Industry News Bits 10-8-19
Jeff Taylor has exited the morning show at KCBI/Dallas. Jeff joined KCBI in August 2013. He plans to move his family back to Florida soon to care for his mother. KCBI PD Joel Burke has started a search for a replacement. Check HERE for the listing.
After an adventurous 17+ years with Salem Media Group in San Antonio, KSLR/San Antonio sales manager Baron Wiley jumps out of the boat to launch To His Glory Ministries – where the mission is the Great Commission. Wiley says, “We’ll be sharing the Gospel with duel language digital audio players to missionaries around the world and tell those stories and more on the To His Glory Ministries radio show and podcast. Now I’m a client! Praise God!”
The documentary “In Their Shoes” which features KSBJ/Houston and NGEN/Houston on-air personalities has been nominated for a Regional Emmy. Winners will be announced on November 16 at the 2019 Lone Star Emmy Awards Show. “In Their Shoes” invited listeners to look through the eyes of Houston’s homeless, as we walked in their shoes and discovered how we can serve the least of these. For three days and two nights, KSBJ and NGEN along with Star of Hope Mission went undercover on Houston’s streets, to understand the plight of Houston’s homeless population.
All they had to sustain themselves was $10, a bus pass, donated clothes and two tents. The group struggled to find meals, were kicked out of a restaurant, and became virtually invisible to people they encountered in downtown Houston. In most cases, the only compassion they found came from the homeless. The on-air personalities knew their experience would in no way compare to what it is truly like to be homeless, but this joint effort with the Star of Hope was designed to raise awareness about how it feels to walk in their shoes and how to help through the Star of Hope.
“It was hard. We could not even fathom doing this for a week, much less months or years,” shares Carder Price, KSBJ Morning Show co-host. “And as desperate as we felt, there was a difference. We knew we were going home in three days.” Check out the video HERE.
Bayshore Communications has donated WKDI-AM/Denton, MD to PAR (Positive Alternative Radio)
Roxanne Richardson WDJC/Birmingham
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