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Industry News Bits 5-10-18

KCVO/Camdenton (Spirit FM), a 13 station network based in Missouri just finished up their Spring pledge drive “Days of Vision,” on Wed, May 9th exceeding their goal of $50,000 by nearly $4,000. This money was raised to help Spirit FM repair recently purchased KTRI, Mansfield, MO, and to build KIXK, Wheatland, MO, later this summer.

KKEQ/Grand Forks (Your QFM) has added the Rick McConnell show to their lineup, evenings 7-11pm. KKEQ PD Josh Jones says, “His show is full of solid spiritual content, and it’s great getting to know him as a person after just having him on as a voice person for many years!”

The Sound of Life Radio Network promotions director, Adrienne Scrima, announces she will be leaving to get married. Sound of Life Radio GM Connie VanKleeck needs a replacement. If interested check out the listing for promotions director here

SOS Radio/Las Vegas personalities asked Bob David from the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, “How many bottles of water would stock the rescue mission for the WHOLE summer?” Bob told him 35,000 bottles of water would re-stock the mission, but 55,000 bottles of water would meet EVERY homeless water need through the summer! SOS Radio personalities asked listeners to donate bottles of water on the air and they delivered by the case at the SOS Radio studios and at Las Vegas Rescue Mission! Bob David checked in each day on the radio with updates!  Over 70,000 bottles of water were donated through the SOS Radio community in 2 weeks! Our generous community DOUBLED the goal! The Las Vegas Rescue Mission is stocked and ready for the hot 115 summer temperatures in Las Vegas!

Pictured at left SOS Radio PD/mornings Scott Herrold.

For the 5th year, WBGL/Champaign formed a team to participate in the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon to raise awareness about human trafficking. All team members were asked to fundraise, with all proceeds benefiting International Justice Mission. IJM is the world’s largest international anti-slavery organization, working to fight modern day slavery, human trafficking, and other forms of violence against the poor.

Nearly 160 walkers and runners joined the WBGL team (at left) and participated in a variety of races from a 5K to a full marathon in Champaign-Urbana, IL, and many others purchased t-shirts to support the cause. Together, WBGL listeners and those in the races raised over $83,000 and fully funded 12 Freedom Packages through International Justice Mission – each package includes a rescue operation and aftercare for those rescued.

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