Industry News Bits 12-3-20
WAFJ/Augusta station manager/PD Steve Swanson says he and his wife Susie, who serves as WAFJ office manager, will retire at the end of this year.
Steve joined Radio Training Network (RTN) at The Joy FM/Sarasota, FL in the fall of 1995. He served as PD and afternoon host until 2006 when he accepted the position of General Manager at WAFJ in Augusta. Currently Steve also hosts middays and has been on the air in Christian Radio part time since 1978 and full time since 1989.
WAFJ is looking for a replacement so if you’re interested check the listing HERE on the HisAir jobs page.
WONU/Chicago (Shine.FM) Ministry Director Brian McIntyre checks in with his Giving Tuesday fundraising results, “We are at 227% of the goal. Original goal was $30,000. We raised $68,222. I’ve been crunching numbers all day.”
Award-winning artists Lynda Randle and Michael Tait join an all-star lineup of performers for the 98th National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, available to watch on-demand at thenationaltree.org starting TONIGHT (December 3) at 5:00 pm EST and throughout the holiday season. Presented annually by The National Park Foundation and The National Park Service, this year’s event is highlighted by President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump lighting the National Christmas Tree at President’s Park in Washington, D.C.
Congratulations to The Life FM Network (based in South Carolina) Network Director Rodney Baucom is celebrating 30 years in Southern Gospel music.
In 2018 Baucom said, “When I first started in radio over 30 years ago, I was a teenager hosting a Top 20 countdown program on our local AM station on the weekend. I’m so honored to be a part of the new. I’m looking forward to a fun and informative national program highlighting the top songs in Southern Gospel Music.”
Rodney hosts the morning show on the Life FM Network as well as the Singing News Top 20 Weekly Countdown.
The KLTY/Dallas morning show with Frank, Starlene, & Hudson Facebook page says, “Someone on the show is leaving. Tomorrow at 7:20am listen as all 4 of us read our resignation letters. 1 is REAL, 3 are not!” Hmm… HisAir can’t say what’s happening but we’ll find out tomorrow.
Michael Buckingham 25 years at RadioU/Columbus
Dan Ratcliffe 20 years at Salem Media/Atlanta
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