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Industry News Bits MON 2-6-23

TWR is asking the Christian Radio & Records Industry to remember Turkey in your thoughts & prayers today. The twin earthquakes have killed thousands of people and destroyed thousands of buildings in Turkey and Syria and have also have taken a toll on Christian media in the region.

“The most damaged city is Antioch,” said Paul,* the general manager of a Christian media ministry in Turkey known as Shema Media Group. “We had a radio station there. Also, we don’t have a signal.”

Paul and his team are ministry friends of TWR, also known as Trans World Radio, a multinational Christian media mission.

The quakes registered magnitudes of 7.8 and 7.5, the region’s strongest in decades, according to media reports. The second quake’s epicenter was about 60 miles from the first.


The 65th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS were given out last night and Southern gospel was represented by the award “Best Roots Gospel Album.”   

The big winner is The Urban Hymnal from The Tennessee State University Marching Band. 

The other nominees were:
Let’s Just Praise The Lord by The Gaither Vocal Band
Confessio- Irish American Hymns– Keith and Kristyn Getty
The Willie Nelon Family– Willie Nelson
2:22- Karen Peck & New River


Former KLTY/Dallas morning host Frank Reed is featured in a piece in The Daily Citizen (Published by Focus on the Family). Frank retired from the KLTY morning show at the end of last year and is now hosts host of the new “KeepTheFaith Dallas-Fort Worth” that airs on KLTY Sunday mornings and weekdays 5 to 6 a.m.

Read the article HERE.


A Celebration of Life Service for Randy Zachary will be held Sat Feb 25 at 11am at EV Free Church 1193 Filbert Avenue, Chico, CA. All that can attend are invited. Randy’s wife Monica posted on FB, “The Zachary family would to thank everyone for ALL the messages, texts, calls, cards and flowers we have received. It is quite overwhelming and if we haven’t thanked you personally, please know that it has all been appreciated. We are still getting through all the messages that have been posted. We look forward to seeing you on the 25th.”

Longtime Christian Radio host Randy Zachary sadly passed away last week.


NEW JOB OPENING ALERT:
Pillar Media (STAR 99.1 NJ and STAR 93.3 Cincinnati) is looking for a full-time innovative development professional responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and securing major gifts to Pillar Media. This role functions as part of the Development team, reporting to the Director of Philanthropy and Advancement.

If interested go HERE


Milestones:
Joe Buchanan 3 years at WCIC/Peoria
Jason Crabb 3 years ago signed with Red Street Records


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