Industry News Bits 10-6-20
WCSG/Grand Rapids had their ribbon cutting ceremony last week with the Grand Rapids Chamber for their new facility. Groundbreaking for the expanded broadcast facility funded by listeners was last September 2019. The $5.7 million project will be a remodel of a former church building on the Cornerstone University campus that will provide radio employees—more than 66% who are Cornerstone graduates—with over 12,000 square feet of usable space and promote a refreshed vision for ways to encourage the station’s listener community on-air and in person.
“This new facility is a longtime dream come true,” Chris Lemke, executive director of radio, said. “To me, it’s a promise fulfilled to not only the staff of WCSG but to the staff of Cornerstone. It’s not just about bricks and mortar; it’s a huge morale booster. It shows that we care enough about our people that we want to make sure that growth continues to happen, and we’re going to do what we need to do to ensure that growth is going to take place.”
KSBJ/Houston is celebrated heroes who served Houston this year with their inaugural Community Impact Awards. Two finalists and one winner were recognized during a virtual Donor Gathering yesterday and will receive an engraved award. The two 2020 Finalists are the Houston Food Bank and Gallery Furniture. The 2020 Winner of the KSBJ Community Impact award is a private individual who represents many Houstonians who sacrificed and served on the front lines of the pandemic. Memorial Herman nurse Terri Hallford has worked tirelessly caring for COVID patients, setting up phone calls for family members to say goodbye to loved ones and sitting with patients as they took their last breath.
“KSBJ loves the people across our communities,” shares KSBJ President & CEO, Joe Paulo. “There are so many individuals and organizations tirelessly working to make Houston an even better place to live and raise a family. Certainly, Terri – along with the Houston Food Bank and Gallery Furniture – exemplifies servant-heartedness. May her dedication inspire each of us to love and serve others as Jesus did.”
WGTS/Wash DC GM Kevin Krueger is getting a lot of bang for the buck with his WGTS bus marketing campaign…
Former KLOVE personality JD Chandler is now hosting a morning show (7-10a PT) with Katie Lane on “That 70’s Channel on the Live365 platform.”
Kelli Caldwell 15 years t KLOVE
Submit your station or label news HERE