Industry News Bits 11-15-17
KJTH/OKC (The House FM) and KLVV/Ponca City (My Praise FM) have launched a new Amazon Alexa Skill, with an emphasis on on-demand features for users of Amazon’s smart speakers. The skill has been integrated with several commands that enable Alexa to provide content to listeners. After enabling the skills, as a way of cross promoting both networks, users can say “play Christian Hits” or “play Praise and Worship” from either The House FM skill or the My Praise FM skill.
The skill goes beyond simply playing the station. Users can now say “Alexa, ask The House FM what is playing” and Alexa will recite information about the live song playing on the network, including the artist and song title. Pictured is Haleigh Marie, co-host of The House FM’s Wake Up Morning Show, holding an Amazon Echo Dot before a giveaway on the air.
Crawford Broadcasting has launched WCHB/Detroit “The Salt” a new Christian teaching format. Crawford paid Urban One $2 million for WCHB. New calls for WCHB are WMUZ.
The Now Newsletter reports EMF is purchasing WJKE/Albany, NY (The Jockey 101.3). Price is is $550,000 for the north-of-the-market Class A licensed to Stillwater, NY.
Congratulations to ChristianNetcasts David Palmer who broke his own Maine State Record at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters (WABDL) Powerlifting World Championships taking place in Las Vegas. Davids new record was 523 lbs.
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