Industry News Bits Fri 8-27-21
WJQK/Grand Rapids (JOY99) PD/mornings Tommy Dylan checks in with HisAir. Tommy says, “Last week, I truly felt a prompting for JOY 99 to help the earthquake, and tropical storm Grace victims, of Haiti. That country is hurting. Thanks to our great relationship with Food For The Poor, (FFTP) JOY99 pulled together a 6 hour “emergency relief” campaign. Within 24 hours, we had a plan in place. Tommy and Brooke hit the air with a goal of 1 shipping container, ($16,000) delivered to Haiti. With the help of our FFTP friends, Paul and Anitra, in 6 short hours, West Michigan donated over $28,000. These were all pure Gifts from the heart. There was NO matching money. NO “call now” incentives. God used JOY99 today!”
ChristGEO network announces husband and wife team Michael and Theresa Sheets will be co-hosting an interview talk show on the network. The show will feature numerous interesting guests from various walks of life and backgrounds with a Christian perspective to the business.
Congratulations to CCMG artist Anne Wilson on being the first female Christian Artist in Billboard History to have her first single go #1. This has never happened in the 18 years Billboard has been keeping charts. Anne’s debut song “My Jesus” is the first female to have a debut single go #1 at Christian Airplay since the chart launched in 2003.