Industry News Bits 7-29-19
Former CCM artist Jennifer Knapp is critical of the industry she was a part of in an opinion piece published in the Tennessean. Knapps says “the CCM industry helped to fuel an “ugly heritage of religious harm in the form of racism, homophobia, colonialization, patriarchy, and more” in evangelical Christian culture.” Read the entire article HERE. The piece comes after The Nashville Historical Commission, in partnership with the Metro Council and the GMA, unveiled a marker on Music Row, which recognizes the musical legacy of Koinonia Coffeehouse, Belmont Church and CCM.
One News Now published a follow up including comments from Christian Radio veteran Rick McConnell. Check out that article HERE.
The Spin Awards announces the addition of the Spin Awards Radio Hall of Fame that will recognize those who have distinguished themselves in the Christian Gospel Radio industry. The Spin Awards Radio Hall of Fame will enshrine figures in the industry including radio stations, on-air talent, shows, host and announcers. The Spin Awards will induct two to four people each year.
Two inductees will be added during the 3rd Annual Spin Awards in Atlanta this October 25-27. For more information, go to www.thespinawards.com .
It’s reported that KTIS/Minneapolis is operating at reduced power due to transmitter failure.
37 years ago Sunday (7/28) singer/songwriter Keith Green was tragically killed in a small plane crash near Lindale, TX.
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