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Industry News Bits THU 10-19-23

Fundraisers this week .. UCB/UK .. WKJA/Barberton, OH .. KFNW/Fargo .. KGLY/Tyler .. K-LOVE .. WAWZ/New York .. WKNZ/Milford .. My Bridge/NE .. WRGN/Sweet Valley, PA 

Let us know when your Station Fundraiser takes place… news@hisair.net

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AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid SEP

WLTY HD3/Columbia – 0.5
WDEK/Columbia – 0.2
KPZK/Little Rock – 2.0
KAAY/Little Rock – 0.2

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WLAB/Ft Wayne (Star 88.3) welcomes Jae-Lynn Owsley as their new Marketing & Event Coordinator. Story HERE.

Gospel Radio Favorites welcomes new affiliate radio station to the broadcast family. TIL (Truth in Love) Radio Network. Gospel Radio Favorites will air every Saturday from 2-4 pm. Beginning Saturday November 4th, 2023. 

Killer Bee Marketing CEO Brian Curee will speak at AIM’s Heartland Developer Conference, October 23-24, 2023. Brian says he’ll be sharing how they use AI tools to speed up content creation and give everyone a chance to step into their virtual world “Killer Bee Studios” to see firsthand how they’re building a community that values real connections in the Metaverse.His team will be taking two mixed reality headsets and three virtual headsets to allow attendees to experience where the Metaverse is today, to help them plan for the future of tomorrow.

“We’re thrilled to be able to share our experience using AI generators and the Metaverse over the last year with the Heartland Developers Conference,” said Brian Curee.

WMIT/Asheville (The Light FM) operated by Blue Ridge Broadcasting (BRB), celebrated a monumental occasion on Thursday, Oct. 12, with the dedication of their WMIT transmitter site near Mt. Mitchell, NC, as the “Munn Communications Facility.” A ceremony took place in memory of the late E. Harold Munn, Jr., who served as a long-time member and officer of the BRB Board of Directors.
Will Graham, executive vice president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said, “I am grateful that E. Harold Munn, Jr. was a personal friend of my grandfather, Billy Graham. He personally served my grandfather and advanced the radio station into what it is today.”
The transmitter site dedicated to Munn is the location of The Light FM’s flagship outlet, WMIT, situated in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Located adjacent to Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River, WMIT’s antenna rises 6,745 feet above sea level, 61 feet above Mt. Mitchell’s peak.
“E. Harold’s contributions gave shape to Blue Ridge Broadcasting’s technical and strategic mission; from AM radio’s heyday to the introduction of smartphone apps for digital streaming. The plans we make in the years ahead to reach listeners with the hope found in Jesus Christ will be built upon plans E. Harold Munn, Jr. spoke into years back,” said Jim Kirkland, executive director of BRB. “We’re honored to dedicate one of America’s most unique transmitter sites to his legacy and to convey our gratitude to his widow and family.”    

WGTS/Wash DC (91.9) just finished the second year of its Leadership Development Program (LDP). The program launched in 2022 with three students with the mission of training and teaching university students in all facets of the media ministry. One of last year’s interns, Tom Ozio, has become the full-time assistant to the Director of Promotions and Community Engagement for WGTS. This year, the program hired two university student interns.

“It is important that we invest in young people through practical exposure and education, helping them explore the many career paths within media ministry,” says Kevin Krueger, president and CEO.

NEW JOB ALERT:  With Adam Hannan headed for Northwestern Media’s KJNW/Kansas City, KNWS needs a Station Manager. 

The listing is HERE. 

Today Family Life/Bath, NY PD Dave Margalotti celebrated 9 years at the ministry.

Family Life morning co-host Terese Main adds, “He is the best boss I’ve ever had! Thanks for the HisAir newsletter. I never miss it!”

Mike Alley 23 years at WRBS/Baltimore
WRGN/Sweet Valley, PA celebrates its 39th year

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Juan Carlos Reyes (friend)

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