Industry News Bits Mon 10-25-21

The last 18 months have been challenging in Washington D.C. It’s a market like few other places in the country. In a commuter-heavy area, COVID lockdowns dramatically affected listening habits. But, in spite of those challenges, God has continued to meet the needs of WGTS/Wash DC. The station recently finished the Fall Fundraiser by exceeding the goal, thanks to a dramatic, miracle finish. 

“It is an amazing thing to see the people of the greater Washington DC region come together to share Christ, to share the hope and encouragement that comes from knowing him. Hitting the goal is great – thinking of the lives that God will touch as a result of the effort is truly special and eternal,” said WGTS GM & President Kevin Krueger.

For more information, visit VidareCreative.com. Pictured L-R WGTS morning co host Blanca, Vidare Creative’s Bill Scott, WGTS morning co-host Jerry Woods.


Remember these stations having fall fundraisers this week.. WayFM.. 


Corry Reynolds joins Salem Media Seattle as PD and production director. Reynolds served with Salem in the past in both Portland and Honolulu.


Working with national partner Radio Evangile, TWR West Africa is launching a new FM radio station in the Côte d’Ivoire capital of Yamoussoukro. Côte d’Ivoire also known as Ivory Coast, officially the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, is a country located on the south coast of West Africa.

Over 450,000 people make up the potential audience for broadcasts comprising gospel messages in a wide variety of formats. The programming will include a blend of gospel teaching and discipling programs, along with everyday practical information on matters such as child care, health and economic development.


52md GMA Dove Awards Recaps:

To watch the 52nd Dove Awards on demand on the TBN app: CLICK HERE 

The 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards were handed out Tuesday night, October 19th, 2021, in Nashville. The show, under the banner Stronger Together, aired Friday night exclusively on TBN and was simulcast on SiriusXM The Message. CeCe Winans and Jason Ingram led the night with the 4 awards each with Winans winning Gospel Artist of the Year and Ingram winning Songwriter of the Year (Non-Artist). for KING & COUNTRY took home three awards including Artist of the Year, the top honor of the night. Chris Brown of Elevation Worship and Steven Furtick also each won three awards including Song of the Year for “The Blessing.” Dynamic performers Maverick City Music claimed New Artist of the Year with Contemporary Artist of the Year going to We The Kingdom. See the full list of winners here

One of music’s most lauded groups, The Isaacs, continue to garner applaud for their work in 2021.  Tonight, Songs For Times took home top honors at the 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards for “Bluegrass/Roots/Country Album of the Year.” Additionally, the 2020 GMA Hall of Fame members and the latest members of the Grand Ole Opry offered a rousing performance of their current single “The American Face,” on the TBN broadcast of the awards show. The awards will re-air Saturday on TBN, please check local listings.

Integrity Music is excited to announce they have won four GMA Dove Awards.

The Provident Entertainment family of artists, labels, songwriters, and publishers are pleased to announce they received an astounding 25 GMA Dove Awards during the 52nd Annual awards show held earlier this week in Nashville, TN. With a theme of “Stronger Together,” the recognized winners, including the top award for Song Of The Year (“The Blessing”), are across all Provident Entertainment entities – Provident Label Group, RCA Inspiration, Distribution, and Essential Music Publishing.


Milestones:
Joy Ravela 1 year at The Light/Melbourne
Jamin Baxter 4 years at Moody Radio
Pat Rulon 18 years at Bott Radio Network
KAMB/Merced (Celebration Radio) celebrates its 54th Anniversary
WXOK/Baton Rouge celebrating its 68 year anniversary
Rick Killingsworth 27 years at Salem Web Network

Prayer List:
Jim Marshall (father)


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