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Industry News Bits 4-5-19

Jim Epperlein, former VP of Music Programming at PRAZOR and MD/originator of XM The Message at SiriusXM, has just hooked up with Spotify! Jim’s newest venture is “ReZurrection Radio”, a creative compilation of Christian Pop Hits from Today and Yesterday, with plenty more to come! 

Brittany Hurley has exited Marketing Coordinator position at Northwestern Media in St Paul.

The 3rd Annual Gospel Radio Awards hosted by Kim Burrell were held on April 1st in Rockford, IL.  The show presented by SOAR Gospel Radio and Sunwise Media, Inc.  is set to air on The WORD Network, June 21st @ 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT on Channel 373 DirecTV. In addition to DirecTV, it will also stream LIVE on http://www.thewordnetwork.org

The Gospel Radio Awards brought together Gospel music’s superstars from across the nation.  Karen Clark-Sheard of the Grammy-Award Winning Gospel group, The Clark Sisters, received the Legend Award. Multiple Stellar Award-Winning singer and actress, Tammela Mann, received the Chart Achievement Award. The Grammy-Award Winning worship leader, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard, was honored with the Industry Impact Award, and Dr. Matthew Stevenson was presented with the Luminary Award.

This special evening included appearances by a Who’s Who of Gospel music including Kierra Sheard, Todd Dulaney, Jekalyn Carr, Dorinda Clark Cole, Shana Wilson Williams, Donald Lawrence (at left), Jessica Reedy, Kelontae Gavin, Darius Paulk and other top performers.  Comedian Deon Freeman kept things loose and fun with his impromptu stints of humor.

Two-Time Stellar Award winning online radio station, SOAR Radio, and the founder of Sunwise Media, Ri-Karlo Handy, joined forces to expand the footprint of this growing event.  Handy stated, “In line with our expansion plans, we are a pleased to report that this event will be broadcast nationally in partnership with the Word Network with Monica Wright and Baron Jay Littleton serving as executive producers.”

Kenya Christian Radio Station Kubamba has decided to do away with their frequency due to financial constraints. The Station took to social media pages to inform listeners that they were leaving their 91.6 frequency, without giving details.

“Today we say goodbye to 91.6FM, Comment below or call in LIVE on 0792-100010 and bid us KWAHERI as we transition” reads a post on Instagram.


Today Terese Main celebrates nine years at Family Life/Bath, NY

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