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Industry News Bits Mon 4-5-21

A new Christian AC is on the air in Des Moines. The station is Joy 102.1 airing on K271CO KAZR-HD3. Saga Communications is the owner.

Joy 102.1 is programming Salem’s Todays Christian Music including Kevin & Taylor mornings. Rounding out the rest of the day are Caryn Cruise, Doug Griffin, And KeepTheFAith with Penny evenings. Website HERE.

Today’s Christian Music previously aired nights and weekends on KPSZ AM (Hope 940) which is now replaced with Salem’s Southern Gospel “Singing News Radio” network.

Easter weekend marked the final broadcast of the Gospel Greats with Paul Heil as host. Next week (April 10, 11) the program will be honoring the Gospel GREAT that Paul Heil was.

The long-time Christian broadcaster passed away last December. Heil was host & founder of the program “The Gospel Greats” and recognized as the best-known radio voice in Southern Gospel music.  In March this year Rodney Baucom was announced as the new host for the “The Gospel Greats.”

Rodney told HisAir, “Coming up this weekend on the Gospel Greats we’ll be paying tribute to the legendary broadcaster Paul Heil. He was the host of the Gospel Greats radio program for over 40 years. This weekend he’ll be remembered by his friends in the industry, his family and fans of the Gospel Greats. Music and commentary from Kim Hopper, the Collingsworth Family, Legacy Five, Tribute Quartet, Karen Peck and New River, Squire Parsons and many more.”

The Gospel Greats program airs each week on nearly 200 radio stations throughout the United States, Canada and elsewhere.  The Gospel Greats syndicated radio program now in its 5th decade, has been a fixture in Southern Gospel Music since 1980.

Check out the Singing News Weekly Power 50 Radio Chart on HisAir. The Power 50 is compiled by National Southern Gospel Radio Networks and Major Market stations across the country. Go HERE for the Power 50. 

The GMA invites members to join them lifting up our industry, nation and world in Zoom prayer meetings. GMA Member and Manager Dave Steunebrink hosts these weekly online gatherings. Please see meeting dates and times below.

Thursday April 8th, Thursday, April 15th, Thursday April 22nd, Thursday April 29th all from 11a-12noon CT.

Meeting ID: 898 5343 0401 
Password: 662950

Brian McIntyre celebrates 10 years at Shine.FM (Olivet Nazarene University)
Kevin Anderson 5 years at Salem Digital

Prayer List:
Brian Sumner

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