Industry News Bits FRI 11-25-22
Ohio based Strong Tower Christian Media has launched a new station on its recently acquired WIRO/Garrison KY/Portsmouth OH. New call letters are WKSG (98.3 The Rock) is airing commercial-free Christmas music through the holiday season before moving to a Christian music format.
Fowler Media Partners, LLC of Ohio announced the sale of WIRO-FM/Garrison-Portsmouth, Ohio to Strong Tower Christian Media in September. Selling price was $286,500.
Presently, Strong Tower Christian media owns and operates 2 50kw’s WEEC/Springfield/Dayton (Hope 100.7) and 50,000 watt WFCJ Miamisburg/Dayton and Greater Cincinnati (93.7 The Light)
WKSG’s new website is HERE.
Family Life Radio is selling WUFL/Sterling Heights, MI (1030AM serving the Detroit market, to Relevant Radio for $3.1 million.
Relevant Radio will also get its network of translators – 94.1 W231CV Holly, 94.3 W232CA Detroit, 103.1 W276DB Rochester Hills, and 104.7 W284BQ Detroit.
FLR hangs on to the calls (WUFL) to be transferred to another Family Life Radio station.
CCMG artist Riley Clemmons launched her debut Christmas tour with a sold-out performance at the famed Franklin Theatre in here hometown. The evening featured the singer/songwriter’s Christmas classics accented with a handful of originals, including her Christmas hit, “The First Christmas,” which is also the name of her tour. The evening benefitted the Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s “Seacrest Studios” which reside in various pediatric hospitals across the nation.
“What an absolute dream come true to kick off the Christmas season with a sold-out hometown show, especially at the historic Franklin Theatre,” said Clemmons. “It was so surreal to debut my first Christmas tour surrounded by friends and family.”
The First Christmas Tour” is Clemmons’ first headlining tour. Named after her hit Christmas song, the tour will hit ten cities between December 3 and December 18
Radio World reports GeoBroadcast Solutions has secured support from Amarillo based Radio by Grace, in a submitted a letter to the FCC endorsing the GBS proposal to allow FM boosters to originate programming for a limited time each hour.
William Gehm, president of Radio by Grace, said the organization reaches listeners via “dozens of RM radio stations over 70 communities across 20 states” and that this proposal would benefit the communities it serves.
“In particular, many of our Radio by Grace stations, such as those in South Florida and Texas, reach communities where English may not be the primary language spoken by many listeners. With this technology, we could be able to geotarget public service announcements and support requests to those audiences … It could also be a useful tool for churches affiliated with any non-profit religious broadcaster to promote services and other community events directly to the neighborhoods they are already in, providing another link between neighbors and facilitating fellowship.”
WAY-FM Media Group and EMF have also shown support for the proposal.
On the Missions Today program (hosted by Colin Lambert) this week’s guest is Ron Harris. For decades Harris was part of a daily Christian Radio station (KBCI/Dallas) sharing God’s love and pointing people to Jesus. Today he devotes most of his time assisting Christians in Media around the globe offering training, networking, mentoring and partnerships to continue the mission of reaching people with the Gospel and discipling them in the Truth.
Visit the Missions Today website HERE.
Ken Brooks 10 years at Moody Broadcasting Network
David Hodges celebrates 18 years at Positive Life Radio
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