, 50,000-square-foot building is on schedule and well underway, with the steel structure, stair towers, and elevator shafts erected to the fourth floor. The Chapman Center is scheduled to open in June of 2018.
In addition to Moody Radio and Moody Publishers, the Chapman Center will feature a multi-media exhibit honoring the life and ministry of Dr. Chapman in the area of marriage and family, along with a full collection of his works and counseling resources. Dr. John Trent, Moody’s Gary D. Chapman Chair of Marriage and Family, will also be based in the Chapman Center and collaborate with Moody Publishers and Moody Radio leadership, as well as students in the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health program.
Radio host Delilah will temporarily stop doing her show as she mourns the loss of her son. A spokesperson for Premiere Networks, which syndicates through iHeartMedia, confirmed that she is on hiatus. Delilah airs on KFSH/Los Angeles (95.9 The Fish) and KKFS/Sacramento (103.9 THE FISH).
Word artist Francesca Battistelli gave birth to a baby boy Wyatt Samuel Goodwin on October 1st. This is her 4th child.
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