Industry News

Industry News Bits Mon 3-7-22

Christian Music Broadcasters announced finalists for the 2022 CMB Special Awards. Winners are announced at Momentum this June in Orlando.

Industry Achievement Award

Jim Campbell / Founder RTN
Andrea Kleid / Boxer Poet
Jason Sharp / Northwestern Media
Johnny Stone / WGTS
Lisa Williams / Northwestern Media

Community Service Award

Boost Radio / St Louis
Hope Media Group / Houston
KCBI / Dallas
WNWC / Madison
KKJM / St Cloud

Rich Mullis Artist Impact Award

Chris Tomlin
Lauren Daigle
Point Of Grace

A call to prayer for Ukraine has led KCBI/Dallas and Texas Baptist Men, a Christian disaster relief organization, to partner in ministering to refugees at a church shelter in Lviv, West Ukraine.

When Russia invaded Ukraine, KCBI’s Kelly Corday and Bethany Lindsay immediately recognized the need to call KCBI listeners to prayer.  “Our listener likely woke up to a zillion ‘PRAY FOR UKRAINE’ graphics in her social feed,” said Kelly, KCBI’s Program Director.  “She’s asking, ‘What’s this all about? What do I do? How should I pray?’”

Texas Baptist Men reached out, asking KCBI to partner in putting up a church shelter in West Ukraine for war refugees, providing food, water, clothing, blankets and Bibles.  Ten thousand dollars would finance one shelter.

“Because of the generosity of our listeners, we were able to immediately commit $10,000,” said Bethany, KCBI’s Director of Donor Relations.  “We decided to devote a day on air to pray for Ukraine and offer listeners the opportunity to match that $10,000 to multiply Texas Baptist Men’s efforts.”

God moved on KCBI’s Day of Hope: One Day. One Church. One Mission. Thursday, March 3. The response was nothing short of remarkable.  Listeners tripled the $10,000 goal, allowing KCBI to send a total of $40,000 to further Texas Baptist Men’s ministry to Ukrainian refugees fleeing through Lviv and along the Polish border.

“God worked in an amazing way through KCBI,” said Mickey Lenamon, Texas Baptist Men Executive Director/CEO. “We are blown away and incredibly thankful for the support. Because of the overwhelming generosity of the KCBI family, families will have meals to eat. Parents will have someone to pray with. Children will have safe places to rest their heads. Most importantly, Ukrainians will know God loves every one of them.”

And that’s not all.  KCBI’s Sonny Delfyette is traveling with Texas Baptist Men to Warsaw to tell the stories of how God is working through listeners’ gifts as part of a KCBI mini-documentary, “One Week Near Warsaw.”

“Sonny’s willingness to make his way to Poland to help tell the stories of how God is working because of prayer and provision from our listeners, is courageous,” Kelly said. “We ask you to pray for his protection, and for that of Texas Baptist Men.”

Salem Radio Network talk host Mike Gallagher embedded with the 1,000-vehicle long “People’s Convoy” this weekend, and will broadcast exclusive, one-on-one interviews with convoy participants on a special edition of  his Monday (3/7/22) edition of The Mike Gallagher Show

The convoy began in California with a number of 18-wheelers…but grew during the 2,500 mile journey to the East Coast as pickup trucks, RV’s, minivans and dozens of other 19-wheelers joined along the route, protesting vaccine mandates imposed by the Biden Administration.

Gallagher observes: “My show has always believed that the most important voice we present is our listeners…so going one-on-one with the People’s Convoy is covering an important Breaking News story the mainstream media is virtually ignoring.”

This special “People’s Convoy” edition of The Mike Gallagher Show airs on leading radio stations all over America on Monday. The Mike Gallagher Show is produced and nationally syndicated by Dallas-based Salem Radio Network, a division of Salem Media Group.

Mike caught up with the convoy in Hagerstown, Maryland just outside the Washington Beltway where he interviewed many of the participants including trucker “Tom” from Poughkeepsie (pictured below, right, with Gallagher.)

March 7, 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of WIHS/Middletown, CT move into its current facility at 1933 South Main Street in Middletown. WIHS GM Steve Tuzeneu says, “Praise the Lord for His provision, for the Connecticut Radio Fellowship leaders who had the vision, courage, faith and financial acumen to purchase and renovate the building for God’s Kingdom purposes, and for the generous WIHS listeners who donated the funds!”

To help to celebrate the installation of WIHS new road and building signs were “up” by today. A group of employees celebrated this milestone in front of the new signs this morning. Approximately 13,000 vehicles pass by the studio each day.

Pat Robertson, CBN founder and media pioneer, will receive the ICVM LEGEND Award at the ICVM Crown Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 10.

“Pat Robertson has been a true powerhouse and pioneer in Christian media for decades, demonstrating the unlimited impact that faithful Christian communicators can have over a lifetime and inspiring younger generations to pursue that same degree of excellence,” said Troy A. Miller, NRB CEO. “We congratulate him on receiving this well-deserved honor.”

HisAir wants to meet you at NRB 2022 this week in Nashville.

Stop by our booth #546 on the exhibit floor and say hi, and grab some FREE stuff!  You can get all the info you need on NRB 2022 HERE.

We’ll also be talking to folks who stop by our booth on Facebook Live.

Crown Financial/Chuck Bentley – Wednesday, March 9 – 3:30 PM

The Chosen/Jars of Clay – Thursday, March 10 – 1:00 PM

Educational Media Foundation/Bill Reeves – Thursday March 10  – 2:00 PM

Jim Glogowski 3 years at LifeBridge Media Group

Prayer List:
Sonny Delfyette

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