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Industry News Bits FRI 4-7-23

Fundraisers this week .. WKJD/Columbus, IN .. WYGS/Columbus, IN

His Radio/Greenville has made on air changes at Radio Training Network.

Starting April 17th Michelle Tellone will host middays, 12p-3pm ET. Michelle joined RTN in 1986 after starting her career at a mainstream rock station. Michelle says once the Lord got hold of her heart, there was no turning back. Michelle is currently on air with other RTN stations including The Joy FM/Florida,  KWND/Springfield  and WAFJ/Augusta.

Also starting April 17th His Radio announces the new afternoon team of Brian (Sumner) and Harilyn. Brian has been with HIS Radio since 2012 and most recently serving in Middays and as HIS Radio Music Director. Harilyn came to HIS Radio from KSBJ/Houston in February 2022 as Fun Patrol Director and afternoon host.

HIS Radio Program Director Lizz Ryals says, “We saw the dynamic and chemistry between Brian and Harilyn, off the air, and knew this was the makings of a fantastic team! A team with heart, zaniness and, most of all, a love for Jesus! We can’t wait for the world to witness what we’ve seen behind the mic for over a year!”

FNDRSNG LLC announced the release of new updates to their fundraising software. Version 23.02 has new stylings for the end user experience and offers a new way for Christian radio ministries to visualize their data during their donation drives.

“We felt led to create better data visualizations and reports so God’s hand could be revealed in this portion of the ministries we serve.” says Todd Janssen, (at left) Director of Ministry Enablement of FNDRSNG LLC.

“The FNDRSNG platform has always excelled at automation for the collection and accounting of donor funds, and we now have reporting and data visuals that communicate the story of each individual drive.”

Features and benefits of v23.02 include: -New reporting system for data visualization -Updated webpages for the drive overview, donation stream, and drive analytics -New tagging system for highlighting testimonials, segmenting data, and auditing capabilities Version 23.02 is available now for the Spring Drive Season. FNDRSNG LLC is a solution driven software company delivering powerful real-time reporting and analytics across multiple CRM tools. From the volunteers to the executive team, we help ministries increase their missional effectiveness to spread hope and positively impact lives.

WGTS/Wash DC helped welcome locals and visitors to one of the area’s biggest events, the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Each year over a million people, including visitors from around the world, come to the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., to see the burst of color of hundreds of cherry trees.

On the first day of spring and with the cherry blossoms almost at their peak, afternoon show hosts Johnny and Stacey Stone broadcasted live from the Cherry Blossom Village, right along the edge of the Tidal Basin. They played games with listeners throughout the afternoon and talked about the festival. They featured several special guests, including an expert on the blossoms from the National Park Service and tourists here from around the world. At one point, a radio host visiting from Ireland even joined the show.

“I couldn’t help but think of the majesty of creation with the cherry blossoms blooming and the majesty of the Creator with the music of WGTS playing –-a memorable and meaningful moment,” said WGTS Director of Promotions and Community Engagement Ken Scribner.

Pictured WGTS afternoon show host Johnny and Stacey Stone welcome locals and visitors to the festival on the first day of spring.  

Brandon Kyle
1 year KAMB/Merced, CA

Cassandra Reimold 3 years at Salem Media

John Bryant
19 years at WAFJ/Augusta

Randy Snavely 40 years at Family Life/Bath, NY
Terese Main 13 Years at Family Life/Bath, NY
Jennifer Perez celebrates 29 years at Ambassador Advertising
Randy Rich 12 years at EMF
Jerry Woods 11 years at WGTS/Wash DC

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