Industry News Bits Mon 8-23-21

The Gospel Music Association has promoted Justin Fratt to Executive Vice President. Justin has served the GMA in a variety of roles over the last sixteen years and has led the team from near-bankruptcy to the thriving organization it is today.

“I feel so fortunate to be able to serve a mission and community I’m passionate about,” says Justin. “After sixteen years at the GMA, I can honestly say I’m more optimistic about the future than ever. Our industry is united and positioned to impact our culture in profound ways and it’s an honor to play a small role in this endeavor. I’m grateful to Jackie Patillo, the GMA Board and our team who have been the best partners I could ask for.”


WJLZ/Virginia Beach (Current FM) GM Anne Verebely checks in with HisAir regarding their morning host Jenn Creasy. 

“CurrentFM in Hampton Roads asks for your prayers for our morning show host Jenn Creasey. Many of you may know Jenn but perhaps you didn’t know what she has been going through for the past year. Right at the time of the Covid quarantine Jenn was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. She has been through a year of chemo, radiation, surgeries and treatments and came through doing well back in May, the cancers have shrunk that are left but now they have discovered nodules on her lungs and a spot on her liver so once again she is going through chemo and it’s very rough on her. Please join us as we pray for her healing & recovery & this new round of chemo. We are looking forward to hearing her over the air once more. Thank you!”

Duke & Crystal are filling in on the morning show for Jenn in her absence.


Singer-songwriter CJ Ray has launched a new inspirational music and talk radio show called The CJ Ray Show’ The new show is airing on WNYM/New York (AM 970 The Answer) Sunday mornings at 7am. 


Christian Radio disciples and shapes the lives of believers. As Christians, we need to constantly be reminded of how great our God is.

Read more in the NRB article “Why People Listen To Christian Radio” HERE.


CMB has hired Lisa Keil as its Events Manager. Carol Ellingson exits her position at CMB. 


HisAir is sorry to report Christian band NewSong founding member Eddie Middleton has passed. Middleton was faithful in ministry for over 40 years, 12 of which included being a featured vocalist in NewSong.


Milestones:
Lee Ann Jackson celebrates 30 years at Ambassador Advertising

Prayer List:
Jennie Baker
Ariel Munoz (Unspoken)
Mike Becht 


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