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Industry News Bits THU 6-8-23

Fundraisers this week .. Worship 24/7 .. WayFM/Nashville .. Salt 106.5/Australia ..













Worship 24/7 is holding its Summer fundraiser.

Pictured in studio is GM David Harms with Emma Hughes.

After 2.5 years in the morning chair at KOAY/Boise (Project 88.7) Obadiah Haybin has exited.

Obadiah is still heard on WayFM, SOS Radio/Las Vegas, WCVO/Columbus (The River) and KDUV/Visalia, CA. He’s available for additional stations so reach out at obadiah.haybin@gmail.com.

Vision Christian Media/Queensland, AUS has another new radio station on the air this week in Shepparton, Victoria. This is Vision’s 63rd radio station out of the 100 stations 2021-2023 project and the 802nd station overall. This service is in addition to Shepparton 1413AM. Shepparton has a population of 68,000 and is located 181 km northeast of Melbourne.

New Job Alert: With KNWS/Waterloo (Life 101.9) PD Jenn Pooler headed to the GM slot at Northwestern Media’s new property in MO, KNWS station Manager Adam Hannan is looking for her replacement. 

If interested go HERE.

Cost for registration for Vidare Creative “Fundraising 23”  goes up in one week. Don’t miss 2 days, 12 speakers intensive fundraising training on July 19-20 in Nashville. Conference includes meals, concerts, and networking with fundraising pros.

Get registered now before price goes up HERE

KVNE/Tyler wins local publication “Tyler Area Locals Love Us”  #1 Radio Station in Tyler & Longview, TX. Also morning hosts Mike Harper & Carrie Parsons were voted #1 Radio DJ’s. Plus KVNE sister station KGLY/Tyler (Lift Worship – The Voice of Praise) received a high number of votes.

With the continued growth of Missions Today, Lambert Creative Media today announced the expansion of distribution of the radio program to SRN Digital and Amb-OS. Missions Today, a 26-minute weekly radio program focused on missions which launched almost 2 years ago on Moody Radio and a number of other networks (Life Changing Radio, Kinship Radio and more) now airs on over 175 radio stations across the country. The addition of these distribution channels will make the program more accessible to more stations and ultimately more listeners.

“We want to make sure every station looking for quality weekend programming can find it and that it would be as easy as possible to access,” said Collin Lambert, President of Lambert Creative Media. Stations who are interested can request to carry from Moody Radio, from Amb-OS or find it on Salem’s XDS-IP and FTP File Server.

Lambert Creative Media is also pleased to announce the launch of a new podcast on Father’s Day weekend called Dad Ain’t No Joke Podcast. The Dad Ain’t No Joke Podcast will launch on Spotify, Castbox, and iHeart Podcasts and should soon be available on all other major podcast platforms.

“After decades of seeing fathers dumped on and demeaned in mainstream media and after seeing the ongoing data related to the importance of dads in the lives of their children, I decided to do my part to change the ‘dad is a goofball’ narrative”, Lambert said. “Each episode we will interview real dads, known and virtually unknown, to learn how they are leading their families – the highs and lows, challenges and blessings, victories, and regrets. Along with real dads, we’ll also talk with experts who will share helpful insights for fathers looking to up their game.” 

FNDRSNG will hold a FREE Zoom webinar titled “Leaders of the Roundtable” Discussion on Fundraising and Strategy” on Thursday June 15th at 1pm. 

The round table discussion on community engagement, the donor journey, and fundraising strategy while serving and trusting in the Lord. Discussion panel consists of three leaders in the industry, responsible for their stations ongoing success with listener engagement and financial sustainment of their ministries.

Get registered HERE

Christian Radio Business:

LifeTalk Radio has recently submitted a purchase agreement worth $7,000 to acquire CP for KGLU/Wishram, WA (89.3) from the Growing Christian Foundation. This acquisition will mark the third FM station in Washington for LifeTalk Radio.

Wayne Grant has filed a $10 deal to acquire two stations in York, AL. The stations involved are adult alternative station “Sly 104.9” WSLY and gospel station “Rejoice 670” WYLS, along with the York-licensed translator W272EL at 102.3 FM, which simulcasts WYLS. The seller in this deal is Sarah Grant.

Rivka Kompel’s Satview Media has filed a $400,000 agreement to purchase the Fort Lauderdale, FL-licensed translator W296DK at 107.1 FM from the International Church of the Grace of God. Satview Media currently operates a video production studio in Boca Raton. 

In another recent transaction, J.M.J. Radio has successfully completed a $10,000 deal to acquire religious station WQOQ/Laceyville, PA (90.5) from Telikoja Educational Broadcasting. J.M.J. Radio already owns religious station WAZL (1490 AM) and classic hits station “Gem” WQOR (750 AM) in the same market.

Pat Robertson, a prominent figure recognized as a TV host, Christian radio broadcaster, educator, humanitarian, and one-time presidential candidate, has sadly passed away at the age of 93 this morning. Robertson gained widespread recognition for his role as the host of The 700 Club, where he provided prayer and engaged in political commentary. Additionally, he established the Christian Broadcasting Network in 1960. 

CBN Radio Operations Manager Shawn Tkach told HisAir, “The 700 Club had a great tribute to him this morning. He definitely left an incredible legacy.”

Alana Chambers
21 years at WPOZ/Orlando
Dan Connors
3 years at WPOZ/Orlando

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One thought on “Industry News Bits THU 6-8-23

  • Anyone who heard Radio Australia when it was on shortwave has already heard radio from Shepparton — that’s where the main shortwave transmitter/antenna was!

    Still miss it……


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