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Industry News Bits MON 3-27-23

Fundraisers this week .. Family Life Radio/Tucson .. Shine.FM/Chicago .. Word FM/Harleysville, PA .. WMIT/Asheville .. KTSY/Boise .. KSBJ/Houston .. KNWI/Des Moines .. KNWC/Sioux Falls .. KJNW/Kansas City .. KDNW/Duluth .. KBNJ/Corpus Cristi

Family Radio/Franklin, TN has Point of Grace taking the microphones this week on the Afternoon show. POG will share stories and songs all week as fill in guest hosts.

God’s Pit Crew volunteers and staff are returning to eastern Kentucky to rebuild a home for a family who lost everything in last summer’s floods. At the same time, the Immediate Response Team is deploying to Mississippi to help victims of a massive tornado that caused catastrophic damage and loss of life. The Smith family of Letcher, Kentucky lost their home and all their belongings when floodwaters ravaged their area. God’s Pit Crew will rebuild, furnish, and decorate a new home for them in just two weeks, for free.

Suzanne Boase Honeycutt, Director, Public and Media Relations says, “We cleared debris, mucked out homes, removed trees, and delivered emergency supplies including our Blessing Buckets filled with non-perishable food, hygiene items, first-aid, a Bible, and an encouraging note. Meantime, our Immediate Response Team will leave our headquarters Tuesday morning, March 28th, to help victims of the catastrophic tornado that hit Mississippi last Friday night. We will spend at least two weeks in Winona, one of the hardest-hit areas with the fewest resources, to help victims and distribute supplies. Our highly-trained volunteers will muck out homes, cut trees, remove debris, and tarp roofs. We are also loading numerous tractor-trailers with emergency supplies, including tarps, water, Gatorade, and Blessing Buckets, and sending them to several locations in Mississippi.”

God’s Pit Crew President Randy Johnson says, “Our hearts break for all those who are hurting in the midst of these terrible disasters. The destruction in Mississippi is catastrophic. We are grateful to be able to deploy volunteers and provide tractor-trailer loads of supplies to help.”

National Radio Personality and Entrepreneur, Amanda Carroll, has launched a new podcast for her innovative, new Podcast platform, The “Brave Podcast Network.”

Sean Donohue, (El Dorado Hills, CA)  the dad of 3 daughters who went viral on TikTok with his short form videos helping parents solve painful patterns and thrive, is joining the Brave Podcast Network (BPN) to launch “The Sean Donohue Show.” The Sean Donohue Show”  will release episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.

With over 545,000 followers, Donohue specializes in coaching life skills and high-level emotional intelligence tools to parents, children, teens and 20s through his parents club and parenting courses at www.parentingmodernteens.com.  He has helped thousands of young men and women become mature, kind, responsible, successful adults; many of whom have now become happy, healthy parents themselves.

“I’m thrilled to join Amanda Carroll’s Brave Podcast Network,” said Donohue. “Her personal approach to helping creators like myself bring their content to podcasting is a perfect fit.”

Donohue will discuss topics like screen addiction, power struggles, and how to build a home of healthy boundaries in an uplifting and humorous way with his co-host, Jordan Steel award winning meteorologist with “The Weather Channel” and father of 3, will provide practical advice on how to navigate common parenting issues while providing inspiring stories from their own fatherhood journeys.

“I’m honored to bring this life changing content into the podcasting space,” said Amanda Carroll, founder & CEO of BPN. The Family Coach has personally helped me navigate parenting 3 teenagers. Donohue is a perfect fit for our mission at BPN; to help our listeners (and talent) live a strong and courageous life. This podcast will improve all of our families.

For more information about BPN or The Sean Donohue Show please visit www.bravepodcastnetwork.com or follow @bravepodcastnetwork on Instagram. If you would like your podcast to be considered for the Brave Podcast Network, or you have a burning desire to launch your own podcast. Email amanda@bravepodcastnetwork.com

From all over Central Ontario and even as far as Prince Edward Island, CJLF/Barrie, ONT (LIFE 100.3) listeners came together for another successful Sharathon fundraiser last week. The fundraiser reached 110% of its $4,000 Monthly goal and $125% of its $200,000 One-Time goal! During the 3-day radio fundraiser, over 30 volunteers came in to answer phones and take donations. Several dozen pastors and music artists also came by to show their support and over a dozen businesses joined in, offering to match listener donations.

“We’re always so honored that listeners are willing to financially support our radio station and excited for what’s the come in the year ahead,” says Steve Jones, General Manager of LIFE 100.3.

LIFE 100.3 has repeater stations in Owen Sound at 90.1FM, Peterborough at 89.3FM and in Huntsville at 98.9FM and can be heard online at lifeonline.fm.

Pictured the LIFE 100.3 on air studio with staff and special musical guests Suanesha and Matt Maw

Daywind Records’ top-selling soloist, Grammy® and multi-Dove Award-winning Joseph Habedank, joins leading CCM artists/songwriters Mac Powell, Joseph O’Brien, and Hope Darst in Franklin, Tennessee, on Tuesday, March 28th at 7:30pm CST for the Redbird Common Writers Round.  

Joseph Habedank states, “I am so grateful for this unique opportunity to share the songs I’ve written with a brand-new audience. When Rebecca Jones approached me about being a part of Redbird Common last year at the Dove Awards, I was so excited.  I can’t wait to share the stage with such fantastic Christian songwriters and artists.” 


New Job Alert:
With the pending sale of KCVO/Camdenton, MO (Spirit FM) to Northwestern Media a new station manager and Program Director on air talent will be needed. NWM has started their search.

Station Manager listing HERE

Program Director listing HERE

Convoy of Hope is responding to last Friday nights tornadoes that tore through Mississippi, leaving a 100-mile path of destruction. At least 26 people have been confirmed dead. Search and rescue operations are underway as people remain trapped in their homes.

Convoy of Hope’s Jared Mitchell says, “Our teams are on the ground, and relief supplies are being distributed. Watch the latest update from Convoy of Hope President Hal Donaldson regarding the response.”

HisAir is deeply saddened to report Deborah Johnson of Heaven’s Mountain Band has gone home to be with the Lord after having a severe stroke last week. Please lift up her husband, Roger, and all the Johnson family in your prayers during this difficult time.

 Les Butler states, “Heaven’s Mountain Band and the Johnson family are very special to me. Our relationship goes well past being their producer and label owner. They are dear friends. We have traveled together, played and sang music together and most importantly we’ve worshiped together. I’ve spent many nights in Bro. Roger and Mrs. Debbie’s home and they always made me feel like family. Of course, we are family. We will miss sister Debbie, but not for long!”

WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) afternoon show (Shadow and Coppelia) debuts 4 years ago
Dana McMullen 2 years at KWFC/Springfield

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