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Industry News Bits Mon 11-29-21

Shine.FM/Indianapolis (88.3) again hosted the Back of the Pack Beach Party at the Drumstick Dash with 15,000 participants on Thanksgiving morning. Shine.FM GM Brian McIntyre says the rain didn’t stop the festivities that benefited Wheeler Mission in Indy.

And by the way Brian, is celebrating his birthday today… check out the special video prepared by the Shine.FM staff HERE.

WCLQ/Wausau, WI (89Q) saw a record shattering fall pledge drive (Thanksgiving Sharathon) the week of November 15. WCLQ General Manager Coy Sawyer said, “we are adding staff and growing our outreach in North Central Wisconsin and our listeners stepped up with over 5,000 in gifts and pledges to ensure that growth vison. The goal was our largest increase to date and stretched our faith so it was encouraging to see us hit our goal early on Thursday.”

2022 Plans for 89Q include more hiring to facilitate the local on-air presence, local events, and building the new studio to mentor area high school and college students. “Our plan is to begin the program this spring or next fall. Once students are equipped, they will run the secondary stream and should we go HD, we will have that additional format run by the students.”

StowTown artists The Erwins were recently featured on the nationally-syndicated Todd Starnes Show. A former Fox News anchor and an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and radio commentator, Starnes chatted with The Erwins about several career milestones, including the group’s 2021 GRAMMY® nomination for their seasonal set, What Christmas Really Means. Along with The Erwins, Starnes’ guests for the day included U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and U.S. Rep. Scott Perry.

Siblings Keith, Kody, Kris and Katie Erwin joined Starnes at KWAM/Memphis, flagship station of the Todd Starnes Show. In addition to covering breaking news, the caller-driven program—airing daily on 70 affiliates around the country—weaves Starnes’ unique down-home humor with interviews featuring major newsmakers, entertainers and political leaders

KVNE/Tyler is collecting donations during their annual holiday drive to benefit Hiway 80 Rescue Mission, who provides hygiene care packages for those experiencing homelessness. The goal is to collect supplies for 2,000 care packages by the Dec. 12 deadline. 

Jennifer Bailey, KVNE Vice President of Marketing says, “With the pandemic there is an even greater need for the community for those who’ve been displaced, lost families, et cetera. Our goal is to bless that many people that have been struggling with homelessness in our partnership with Hiway 80 Rescue Mission,”

KKFS/Sacramento (103.9 The Fish) morning co-host Matt Bisiaux produced the “Day Before Thanksgiving Day Parade” for the 2nd year. Last year when all the parades were cancelled for Thanksgiving, Matt had a great idea to create one with a little “Radio Theater.”  

KKFS APD/mornings Amanda Carroll tells HisAir. “It was so popular, we did it again this year and it has now become a Fish Sacramento tradition. I personally think it’s a work of radio art! We had many “floats” sponsored by our local clients, and midday host, Mike Allen on the field talking with our clients from the “parade route.”

A link to the audio file is HERE. And don’t miss Amanda’s feature guest article this week “Creating Content That Connects” HERE

Killer Bee Marketing is holding a FREE live webinar on this Friday, December 3rd at NOON (EST) to thank Christian Radio. The Killer Bee team will share some more KILLER Christmas ideas your radio station can use on digital. KBM’s Brian Curee says, “Bring your lunch because we’ll also be talking about planning for digital in 2022.”

This will be an event filled with good cheer and laughter. It’s Killer Bee Marketing’s gift to all of their friends in Christian radio. Register today at HERE.

Dan Ratcliffe celebrates 21 years at Salem Media/Atlanta 

Prayer List:
Doug Dayton
Mark Giles

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