Industry News Bits 9-21-20

Spring Arbor University (SAU) announces the launch of a new Christian radio station, WJKN/Spring Arbor (89.3 The Arbor). The new station’s student-hosted format compliments WSAE/Sprng Arbor (106.9 HOME.fm) as a sister station, with a strong emphasis on the SAU community.

Rachel (Ryder) Buchanan, General Manager and Program Director of both stations, said, “Through the professional success of 106.9 HOME.fm in the past 15 years, we felt a strong passion to develop an additional place for our broadcasting students to grow and develop their skills even more.”

The mission of 89.3 The Arbor is to share the story of SAU through student broadcasters and Christian music. This is accomplished with student-hosted interviews featuring campus experts, peers and alumni. Christian adult contemporary music will air during the day, with upbeat Christian music specialty shows reminiscent of past student programming airing each evening. A program guide and additional information are available on the station’s new website, www.893thearbor.com.


In preparation for the upcoming 24 hour livestream event “Pure River at the Ryman”, Harvest Sound International this morning announced the addition of multiple leading Christian artists to the groundbreaking livestream event which starts today and continues tomorrow from noon to midnight. Both days of the event will be livestreamed for free at www.harvestsound.com.

Pure River at the Ryman features a wide collection of artists spanning across genres. Every half hour, on the historic Ryman stage, bands (semi-unplugged) will perform via the Live Stream.


Salem Media Group, Inc. announces their first ever Virtual Pastor Appreciation Event featuring a lineup of today’s leading voices in ministry and music including John MacArthur, Chuck Swindoll, Alistair Begg, Tony Evans, Robert Jeffress, Greg Laurie, Allen Jackson, Bryan Chapell, Samuel Rodriguez and Paul Cannings. Worship artists performing will include Matthew West, Natalie Grant, for King & Country, Mandisa and many more!

Beginning on Thursday October 1, 2020 and releasing each Thursday throughout October, pastors will experience a robust, gospel-minded presentation created and customized just for them. This weekly online event will feature prayer, worship and a powerful word of encouragement and edification tailored to the pastor’s heart.

Salem President of Broadcast David Santrella said, “Salem’s Pastor Appreciation events are a highlight of the year for us and the pastors we serve. COVID-19 may have stopped a lot of activities, but thanks to the creativity of our team, we will still have the opportunity to let our pastors know how much we love and appreciate them. This online series of events has the potential to reach even more pastors through the various channels of digital content delivery.”


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