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Industry News Bits Thu 10-6-22

Fundraisers this week .. Moody Radio .. KMOC/Wichita Falls .. KSBJ/Houston .. KJRN/Keene, TX .. WCIC/Peoria .. Word FM/PA .. WAFJ/Augusta .. Christian FM/Vero Beach.. WLJW/Traverse City (Fuel FM).. WLJN/Traverse City .. Shine.fm/Chicago

The Nielsen September 2022 PPM reports are being released this week. Day Two markets including Tampa, Baltimore, & Wash DC are available now. Go HERE.

The releases continue tomorrow with Baltimore, Tampa and more. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir.

This week on The Singing News Top 20 Weekly Countdown heard on Christian Radio stations all across the country guest artists include Michaela Brown of The Browns, Pat Barker of The Guardians, Jim Brady of Jim & Melissa Brady, Dean Hopper of The Hoppers, Clayton Inman of Triumphant Quartet, Kris Erwin of The Erwins, Ricky Carden of The Down East Boys and Joseph Habedank.

God’s Pit Crew’s Immediate Response Team is hard at work in the hardest-hit areas of Florida, helping survivors of Hurricane Ian.

Dir, Public and Media Relations Suzanne Boase Honeycutt says, “Our team left Danville, Virginia, early Monday morning to travel to Fort Myers and Port Charlotte to help victims of the storm start to rebuild their lives. Our team is using heavy equipment and chainsaws to clear debris from homes and yards and cut and remove trees. We’re also mucking out and drying homes. We’re sending 15 tractor-trailers to Florida carrying emergency supplies, including water, tarps, generators, and our Blessing Buckets, with plans to send more. A Blessing Bucket is a five-gallon bucket filled with emergency supplies including food, first aid, hygiene items, a Bible, and a handwritten, encouraging note.

God’s Pit Crew President Randy Johnson says, “It’s truly hard to comprehend the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian. It’s catastrophic. We are praying for all impacted and are grateful to be able to help them begin the long process of rebuilding their lives. Thank you so much to our wonderful volunteers, donors, and to the community.” God’s Pit Crew continues serving people impacted by storms across the country. We recently sent our Blessing Buckets to help victims of Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico. Our Immediate Response Team deployed recently to eastern Kentucky and to southwest Virginia to help victims of the devastating floods there. Our volunteers rebuilt five homes for free this summer for families in Kentucky and Tennessee who survived last December’s deadly tornadoes. We also provided a new mobile home for a family in Pembroke, Georgia following last April’s EF-4 tornado.

For more information, interviews, and photo/video opportunities, please contact Suzanne Boase Honeycutt/cell: 832-567-0801 or email: suzanne@godspitcrew.org

Daywind Music Group, home to top Gospel labels Daywind Records and New Day Records and upstart mainstream bluegrass label Billy Blue Records, is relaunching Thoroughbred Records, a bluegrass Gospel label with historic ties to the genre. Thoroughbred’s first signing is Chosen Road which debuts with a brand-new upcoming album titled Appalachian Christmas featuring the veteran group along with several artist friends including Selah, Point of Grace, and more. Thoroughbred Records emerged in 1995 as a premier outlet for bluegrass Gospel music.

A&R and Creative Director of Thoroughbred Records/Billy Blue Records, Jerry Salley, commented, “Christian Hearts with a Musicians’ Mind – that’s what I’m reminded of when I think of The Chosen Road.  Over the years of getting to know this band and it’s founder, Jonathan Buckner, I have been impressed not only with their musical ability, but also their hearts for the God they serve and sing about. I am very excited to launch Thoroughbred Records, our new, all-Bluegrass-Gospel label with such a sincere and exciting group”.         

Grant Stinchfield (Photo: Business Wire)Salem Media announced today that the Salem Podcast Network (“SPN”) will launch a new podcast called “Stinchfield,” beginning on October 10.

The podcast will be hosted by longtime talk show host Grant Stinchfield, who currently co-hosts “The Morning Answer” on Salem’s Los Angeles station KRLA-AM 870 along with his co-host Jennifer Horn. Stinchfield will continue in his role on KRLA.

“Grant does a great morning show with Jen in Los Angeles, and we’re excited that he’s moving up on the Salem platform,” said Phil Boyce, Salem Media’s Senior Vice President for Spoken Word. “Now, listeners all over the country get to hear his take on the day’s news and events. We’re delighted to give him this opportunity.”











Monica Huss 1 year at Worship 24/7/Portland
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1 year at Worship 24/7/Portland

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