Industry News Bits 4-1-16
WGTS/Wash DC has hired Derris Krause (at left) to fill the role of major gift officer. Immediately prior to coming to WGTS, Krause served as the Vice-president of marketing and fundraising at the Hope Channel TV Network. He’s also worked as the director of major gifts and in other roles for 24 years with ADRA, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency. “How amazing to see first-hand WGTS 91.9’s impact throughout the Washington D. C. metro area. It is a privilege to be part of this ministry team that so effectively encourages people to live in the light of God’s grace,” said Krause.
“We believe that WGTS 91.9’s role in spreading the good news to even more people around D.C. is only getting started. The addition of Derris to the team is the first of many steps to help strengthen the ministry and expand its reach,” said general manager Kevin Krueger.
WCVK/Bowling Green (Christian Family Radio) is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary on the air this year. Operations Manager Ken Burns says the station signed on April 22, 1986 at 7 p.m. Burns was a part-time DJ for the station while in college. He said the idea for the station came from James Chapman, who heard a Christian radio station while on vacation and thought “we need to have that in Bowling Green,” Burns said.
The network/station will host 30 events in 2016 to celebrate its milestone, along with remodeling the interior of its building and having a ribbon cutting April 25 with the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce. In addition to WCVK (14kw @ 90.7) Christian Family Radio is also heard on 89.3 FM in Glasgow (800 watts) and at 91.7 FM in the Owensboro area.
WMCA/New York is launching a one hour Christian radio program to provide advice and resources for victimized women. This new radio program will build on the accomplishments of Healing Heart Ministry.