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Industry News Bits Thu 6-23-22

WNFR/Sandusky, MI (Hope FM) has promoted Brett Hager to Assistant Program Director. Hager joined the Ross Bible Church owned stations in Feb 2021. Hager shared, “It is an honor to have the confidence of such an amazing team of laser-focused individuals! I am crazy excited to continue deepening relationships and serving our listeners through both of our stations. God is so good!”

Additionally, (as reported on HisAir) HopeFM will introduce changes to their on-air lineup starting June 27th. Brett Hager will be moving over from WNFA/Port Huron to afternoons on HopeFM, and The Brant Hansen show will be evenings from 6-10PM. Mornings with Brian & Ellyn, along with Middays with Heather Erbe will remain the same.


Bible Broadcasting Network is buying WHHH/Indianapolis (96.3) from Radio One for a price of $3.2 mil. The call letters WHHH remain with Radio One and will change to WNOW and convert to non-commercial status pending FCC approval. 

BBN is based in Charlotte, NC operating a Christian Teaching/Preaching network.


Internet station Top Southern Gospel continues to grow weekly and has expanded to radio.net and is available also on Apple TV and Sonos. Website HERE

Owner Brian Crowe says, “We are excited as listeners continue to lock in Top Southern Gospel as their go to station. Our listeners have grown 300% in the last month. We are 24×7 great southern gospel and special programming.


WBGL/Champaign welcomed back afternoon co-host Danielle Marie after a month long medical leave.

In case you missed this weeks Dunham+Company live webinar unpacking crucial insights from the Giving USA 2022 Annual Report on Philanthropy.

Watch HERE.


Vidare Creatives webinar from Tuesday is available HERE

The webinar gives a sneek peek into what you’ll experience at Fundraising 2022 July 20-21 in Nashville.


70 on-air personalities from Northwestern Media stations came together for a day of learning and retreat at Northwestern’s first On-air Talent Summit.

The event began with an evening of worship with The McClures and was followed by a day of learning the art of storytelling with University of Northwestern faculty member Ann Sorenson.

“All of us in Christian radio have been given the rare opportunity to reach people.”, says Northwestern Media Talent Coach, Lisa Williams. “Being with the Northwestern on-air team from around the country was so life-giving! Our on-air personalities are a creative bunch who love God’s word and long to see Jesus transform the lives of our listeners.”

Pictured Northwestern Media team members on the campus of University of Northwestern. Credit: Elizabeth Niezgocki


Milestones:
Glenn Moore 18 years ay Glenn Moore Voice Overs/Imaging
John Owens 7 years at WMIT/Black Mountain, NC
Erin McLaughlin one year at Dunham+Company


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