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Industry News Bits Thu 4-1-21

Josh Pollock is upped to Social Media Director at WCVO/Columbus (The River). Josh joined WCVO in April 2019 as Promotions Assistant coming from WHCF/Bangor (Solution FM) where he was Afternoon host and assistant music director.

WCVO CCO Todd Amlin says, “Josh is one of those people you just know you need on your team.  He’s a “glue guy”.  He does so many things, and yet is as humble and coachable as they come.  Social Media has always been an important part of what we do, and I’m excited to see Josh tackle this new challenge in his career!”

BOOST Radio 97.5 (and on the HD3 of K-LOVE at 97.9 FM) went on the air yesterday in Chicago. Educational Media Foundation (EMF) and St. Louis based Gateway Creative Broadcasting teamed up to syndicate the BOOST RADIO brand. BOOST is expected to go on the air in Pittsburgh and Fayetteville later this spring.

March 24-26 WCVK/Bowling Green, KY (Christian Family Radio) held its Spring Pledge Drive, an opportunity for listeners to invest in the media ministry that strengthens faith, family, and community. WCVK PD Derek Gregory says, “Listeners went above and beyond! The goal was met six hours early with the remaining hours focused on raising funds to replace a 35-year old audio processor.”

Moody Radio’s Spanish-language religious WMBI/Chicago (AM 1110) has been sold to El Sembrador Ministries for $1.6 million. The sale does not effect WMBI FM. 

The deal does include Chicago translator W292GB at 106.3 FM. Moody announced plans to sell the AM in July 2019. 

Trans World Radio reports an explosion in the number of radio based home groups across Bangladesh. After one year of activity, 330 groups were in operation, but as of December last year, that number swelled to 1,687. Bible-study programs are distributed on audio players or SD cards for mobile phones.

The 2021 NAB Show is delayed until October, but NAB is offering a virtual alternative to its usual spring gathering, the newly announced NAB Show Premiere. This 10-day virtual event will take place from April 12-23 and offer exclusive content through NAB Amplify.

“NAB Show Premiere is strategically timed to bring the media and entertainment community together in April when we would normally be gathering in Las Vegas,” said Chris Brown, NAB executive vice president of Conventions and Business Operations. “The content is indicative of our commitment to connecting the NAB Show community year-round and provides a critical touch point for companies to roll out new products.”

For more information, visit www.nabamplify.com.

Jay Turner joins WRBS/Baltimore (95.1 Shine FM) as a producer.

Curious about one of the most overlooked parts of the Easter story?  Dunham+Company invites you to join Rick Dunham’s 5-day devotional leading up to Easter Sunday. Dive in to see how he unpacks this rich story and shares key lessons we hope you will find transformative.
Download your copy HERE.

If you missed Vidare Creative’s webinar on how to optimize your fundraising plan for the next quarter, you still check it out. Vidare’s Bill Scott, Dave Kirby, and Paul Goldsmith share fundraising ideas and best practices for the second quarter of 2021 and through the summer.
Register to watch “Optimize Your Fundraising Plan For The Next Quarter” on demand HERE.

Prayer List:
Melony McKay
Marcy Rinehart

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