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Industry News Bits 10-7-20

WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) PD Therese Romano (at left) announced this is her last day at the station. Romano joined WPOZ in March 2018 for weekends and fill-in work. In March this year she was promoted to Program Director. Therese’s career in radio and music began over 30 years ago.

Tommy Brown says his local Christian Talk Radio show “Koinonia” will return soon on a daily basis. This time the show will be heard on KBHN/Ft Smith (89.7 The Word).

Previously Brown was heard on KPXQ/Phoenix (Faithtalk 1360AM).

Word Curb artists for King & Country announced today A Drummer Boy Drive-In LIVE | The 2020 Christmas Tour will kick off Nov 11th in CA.

In A FB post fK&C says “2020’s been one of the most difficult years of our lifetime for many of us, so it seems more important than ever to celebrate the greatest news the world has ever known.. so this Christmas grab a friend or family member and some hot chocolate and join us for this live drive in experience. Text us today (615-257-9555), & we’ll send you a code for exclusive access to the pre-sale tomorrow.. tickets on sale Friday!”

WPSM/Destin (Positive Choice) is a holding a ribbon cutting ceremony today at the new studio facility. In August this year Ft Walton Beach Educational Broadcasting Foundation closed on the transfer of the WPSM license to Destiny Worship Center. In May 2020 WPSM  announced it was transitioning to “Destiny Radio”. WPSM 18 year station vet and PD/morning host Drew Powell remains with the station. WPSM is moving its studio location as it celebrates it’s 36th year on the air. Check out the pictures from local press HERE.

Trans World Radio (TWR) has begun broadcasting to unreached tribes in Suriname, South America.

TWR President Lauren Libby says, “There are tribes that are only now being found in remote areas of the country.”  TWR is partnering with a Christian tribe that was reached by missionaries 30 years ago. The church leader within the tribe sadly died of coronavirus, but it mobilized the tribe.

The partnership is committed to securing radios for the unreached people groups, and TWR has put an FM radio station on the air in Suriname.

John Summerville 32 years at TWR
Adam Frase 26 years at WCT/Erie
Allison Mayberry 1 year at WPER/Fredericksburg

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