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Industry News Bits Mon 2-14-22

Obadiah Haybin (Left) has joined WayFM for overnights. Haybin was morning host at RadioU/Columbus from 2002 to June last year, he also hosts shows at KOAY/Boise (Project 88.7) and SOS Radio/Las Vegas.

Chris Chicago has moved to 7-midnight. Chris exited NGEN in Jan 2021 and joined WayFM in last June.

WKJA/Barberton, OH (Heartfelt Radio) is celebrating its 2nd anniversary.

WKJA (91.9-FM) is owned by Christian Healthcare Ministries, a voluntary cost-sharing ministry. CHM purchased the radio station in late 2018 and after a year of construction launched the 24,000 watts station. The WKJA format is to provide an eclectic mix of Christian music and programming, including some children’s programming. Longtime Northeast Ohio radio broadcaster Mark Zimmerman hosts mornings with interviews of local Christian leaders as well as internationally-known Christian speakers and musicians.

REMINDER: Submissions for Station of the Year and nominations for the CMB Special Awards deadline is this Friday 2/18.

The CMB Station Of The Year Awards are presented to stations who show outstanding achievement in on-air presentation, community service/kingdom impact and digital media. For more information and eligibility requirements visit the Station of the Year page. The CMB Special Awards include the Community Service Award, the Industry Achievement Award, and the Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award. Awards are presented at Momentum in June.

Following the release of “Letting Go” in January, PLG artists Switch announces the release of their latest single, “Covered.” Both singles will be on the group’s upcoming album, Better View, Part II, releasing March 11th. Sung by Switch member Cassidy Estevez, “Covered” is an upbeat song that describes the lightness we feel when we put our trust solely in Jesus.

“The song reminds us that we don’t have to know all the answers to know that Jesus has us covered,” said Estevez. “Even in the middle of uncertainty, we can find freedom when we choose to trust God’s plan for our lives.”

HisAir is saddened to hear the passing of Jon Skillman. Jon had a long career in Christian Radio including former Former CDR Radio Program & Operations Director at Cedarville University.


Joey Kovacik 27 years at KSBJ/Houston
Steven Speegle 2 years at WJIA/Guntersville, AL
Paul Tipton celebrates 32 years with Christian FM this month
Josh Svendsen 9 years at KKJM/St Cloud
Brian Mayes 22 years at Nashville Publicity Group
Jen Allen 4 years at Curb Word

Prayer List:
Doug Doran
Laura Chase (Father)

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