Industry News Bits 4-3-20
Christian Radio stations doing their part to serve listeners during the COVID-19 crisis…..
KVNE/Tyler invited listeners far and wide to participate from their own homes by all collectively singing along and video taping themselves and then submitting their “Raise A Hallelujah” video to the station event titled- Praise Defeats. In under 3 days, KVNE had 1100 people respond and more than 100 videos/pictures submitted. KVNE VP of Marketing Jennifer Bailey told HisAir, ” It was incredibly moving!”
WHIF Palatka FL (91.3 Hope FM) listeners gathered for prayer in the parking lot of the community hospital. Participants stayed in their cars with windows down and flashers on, listening to Hope FM. The DJ led them in prayer and played worship songs. The CEO of the hospital was on the roof watching and taking pictures! He expressed his gratitude to the station and community for the show of support and encouraged them to continue in prayer for the front line workers.
WRVL/Lynchburg (The Journey) delivered bags of hand sanitizer and pens to several local businesses. Anna from Mills Heating and Air Conditioning said “we received our box of hand sanitizer this morning. I cannot tell you what it means to our staff. We really love our friends at The Journey and will be keeping you guys in our prayers”.
Blue Ridge Broadcasting WMIT/Black Mountain (The Light FM) GM John Owens shared a video he made for pastors to help those that might not be used to streaming services, etc online. John tells HisAir, “It seemed to be very helpful to them – more than I would have thought.” John adds that preaching and teaching online is different than having a physical audience and is a very different communication experience.
Curb Word artists Big Daddy Weave go live on Facebook this afternoon at 3pm CT.
The new release from Natalie Grant “My Weapon” from Curb Word impacts radio on TODAY (4/3)
GRAMMY® nominated artists Elevation Worship drop their new single “My Testimony” today.
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