Industry News Bits Mon 5-2-22
Fundraisers this week .. WAYR/Jacksonville .. WLGT/Washington, NC
KBMQ/Monroe (88.7 The Cross) hires new Operations Director. Full Story HERE.
WMBI/Chicago (Moody Radio) midday host Nancy Turner announced her retirement last week.
Turner says, “I think it’s important to know when it’s time to step away, to leave the stage as it were; to leave strong. So while I am not closing the book on broadcasting, it is time for a new chapter and for someone else to encourage you each day. As a little girl growing up across the lake in Niles, Michigan, I could never have imagined that I would celebrate over five decades of broadcasting all around the world from this city like no other.”
Replacing Turner in middays is June “Juni” Felix, who previously co-hosted mornings with Karl Clauson on Moody Radio.
Carla Ann Jones rejoins KSBJ/Houston for on air swing duties.
WPHN/Gaylord (Promise-FM/Northern Michigan) wrapped up a successful Spring Days of Promise Gift Drive, hitting 103% of their goal. After partnering with Samaritan’s Purse to provide critical relief to families in Ukraine, Executive Director Pat Scott said “Promise FM had our most successful pre-sharathon ever! Listeners really went above and beyond to help meet the needs of these refugees of war, and show them Jesus has not forgotten them.”
Days of Promise started Tuesday, April 26th, with an update from Stacy Bulucz with Samaritan’s Purse, showing what is happening in Ukraine and how Samaritan’s Purse is helping. Just like the friends in Mark 2, northern Michigan carried these refugees to the feet of Jesus, the Great Healer.
Pictured L-R are Promise FM Program Director Fred Young, Tom Lewis with Tom Lewis and Associates, Stacey Bulucz, Regional Director of Donor Ministries with Samaritan’s Purse, & Promise FM Executive Director Pat Scott.
Based in London, Premier Christian Radio celebrates its End of Financial Year ’22 Appeal with more than 100% of the goal reached. The Premier listening family also provided 3,400+ Bibles which will be placed into the hands of people in Ukraine, thanks to a partnership with Eastern European Mission.
Dunham+Company applauds the tenacity of Premier Christian Radio for seeing the need for hope in Ukraine, taking a stand, and making it possible for their listeners to have a powerful impact in the lives of so many – It is an honor to serve alongside such a team! “Carry each other’s burdens, and you will fulfill the law of Christ” Galatians 6:2.
KAXL/Bakersfield (Life FM) afternoon host Matt & Aaron (Joyride w/Matt & Aaron) have been voted “Best Radio Personalities” by the Bakersfield Californian Readers Choice Poll. This is the 4th year in a row they have been voted best overall show.
Broadcasting in the Metaverse? Killer Bee Marketing just published a video with news about something the KillerB team is doing in the Metaverse. Brian Curee says, “We are creating a broadcasting studio in the virtual world. A place where people can watch Olivia and me record our YouTube videos. This video will mark the beginning stage of the development process. Just wait until you see how far the studio has come! The next episode will highlight our process.”
Watch the video HERE.
Crista Media’s “Brought Back To Life” Podcast series on Purposely features Brant Hansen show co-host Sheri Lynn. Sherri says she was living a life that constantly had her racing toward the edge of a cliff. She could see the edge of the cliff but she couldn’t take her foot of the gas. When she learned that Jesus doesn’t cringe at the mess and that all you have to do is simply lay it down at his feet…that’s when everything changed. Listen HERE.
The “Brought Back To Life” podcast tells the transformational stories of how people have come to know Jesus and the things he’s brought them through.
Past episodes featured Brant Hansen, KCMS air talent Erica Parkerson, Steve Sunshine, Sarah Taylor, and many others.
Melissa Montana 33 years at WLAB/Ft Wayne (Star 88.3)
Randy Rich12 years at EMF
David Dein 1 year at KNWS/Waterloo
KLJJ-LP/Woodlands/Houston 6 years on the air
Troy Page 1 year at Dunham+Company
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