Industry News Bits Tue 12-21-21
Positive Life Radio/Wall Walla, WA held their year-end on-air fundraiser December 15 & 16 with a goal for the event at $60,000.
“We went into overtime – past the time we said the fundraiser would end on Thursday evening, but we were still $400 shy of the goal,” said General Manager Chris Gilbreth. “We closed with prayer and thanked God for blessing the fundraiser. When we opened our eyes, I had to blink a couple of times because the computer screen with the totals had updated during prayer. One more online gift had come through during prayer time for $500, putting us $100 over the goal! Isn’t that just like God, to have the last word about when it’s over?”
While the on-air fundraiser finished on the evening of the 16th, by midday Monday the 20th, another $10,000 in gifts had arrived through the mail from the letter that went out before the event. That brought the total to over $70,000, a 40% increase over last year’s event and a 180% increase over two years ago.
“We had great help before, during and after the event from the team at Vidare Creative, said Gilbreth. “Their encouragement last year to try an on-air year-end fundraiser for the first time has led to a new tradition in fundraising for our ministry.”
Positive Life Radio is a regional network of non-commercial Christian Adult Contemporary music stations in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and Northeast Oregon based at Walla Walla University in College Place, Washington.
KWND/Springfield (The Wind) afternoon personality Ethan Milburn has announced he will be exiting the station. KWND Station Manager Kyle Dowden has started a search for a new PM host/production director. Go HERE if interested.
This Christmas WBDX/Chattanooga (J103) had the pleasure of blessing two families their Christmas Wish. The J103 Christmas Wish wanted to give these two families one less thing to stress over or worry about this Christmas. Thanks to the support of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Chattanooga and other wonderful sponsor, J103 is proud to give you an inside look at the Christmas Wishes that were made reality this year.
Watch video HERE.
WOW congratulations to SOS Radio/Las Vegas VP Chris Staley who celebrates her 47 year anniversary with SOS Radio this week!
She started as a weekend air talent in the 1970’s, but climbed the ranks through practically every daypart on the SOS Radio Network and has served as music director & program director through the years too.
And… SOS Radio will celebrate it’s 50th anniversary as a station in the summer of 2022.
We Are Messengers “Come What May” tops the CCM AC charts for its 6th week. Congrats to the Curb Word promo team!
KHCB/Houston (Keeping Him Close) kicks off 5 days of continuous Christmas music today, with No Commercials, No Interruptions.
Derek Gregory celebrates 18 years at WCVK/Bowling Green
Chris Staley 47 years at SOS/Radio/Las Vegas
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