Industry News

Industry News Bits Thu 2-3-22

Family Radio has been broadcasting since February 4, 1959. The Christian network celebrates 63 years of sharing the Gospel with the the launch of a new station serving the Orlando Metro. Full story HERE

REAL Southern Gospel Records has signed the Inspirationals Quartet from Fort Worth, TX, the first male quartet to sign on the new label. The Inspirationals Quartet, has a long history (since 1958) of presenting gospel music with a cast of well-known vocal artists through the years, such as Larry Gatlin, Garry McSpadden, Big John Hall, and more!

Label owner Les Butler stated, “to have my company and myself personally associated with the history of the Inspirationals Quartet is humbling to me. I am excited to be a part of what I strongly feel will be the best album of their long, illustrious career! This quartet is special!”

Christian Radio Biz:
The Greater Second Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church is buying WGSW/Americus, GA (106.9) for 300k. The group already owns WBZN/Albany, GA (Praise 105.5 FM).

WLGH/Lansing (Smile FM) (Ed and Jennifer Czelada) are purchasing WBMI/West Branch, MI for 95k from Peggy Warner.

KGCR/Brewster KS (Tri State Praise) is adding a new weekend show hosted by husband and wife Chandler & Alycia Kitchen (at left). Chandler tells HisAir, “We’re very excited to share life together on the radio in the tri-state KGCR listening area!”


Steve McBeth takes the mic on the latest episode of the Cause+Effect podcast from Dunham+Company. Discussed is the importance of embracing a spirit of innovation and leading your teams through that process in a healthy way. Steve’s professional journey and practical advice will inspire and motivate you to lean into innovation in fresh new ways this year.

New Job Openings:
With Ace McKay leaving WDJC/Birmingham soon (last day Feb 9) and headed for EWTN. the legendary CCM station is in need of a new morning co-host. Listing HERE.

WKNZ/Milford (The Bridge) GM Bill Sammons has created a new FT position for a digital media creator. Listing HERE.

KHPE/Albany, OR (Hope 107.9) GM Randy Davison is stepping aside to be to Executive Director of Friends of Hope. KHPE needs a new GM. Listing HERE.

Jacqueline Pastika celebrates 14 years with RTN
Rachelle and Carder 6 years on the KSBJ/Houston morning show

Prayer List:
Amanda Hollifield 

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