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Industry News Bits 8-24-20

JEFF DETROW has left KLOVE. Jeff joined KLOVE in Jan 2018 when “Jeff & Randi” debuted on the 1-6pm PT shift.  For now Randi is handling the shift solo. 

Jeff Detrow was part of the longtime “Jeff & Jer Showgram” airing on mainstream AC radio on KFMB/San Diego. Jerry “Jer” Cesak, retired as Showgram co-host in 2015 just before the show was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. 

JENN POOLER is now Assistant Program Director at KNWS/Waterloo (Life 101.9).  Jenn told HisAir, “I’m excited to learn and grow. I’m also honored for God to use me in a new way for His glory alongside our awesome Life 101.9 team.”

Jenn has been Listener Engagement Director/On-Air talent for the past 5 years at KNWS.

JONI AND FRIENDS celebrates its 10,000th broadcast this week.  Today more than 1,200 radio outlets across the U.S. air Joni and Friends, a four-minute broadcast.

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be strong enough or live long enough to reach this milestone,” she said. “And I have enjoyed every minute.”

May 3, 1982, Tada headed over to a recording studio of Pastor John MacArthur (who had graciously offered his facilities) and parked her wheelchair in front of the microphone to record her first Joni and Friends radio program.

NRB has begun rolling out the list of speakers who have confirmed their participation at the NRB 2021 Christian Media Convention taking place March 15-18, 2021, in Grapevine, Texas.

Speakers for NRB 2021 so far include, among others, Tony Evans, President of The Urban Alternative; Mark Jobe, President of Moody Bible Institute; David French, Senior Editor of The Dispatch; Phil Cooke, Producer-CEO of Cooke Media Group; Rita El-Mounayer, CEO at SAT-7; Bob Pritchett, Co-Founder and President/CEO of Faithlife; Kelly Shackelford, President/CEO/Chief Counsel of First Liberty Institute; and Kristen Waggoner, General Counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom.

Registration will open on September 1, 2020, and the first 50 NRB members who register for a full registration will get a $20 per night discount on their room at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center – site of the NRB 2021 Convention.

The 35th Anniversary STELLAR GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS was held Sunday and broadcast LIVE on BET. The big winner was host Kirk Franklin who grabbed 6 awards. Franklin won Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, Producer of the Year, Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year, and Contemporary Album of the Year and Song of the Year for “Love Theory.” 

Congrats to WNWC/Madison (Life 102.5) Listener Engagement Director/Afternoons Summer Shepherd on the birth of twins.

Edee Burch 10 years at EMF
Matt Rhodes 25 years at Whip Chords Radio
Doug Smith 2 years at KFNW/Fargo

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One thought on “Industry News Bits 8-24-20

  • Well, I miss Jeff n Randi Show. Get him back!!


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