Industry News Bits 8-16-19
WSOH/Bellefontaine, OH (Shine FM) celebrated their fifth annual Rock the Lake music festival. A record-breaking crowd descended on Old Field Beach at Indian Lake State Park in Lakeview, Ohio, to welcome Caitie Hurst, Iron Bell and Stephen McWhirter, Jordan Feliz and Matthew West.
Salem Media Group is selling nine AMs and four FM translators to Immaculate Heart Media for $8,732,125. The deal includes nine AMs and four FM translators in the following markets: Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, St. Louis, Denver, Youngstown, OH. The purchase gives IHR (operator of Relevant Radio) 163 owned and operated and affiliate stations in all Top 10 markets and 22 of the top 25 markets.
Cornerstone Media announces it is selling WKWJ/Key West, Fla. (91.9) to Christian Radio Fellowship for $50,000.
WDJC/Birmingham morning co-host Ace McKay has authored a new book titled “Just Chill: Finding God’s Peace in Every Day Circumstances”. For Ace writing in a journal was a way to process life and heal from personal struggles. He says he never envisioned his private thoughts would be transformed into a book called “Just Chill: Finding God’s Peace in Every Day Circumstances.” “Just Chill” was published by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, PA. It is available now on Amazon.
Stations are using social media and digital platforms to expand their reach and connect with listeners. The WBGL/Champaign Afternoon Show (Eric & Danielle) is excited to share with listeners a visual answer to the question that on-air talent is often asked, “what do you do while the songs are playing?” Check out the video HERE.
WLAB/Ft Wayne (STAR 88.3) recently celebrated their 10th year of hosting the STAR 88.3 Music Stage in downtown Fort Wayne as part of the city’s annual Three Rivers Festival, the second largest annual festival in the state. The day featured CCM artists Austin French, Britt Nicole, We Are Messengers, and Unspoken. In addition to an awesome time of music, nearly 40 people visited the prayer tent for those hurting and needing encouragement. A powerful moment during the night was the Unity Prayer with the artists and diverse community leaders to pray for local law enforcement, unity among our leaders and for peace in our community.
Dave Brooks 32 years at WCIC/Peoria
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