Industry News Bits Fri 9-16-22
Fundraisers this week.. Family Life Radio/Tucson .. WKJD/Columbus, IN (Bridge FM) and sister WYGS/Columbus .. KJTM-LP/Lincoln, NE (TiM FM)
Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – Aug 2022
WCSG/Grand Rapids – 9.3 #1
WJQK/Grand Rapids – 2.1
WPNW/Grand Rapids – 0.3
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Moody Radio PD for Digital Stations “Praise and Worship Channel” and “Majesty Radio: Hymns and Inspirational Favorites” Joe Pitt (at left) has been promoted to Moody Radio National Music Director. Pitt joined Moody Radio in Sep 2020. His previous radio experience includes MD at WRTB/Rockford (95.9 The Bull), APD with WPKR/Appleton, WI (NASH-FM) and Morning Show Producer at WZSR/Suburban Chicago (Star 105.5).
EMF is purchasing KJYV/The Dalles, OR a Class C3 facility 96.5 @ 1929ft. Seller is Open Sky Radio Corp.
In less than two weeks, National Quartet Convention (NQC 2022) will welcome thousands of Gospel music lovers to Pigeon Forge, TN’s LeConte Center! This year, the annual event is held from September 25 to October 1, 2022.
Thousands of Gospel music lovers will descend upon one of America’s premiere vacation destinations to enjoy countless hours of music, challenging and inspirational messages, and moments that will be cherished memories for years to come.
“We are very excited about this year’s NQC,” said NQC Executive Vice President Clarke Beasley. “So many special events are planned, including a stellar class of SGMA Hall of Fame inductees, the historic reunion of one of Gospel Music’s greatest groups, the Inspirations, and one of the largest and most complex productions we have ever staged, Song of a Lifetime hosted and produced by Phil Cross featuring the First Baptist Atlanta Choir and Orchestra.”
NQC – the National Quartet Convention – was founded in 1957 by gospel music legend and former backup vocalist for Elvis Presley, J.D. Sumner, who co-produced the event with James Blackwood.
Christian Media and Arts Australia (CMAA) Excellence in Media Awards were given out at the Connect22 Conference. See awards HERE. CMAA awards acknowledge the vision, passion, skill and effort of people and organizations seeking to share the hope of Jesus through media and the arts.
The 2022 awards were announced at the Official Ceremony including Dinner on the evening of September 13th at Mantra on View, Gold Coast.
The People’s Choice Music Awards are organized by CMAA and winners were announced alongside the 2022 CMAA Excellence in Media Awards.
Favorite Christian music artist this year went to For King and Country. Lauren Daigle took the International Artist of the Year and Brooke Ligertwood won New Zealand Artist of the Year.
Throughout the hot summer days, WBDX/Chattanooga (J103) partnered with the Chattanooga Police Department to serve popsicles to children at local youth and family development centers. J103 and local police officers brought popsicles to over 300 children in 7 different communities around Chattanooga and helped children to understand the role of law enforcement.
The children loved the opportunity to hang out with police officers, ask questions about their job, and try on some of the police gear. Major Daniel Jones, Special Operations Command with the Chattanooga Police Department said, “It was fantastic to see all the smiling faces from the kids at the youth and family development centers. These interactions are essential to building stronger relationships with every segment and age of our society. To do this over some popsicles added a lot of flavor.”
Chris Thompson 2 years at KGGN/Hemet, CA (102.5 The Vine)
Joseph Pitt 2 years at Moody Radio/Chicago
Jack Haveman 15 years at WGNB/Zeeland, MI (Moody Radio)
Coppelia Acevedo (Mother)