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Industry News Bits Fri 3-18-22

KFIS/Portland (104.1 The Fish) announced the return of their Fish Fest music festival after a 2 year hiatus.

Headlining Fishfest is TobyMac, one of the most successful innovators in any genre of music with 7 GRAMMY® Awards, 6 Gold Records from his solo career, an American Music award, twice named Artist of the year at the Dove awards, BMI songwriter of the year and numerous other accolades to his credit.

Also appearing at Fishfest: Mac Powell, We Are Messengers, Cochren & CO, and more to be announced soon.

Fish Fest 2022 will be at the brand new Gerry Frank Rotary Amphitheater at Salem Riverfront Park on Saturday August 20, 2022. An annual event since 2010, Fish Fest took a break in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19.

Tickets go on sale this Monday March 21, 2022 at 10:00am at www.thefishportland.com

KLRC/Siloam Springs finished its Spring Fundraiser this morning …  raising a record $900,000!

Fundraisers this week at KWPZ/Seattle.. KVFE/Del Rio.. KLRC/Siloam Springs .. Moody Radio.. WDBX/Chattanooga..

The annual Singing News Fan Awards Top 10 Nominees have been announced. This year’s winners will be announced at the Singing News Fan Awards presentation, which will be held on Friday, September 30, 2022, during the 65th annual National Quartet Convention, held at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

The ballot for the Top 10 will appear in the May issue of Singing News. Online voting will begin on April 25, 2022.

Here are the Top 10 Nominees for 2022:

The Paul Heil Award

(Honoring Excellence in Broadcasting)

  1. Enlighten
  2. Greg Goodman
  3. Gregg Hutchins
  4. JOY FM
  5. KJAB (Mexico, MO)
  6. Les Butler
  7. Rodney Baucom
  8. Singing News Radio
  9. Troy Peach
  10. WJBZ (Knoxville, TN)

As needs continue to grow and change, Convoy of Hope’s response to the war in Ukraine has remained agile and effective. Partners throughout Europe have allowed Convoy to quickly meet the needs of Ukrainians, even as the stories of survivors become more distressful. Convoy has resources en route via land, air, and sea, due to ever-increasing needs.

Convoy of Hope is currently active through staff and partners in eight countries, including Ukraine and Poland. Alongside local partners, Convoy has provided medical supplies, hygiene items, blankets and bedding, clothes, shoes, socks, sleeping bags and sleeping mats, tents, generators, emergency lighting, shelter, and resources to transport refugees from border crossings to safety.

Additionally, Convoy has a warehouse in Poland where refugees are volunteering to help deploy product, and partners like Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Atlantic have volunteered to fly pallets of supplies into Poland for us. Those stories are on our social media @Convoy of Hope

Curb | Word Entertainment artist Dan Bremnes will release his new album Into The Wild June 17, 2022.

PraiseLive/Minneapolis has been praying and raising money for different non-profit ministries that are helping Ukrainians. Goals have been exceeded.

HisAir is deeply saddened to report KTIS/Minneapolis morning personality Keith Stevens lost his wife Sue to cancer yesterday. Please join HisAir in praying for God’s comfort of our good friend, Keith during this most difficult time.

From KTIS Minneapolis GM Dave St. John: Update on Keith Stevens wife Sue…
Thank you to the many who have prayed for Keith Stevens’ wife, Sue. Early Thursday morning, Sue passed into the arms of her Savior after courageously battling cancer. High school sweethearts, Keith and Sue joyfully lived life alongside their 4 sons. Keith continues to take time away from hosting mornings at Northwestern Media’s 98.5 KTIS/Twin Cities and the I Love that Song podcast. Details regarding a memorial are being determined. On behalf of the Northwestern Media team, thank you for praying for God’s comfort of our good friend, Keith.

Rob Dempsey 22 years at His Radio/Greenville
Joe Hunter celebrates 29 years at  Sound of Life Radio Network/New York State
Stu Epperson 24 years at Truth Broadcasting Network

Prayer List:
Keith Stevens

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