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Industry News Bits Thu 10-21-21

Remember these stations having fall fundraisers this week.. New Life Radio/GA.. MyBridge Radio/Nebraska.. KEEH/Spokane.. WAWZ/New York.. WKJA/Barberton, OH.. WPER/Fredericksburg.. WKJD/Columbus, IN.. KLOVE.. WYGS/Columbus, IN.. 

WAY Nation Solutions, the full service Digital Agency operated by WayFM, has hired Noah Meier as a Digital Business Development Director.  Noah who started on 10/20 is a graduate of Lipscomb University and will be based out Nashville.

The Uplift Radio Show is a daily Christian radio show hosted by award-winning major market personality Matthew Reid officially launching in January 2022. Matt is a genuine, down to earth and effective communicator who shares real faith and has real fun with listeners. (Catch a preview HERE

Matthew tells HisAir, “Uplift is all about faith, family, friends and good fun! The show delivers real, relevant and relatable content that meets listeners where they are and really connects with them. The Uplift Radio Show provides compelling, consistent content for your station and real value for listeners with daily hope and encouragement and a whole lot of fun.”

WBMD-AM/Baltimore is swapped with WAMT-AM/Pine Castle, FL in a deal between Family stations and Relevant Radio, INC.

Gospel Music Heritage Month was celebrated during September with a virtual town hall event called SiriusXM Presents: Gospel Goes Hollywood. SiriusXM’s Urban View host Joe Madison moderated the event with special guests who discussed the impact of Gospel music and Hollywood’s investment in this influential genre of music.

The rebroadcast is available on SiriusXM’s Urban View Channel 126 this Friday, October 22, at 8:15 am ET.

Contemporary Christian Music pioneer Ralph Carmichael (left)has passed away at the age of 94. The composer and arranger was enormously successful in a variety of genres through his 94 years but was particularly influential in CCM, where he defied the traditional conventions of his day and dragged church music kicking and screaming into modern times. He inspired the likes of CMM legends Andraé Crouch, the Resurrection Band and George Beverly Shea, but also popular icons like Nat King Cole, the Carpenters, Ella Fitzgerald and Elvis Presley himself. He was often heralded as “the father of Contemporary Christian Music.”


Curb | Word Entertainment and Maximum Artist Management celebrated Natalie Grant’s RIAA Gold certification for “Your Great Name” on Monday, 10/18 with a plaque presentation at the Grand Ole Opry House. 

From L to R: Dennis Disney (Maximum Artist Management), Kristi Brazell (Maximum Artist Management), Giovanna Randolph (Curb | Word Entertainment), Jeff Tuerff (Curb | Word Entertainment), Natalie Grant, Bernie Herms (Producer), Bryan Stewart (Curb | Word Entertainment), Mitchell Solarek (Maximum Artist Management), John Clore (Curb | Word Entertainment)













Darin Patzer celebrates 22 years at KEEH/Spokane
John Summerville 33 years at TWR

Jeri Rusk 10 years at WBCL/Ft Wayne
Don Koehler 5 years at ACR Strategies

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