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Industry News Bits 11-23-16

news-icon“Bringing Cheer to Our Ears: Holiday Music on The Airwaves Is Another Annual Tradition” is a report from Nielsen Audio. The post takes a look at the huge success that holiday music has had around the country on radio. Over the last several years, the number of radio stations that swap out their regular formats during the holiday season has been rising, with some stations making the switch as early as Halloween. Read the entire blog post here.  

A former Family Radio employee, who is a lesbian, says she was terminated because of her sexual preference. Shemra Atkinson who was hired in May 2013, claims she was harassed and inappropriately terminated in May this year. Read the story from the East Bay Times here…  

11-23-16wffhSalem Media Group’s WFFH/Nashville (94 FM the Fish) encouraged listeners to provide meals to the homeless at Nashville Rescue Mission last week. The effort surpassed the goal of 18,000 meals raising over $43,000 and over 19,000 meals in only 16 hours. Word records artist Dave Frey from Sidewalk Prophets joined the on air team in the final hours and sang to the homeless men at the mission at the conclusion of the event.  Fair Trade recording artist, Jasmine Murray, joined the effort and sang for the Mission men.

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