Industry News Bits 2-4-20
KJNW/Kansas City (Life 88.5) afternoon host Joe Cheesman, who hosts “Joe on the Go” from 2-6pm is the focus of a feature in the Kansas City Star. Check the report HERE.
KHCB/Houston (Keeping Him Close By) and Houston Christian Broadcasters have a new station. Its KMPN/Burnet, TX (FM 95.9 ) and it is being donated to HCB by Camp Peniel Inc. KMPN is a Class C3 facility serving an area to the northwest of Austin.
Daywind Records is pleased to announce a renewed focus on artist relationships and services with the additions of Christian music industry veterans, Dusty Wells and Kyle Johnson, to the venerable label.
Dusty Wells will lead a newly-formed artist and label relations team focused on serving the specific needs of creators and helping them grow their ministries. Dusty worked with Word-Curb, Daywind, Gotee, Reach, Tooth & Nail, Fuel and others as part of the New Day Christian Distributors sales team, handling all national accounts and dramatically increasing the visibility of Daywind artists through strong placement at retail. He will continue to handle national accounts along with his new responsibilities.
As Director of Marketing, Kyle Johnson will head up the Daywind and New Day team of marketing professionals, solidifying Daywind’s reputation for creative marketing and promotion in the new media environment. Johnson’s journey in the music industry began working for his parents as a music buyer at their family-owned bookstore. He moved to Nashville in 1998 to become a drummer, but God intervened. After 10 years at Word Entertainment, Johnson joined Michael Smith and Associates (“MSA”) as an artist manager, helping guide the careers of Salvador, Jaci Velasquez, Go Fish, Brad Stine, and more. Johnson also led the marketing efforts for two MSA labels, directing a team consisting of publicists, web designers, and more.
Kevin Dezern is leaving the Listener Engagement post at PAR’s JOY FM/Winston-Salem. VP/GM Daniel Britt is looking for a replacement. Go HERE for the listing.
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