Industry News Bits Thursday 2-18-21
KJIC/Houston (90.5 Christian Country Radio) PD Sean Vaughn checks in with HisAir. Sean says, “We were off the air from 2/15 through 2/17 due to the artic blast. Over 5Million people throughout Texas lost power and spent the last few days in the freezing cold. This horrible weather/power problem has now resulted in 30 deaths.”
Also, KJIC is currently remodeling the entire transmitter building and upgrading transmitters and going HD (hoping to be broadcasting in HD by June 1st. This remodeling process also includes addon’s to the building, new electrical, grounding, transmitter, RF plumbing, 70kvA generator, and new driveaway.
KJIC also recently purchased 90.7 KQLC (a 1.7kW) in Sealy which complements the signal covering the west side of Houston and commuters along the I-10 Interstate. Once listeners leave 90.7 they switch to 90.5 and continue with Christian Country Radio for the rest of Houston.
Capitol Christian Music Group VP, National Promotion checks in with updates on his team. As of January 1st Elizabeth Brock (pictured) has been moved from Manager to Director, National Promotion. Kenny shares, “I’m so proud of the continued growth of Elizabeth inside of our company and the passion she brings to serving our Capitol family of artists as well as our outstanding partners in Christian music broadcasting.” Also on the team are Rachael Hession, Manager, National Promotion; Christina Kosters, Manager, National Promotion who joined the team in August and Becca Zagorski, Coordinator, National Promotion.
WCLQ/Wausau (89Q) received nearly 300 listener entries in their February 89Q Mini-moon Getaway Giveaway. Couples were encouraged to share their advice for couples. Good advice, bad advice revived, and humorous entries were all posted by listeners on their 89Q Hope is Here Facebook page. The weeklong contest included daily winners of 89Q stocking caps, 89Q Hope Blend Coffee, mugs, and a unique prize. The final winner chosen at random received the grand prize. Hotel accommodations of the winner’s choice, meal gift card, and travel money. Along with great advice, there were humorous tips too. One entry read, “if your wife’s dad offers you money NOT top get married, don’t take. 42 years later we are a very happy couple.” ,
KKEQ/Grand Forks (Your QFM) has begun a February promotion called “Better To Love” where we invite listeners answer the question “how would you bless others if we gave you $100?” Students are paying it forward by giving gift cards and thank you notes to school staff, paying it forward in coffee/food lines, buying someone’s groceries, treats for nursing home residents. KKEQ PD Josh Jones says, “It’s been really fun hearing the after stories from the people we’ve blessed!”
When you are a child living in poverty in the Dominican Republic and your only hope for “making it” is sexual exploitation, that’s where The Crossover Cups Mission steps in. Recently, CUPS partnered with WAY Radio 90.7FM in Brunswick, GA and WAY Radio 104.9FM, 103.3FM & AM550 in Jacksonville, FL to raise awareness and support for the village of Alto de la Juagua in the Dominican. The goal? To have 200 children sponsored so that CUPS could build a community center where the village’s children could hang out, receive nourishment, hear about Jesus & be discipled. Thanks to the listeners of WAY Radio & the Lord’s prompting and provision, all 200 children were sponsored between two 1-day on-air campaigns last week!
Bart Wagner, Station Manager of WAYR Brunswick said, “Since this was our first time doing the CUPS campaign, I wasn’t sure how listeners would respond. We were overwhelmed with the outpouring of support!”. Jack Eason of CUPS estimates construction on the new WAY Radio Community Center will begin later this week. A banner that includes all of the names of the listeners who are supporting the mission is planned to be hung once the center is completed. The next step is an ongoing partnership between CUPS & WAY Radio listeners to continue ministering to this village by funding the job skills program & other much needed resources for these precious children. Listeners and staff are already inquiring and planning to make an in-person visit to “their” center in the next year.
KOAY/Boise (Project 88.7) welcome Obadiah (from RadioU/Columbus) to VT mornings 6-10am.
WJQK/Grand Rapids (Joy99) Morning Show Host and Music Director ties the KNOT!
After several COVID changes of the destination wedding plans and guests, it finally happened! Congrats to Brooke and her HUBBY, The Captain! They tied the knot on February 8th in Cabo San Lucas! Here’s to HAPPILY EVER AFTER!
Taylor Morgan 4 years at WAKW/Cincinnati
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