Industry News Bits 5-8-20
WPSM/Destin (Positive Choice) is transitioning to calling itself “Destiny Radio”. 18 year station vet and PD/mornings Drew Powell remains with the station WPSM will also be moving its studio location as it celebrates it’s 36th year on the air.
WMIT/Black Mountain (The Light) owner Blue Ridge Broadcasting (BRB) has entered an agreement with GHB, Inc. to purchase translator W282BP in Charlotte, NC as well as WAVO-AM and its FM translator, W268DM, in Rock Hill, SC.
Pending approval from the FCC the purchase will give a clearer signal to people in parts of Charlotte and the Rock Hill/Ft. Mill area. WAVO is broadcast on 1150 AM and W268DM is heard on 101.5 FM. W282BP, which is presently off-air, broadcasts on 104.3 FM.
“As the Charlotte region grows to the south and southeast, and further from our antenna located on Mt. Mitchell, we sought ways to improve the listening experience for listeners in the metro area. These stations give The Light FM a big jump toward achieving that ministry goal,” said Jim Kirkland, executive director of BRB. “It’s also an honor to continue GHB’s 47-year legacy of providing Christ-centered content to the people of the Charlotte region.”
NGEN/Houston morning personality Marcus Sullivan (Marcus In The Morning) dropped a new song featuring some the best in Christian Hip-Hop celebrating his 1 year anniversary at the station. The song “Shift The Culture” is produced by @116beatbreaker and premiered on the #MarcusInTheMorning 1 year anniversary show today 5/8/20. Check it out HERE.
Congrats to the team at Positive Life Radio/Walla Walla, WA for a successful fundraiser hitting 102% of the goal today.
Free North Korea Radio (FNKR) is expanding its Bible reading/teaching program from 5-10 minutes a day to a full 30-minute separate program airing twice a day with 30-minute intervals, one in the morning and one in the evening. The program is a result of an informant living in Sinuiju, North Korea who called FNKR and asked if they can teach him how to pray. Because of this request, FNKR added a new program to teach listeners—how to pray from the Bible:
Free North Korea Radio (FNKR) is a beacon of light into the darkness of authoritative North Korea, speaking God’s Word through the radio and openly praying for a revival. The station is operated by North Korean defectors and airs a gospel program twice a day, broadcasting daily reading of Bible passages, sermons by South Korean Christians as well as North Korean defector pastors.
Bart Wagner 25 years at WAY Radio (Brunswick GA)
Jim Collins 25 years at WAY Radio (Jacksonville FL)
Marcus Sullivan 1 year at NGEN/Houston
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