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Industry News Bits FRI 6-23-23

Fundraisers this week .. WCSG/Grand Rapids (Compassion)

After 4 years, Joseph Kebbie has stepped down from his position as PraiseLive Africa Director.

Joseph says, “I am grateful for the remarkable milestones achieved during my tenure. I have stepped down from the position, embracing new opportunities ahead. God helped me to take the ministry from broadcasting on few local FM stations to 100 at some point.” 
Joseph remains Africa Director of YNOP (Your Network of Praise) helping to grow the reach of New Life Africa Satellite Network in English, Swahili, French and the Fulani languages across Africa.

Integrity Music and Western New York’s Kingdom Bound Music Festival, one of the largest and longest running Christian music festivals in North America, have announced a new special partnership ahead of the 2023 Kingdom Bound Festival on July 24-26 at Six Flags Darien Lake. Integrity’s artists will be featured throughout the three-day music festival. 
As a part of this new partnership, Integrity Music will be the featured sponsor of the Integrity Music Worship Experience Tent. The festival will also feature key Integrity artists including Paul Baloche, Thrive Worship, Mitch Wong, Dwan Hill, and Citizens. The two organizations will also work together to provide resources and encouragement to worship leaders and church leaders who attend the festival.  
“We are so glad to be partnering with Integrity Music,” said Kingdom Bound festival director Donna Russo. “Integrity Music artists have a long history of being a part of Kingdom Bound, and this new partnership will only expand both organizations’ ability to advance the Gospel through the arts.” 
“Our vision is to be the trusted partner of the local church globally, where everyone has a part to play in revealing the Kingdom of God together,” said Damien Wong-Ken, Integrity Music’s Director of Marketing. “We’re grateful and excited to team up with Kingdom Bound to create a transformative worship experience where we can all join in lifting up the name of Jesus.”
The Kingdom Bound Festival is set to return to Western New York’s Six Flags Darien Lake on July 24-26, 2023, for the annual 3-day music festival. 

Southern Gospel Music’s Largest Annual Event, the National Quartet Convention, takes place Sept. 24-30 in Pigeon Forge, TN, at the LeConte Center. All details at www.nqconline.com


Integrity Music recently celebrated surpassing one million subscribers on the label’s YouTube channel – putting it in the top one percent of all channels on the platform.

Integrity Music’s writers and artists produce some of the most familiar worship songs sung in churches around the world today, including “Way Maker” and “10,000 Reasons.” Integrity Music is part of David C Cook, a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials.

Faith-based organizations are called to stand out — to be different than the other organizations in their industry. Leaders of those faith-based organizations should also live differently, in accordance with Christ rather than the world, and part of that is accessing and understanding what the Bible says about leadership.

Read more in an article by FaithSearch Partners CEO Ed Fry HERE

Ham Broadcasting Company has submitted a deal worth $70,500 to acquire the gospel station “Heavenly 1070” WEKT/Elkton, KY from Brian Sidebottom’s M&R Broadcasting. 

Educational Communications of Colorado Springs has initiated a transaction of $15,000 to acquire KADE/Lake George, CO (91.7), from Michael Radio Group. Educational Communications of Colorado Springs is the proprietor of 16 contemporary Christian stations across Colorado.

American Christian Radio, led by Matthew Middlebrooke, has submitted an agreement to acquire KHBN/Beloit, KS (91.3), from Bethany Church of Lincoln County for a nominal sum of one dollar.

The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod has initiated a purchase agreement of $215,000 to acquire the St. Louis-based translator K283CI, licensed at 104.5 FM, from 104 Licenses. The Church intends to utilize the translator to simulcast its religious station, KFUO (850). In addition, they already own the religious station KZXFN (1380) within the same market. The brokerage for this transaction is being handled by Jorgenson Broadcast Brokerage.

Edee Gonzalez is exiting EMF where she has been Manager of Digital Content, and launching her own digital marketing company.

Edee says, “I want to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude for the support, friendship, and collaboration I have experienced during the 14 years I’ve served here!”


John Owens 8 years at WMIT/Black Mountain, NC
Glenn Moore
19 years at Glenn Moore Voice Overs/Imaging
Erin McLaughlin
2 years at Dunham+Company

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