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Industry News Bits TUE 2-14-23

Delaware-based The Bridge launched a new station today starting Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 8:00 AM covering much of Southern New Jersey. WNJB/Bridgeton, NJ (89.3 FM) formerly WHYY, was purchased by The Bridge of Hope, Inc is the fourth full power FM station in The Bridge network. 

WNJB, which stands for New Jersey’s Bridge, is a Class A radio station and will add an additional 400,000+ people to the coverage area of The Bridge. 

Bill Sammons, station manager, says expansion of The Bridge into New Jersey is a natural evolution for the ministry. “We’ve been serving Cape May and coastal New Jersey with our 105.5 FM signal for almost a year now. The purchase of 89.3 FM will give New Jersey listeners in Vineland and surrounding communities a strong signal and give us the opportunity to reach hundreds of thousands of potential new listeners.”

The Bridge also owns and operates WKNZ, 88.7 FM serving Harrington-Dover, DE, WNKZ, 92.5 FM serving Pocomoke-Salisbury, MD, and W235DD, 94.9 FM serving Ocean City, MD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


KAMB/Merced (Celebration Radio) GM Tim Land announces his upcoming retirement. Tim has served in Christian Radio at KAMB 41 years, the last 29 years as the General Manager. Tim will serve his last day at KAMB on June 30th.

Tim said, “It has been a tremendous blessing to serve in a place that is Christ-centered. It’s equally a privilege to broadcast and stream the Good News freely each day over Central California. One of the greatest blessings is hearing the stories of how people have come to the Lord through KAMB, and hearing how God has used this unique ministry to encourage people to grow in their walk of faith with Him.”

KAMB Board Chairman Christopher Grant says, “Tim has been a valuable part of KAMB/Celebration Radio. His commitment to the Lord, the listener, and the Staff have blessed this ministry greatly. The team is grateful for his leadership and looks forward to what the Lord has for him in the next season of his journey.”

Under Tim’s guidance, KAMB significantly expanded its broadcast signal with the move of its main transmitter to nearby Mariposa, to cover the Central Valley. He also guided the purchase of additional translators to reach the Central Coast. Tim’s is credited with leading the station back to a financially healthy position and overseeing the transition from analog to digital platforms over the past 25 years.


NEW JOB OPENING ALERT:

Love Southern Gospel? We’re growing the Joy FM team and looking for our next on-air talent!

See the listing HERE.


Sonshine - Wholeheartedly ConnectedThis year 98.5 in Perth, AUS introduces a new look, familiar name, with the same vision, & same mission, rebranding to “Sonshine.” For 25 years the only, platform used was FM radio, but over the last 10 years the growing digital platforms, social media, podcasts and our website have also been used to engage people with that same message. Today the organization has moved steadily into being a “media ministry” not just a “radio ministry.”
CEO Bevan Jones says, “We’ve always been called Sonshine, right from our 1984 test broadcast, but over the last 10 years, we’ve highlighted our FM broadcast as 98five to deliberately grow our radio listening audience. As we move forward we’ve realized that 98five is simply our frequency on FM.”

 Also, at 98.5 Ash Wright exits after 24 years as their broadcast tech director. Ash has accepted a position in Perth as senior software developer with the global media engagement software group, Broadcast Bionics.


Milestones:
Joey Kovacik 28 years at KSBJ/Houston
Steven Speegle 3 years at WJIA/Guntersville, AL
Jen Allen 5 years at Curb Word
Obadiah Haybin 1 year at WayFM
WKJA/Barberton, OH (Heartfelt Radio) celebrates its 3rd anniversary

Prayer List:
Amanda Patterson


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