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Industry News Bits 8-12-19

PAR station Joy FM and Energize Ministries joined forces on August 3, to promote Christian unity and pastoral care as part of Energize Ministries’ “Energize the Ballpark” event. The faith-focused and family-friendly gathering featured a Winston-Salem Dash baseball game in the afternoon followed by an evening concert with 2019 Grammy Award-winning Gospel artist Jason Crabb. All festivities took place inside BB&T Ballpark in Winston-Salem, NC. An energized crowd of 6,233 were in attendance—a record for the annual event.

Using hashtags #5000Strong and #BeTheOne, Joy FM promoted the day as an opportunity for all of God’s people to come together in Christian unity. The campaign connected in a big way, turning out 1,233 more people than anticipated.

“The Southern Gospel genre is picking up new listeners every day, including Millennials,” said Daniel Britt, General Manager, Joy FM. “Energize Ministries’ choice of Jason Crabb as this year’s featured artist was brilliant. Jason has a distinct Gospel pedigree as well as a broad and diverse fan base that crosses over extremely well. He is a strong Christian voice and a natural unifier—exactly what we wanted to bring to this event.”   











Natalie Grant, Jekalyn Carr, Karen Peck  will announce nominees for the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards on Facebook Live Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10 a.m. CDT. Second round ballot for the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards will determine the winners.

The 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday, October 15 honoring outstanding achievements and excellence in Christian music since 1969.

A special report from CNBC says FM radio is facing attacks from streaming services but still reaches more Americans than smartphones and television. Would you care if music disappeared from FM radio? You may only have a decade to save it. Full article HERE.

Stephanie Kay 8 years at KTIS/Minneapolis
Michael Shelley 18 years at WMVV/Griffin New Life Radio
Susan Hart 1 year at Orphans Promise

Prayer Request
Bev Singleton, the President and Founder of Media Solutions had surgery for a brain tumor last week.  She has been diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. She begins a round of chemo therapy and radiation next week.  Your prayers for her and her family are most welcomed.

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