Industry News Bits 2-11-21
Family Radio owned WFME/New York (1560 AM) will go off the air Friday, February 12. Listeners are being directed on the air to use Family Radio digital platforms or WFRS/Smithtownn, NY (89.9) and WFME-FM/Mount Kisco (106.3) in Westchester County.
Family Radio recently sold the five acre WFME tower site for $51 million.
Salem Media Group announced today that the highly rated show “Don Cheto al Aire” is now airing on KNTS/Seattle-Tacoma (La Patrona 1680).
“We are very happy to return with the regional Mexican music format to the Seattle market, as part of our group of stations. We want to bring the best music and content to our Latino community,” expressed Carlos Tovías, La Patrona 1680 Program Director.
The KVNE/Tyler Valentines Drive is wrapping up with nearly 19,000 handmade Valentines collected. These will be delivered to 15 nursing home facilities around East Texas and those that have been shut in for the last many months. KVNE VP/Marketing Jennifer Bailey tells HisAir, “During a pandemic we are simply blown away by the outpouring of love, creativity and commitment from so many in our community to encourage others and point people to Jesus Christ.”
WCSG/Grand Rapids afternoon show co-host Kathy Malott was featured in a local TV news report after she was involved in a winter auto accident. Malott is heard every afternoon on WCSG from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. with her brother Steve. Check the video HERE.
TWR will celebrate World Radio Day Feb. 13. World Radio Day was established 10 years ago to champion the medium’s valuable role in disseminating information, reaching mass audiences and allowing for free expression – all at a comparatively modest cost. TWR (also known as Trans World Radio) joins in acknowledging those strengths and thanks God for this technology that enables the 67-year-old media ministry to overcome countless barriers and help grow disciples in every nation.
TWR’s broadcasts in over 275 languages around the world introduce listeners to Jesus Christ, provide in-depth Bible study, and offer scripturally based advice and encouragement for life. By phone, text and letter, TWR follow-up teams answer questions and interact with listeners.
Margie Shafer celebrates 25 years at Encouragement Media Group KVNE/Tyler
Chuck Finney 12 years at Finney Media
Patrick Green 7 years at KJIL/Meade, KS
Steve Marston 7 years at KKSP/Little Rock
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