Industry News Bits Thu 6-10-21
New KDUV/Visalia, CA Spirit 88.9/100.1 GM Nic Ferguson checks in with HisAir. Nic has been in the GM chair since Feb this year taking Bob Crofts for position. After 27 years of serving KDUV Bob resigned as the General Manager in July of 2020. Croft continues to serve on the board of KDUV and the board and staff are thankful for his continued wisdom, support and encouragement.
This is Nic’s first position in radio after serving in pastoral ministry for 17 years. When discussing leaving church ministry for radio ministry, Nic’s eldest of 4 daughters, asked him “will you still be telling people about Jesus” and he replied “I will be getting to tell even MORE people about Jesus!”
From Bakersfield to Fresno, Nic tells HisAir he is excited that KDUV “is the valley’s local Christian radio station reminding listener’s that God loves them and their true hope is in Christ!”
Ben Holsen has been hired as Director of Programming at Faith Radio Network/Minneapolis.
WBGL/Champaign is shining a light on the opportunity to send Gary Miracle and his family on a Holland America cruise in January 2022. After falling ill, experiencing double amputations of his hands and feet and fighting for his life for months in the hospital, Gary Miracle was sent home. It has been a life changing and difficult journey for his entire family. Miracle is the source of inspiration behind the MercyMe hit song, “Say I Won’t” and inspired many through sharing his story of courage and hope with honesty and transparency. A WBGL volunteer who was moved by Miracle’s story started a GoFundMe to send the family on their first vacation following his illness. To date, 40% of the $12,500 goal has been raised, which will fully fund the entire vacation.
The public is invited to participate in this important effort by going to https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-gary-miracle-keep-his-promise.
At NRB 21 in Dallas “The Chosen” is hosting a global livestream of the much-anticipated Episode 6. As an NRB 2021 attendee, you can be a part of this event. Here’s a special message from The Chosen team: “The wait for Episode 6 is over! And to celebrate it, we’re doing what The Chosen does best: something different. On Wednesday night, June 23rd, our global livestream for Episode 6 will also be our first IN-PERSON event. From the Gaylord Texan at the NRB Convention in Dallas, TX, Dallas Jenkins will host over 1,000 of you to deliver Episode 6 to the world together.”
Pre Register for The Chosen special event HERE. NRB 21 start June 21st in Grapevine, TX. If you’re going to be at NRB 21 let us know, we’d love to see you firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 50th episode of Fearless with Cissie Graham Lynch (Billy Grahams granddaughter) released this week, marking two years since the podcast’s launch. Through the podcast, Cissie Graham Lynch shares practical, Biblical insight on current cultural issues to encourage listeners to live out their faith.
In addition to sharing personal stories from her own life, Lynch has welcomed guests from many walks of life to share their expertise on current events. Fearless with Cissie Graham Lynch encourages listeners to explore Scripture for themselves and challenges them to stand boldly for the Gospel of Jesus Christ – to have a fearless faith in a compromising culture.
“I wanted this podcast to be a place where people could be encouraged; where they could be emboldened,” said Lynch reflecting on the last two years. “I want people to know what they believe and why they believe it. I want them, ultimately, to be fearless in their communities wherever God has put them.
The Fearless podcast is one of several audio offerings from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, including GPS: God. People. Stories., Billy Graham Minute, and The Billy Graham Channel on SiriusXM, as well as the Billy Graham Audio Archives of more than 1,500 sermons, messages, and comments from Billy Graham spanning seven decades.
Rachel Buchanan 18 years at Home.fm/Spring Arbor, MI