Industry News Bits Fri 9-30-22
Fundraisers this week… YNOP/Kalispell .. KNWS/Waterloo .. KDNW/Duluth .. KGBI/Omaha .. KCBI/Dallas .. WGTS/Wash DC .. KJNW/Kansas City ..
The KLTY/Dallas morning host Frank Reed “Farewell Coffee Tour” is underway stopping at locations around the metroplex. The stops started last week and will conclude with Franks last day on the air Dec 23rd.
Longtime KLTY morning host Frank Reed announced his retirement on the air Sep 12th. Reed has been with KLTY nearly 31 years with 21 years on the KLTY morning show.
Hurricane Ian knocked WJYO/Ft Myers, FL (Kingdom FM) off the air. On Wednesday at about 1pm the WJYO studio and transmitter lost power and the station went dark. A temporary stream is up and running thanks to the volunteer help of Christian Radio vet Ron Maxwell.
Ron, who lives in St Petersburg, has volunteered to help the station restore audio by building a remote stream to feed their apps.
Ron is asking for help, “Can anyone assist me in how I can transfer/download some teaching programs? I need help for the most simple ways to locate and transfer/download daily programs. I am about 120 miles from Fort Myers in Saint Petersburg. For the technical interests, I purchased an extra Station Playlist Radio Automation software program, Stereo Tool for audio processing is being used at 64k aac+. Steve Warren at Music1 generously provided a music-program scheduling program. It is hit and miss, but when ever possible, I am interviewing Art Ramos President/CEO for updates and airing them on the stream. Again, thank you so very much for any assistance you can offer.”
WJYO Pres/CEO Art Ramos gave an update, listen HERE.
Reach out to Ron at email@example.com
In the midst of Fall fundraising season, Hurricane Ian has left a devastating path in its wake, with the Carolina’s now sheltering in place as we speak. Convoy of Hope is actively searching for a location in Ft. Meyers to set up our Point of Distribution.
Regional Director, Partner Engagement Jared Mitchell says, “We will be fully operational and serving survivors soon. If you would like to join the effort with Convoy and other Christian radio stations, you can contact me directly to discuss options, or simply link our logo on your website to convoy.org/radio“
Cindy Alexander joins WAKW/Cincinnati (Star 93.3) as the new Sales Assistant.
This week WTGN/Lima celebrates its 56th anniversary on the air.
WTGN was founded in 1965 and signed on one year later. At first operating hours were from 8 am–8 pm daily, it slowly developed into a full-time schedule in 1968 becoming Lima’s first 24/7 radio station. Its original studios were located just a block east of its transmitter site on Elida Road (State Route 309). The station was later instrumental in developing Christian television station WTLW in 1976 which came on the air in 1982.
In 1984 a new studio and office facility was opened at the Elida Road transmitter site. It became affiliated with the Moody Broadcasting Network in 1986. A network of low-power translators re-broadcasting WTGN began in 1990.
WTGN Morning host Linda Yeager tells HisAir, “One of our co-founders, Stanley Tam recently turned 107 years old. Yes, 107! We are blessed to have him in Lima. He still loves to talk about Jesus and share the good news of the Gospel!”
Fred Young celebrates 7 years at WPHN/Gaylord, MI
Cori Casady celebrates 20 years at Christian Broadcasting, Inc. in Anchorage, AK.
WTGN/Lima celebrates its 56th year on the air
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