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Industry News Bits MON 1-9-23

Gospel Radio Favorites welcomes another affiliate station CGR – Community Growth Radio in Vancouver, WA. GRF will air Saturday and Sunday at 12 noon PT. CGR – Community Growth Radio is a station designed specifically for the blind and disabled.

GRF host Brian Crowe states “I am thrilled that God has grown our syndicated ministry to over 1700 radio stations and I am thrilled to be a part of CGR in Washington. We are honored to help this great station!”

Mike Crispi (Photo: Business Wire)Salem announced today that “Mike Crispi Unafraid” has officially joined the Salem Podcast Network beginning today, January 9, 2023. The podcast, which launched in 2022, is hosted by Mike Crispi and will release one episode each weekday.

Crispi is an experienced television reporter, talk show host, and political operative throughout the Northeast. During the 2020 election, he provided live coverage of political rallies and grassroots conservative events on Right Side Broadcasting. In the last year, he has hosted one of the most popular live shows on Rumble. He has worked on multiple campaigns at both the state and federal levels, including his own Congressional campaign in New Jersey.

“It is a great honor to join forces with Salem Media,” Crispi said. “I have long admired their hosts, programming, and vision for the future of conservative media. This podcast has been a success since we started it last year, and I couldn’t think of a more genuine and authentic partner to help take it to the next level.”

Rock the Universe, Florida’s biggest Christian music festival is returning for its 25th year.. Vero Beach, FL based Christian FM is giving away tickets to Universal Orlando Resort for the events to be held on January 27th and 28th. Also, one youth leader will win tickets to take a group of 15 to Universal Orlando Resort.

Rock the Universe will include music from Skillet, Zach Williams, Tauren Wells among others are set to perform.

Christian Radio Business:

WJSG/Richmond, NC (104.3) has been sold to the Good News Network Radio. GNN is a family owned group of radio stations based in Groveton, Georgia, that provides Christian programming in the Southeastern United States. For 31 years seller Jackson Broadcasting operated WJSG, known as G104, and focused on playing Christian music to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.  WJSG FM owner Sherill Jackson said in a statement. “The Bible tells us there is a season to everything under heaven. God has led me to the next phase of my walk with Him. I am retiring from a broadcasting career that spanned over 50 years. From the bottom of my heart. Thank you and God Bless.”

Covenant Community Ministries, Inc.’s is purchasing WEZO/Augusta GA (Gospel 1230 The Blaze) for $425,000.

Manuel Arroyo is acquiring 102.3 W272BA Cocoa Beach/FL from National Christian Network for $20,000. The deal includes a CP to move to 93.9 and lists the originating station as 91.5 WMIE/Coco Beach (91.5 FM) for W272BA.

NRB 2023 announces Forum topics that will include: 

  • What the Church Is Doing Internationally
  • Cancel Culture
  • Critical Theory and Its Impact in the Church and Marketplace
  • How Christians Are Framed in the Media Today
  • Alliance Defending Truth
  • Living in the DobbsEra: Life After Roe
  • Abraham Accords
  • Gender Confusion
  • PLUS: Valuable media, marketing, leadership, and strategy discussions from the Talks and Workshop stages

Registration for NRB 2023 International Christian Media Convention (May 22-25, 2023, at Orlando World Center Marriott) is now in full swing. Early bird pricing will end January 27, 2023. Learn more and register at www.nrbconvention.org

Johnny & Stacey Stone celebrate 6 years at WGTS/Wash DC

Prayer List:
Dave Margalotti

Lauren Talley is asking for urgent prayer for her step-son, Landon. Landon ‘s doctors have decided to pursue a more aggressive treatment. Landon is currently undergoing radiation treatments at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. These treatments will continue through February. 

Becky Isaacs Bowman needs prayers as she continues recovering from a very serious car crash. 

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