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Industry News Bits FRI 12-22-23

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Fundraisers this week .. Fuel FM/Traverse City  .. WLJN/Traverse City .. WPHN/Gaylord .. 

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Veteran Christian Radio broadcaster Bill Sammons wrapped up his 47 year career today doing his final morning show on WKNZ/Milford (The Bridge). In Sept this year Sammons announced his plans to retire from broadcasting and his full-time role at The Bridge. As Pres/GM Sammons launched The Bridge, then solely on 88.7 FM in Harrington, DE, in 2010 as Delaware’s only full-power Christian-formatted radio station. Today the station has 5 FM signals including full-power stations serving Delaware, Maryland, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and South Jersey.

Sammons and his morning show co-host, Denise Harper, began working together on the air in 1991 at The Light FM, reunited in 2010 at The Bridge. Chris Scotland joined The Bridge as a co-host of The Morning Show with Bill and Denise and will be serving as full-time co-host with Harper beginning in January. Sammons will remain on the board of directors of The Bridge of Hope, Inc., licensee of The Bridge radio stations, and he plans to continue as a volunteer, a listener, and a donor to the non-profit ministry.

After his last show today Sammons posted, “I appreciate your prayers as I try to sleep in past 3:30 starting tomorrow and I wait to hear what God has for me next. Maybe that little unseen pivotal thing has already happened that opens the next door. I can’t wait to see it! Till then, I’ll be over here dusting off my guitar and seeing if I can remember the chords to “Just a cottage small, where the pines grow tall…”

Listen to Sammons last day on the air as well as his final word HERE.

The deal for Northern Christian Radio (NCR) to acquire Good News Media has closed. Northern Christian Radio goes from 4 full powered stations, 2 translators and 1 format to 10 full powered stations, 4 translators and 4 formats covering all of Northern Michigan and the entire West Coast from Muskegon North all the way into Sault Saint Marie Ontario, from Traverse City to Alpena and from West Branch all the way to the Upper peninsula.

Full story HERE.

KFNW/Fargo (Life 97.9) Station Manager Jarrett Stevens (pictured at far left) surprised his staff at the station with Christmas socks with their face on it.

Vision Christian Radio/Queensland has a new radio station in Robinvale, VIC.  This is Vision’s 74th radio station out of the 100 stations 2021-2023 project and the 813th station overall. It was installed by Vision’s technie, Will Paine. In addition a new VCR station is on the air in Gawler, South Australia, the 814th station overall.

Singing News Radio #1 Southern Gospel song for 2023 is “Lost And Found” from Southbound on Daywind/New Day Music.

Registration is now open for the 2024 NAB Show, the world’s preeminent event for the broadcast, media and entertainment industry taking place in Las Vegas, April 13-17.  For more information and to register go HERE

Appalachian Christmas is a Christmas season special offered by Daywind Radio to stations free. This is an hour long radio special produced last year with Chosen Road.  Download the program HERE. Please let Greg Goodman know if you plan on airing this special. GGOODMAN@DAYWIND.COM

HisAir FLASHBACK – Dec 22, 2022 –HLE Records announces its return in January 2023. First established twenty-two years ago, HLE Records had a roster of nine artists and twenty-two releases before being put on hold after label-head Hunter Logan re-committed his life to Jesus Christ. Now, after the signing of six new artists, the time is right for the return of the label.

HisAir FLASHBACK – Dec 22, 2022 – Longtime KLTY/Dallas morning host Frank Reed made his final sign off from the station this morning. After 21 years on the KLTY morning show, Frank said goodbye to his morning co-hosts John Hudson and Starlene Stringer by reminiscing, telling inside stories about the crew together, and sharing special moments from over the years.

Prayer request from our friends at TWR – As we all prepare for a peaceful Christmas time, hopefully with our loved ones, let’s not forget those who lack peace amid war. There are quite a few in our Europe and CAMENA regions that are ongoing, such as the Russia-Ukraine war as well as wars is Syria, Yemen and Israel. Please join us in praying for peace to come and suffering to end. We received an urgent prayer request from our team in Ukraine. Please pray.  A new wave of mobilization is underway, and more Ukrainians are being called into active military service, posing new dangers to the team. So, as they prepare, pray for protection.


Also, a few days ago, a rocket landed in the garden of one of our team members in Ukraine while they were sleeping in their house.  Praise the Lord.  No one was injured.

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Ken Burns 2 years at Faith Radio Network/Tallahassee

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