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Scott Furrow has been appointed host of ‘SoCal Live’, weekday afternoons 3-5pm on Salem Media station KKLA/Los Angeles.

Scott Furrow (Photo: Business Wire)

KKLA Director of Programming, Rodney Miller commented, “Today’s announcement comes on the heels of an eight-month nationwide search which included fill-in SoCal LIVE guest hosts Bob Lepine, Pastor Dudley Rutherford, and New Life Live’s Steve Arterburn. We are grateful and appreciative to everyone who stepped in and gave so much of their time and talent during this search.”

Miller added, “I was extremely impressed with Scott Furrow’s decision two years ago to not only serve as Senior Pastor, but also host a daily radio program on sister station KPRZ in San Diego. Scott left his sermon notes at the Church and instead brought in the top news stories discussing them from a spiritual and values perspective. On ‘SoCal Live’, Scott will have two hours each weekday to bring hope and encourage our listeners to be salt and light in today’s rapidly changing culture.”

Born and raised in Southern California, Scott graduated from UC Riverside, earning a bachelor’s degree in history/law and society. Scott’s career has included roles in politics, government, media relations, as well as the corporate marketplace. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Bethel Theological Seminary in San Diego. A pastor for 25 years, Scott served as Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of San Diego for the past 18 years.

The 2022 NAB Show kicked off yesterday in Las Vegas, following a three-year break due to the pandemic. While exhibitors and broadcasters alike have voiced their excitement for the NAB Show’s return in recent months, attendance this year is much lower than in previous years.

According to NAB spokeswoman Ann Marie Cumming, show organizers predict attendance to be about 55,000; in comparison, the number of registered guests in 2019 was 91,460, with 92,912 attendees in 2018. Many exhibitors are attending with less employees and smaller exhibits than usual.

Free North Korea Radio (FNKR) has made some changes to more effectively reach North Koreans with The Gospel. FNKR is now combining secular programming with gospel programming in order to attract more listeners. In the past FNKR would transmit regular news and Gospel programming separately. However comments stated that because North Koreans have been brainwashed into believing that God does not exist, independent broadcasting programs in North Korea is impractical because hearing the Gospel message alone was impossible for them to comprehend. 

Now FNKR concentrates on informing North Korean listeners that their lives are not separated from God’s love and that God’s grace is incorporated into their lives and all they do.

Free North Korea Radio (FNKR), is a radio program supported by ICC, has been working to bring news, information, and the Gospel message to the people of North Korea since 2006.

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