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Industry News Bits Fri 4-30-21

Many awesome reports coming in to HisAir after station fundraisers this week.

WORQ/Green Bay (Q90FM) PD Andy “Crash” Connell tells HisAir, “It was our best on-air QDrive radiothon in our 29 year history.  We kicked off with $116 in pre-pledges and donations. Shut it down 4 hours early on the last day.”

KOAY/Boise (Project 88.7) wrapped up Project’s spring fundraiser setting the goal at 16% over last year’s total…. And came in at 237% of that goal!

The WGRC/Lancaster fundraiser is now complete and the goal met, and then some. 106% God is so good.

Family Life Radio/Tucson finished their Spring Sharathon with their largest response since 2008, over 125% of the goal.

SOS Radio/Las Vegas beat its Friendraiser goal in one day! 106%

Today was Paul Martin’s last day on the air at WMBW/Chattanooga (Moody Radio 88.9).

According to Paul, “I’ve had such an incredible time, learning a ton and making friends for life, among staff and volunteers. After almost 20 years at WMBW, I’ve recently received a promotion that will take me away from the station, but still working for Moody! I’ll be serving as Manager of Moody Radio Network, representing the Moody stations that do not have a local staff, with rare exception. I’m looking forward to meeting listeners all across the country and making new friends, but I will miss the many I’ve made here. Thank you for your love and support of me, my family, and this amazing station.”

Your Network of Praise (YNOP) will launch New Life Africa Satellite Network (NLASN) on May 1st. New Life Africa Satellite Network will air a format of teaching programs and music, hosted by announcers from a number of countries across Africa. Programming will be in English and Swahili. The network will broadcast via a direct-to-home satellite which reaches about 50 countries in Africa, online and through apps for mobile devices, and will make its programming available to local FM radio stations throughout Africa.

WRDR/Freehold Township, NJ (The Bridge Radio) GM Robert Baltodano tells HisAir their annual Bridgefest is set for June 25 & 26 in Ocean Grove, NJ. Robert says, “Zack Williams will be leading worship and they’re expecting 3,000-4,000 (hoping state will open up more).”

Also at WRDR Bridge Bible Talk has gone daily M-F 3p ET and has become national with several stations taking the show live from coast to coast.

Guests artists appearances for this weekend on The Singing News Top Twenty Weekly Countdown: Allison Griggs of Endless Highway, Jonathan Wilburn of Wilburn & Wilburn , Gary Casto of Tribute Quartet, Songwriter Joel Lindsey, Ernie Haase of Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Levi Mills of The Sound ,Ricky Carden of The Down East Boys, Jason Crabb of The Crabb Family, Danny Riley of Gold City, Joseph Habedank, Jim Brady of Jim & Melissa Brady, Plus a salute to SGMA Hall of Fame member, Eddie Crook. And classic #1 songs from May 2008 by The Talleys and May 2009 from Karen Peck & New River.

At Juice 107.3/Mariners Cove, AUS Chloe Maxwell exits the morning show to spend more time with her family and focus on her charity 4ASD Kids.

Chloe had been host of Good Taste Brekky with Elerrina for almost two years.

WKJD/Columbus, IN (The Bridge FM) Station Manager Keith Maddox checks in with HisAir. The station has installed a new Nautel VS 2.5 transmitter replacing a 1966 Harris 2.5. 

Keith says, “Old one was slowly dying. Power going up and down. Push it with too much power and it would dip off air and back on. So for sure time to upgrade!”

Provident Entertainment  has garnered 15 2021 Billboard Music Award (BBMA) nominations. The BBMA’s, which honor the year’s most successful artists in 51 categories across all genres of music, were announced yesterday by dick clark productions and NBC. Koryn Hawthorne, Zach Williams, and Elevation Worship each received three nominations, while Kirk Franklin, Casting Crowns, Kierra Sheard, Tauren Wells, Mali Music, and Marvin Sapp each received one nomination.

Prayer List:
Johanna Antes
Tom Steigleman

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