Industry News Bits Thu 7-28-22
New online Christian station “My Faith FM” based in Palm Springs, CA launched yesterday. The owner is Daniel J. Pitts Ministries, and Edwin Morales is GM/PD.
Daniel tells HisAir, “We are currently a steaming ministry, with plans for a low power FM signal here within our Palm Springs area!”
The station website is 1029MYFaithFM.com.
The KSBJ/Houston staff honored 25 year employee Bill Ingram yesterday with his very own talking “Mr Bill Bobblehead.” Bill, who does traffic reporting, started at KSBJ in 1997 doing the evening shift. Bill celebrated his 25th year at KSBJ is also a member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. The “talkin’ bobbleheads” will be given away on the air over the next few week.
Bill Ingram told HisAir, “25 years doesn’t seem possible. I thank God every morning he lets me do this every day. I have no plans to retire, and I pray God lets me do this for many more years.”
Pictured Jon Hull (left) with Ingram.
20 The Countdown reports former Sanctus Real lead singer, Matt Hammitt, announced that the documentary of his son, Bowen, was just released. Bowen’s Heart, which has been in production since 2019, follows his son, who at nine years old, underwent his third open heart surgery due to being born with a hole in his heart.
Matt shares that in 2010, when his son, Bowen, was born with a life-threatening heart defect, his story was featured on network television and radio. Because of that, so many wonderful people reached out with prayers and support. Matt says that his family found so much hope in knowing they were not alone. They want to now share Bowen’s full journey of redemption and trusting that God is good even when things are hard.
Four years to the day he joined The Kingsmen Quartet, Chris Bryant is departing the group.
Chris says in a release provided by Daywind , “As times and seasons of life change, so do goals, dreams and priorities. For now mine are to enjoy this time with my family. To get involved and fed by a local church. And to use everything I’ve learned to prepare me for the next chapter God has for me.” Our best to Chris as he makes this transition. Here are The Kingsmen with “The Church Of The Great I Am.”
NRB has announced the timeline for the 2023 NRB Special Service and Media Awards.
The NRB Awards program is designed to encourage excellence in production, service to the community, faithfulness to the mission, commitment to the Gospel, and personal integrity. By recognizing and celebrating outstanding media, ministries, programs, and producers, the Association hopes to inspire Christian communicators to strive for new standards of excellence in compelling, relevant, and challenging Christian programming.
Les Lanser celebrates 54 years at Lanser Broadcasting (WJQK/Grand Rapids)
Bob Shaw 5 years at KWVE/Santa Ana, CA