Industry News Bits Mon 6-21-21

Voddie Baucham—author of the new book “FAULT LINES: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe” and head of Voddie Baucham Ministries—is interviewed by Lori Tradup of SRN News on opening day of the National Religious Broadcasters conference in Dallas today.

3500 delegates from U.S. and around the globe are attending the annual conference at the Gaylord Texan Hotel.


The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) seeks to protect local radio stations from performance royalties. If royalties are instituted, corporate radio claims that it would hinder their ability to operate effectively or even operate at all. What you need to know about the Local Radio Freedom Act from the NRB is HERE.


GRAMMY Award-winning and multi-RIAA Platinum-selling group Casting Crowns newest song, “Scars in Heaven” broke the global first-day streaming record for a Christian music song debut on Amazon Music. The song received playlist positioning that included the cover of Amazon Music‘s top-performing Christian & Gospel Playlist Divine Sound as well as featured on the Billboard in Nashville. “Scars in Heaven” is the debut song from new music coming from Casting Crowns.

“Casting Crowns continues to deliver songs that are timely and relevant to their listener’s lives,” shares Terry Hemmings, CEO and President, Provident Entertainment. “Seeing ‘Scars in Heaven’ break records like this with Amazon Music is just another example of the power of the songs that Mark has been gifted with and shared with us over nearly two decades. I’m certain this song will be among the most impactful songs of their vaulted career. It is a great honor to stand with Casting Crowns and the message this band communicates as they release new music in the coming months.”


The Federal Communications Commission has adopted changes to its Emergency Alert System rules, combining “Presidential Alerts” with warnings from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to create a new category of warnings that mobile phone users cannot opt out of. The updated rules also require State Emergency Communications Committees to meet at least once a year and submit plans to the FCC for approval.


Milestones:
Brian Yeager 11 years at KTSY/Boise
Gina Adams 27 years at The Adams Group

Prayer List:
Penny Galloway
Joseph Leford
Sean Vaughn
Gabi Turcu


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