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Industry News Bits 9-15-20

Finney Media announces the promotion of JAN SHOBER to Senior Vice President of Strategy, effective immediately. Jan has been a part of the Finney Media team since January 2014, most recently as Vice President of Strategy.

“Since Jan joined our team going on seven years ago, she has helped us grow the vision and mission for our work and the work of our clients and friends. She has a prayerful understanding of the Christian media world,” said President Chuck Finney. Jan reflected “Finney Media’s emphasis on the future, on a bold message, and on people, clients and staff, creates a genuine ministry mindset. I’m honored to serve.”

WJQK/Grand Rapids (Joy 99) GM Brad Lanser checks in with HisAir, “Joy99 is thrilled to announce the birth of a new sister station, WPNW/Zeeland, MI 1260am & 96.5fm (Joy Worship) went on the air Aug 31st. Joy99 and now Joy Worship both serve the West Michigan area, bringing the Joy of the Lord to all who will listen.” The new station kicked off with 40 Days of Worship on August 31.  

CHVN/Winnipeg, MB (95.1 FM) is celebrating 20 years on the air. CHVN founder Wade Kehler says he and his wife, Lorraine, were visiting the South Dakota Black Hills in 1986 when they fell in love with a Christian radio station playing in the area. “In 1986, I said, ‘One day, we’re going to start one in Manitoba,” Kehler says, remembering his wife chuckling at the time and hesitantly agreeing. “There was no way of opening up a Christian radio station in Canada back then.” But the idea remained in the back of Kehler’s mind. More than 10 years later, in 1997, Kehler heard from a friend that a faith-based radio station had opened somewhere on the west coast. In January of 2000, CHVN finally received CRTC approval and went live on-air for the first time eight months later in September.

CHVN first hit the airwaves on Sept 12, 2000.  Read the entire story HERE.

The RIAA said recorded music revenue increased to $5.7 billion during the first six months of the year.  Eighty-four percent of music revenue came from streaming. The RIAA said streaming music revenues grew 12% to $4.8 billion in the first half.

Full report HERE.

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Christian Music Awards will take place October 7 – 8. 

The virtual event will take over ASCAP’s social media channels with exclusive photos, performances and video acceptance speeches shared by top songwriters, composers and publishers.

Roger Marsh 9 years at Crawford Broadcasting
Tyler McKenzie 15 years at WPOZ/Orlando
Carter Kenyon 8 years at WPOZ/Orlando

Prayer List:
Melissa Montana
Ricky Bybee
Rodger Roth

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