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Industry News Bits THU 9-28-23

Fundraisers this week .. WMIT/Asheville .. KJNW/Kansas City .. Faith Radio/St Paul .. KNWS/Waterloo .. KAMB/Merced .. WGTS/Wash DC .. WPOZ/Orlando .. UCB/Canada .. KOAY/Boise

Let us know when your Station Fundraiser takes place… news@hisair.net


WLJW/Traverse City (Fuel FM) and WLJN/Traverse City Operations Mgr. & Morning Host DC Cavender announced his retirement today. DC says Friday 9/29 will be his last day on the air, DC has been with owners Goods News Media over 17 years and his broadcast career has spanned 50 years.

DC says his wife Jane, who has done Mid-days on FUEL FM & Afternoons on WLJN has also retired from her position as well. They both look forward to seeing what God has planned for them in the future.,

Recently Northern Christian Radio has filled an application with the FCC to acquire all Good News Media stations pending FCC approval; Northern Christian Radio operates 4 stations and 2 translators including WPHN/Gaylord (Promise FM).

Check out the 2020 HisAir interview with DC Cavender HERE.


In partnership with Vidare Creative, Family Stations in Franklin, TN reached a new Fall Support Drive record and is praising the Lord.

Family Radio President Tom Evan commented, “The LORD blessed Family Radio this week, and we all can be grateful to Him! God used the skill, diligence, creativity, and dedication of our team to set just the right tone for the Fall Support Drive. Our listeners gave freely, because we were genuine and sincere in our ask and in how we shared the importance of our mission.”

Dave Kirby of Vidare Creative added, “Sharing timeless hymns and God’s word has always been the mission of Family Radio. We’re grateful to be a part of helping them tell the story and take their fundraising efforts to the next level.”

Family Radio has been spreading the gospel since 1958 and is heard on 70 signals across America plus worldwide through digital streams.


Salem Radio VP News & Talk Programming Tom Tradup has joined All Israel News as Contributing Editor. Tom will continue his full-time work for Salem.

“I could not be more thrilled that Tom Tradup has agreed to help All Israel News publish more great content and dramatically expand our traffic, reach, and influence,” said Rosenberg, who co-founded Near East Media in 2020.

Tradup stated: “I’m honored to work with Joel Rosenberg and his awesome team. Given that they only launched on September 1, 2020, I’m astonished by just how much they’ve accomplished. They’re breaking stories that are getting picked up by much larger American and Israeli news outlets. They’re getting exclusive interviews with the most powerful leaders in Israel and the Arab world. They’re providing the best daily online coverage of what’s happening with Christians in Israel and the broader the Middle East. TBN loves their work and has created a prime-time TV show with Joel as anchor and executive producer. And Joel is being interviewed by Fox News, Newsmax, the Jerusalem Post, and so many other major media outlets because of his expertise and unique perspective on the region. Clearly, the Lord is doing something very special here, and at this pivotal moment in history, I’m really looking forward to helping Joel and his colleagues build on this successful foundation and create exciting new content that educates Evangelical Christians about what’s happening in Israel and the region from a distinctly Biblical worldview.”


Early Bird registration for the 2024 NRB International Christian Media Convention is open.

NRB 2024 will be held February 20-23, 2024, and will return to the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville a longtime destination of the NRB International Christian Media Convention.

Go HERE for more on NRB 24.


Southern Gospel group Fields of Grace has signed with the Family Music Group label. The have just completed vocals on their brand new album, “Remember,” and the first radio release, “All Because of Mercy” is now out at radio stations across the US.

 FMG Label owner and producer, Les Butler states, “I am excited to add Fields of Grace to the Family Music Group label. The FMG label has long been the home for quality artists who sing all styles which fit under the big umbrella known as Southern Gospel. This album is filled with great traditional Southern Gospel sounds, today’s Southern Gospel sounds and even a hint of Bluegrass Gospel. The FMG label historically has been diverse with artists like the Crabb Family, Bowlings, Hoskins Family, Crossmen and the Williamsons.  Fields of Grace is ready to add their name to this incredible list and join their current label mates Old Time Preachers QT and Barry Rowland and Deliverance!”


Hope Media Group went live with Vida Unida in New York City the morning.

In July HMG purchased WVIP/New Rochelle, NY  (93.5 FM in New York) for its Spanish Christian Vida Unida network. WVIP is a Class A 1750 watts @ 433 ft. WVIP studios are in New Rochelle, with the transmitter located in the Bronx, New York.

Selling price was reportedly $8.15 mil from seller Hudson-Westchester Radio, Inc., (owned by the late Bill O’Shaughnessy, who passed in May 2022).


Milestones:
Carl J Miller celebrates 34 years at Salem Media
Dan Watts 4 years at WayFM/Nashville
Erick Martinez 2 years at Hope Media Group/Houston
KLJJ LP/Houston celebrates 7 years on the air


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