Industry News Bits Mon 5-30-22
Momentum events start tomorrow in Orlando. We’d love to see you there.
Look for HisAir at “Women of Radio” sponsored by Convoy of Hope Tuesday afternoon, It starts at 4pm at the Kingston Hall.
Congratulations to KJIC/Houston afternoon talent Carla Jones for again grabbing a Top 10 nomination for Radio Personality of the Year from the Inspirational Country Music Association. The ICM Awards are given out June 27th in Pigeon Forge, TN.
TJ Bohanon has joined the staff at WLAB/Ft Wayne (Star 88.3) as their new Director of Marketing and Events.
TJ tells HisAir, “My coming into STAR was nothing short of a God sent miracle. I am honored to be a part of STAR and the advancement of the kingdom in our community, and am excited about the opportunity to learn all there is to know about the Christian radio industry and grow physically, mentally, & spiritually.”
As reported on HisAir (5-6-22) Christian Rock KORB/Santa Rosa, CA (Broken FM) last day on the air is May 31st, and will go off the air permanently. The station will be converting to an all talk format called KFAITH.
Broken FM PD Chris Kuhner says, ” I want to take a moment to say thank you to all the listeners and artists who have made BrokenFM what it was over the years. I have so many amazing memories of live shows, interviews and conversations that I will cherish forever. It’s been an amazing ride but all good things must eventually come to an end. With much love and sadness.”
Last month owner One Ministries sold KORB and its 4 translators. Full story from New Mexico News HERE.
Glenn Hartas returns for weekdays noon-3pm on Way FM/Launceston, Australia.
Former KSGN/Riverside PD/mornings Bryan O’Neal announced he will be back on the radio soon. Bryan will do a weekend show on Bob Anthony’s mainstream Oldies KPKL/Spokane (Kool 107.1). Bryan retired from Christian Radio in March 2021.
Steven Curtis Chapman has inked a new deal with Provident Label Group. The multi-Grammy Award winning Chapman released his first album 35 years ago.
HisAir is deeply saddened to report the passing of Garry Meeks. Garry started Meeks Communications Management in 1998.
Garry is survived by his wife Susan who has been his right hand ‘man’ throughout it all. Garry’s wish was to see his work continue and that’s is what Susan plans to do, with the exception of production work. She will maintain existing contracts, invoicing and doing contract renewals.
Garry asked for no viewing, no visitation and burial will be private by invitation.
Please keep Susan as well as his family and many friends in prayer during this difficult time.
Matt Kellogg 4 years at SoundStack
Adam Winkler celebrates 17 years at KNEO/Kenosho
Kai Elmer 15 years at Fair Trade Services
Josh Evans (Daughter)
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