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Industry News Bits Mon 8-8-22

Nielsen July PPM Day 1 results are in and posted HERE. Todays markets include Atlanta, Houston, Dallas and others.

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WKCB/Hindman, KY (Christian Radio 1340) is on the air from owner Randy Thompson’s home after flood waters devastated the stations studios. The Kentucky Broadcasters Association has made available PSAs for stations to air and has been directing people to make donations to the Governor’s Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund.

Devastating flooding hit Eastern Kentucky last month killing more than three dozen people so far, and the death toll is projected to rise. 

Professional Members of the GMA will soon be invited to vote in the second round ballot for the 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards. This round of voting will determine the winners.

To be eligible to vote, you must be an active member by Friday, Aug. 12.

Important GMA Dates:

August 10: Nominee Announcement, 10am CT, YouTube and Facebook Live @GMADoveAwards
August 12: Membership deadline to be eligible to vote in second round ballot
August 18 – 25: Voting period for second round ballot to determine winners
October 18: 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards

KCBI/Dallas was honored with the Large Market Radio Station Award by the Texas Association of Broadcasters for its 2021 Summer of Service efforts – donating more than 13,000 meals along with 9,000 Bibles to community members still struggling with the COVID pandemic. The award also recognized KCBI’s Summer of Service Day, during which more than 225 KCBI staff and volunteers prepped care boxes for mothers facing crisis pregnancies, stuffed backpacks, sorted clothing and prepped nearly 2,000 shoes to be placed on the feet of kids whose parents otherwise couldn’t afford them.

KCBI competed with all Texas stations in the Large Market category – general market and Christian – for the award. The Bonner McLane Public Service Awards are given to six radio and television stations (one from each market size) each year for their exceptional contributions and service to their local communities.

“[KCBI and the other] stations that were recognized for their charitable leadership at the 2022 TAB Show made lasting, life-changing contributions that strengthened their communities,” said TAB President Oscar Rodriguez.

“This award really belongs to the many listeners who demonstrated the love of Jesus by serving the DFW community,” said Sharon Geiger, KCBI’s Assistant General Manager and Outreach Director. “They rolled up their sleeves and did amazing work to advance the Kingdom of God. We are grateful to the Texas Association of Broadcasters for the recognition.”

Salem Media has agreed to sell KLFE/Seattle (AM 1590 The Answer) to Relevant Radio for $500k. Under a time brokerage agreement Relevant Radio will operate KLFE programming its Catholic radio format. Also in Seattle Salem will sell KNTS (La Petrona 1680) for $225 to Dhillon’s Baaz Broadcasting. Salem will still own KGNW/Seattle (AM 820 The Word) 

GOA Music & Speakers (Greg Oliver Agency, Inc.) announces a staff promotion along with three additions to its team. GOA Music Sr. Agent Ember Tanksley has been promoted to VP and will oversee all operations of GOA Music. Two new Booking Coordinators have joined the team – David Richt and Courtney Long – and Justin Dorris has been appointed agent for GOA Speakers. 

GOA Music (Greg Oliver Agency) was formed in 1991 by Greg Oliver to represent many of the top names in Christian music. They currently represent Big Daddy Weave, Rhett Walker, Tasha Layton, The Afters, and David Leonard, among many others. Several years later GOA Speakers was launched and now represents more than 50 top-name speakers and former pro athletes including Kurt Warner, Bob Goff, Lee Strobel, and Sheila Walsh.

My Bridge/Nebraska presents Livin’ Out Loud, a free, 2-day family event, held in Gothenburg on Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21, 2022. The event begins at 4:45 pm on Saturday.

This year’s performers are Zach Williams, Anne Wilson, Apollo Ltd, Jonathan Traylor, and Ben Fuller. Plus, hear a message from a surprise guest speaker.

Christian Radio preacher Stuart Briscoe passed on August 3rd “of natural causes unexpectedly” according to a tweet from his son, Pete Briscoe. Over the course of his ministry, he wrote over 40 books, but he was best known for his broadcast ministry through his show called Telling The Truth. Stuart and wife Jill taught together through the ministry, which they began in 1971. It still broadcasts today on radio stations around the world.

Briscoe was born in England and preached his first sermon at 17. He would go on to preach thousands of sermons over the years. He and his Jill came to the United States in 1970 to minister at Elmbrook Church in Milwaukee, WI. Over the next 30 years, the church would grow dramatically from 300 members to an attendance of 7,000.

Marcy Rinehart 26 years at Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Greg Yoder 7 years at Keys For Kids

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