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Industry News Bits MON 1-16-23

Chris Stigall (Photo: Business Wire)Salem announced today “The Chris Stigall Podcast” has officially joined the Salem Podcast Network, effective today, January 16, 2023. The podcast will continue to release one episode each weekday.

In addition to hosting the podcast, which launched in 2019, Stigall has hosted “Philadelphia’s Morning Answer” on AM 990, The Answer (WNTP) since joining Salem in November of 2019. He previously hosted successful shows at Audacy’s WPHT/Philadelphia and Cumulus Media’s KCMO/Kansas City, among others. Stigall will continue with his morning duties in Philadelphia and mid-day duties in Kansas City.

“I want to thank the Salem Podcast Network for bringing our podcast into their family of great shows,” Stigall said. “As a radio guy my entire career, I wasn’t sure how the podcast version would be received when we launched. Our advertising partners who invested in the show early as well as the smartest audience in the digital space have helped our young podcast crest four million downloads, and we’re just getting started!”

Jenna Ellis is the new morning voice on American Family Radio. Her show, Jenna Ellis in the Morning weekdays, 7-8 a.m. CT). She replaces longtime AFR talk show host,Sandy Rios who announced ger retirement last November, but will continue to produce a weekly podcast, “Sandy Rios 24/7,” in partnership with AFR. Previously, Ellis served as legal counsel to President Donald Trump during his term of office. 

Ellis does not define her vocation as a career, but a ministry. She believes all Christians are ultimately fulfilling the Great Commission.

“Every job I’ve taken,” she stated, “including this one, has been because I have prayed, ‘Here I am Lord, send me.’ I pursue opportunities I know God is giving me in ministry regardless of whether or not it’s the best career trajectory.”


Pernell Hill has exited his Sr Manager in Ministry Innovations position at KSBJ/Houston. Pernell was with KSBJ 9 years and plans to focus more on building his business Hill & Hall organizational coaching.

Christian station 1550 WKBA/Roanoke, VA (1550) and translator W226CN (93.1) have flipped to a Classic Country format after being sold.

Amanda Cherry has exited the Office/Billing Manager position at WDJC/Birmingham.

Police are still investigating the destruction of two radio towers belonging to WSJS/Winston-Salem (AM 600) by vandals. The Class B station’s signal and an FM translator at 101.5 have been affected, but three other translators were not impacted.

WSJS is the primary station for “The Truth Network,” a group of 17 stations owned by Stu Epperson Jr’s Truth Broadcasting Corporation which primarily broadcasts Christian and Bible-based content in North Carolina, Virginia, Iowa, and Utah. The station serves the Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point markets in North Carolina with a 5 kW directional signal and features a talk and sports radio format.
















Bob Lubell 28 years at WDBX/Chattanooga
Jeff McLaughlin 19 years at McLaughlin Music Group
Andrew Adams 13 years at Salem Media
David L’Herroux 16 years at United Christian Broadcasters
Chris Wallace 14 years at Food For The Poor 
Kris Love 10 years at Centricity Music
Bob Butts 28 years at Truth For Life
Wayne Shepherd 16 years at Wayne Shepherd Communications 
Bruce Barrows 14 years at KNWI/Des Moines
Matt Elkins celebrates 26 years at Family Life Radio
Al Ross 26 years at KSWP/Lufkin

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