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Industry News Bits 3-11-19

WCCV/Cartersville, GA (The Immanuel Broadcasting Network) has tweaked its music and changed its branding. The format will now focus on new generation of Christian radio audience and refer to itself as “The Message for You”. The Immanuel Broadcasting Network includes 11 stations that cover much of Northwest Georgia, Northeast Alabama and Southeast Tennessee, went on the air as WCCV in May 1983.

Moody Radio has named host of Unlocking the Bible and senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights, Pastor Colin Smith, the recipient of the 2019 Robert Neff Award. The award will be presented to Smith by Hastings during Proclaim 19, the 2019 NRB International Christian Media Convention, in Anaheim, California, on Wednesday, March 27, at 2 p.m. PT, in the Moody Radio Hospitality in Suite Grand C. The award, which is sponsored by the Christian Law Association, is given in honor of Robert Neff, former vice president of Moody Radio. Neff went to be with the Lord in 2006, at age 64, after a three-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

KLOVE went on the air today at WLGF/Biloxi (FM 107.1). 

WTSB/Selma, NC (Raleigh/Durham) owner Carl Lamm is retiring and says he will shut the station down unless he finds a new owner by the end of the month. Lamm signed off his other radio property Christian WMPM/Smithfield (AM 1270) on February 28th due to lack of staffing and being prepared for sale. 

WFAX/Falls Church, VA is adding a new program to its schedule. The new talk show is “Senior Talks” will debut March 25th at 3:30pm.

World Christian Broadcasting founder Maurice Hall died March 8 at his home in California, three days after his 99th birthday.

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