Industry News Bits Monday 2-15-21
Family Life of Bath, NY recently acquired five stations from Seven Mountains Media, WENY-FM 97.7 (Big Flats, N.Y); WZKZ-FM 101.9 (Alfred N.Y.); WPHD-FM 104.9 (Montour Falls, N.Y.); WMTT-FM 100.9 (Horseheads, N.Y.); and WUDE-FM 96.7 (Portville, N.Y.).
“The Lord has opened doors for Family Life to strengthen its broadcast ministry right in our own back yard,” says Family Life CEO and General Manager, Rick Snavely. “We’ve been praying for the opportunity to focus more of our radio expansion in the Western New York area, and that’s exactly what the Lord has allowed us to do. It’s been incredible to witness God at work.”
Snavely continued that WUDE will relocate to Bradford, Pa. while WMTT will move to serve the Ithaca, N.Y. radio market.
Family Stations suspended operations of 1560 AM WFME/New York TODAY (Monday February 15) at 10am est. The Family Stations network sold the five acre tower site of WFME in November and now must suspend on air operations. A search has been underway for a new signal location or a new frequency. WFME has been airing a continual on-air message in leu of regular programming for the last week, explaining that 1560 AM will be leaving the air. President Tom Evans has assured listeners that Family Radio continues to be dedicated to sharing the Gospel through Family Radio programming in New York City, along with other Family Radio signals throughout the country.
WGTJ/Gainesville, GA music director Don Elrod wins The Singing News golden mic award.
Deadline to enter the 2021 CMB Station of the Year Awards is this Friday, February 19th. And nominations for the CMB Special Awards need to be submitted by February 19th. That includes the Community Service Award, the Industry Achievement Award, and the Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award. Winners are announced Friday June 4th at Momentum 2021 in Orlando.
Brian Dumont 3 years at Family Life
Jen Allen 3 years at Word Curb Entertainment
Joshua Svendsen 8 years at KKJM/St Cloud
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