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Industry News Bits Mon 12-20-21

Edward G. Atsinger III (Photo: Business Wire)Salem Media Group, Inc. announced today that Edward G. Atsinger III, Salem’s current Chief Executive Officer, will transition to the newly created role of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors effective January 1, 2022. Additionally, its Board of Directors has appointed David Santrella to become Chief Executive Officer.

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WSOH/Bellefontaine OH (Shine FM) has changed its name to Rise FM. Founder and GM Mark Boyer said “God provided us with a new challenge to force us to grow as a station, and we are rising to the occasion.” 

“When we sat down as a staff to discuss a new name, our focus was finding one that would fit well with the current state of our world. But also a name that would be ‘a call to action’ for believers.

“Our staff and board are excited about our new name and expect God to continue to use our stations to be a voice of hope across our community. We will continue to bring the message of God’s love and salvation to thousands each day. We will continue to be a place for you to find calm, comfort  and encouragement.”

In the spring of 2012, Shine FM was launched from a studio based in downtown Bellefontaine, with two radio signals — 88.5 FM Kenton and 88.9 FM Bellefontaine, which continue to operate today. In addition to this expanded reach, Rise FM has recently moved its studios/offices into a new space.

Aaron Lucrezio tells HisAir as of January 1, 2022 he will be stepping down from the position as Production Manager at ALIVE Radio/Cohoes, NY. 

KKEQ/Grand Forks (Your QFM) “Better To Give” promotion was a huge success again this year.

KKEQ PD Josh Jones tells HisAir, “We invite our listeners to nominate families who may have had a tough year and could use a financial blessing.  Over 300 nominations came in.  This year, thanks to tithing dollars, local businesses and private donations, we were able to bless 48 families with $500 gifts.  We usually plan on doing 20, but this year was incredible!  The Lord is doing something amazing.”


The Christmas Hope Network gains more stations. Stations added include: WRJZ/Knoxville (620 AM), WLGE/Johnstown, PA (101.3 FM), WXVA/Winchester, VA (102.9 FM), KKC/Bagley, MN (96.7 FM), KRJM/Mahnomen, MN (101.5 FM). Christmas Hope will air on stations in over 30 markets coast to coast again this year from Christmas Eve to Christmas morning – 12 Midnight to 6am EST (11p-5a Central)

Christmas Hope features interview segments, live on-air call-ins, selected Christmas music, and appropriate meditations to encourage and offer the Hope which is inherent in the message of this special holiday. Giving positive Faith-based encouragement to many who are up feeling depressed, stressed out and hopeless. But what’s unique about Christmas Hope is what happens off air. Christmas Hope offers listeners the opportunity to have confidential conversations with certified master life coaches who are standing by to take their calls and provide a friendly, comforting voice of Hope and encouragement in the night, at a stressful time of the year.

There’s still time to affiliate. Contact Jim Glogowski: 713-385-5470.

At WNPQ/Canton (95.9 The Light) Jan Markowitz will be moving from afternoons to mornings starting Jan 1st. Jan will hold down mornings until EMF closes on their purchase of WNPQ.

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