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Industry News Bits THU 2-16-23

Maryrose Zeilan will be leaving her full-time evening show on KLTY/Dallas Friday, February 24 but she will continue hosting Saturday middays on KLTY, as well as working with her clients on sister stations KWRD (100.7 The Word) and KSKY (660AM The Answer). Maryrose will pursue a career in Luxury Travel, at Strong Travel in Dallas so she’ll be traveling the world in her new opportunity.

KLTY PD Mike Prendergast says, “Maryrose has been such an integral part of our success here at KLTY. Her smiling face and effervescent personality will be missed. We love you, Maryrose!”

She joined KLTY partime in April 2015 and was named Evening Host in May 2019.


After 6 years at The JOY FM/Florida with “The Jayar Show” Lex the Producer is leaving. Her husband got a job in the Florida Keys, so they will be relocating and she is going to be a stay-at-home mom.

Jayar tells HisAir, “Lex was an Intern out of University of Florida & turned into the best producer I’ve had 25 years of radio. We are going to miss her so much.”


TWR Women of Hope has welcomed Brazilian author and broadcaster Susie Pek to the role of global director.

Pek officially assumed her leadership duties this week, succeeding Peggy Banks, who stepped away from the TWR (Trans World Radio) position at the end of 2022 to pursue the Lord’s calling at another ministry. Pek becomes the third director of TWR Women of Hope since it was founded a quarter-century ago by Marli Spieker, who also is from Brazil.

“I am thrilled to receive the marvelous task of caring for and leading TWR Women of Hope,” Pek said. “I am so thankful to Peggy Banks and to all of our amazing global staff and volunteers who have loved our women so well.

TWR President Lauren Libby said Pek’s Susie’s experience, abilities and zeal make her the perfect choice to lead TWR Women of Hope into a new era. She will oversee 450 staff members and volunteers in more than 125 countries who minister through the flagship Women of Hope radio program and through the 120,000 intercessors participating in 12,000 local prayer groups.


WGTS/Wash DC and Compassion International teamed up recently for a campaign to get children in Peru sponsored. Over 600 children were released from poverty through the heart and generosity of WGTS listeners in the Nation’s Capital and Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

“It’s an annual event that brings amazing life-change to so many – the children, the sponsors, and all of us behind the scenes connecting them together,” Said WGTS President & CEO Kevin Krueger. “God has blessed us with a huge communication tool reaching deep into communities throughout the Nation’s Capital metro region, what an honor it is to see God’s kingdom grow through it.”

Also don’t miss the FREE Vidare Creative webinar tomorrow. Fundraising is a challenge during a rise in inflation. So what do we do about it? Join the Vidare Creative team for some ideas and strategy to keep your fundraising strong during difficult times. Feb 17, 2023 11:00 AM.

Register for FREE Vidare webinar HERE


NEW JOB OPENING ALERT:

Open positions at WTLR/State College, PA

The open positions, in order of importance to the ministry are:

  1. Underwriting Representative
  2. Donor Development Coordinator
  3. Radio Host

Check HERE for the listing.


Greg Goodman at Daywind tells us The Gospel Music Association has released some intriguing numbers in association with The 53rd Annual DOVE AWARDS! 3.1 Million tuned in to watch the awards show, and it gathered 4.5 Million social media impressions. The audience for Christian music continues to grow!

Planning is underway for the 54th annual DOVE AWARDS, which will include The Dove Awards Music City Experience October 15th through 17th. More details available at Dove Awards.


Religious Radio (Contemporary Christian and Religion) — dominate the top ten genres across the country and lead other formats in growth trends. 

The Religion format, which encompasses teaching and talk, represents the third greatest number of stations in the country, with Contemporary Christian, which includes worship and other Christian music, ranked fourth.

Here’s the full REPORT from NRB.


Family Life Radio/Tucson (FLR) staff packed thousands of meals as part of the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack event. The FLR team packed 8,000 of the 50,000 meals prepared during their shift, which will help 135 children have at least one meal a day for a full year. Overall, 1,122,120 meals were packed over the six-day event, which will benefit 3,000 children. The staff joined with other volunteers from local schools, churches and businesses at the Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene near Tucson, AZ.

“It’s an honor as a team to unite and contribute to this incredible cause, bringing hope to children worldwide,” said Evan Carlson, president and chief executive officer of FLR. The nutritious meals, comprised of soy, rice, dry vegetables and a blend of vitamins and minerals, will benefit children in need across multiple countries around the world.


Milestones:
Chad Bradley 2 years at WCVO/Columbus

Prayer List:
Rob Kime


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