Industry News Bits 9-21-17
Reach Radio has dropped CCM in favor of a Gospel format. The network issued the following statement: “After much prayer along with our long-term commitment to street and outreach ministry, we felt the Lord leading us to change to a contemporary gospel format. We would appreciate your prayers as we continue reaching out to the streets and communities for Christ. Thank you and God Bless.” Now known as “Reach Gospel Network” is based in Wilmington, DE. and is in markets including Buffalo, NY, Sumter, SC, Bridgeton, NJ, Salisbury, MD, Wilmington, DE and others.
Dallas Christian radio stations KLTY, AiR1, Way-FM, & KCBI presented “Night Of Hope” a Hurricane Harvey relief concert last night at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, TX. 100% of all ticket proceeds will go to support the relief efforts through Convoy of Hope. ” The concert was sold out. Artists participating include MercyMe, TobyMac, Casting Crowns, for KING & COUNTRY and many more. Pictured at left WAY FM/Dallas at the event.
This month, TWR station KTWR/Guam is commemorating 40 years of broadcasting the gospel message to much of Asia. But only a month earlier, the leader of reclusive North Korea threatened to fire missiles at the U.S. territory because of disputes with the American government.
Despite threats, to the U.S. territory, KTWR continues to reach out to North Korea, China and other vast stretches of the region. Although radio is one of the older electronic media, it remains highly relevant in many parts of the world. And KTWR stays on the cutting edge by experimenting with solar energy and software-defined-radio technology. The Guam station first went on the air in 1977.
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