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Industry News Bits Thu 3-3-22

Spring Fundraisers this week.. Christian FM.. WHIF/Palatka

New Life Radio Russia founder Daniel Johnson checks in with HisAir today. Daniel says, “Hi Ted, we’re in the midst of dealing with Odessa. The city is surrounded by the Russians, fighting, and our station is still on the air, but for how long, we don’t know. currently trying to get some of our equipment out of the station and on the road up to the border with Romania where we are setting up a remote broadcast site.”

UPDATE: NLR station manager Ivan Zhurakovski and staffer Eva are now in IASI, Romania to set up a remote radio broadcast operation there. They have a 3 month permission to stay in Romania. Today they are seeking to rent two apartments, one for the family and one for our studios (we ask friends in the USA to consider helping with this expense). Our radio engineer YURI remains at the station in Odessa to oversee our broadcast transmission and will continue on unless stopped. Also today we are making plans to take portions of our station equipment out of our University building to safeguard in case our studios are shelled or destroyed. Ivan is attempting to liaison with an Italian aid worker in IASI going to Odessa who might be able to bring additional radio equipment back to IASI. Christian Radio for Russia is asking Christians in America to pray for peace between Russia and Ukraine and for the protection of our radio operations center in Odessa during this difficult time. Pray that our studio building might be spared, so we can continue in our present space when the war stops.

New Life Radio moved to Odessa, Ukraine, several years ago in response to increasingly restrictive Russian laws. The station operated in Russia for over 20 years.

Watch a video message from station manager Ivan Zhurakovski  HERE.

A response team from Convoy of Hope’s global headquarters is now on the ground in Poland. Within minutes of arriving, the team witnessed thousands of refugees — primarily women and children — dragging luggage and seeking shelter. Simple needs, such as electricity for charging phones and the ability to stay warm are incredibly difficult to find. Many children seem dazed. More HERE




At Moody Radio/Chicago Director | Strategic Marketing – Radio George Economos (left) is promoted to Director of Affiliate Relations. In his new role George will “help grow the reach of a solid lineup of biblical preaching, teaching, live talk and features to new media partners while cultivating deeper relationships with ministries locally, nationally and around the globe.”

Also WMBI/Chicago (90.1 FM) Promotion Director Desiree Owen was promoted to Director of Strategic Marketing for the Moody Radio Network.

Former KLTY/Dallas air talent Jake Summers is joining The USA Radio Network in Dallas as Operations Assistant and Production. Starting March 7th.

The Sound Of Life Radio Network/ Lake Katrine NY fills their Community Engagement Coordinator position with Coreen Sanchez. 

The 2022 Christian Voice Gospel Music Fan Awards ‘nominees’ have been announced.

Favorite Radio Station:

Christian Voice Radio (Internet – Kennedy, AL)
Christian Servant Radio (Internet – Tyler, TX
HLE Radio (Internet – Jennigs, LA)
King Of Kings Radio Network (Somerset, KY)
New Journey Radio (Internet – Hattiesburg, MS)
Pure Gospel Radio (Internet – Carnesville, GA)
WCKB 780 AM/97.7 FM (Dunn, NC)
WCGW 770 AM (Lexington, KY)
WFLQ 100.1 FM (French Lick, IN)
WRCG AM 1420 (Columbus, GA)

Favorite Radio Personality

Bobby Richardson (New Journey Radio – Hattiesburg, MS)
Bruce Edwards (WCGW 770 AM – Lexington, KY)
Jim Foster (WRCG AM 1420 – Columbus, GA)
Lottie Squires (WCKB 780 AM/ 97.7 FM – Dunn, NC)
Marty Smith (Today’s Cross Country – Durango, CO)
Randall Hamm (WFLQ 100.1 FM – French Lick, IN)
Tim Livingston (WGNZ 1110 AM – Dayton, OH)
Tommy Smith (Christian Servant Radio – Tyler, TX)
Violet Maynard (Pure Gospel Radio – Carnesville, GA)
Vonda Armstrong (WPIL 91.7 FM – Heflin, AL)

And finally, in case you wanted to know, WCVO/Columbus (104.9 The River) Afternoon Co-Host and Production Director Josh Evans solved Wordle on his first attempt Thursday morning. When pressed for comment, he responded “I’ve never felt more alive.” [[ Hi Ted! While this *did* happen, it’s obviously a joke to submit this as industry news :-) Ok Josh, we thought you’d enjoy seeing you name in print today!  

Joe Hunter 29 years with the Sound of Life
Kim Wiley 12 years at WKNZ/Milford
Margie Shafer celebrates 26 years with Encouragement Media Group KVNE/Tyler

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