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Crawford Broadcastings’s KBRT/Costa Mesa (KBRITE) adds Dr. Michael L. Brown to the line-up. Brown’s program The Line of Fire, will air on KBRITE RADIO, weekdays at 3 PM PT.

Educational Media Foundation (EMF), officially announced its plans for newly acquired signals in the Nashville market.  In May, EMF finalized the purchase of four signals from Salem Media, including two in Nashville, and single stations in Murfreesboro and Honolulu.

WFFH/Nashville  (94.1 FM)  shifts to Air1 Worship Now, which will also continue to be heard at 92.5 FM. The move expands Air1’s coverage area significantly in the Nashville area. The signal changeover took place on May 1, launching with 10,000 worship songs in a row. Air1’s regular modern worship format with music, faith content, and on-air personalities launches on June 3.

In addition to Air1’s new Nashville signal, Air1 also adds KAIM/Honolulu (95.5).vWBOZ/Murfreesboro (104.9) will now air K-LOVE. Plans for WFFI 93.7 FM are still pending.

“For many of us, Christian music is an integral part of daily life,” said David Pierce, EMF Chief Media Officer. “It is an honor to take the torch from our colleagues at The Fish and keep sharing Christian music on 93.7, 94.1 and 104.9 in Nashville, and 95.5 in Hawaii.”

The 29th Annual ICM (Inspirational Country Music) Awards” took place this week at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. The event celebrates the best and brightest talents in Christian Country music, bringing together artists, musicians, broadcasters, and fans to honor exceptional achievements in the genre. Among the presentations were awards for:

  • Radio Station of the Year: Today’s Christian Country
  • Radio Personality of the Year: Glen Campbell

Southern Gospel artists Karen Peck & New River are preparing for their annual Homecoming.  It will kick off Thursday June 6th and runs through the 8th in Dahlonega, Georgia.

San Antonio Worship Center plans to purchase KAML/Kenedy-Karnes City, TX (990) from Gabriel Arango’s Siga Broadcasting. for $400,000. the deal includes the translator K237GJ at 95.3 FM.

CSN International filed to buy KLFK/Wells, TX from American Broadcasting of Texas. for $53,000.

Look for Spoon River Media to acquire WLSB/Augusta, IL (98.5) from Lifestyle Education Academy International.

WP Media announces a strategic partnership with Kris Abrams through his new company, “I Don’t Even Work In Radio, Inc.”  This collaboration aims to enhance the reach and impact of WP Media’s Radio Content Pro, the innovative AI-powered service designed to inspire creativity and efficiency among radio broadcasters.

Launched in January 2024, Radio Content Pro has rapidly become a favorite tool among hundreds of broadcasters in over 20 countries. The platform offers products tailored to every radio format and brand, empowering broadcasters to create more engaging content, save time, and create new cost and revenue efficiencies by elevating their on-air, online, and social media presence.

WP Media Advisor Tracy Johnson added, “I know a lot of people in the industry and there are only a handful with the intelligence, instincts, and ability to apply tools for creative solutions. AI is rapidly transforming how every industry operates, and Kris is the perfect partner to show stations how to use it to their advantage using Radio Content Pro.”

HisAir NEWS FLASHBACK – May 30 ,2019 – WMKL/Miami (The Call) GM Rob Robbins announces they will be phasing out traditional FM radio. On Facebook Robbins says the radio ministries resources into new digital platforms will better serve teens in Florida. Rob states, “Today, in a digital, on demand world, teens listen to whatever music they choose, whenever, wherever, and however they want without the limitations of FM reception and time schedules. The radio dial is now infinite. Teens today spend only about 10% of their time listening to music from FM radio and the other 90% through streaming services like Spotify, Pandora, Apple, YouTube, and digital downloads. Half of all people under the age of 35 live in households without a radio.”

Russell P. Wall 6 years at WDJC/Birmingham

Glenn Hartas
2 years at Way FM/Launceston, Australia
Kai Elmer 17 years at Fair Trade Services
Susan O’Donnell 1 year ast KJIC/Houston
Andy Massengill 5 years at Salem Media
Bob Allen 14 years ay NRB TV
Mia Kincaid 2 years at Hope Media Group

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