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Industry News Bits 4-3-19

WBSN/New Orleans (LifeSongs Radio) finished their Spring Share-a-thon March 28, 2019. Over 1300 people gave to the ministry of LifeSongs through the two week Share-a-thon. Through listeners support the station was able to reach the $251,500 needed to keep the radio station fully-funded for the next six months.

LifeSongs highlighted the ways God has used the ministry throughout the last 40 years by sharing on-air testimonies. And also, shared how giving to LifeSongs allows for the station’s mission of, “sharing God’s love with Southeast Louisiana through authentic and uplifting radio,” to be accomplished.

Salem has promoted Jamie Cohen from Vice President of Local Digital to Vice President of Broadcast Digital. In 2018, Cohen was responsible for expanding Salem’s digital sales program at the local level with the successful launch of Salem Surround and will now be overseeing all aspects of the broadcast division’s digital initiatives. In his new, expanded role, Cohen will lead the charge as Salem seeks to provide new audio and video digital content offerings and other digital initiatives in the coming months and years. In addition to his continued leadership in Salem’s digital sales efforts with Salem Surround, Cohen will be overseeing and guiding digital operations, content accessibility and distribution, as well as database building and monetization.

“I’m honored to be able to continue contributing to Salem’s expansion into greater levels of digital content strategy,” said Cohen. “With the launch of Salem Surround, we have really taken tremendous strides in strengthening our digital strategies as a company, and I’m excited to help expand even further.”


Joni Eareckson Tada’s husband Ken checks in from from Joni‘s hospital room. Ken says, “Both Joni and I and the team at Joni and Friends have been overwhelmed by your incredible response through prayer and Scriptural encouragement. Joni is still in the hospital undergoing tests to determine the cause of her pain and difficulty breathing. Tada, an internationally known advocate for people with disabilities, has been hospitalized as she continues her fight against breast cancer.

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