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Industry News Bits Mon 3-14-22

The Sound of Life (Radio Network) GM Connie VanKleeck announces the addition of Coreen Sanchez to the staff. Coreen has filled the position of Community Engagement Coordinator and in her role will organize events, connect through the network’s social media and maintain relationships with ministry partners.

Connie tells HisAir, “We’re so glad to have her on board!”

The Sound of Life includes 12 frequencies covering most of the Hudson Valley, Capital Region and southern Adirondacks of New York. 

WFSH/Atlanta (104.7 The Fish) announces their new mid-day host is Kim Fitz. Most recently Kim has done weather/traffic/weekends on WFSH. Kim has been in radio 21 years and replaces Parks Stamper who retired recently. 

Kim’s bio says, “She started working in radio right out of high school in 2001. She has worked at other local stations until God guided her to The Fish. In 2013 she heard a live broadcast one afternoon on her way home. Beth Bacall stated The Fish Program Director Mike Blakemore was present, she did an immediate U Turn (carefully) and walked in handing him her information. Months later she began working at The Fish.” 

WCFT-LP/Dover, NJ (Crossway Radio) Executive Director/General Manager Robert Taylor tells HisAir the group was just awarded a new frequency. The new frequency at 89.1 and will cover areas of western New Jersey, including the towns of Washington, & Rouge New Jersey,  and areas of Pennsylvania’s North Lehigh Valley. Crossway Radio is operated by Calvary Chapel Morris Hills. 

Rob Regal is now handling mornings on NewLife Radio/Griffin, GA. Rob takes over “New Morning Praise” from VP/General Manager Mike Shelley.

Rob who is also Director of Operations says, “In the Bible, Paul urged the Thessalonians to continue encouraging and building up one another, knowing they were living in challenging times. My hope is to be an encouragement to you and your faith, wherever life finds you in the moment, through the ministry of New Morning Praise.”

The ministry of Gospel Radio Favorites (Brian Crowe) has acquired the full time online Southern Gospel Radio Station -Top Southern Gospel Radio ( topsoutherngospel.org)

Top Southern Gospel Radio is a non-profit Radio ministry featuring top Southern Gospel from yesterday and today, Bible teaching, artist interviews, humor and Top programming like Gospel Radio Favorites, Gaither Homecoming Radio, Dr. J. Vernon McGee. 

Brian Crowe states “I’m excited at the continued growth of our radio ministry and can’t wait to see how God uses this radio station to change lives”

Brian Curee with Killer Bee Marketing is always looking for ways to help more stations, personalities, artists, and labels.
Brian tells HisAir, “We launched a new podcast at the beginning of March called “Rethink Digital Podcast,” and we planned to launch a video-on-demand subscription service early this year. As I looked back at how much God has blessed us for taking the approach to serve first, we’ve decided to share these videos on our new YouTube Channel instead of charging! 🎉 The stations that KBM provides digital consulting and coaching will get access to unlisted videos that go even deeper into digital strategy. 😁

“Rethink Digital Podcast” episodes will begin to drop weekly on April 6th. The Killer Bee Marketing channel will feature the monthly LIVE KillerB Office Hour, training videos that cover multiple social media platforms and tools, KillerB Thoughts to remind and challenge all how to do digital with purpose, guest interviews, and much more.

You can subscribe to the YouTube Channel today at www.KillerB.tv and don’t forget to smash that notification bell to get alerts when new videos begin to drop this April.

Men of Radio Audio Warriors podcast hosted by Bill Scott and Darien Southerland has launched.

Episode 1 features WFSH/Atlanta (104.7 The Fish) morning co-host Kevin Avery. Take a listen and subscribe

WNPQ/Canton (95.9 The Light) makes the switch to KLOVE programming today. Jan Markowitz hosted her last local morning show today. In November 2021 EMF announced the purchase of WNPQ from Tuscarawas Broadcasting Co. for 850k. WNPQ is a Class A 4100 kw and will be EMF’s 20th station in Ohio.

Congratulations to Brant Hansen who is called “Christian Music’s Most Beloved Radio Personality” on the cover of the March edition of Christian Voice magazine.  

HisAir is saddened to report Harvey Thomas CBE, former Billy Graham Crusade Director, passed away on March 13th, 2022.

Mysti Jording celebrating 2 years at Family Life Radio
Susan Hart 4 years at The Christian Broadcasting Network

Prayer List:
Bill Scott
Fred Young

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