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Industry News Bits Fri 10-28-22

Fundraisers this week ..  KEEH/Spokane .. LifeFM Network/Greenville .. PraiseLive/Minneapolis .. WPOZ/Orlando .. WMVV/WMVW NewLife Radio/Griffin, GA .. WIHS/Middletown .. WBGL/Champaign .. KLOVE

KEEH/Spokane (Shine 104.9) will wrap up its Fall Sharathon today surpassing it’s goal during ‘Sharathon Overtime.’  

KEEH GM Darin Patzer (who’s been with the station 23 years) tells HisAir, “Each fundraiser we choose a third-party non-profit and Shine Gives Back $5 of each pledge, if the donor approves… this year we supported the local ministry: HRC Ministries – healing and rescuing women from trafficking.” 

This is also Shine 104.9’s 29th anniversary as a locally-staffed radio ministry. The station has recently added another signal in Sandpoint, ID.

Pictured L-R are sharathon hosts: morning show producer Derek Cutlip, Patzer, Brad Fisk, & Don Godman.


The American Music Awards (AMAs) announced the nominees for their annual 2022 award show. The AMAs shared the nominees in their two Christian categories, Inspirational Artist of The Year and Gospel Artist of The Year. for KING + COUNTRY, CeCe Winans, Matthew West, and Phil Wickham, among others, were nominated alongside new artists Anne Wilson, Katy Nichole, and DOE.

The American Music Awards will take place on November 20 and will air on ABC. You can vote now for your favorite artists on Twitter or through Billboard’s Voting Page. The full list of Christian/Gospel nominees is below. For the complete list of nominees go HERE.  

Anne Wilson
For King & Country
Katy Nichole
Matthew West
Phil Wickham

CeCe Winans
E. Dewey Smith
Maverick City Music
Tasha Cobbs Leonard

The WCVO/Columbus (104.9 The River) team has launched a video podcast called “On Air-Off Air.” The morning and afternoon air talent candidly talk about conversations that happen off air.

Take a look HERE

Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist Hannah Kerr rings in the holiday season with a jazzy rendition of “Sleigh Ride,” arriving today (10/28) — listen HERE.

Sticking to a traditional arrangement of the Christmas favorite, Kerr puts her spin on the holiday classic as her elegant vocal glides effortlessly over the bright instrumentation of a jazz trio. The fresh Christmas song heralds the arrival of the singer/songwriter’s forthcoming three-track single, Joy To The World (It’s Christmas), available November 18, 2022.

 The 25-year-old is currently out on Big Daddy Weave’s “Only The Beginning Tour,” alongside fellow special guest Austin French. The 20-city fall outing began in Davenport, Iowa, on Oct. 5 and is set to conclude Nov. 20 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

“Sleigh Ride” is Kerr’s first release under her new partnership with Curb | Word Entertainment. She’s currently in the studio working on new music.

The 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards re-airs this TONIGHT 10/28 on TBN. Co-hosts Erica Campbell and Chris Tomlin lead an all star night of music with performances from across the community including Worship, Gospel, Latin, hip hop and Southern Gospel. The show includes performances from Anne Wilson, Chris Tomlin, CROWDER, DOE, Erica Campbell, Gateway Worship Español (featuring Christine D’Clario, Josh Morales, Daniel Calveti, Becky Collazos and Travy Joe), Jekalyn Carr, Phil Wickham, Maverick City Music, Social Club Misfits, Steven Curtis Chapman, Steven Malcolm, TobyMac featuring Blessing Offor, and a one-of-kind Southern Gospel tribute with an all-female band including performers Karen Peck, Kim Hopper, The Nelons, and High Road.

On TBN at 8pm ET and again at 10pm ET on Friday, October 28th.


KVNE/Tyler celebrates 39 years on the air
Richard Jenkins 14 years at Dick Jenkins Consulting

Prayer List:
Al Ross

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