Industry News Bits 8-18-20

KNWI/Des Moines (Life 107.1) afternoon host Chris Scotland announces he is moving to WCIC/Peoria to co-host their morning show.  KNWI is searching for a new afternoon host, if interested check the listing HERE.


WRDR/WJUX/Old Bridge, NJ (The Bridge Radio) Thomas Cregge has exited. GM Robert Baltodano has started a search for a replacement. Check the listing HERE.


Ft Walton Beach Educational Broadcasting Foundation closed on the transfer of WPSM/FT Walton license to Destiny Worship Center.

In May 2020 WPSM/Destin (Positive Choice) announced it was transitioning to “Destiny Radio”. WPSM 18 year station vet and PD/morning host Drew Powell remains with the station.  WPSM will also be moving its studio location as it celebrates it’s 36th year on the air.


Three leading Christian humanitarian organizations—World Vision, Compassion International and Food for the Hungry—announced the Unite to Fight Poverty virtual concert to support the most vulnerable children living in extreme poverty suffering from the impacts of COVID-19 and other natural disasters. The two-hour concert will be televised and streamed online on Friday, August 28 at 5:30 p.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. CT.

Hosted by Sadie Robertson Huff and Carlos Whittaker, Unite to Fight Poverty will feature inspiring performances by TobyMac, Hillsong Worship, Kirk Franklin, for KING & COUNTRY, Tamela Mann, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Matthew West, CeCe Winans, Natalie Grant, Zach Williams, Mandisa, Big Daddy Weave, Matt Maher, Phil Wickham, Christine D’Clario, Blanca, Rita Springer, Dante Bowe, Colony House and Jon Reddick. Special appearances will be made by Bishop T.D. Jakes, Amy Grant, Tori Kelly and Rend Collective.

The three organizations are collectively responding to surmounting needs increased by COVID-19 in more than 70 countries. Funds raised by Unite to Fight Poverty will go to programs preventing the spread of coronavirus, such as providing clean water and hygiene supplies, and helping families in extreme poverty suffering from the devastating aftershocks of the pandemic or other natural disasters.


Radio has become the perfect co-worker and best daytime companion for many remote workers. According to Nielsen’s Total Audience Report: Work from Home Edition, three quarters (75%)  of people listen to music while working from home at least once a week, and 40% reported tuning in daily—the highest share percentage of media-related activity of any media outlet. 

Download the report from Nielsen HERE.


Milestones:
Jim Hoge celebrates 32 years at WPOZ/Orlando
Josh Lauritch 7 years at 55 Promotion
Dan DeBruler 3 years at Grander Vision Media (WCLN)
Mark Green 8 years at KLJJ/Houston

Prayer List:
Kevin Avery
Annie Nannie


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