Industry News Bits 6-2-20
David Brock exits KVNE/Tyler to pursue reading for audio books and other freelance opportunities. KVNE needs a new imaging/production and on air host. Check the listing in JOBS HERE.
Social media feeds from music labels and promoters today are filled with posts of blacked-out images as part of what is being called “Blackout Tuesday.” The black squares are from users showing their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests after the death of George Floyd.
The music industry is taking a united stand Tuesday, June 2 (#THESHOWMUSTBEPAUSED) for “a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with out community” and “an urgent step of action to provoke accountability and change.”
“Blackout Tuesday” is labeled as a day meant to “intentionally disrupt the work week” and inspire reflection and hold the music industry “accountable,” and a long-term initiative.
It was announced that the “Greatest Night in Gospel Music” will be a two-hour virtual awards telecast in August.
“As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic closing venues in Las Vegas we are producing our Stellar Awards as a virtual at home television special to honor our Stellar Award 2020 nominees and winners, that will still raise the roof for our fans at home with great Gospel music performances in a new format,” said Stellar Awards Founder and Executive Producer Don Jackson. “Also, it gives us the opportunity to honor COVID-19 first responder heroes in appreciation of the great work they are doing to save lives during this pandemic. We hope to further inspire these heroes with tributes of thanks from our Gospel music cast of Stellar winners and performances.”
HisAir is sad to report the passing of Bumper Morgan. Bumper was a longtime broadcaster best known for “Bumper Productions” VO/imaging. He was diagnosed with ALS about one year ago. Bumper was 59.
Laura Chase celebrating serving 5 years at WCVO/Columbus (104.9 The River)
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