Industry News Bits FRI 3-17-23
Fundraisers this week .. KKJM/St Cloud .. WBSN/New Orleans .. Moody Radio .. KBMQ/Monroe .. KLRC/Siloam Springs.. Worship 24/7 .. WZDG/Wilmington .. 89.9 The Light/Melbourne
Nielsen February PPM are due starting this Monday. We’ll have NYC, Chicago, Dallas and more posted on Day One. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir. Catch up with last months numbers HERE.
WBGL/Champaign) welcomes Brittney Ciciora as its new Community Engagement Manager. Brittney brings years of experience in event coordination and executive assistance, most recently serving as the Events Director & Executive Assistant at The Vineyard Church in Urbana, IL, and as the Events Coordinator at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. In her new role, Brittney will lead WBGL’s engagement efforts with its listeners and the community. She is excited to continue spreading the love and encouragement that she has experienced from the station over the years, saying, “I’ve listened to WBGL since I was a little girl. Over the years, the music and staff here have encouraged me, prayed for me and challenged me to keep my eyes focused on Jesus. I look forward to spreading that same love to our community.”
Station Manager Jeff Scott expressed his enthusiasm about the new hire, “We are beyond thrilled to have Brittney join the WBGL team. Her event expertise and her heart for people made her the perfect candidate for our opening.”
WJYO/Ft Myers (91.5 Kingdom FM) presented a FREE SHOWING of the Movie “Jesus Revolution.”
WJYO afternoon talent Ron Maxwell (at left) says, “There was so much overflow that the station quickly added a second theater, which was also filled to over capacity.”
The station captured various testimonies for air and posted the videos on our Kingdom FM Radio Facebook page.
Kingdom FM’s President/CEO Art Ramos had the opportunity to present an Alter Call at the movie’s end.
The free showing was at the Silver Spot Theaters Mercato in Naples and was a gift to the station’s listeners in Southwest Florida. The station continued to share testimonies from the event on air all this week during the afternoon show with Maxwell.
A brand new single, “Look To The Lamb,” from Jesus Culture is available today with Lindy Cofer and Bryan & Katie Torwalt.
“‘Look To The Lamb’ felt like a Holy moment both in the writing room and throughout the recording process,” shares Jesus Culture’s Bryan Torwalt. “Our hope and prayers are that there will be lots of Holy moments in people’s cars and living rooms and churches as they listen to and worship with this song.”
After 20.5 years with KCFY/Yuma, AZ (88.1) Midday Cafe host Mike Bondora will be turning off his mic, retiring from radio.
KCFY PD Tracy Escamilla tells HisAir, “He has been a tremendous blessing to the KCFY family and the community and will be greatly missed on air! We pray blessings as he transitions into the next chapter of his life as Grandpa, as the Bondora family welcomes their first grandchild due in April.”
HisAir is saddened to report the passing of veteran Gospel radio promotions executive, Benjamin Jeffrey Grant-Clark.
His loss is felt deeply throughout the Gospel music industry. Jeff started his radio career in his hometown of Buffalo, NY, at WUFO, first as an on-air personality, then as a program director. Jeff emerged as a proficient music producer, writer, and arranger throughout his radio career, penning songs for some of the gospel world’s most notable artists.
Jeff went on to work as Northeast Promotions manager at Warner Brothers Records. After over a decade in the mainstream music world, he returned to his gospel roots when he joined gospel label Verity Records (now RCA Inspiration).
Todd Woods 1 year at EMF
Peter Brooks retires from Family Life Radio/Tucson 2 years ago
Rob Dempsey 23 years at His Radio/Greenville
Stu Epperson 25 years at Truth Broadcasting Network/Winston-Salem
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