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Artist Resource Services (ARS) of Hendersonville, TN, the independent artist and label services arm of New Day Christian Distributors, welcomes Kim Pennington as its Director of Radio Promotions, effective January 1, 2024. ARS has seen continued growth over the last two years in production, marketing, merchandising, and especially at Southern Gospel radio with hit songs from the Isaacs, Jordan Family Band, Tim Menzies, Becky Isaacs Bowman, Westward Road, the Craguns, and the Allens, and is excited to welcome Sharon Walker and Debra Perry & Jaidyn’s Call. 

Tiffany Noecker, who has served as the primary ARS radio promoter since its inception, will focus on the artists on the Daywind Records and New Day Records labels. 

Hailing from her hometown of Newton, Kansas, Pennington has lived in the Nashville area for 12 years. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute and a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics/Philosophy of Religion from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Amongst her many accomplishments, Kim is a freelance writer/editor. 

Pennington is no stranger to Southern Gospel radio DJs as she previously was Director of Radio Promotions for StowTown Records for over 5 years. “I know I speak equally for the rest of the team when I say we are thrilled to welcome Kim into the fold. She has already established wonderful working relationships with the artists and DJs. I know the best is yet to come at ARS as Kim brings her talents to us,” states Jaquita Lindsey Jenkins, Director of ARS.  

HisAir NEW JOB ALERT:  Pillar Media is staffing up its new Denver properties. Pillar Media is launching two new radio stations and looking for a strategic thinking, digital savvy, highly motivated sales professional to lead the Colorado team.

Check the listing HERE.

Positive Alternative Radio WPER/Fredericksburg hosted a sold-out comedy event, Night of Love & Laughter, on Saturday, February 24th, at River of Life Church in Spotsylvania, VA. About 460 people enjoyed the comedy of St. Louis-based comedian Arvin Mitchell, who has been featured on Kevin Hart’s One Mic Stand. WPER also hosted a preshow event for key donors that included a free meal, music, and activities designed to show appreciation for their support.

Salem Media announced the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) and SRN’s The Mike Gallagher Show have partnered to present Mike Gallagher broadcasting his show live from Israel from February 26th to 29th.

After the Hamas terror attack in Israel on October 7, 2023, Gallagher and his audience led a fundraising effort for the IFCJ that raised $342,000 in a few weeks. IFCJ is sponsoring Gallagher’s upcoming visit in order to spotlight the humanitarian effort that is underway during the war with Hamas. Mike will again invite his generous audience to support the IFCJ as they continue to provide crucial support to the residents of Israel. In addition to broadcasting his daily show from Jerusalem, Gallagher will tour parts of Israel – including the Gaza envelope in the Southern District of Israel – interviewing survivors of the October 7th attack, Israeli military officials, and officials from the IFCJ.

The Mike Gallagher Show is aired on over 400 radio stations across America and is seen on Salem News Channel. His show is ranked as the 10th most listened-to talk radio show in the country with 6.75 million weekly listeners (Talkers Magazine).

Host of the syndicated “The Lady Bell Show,” Wanda Bell has launched Dallas/Fort Worth based internet radio station LadyBellRadio.com. Lady Bell says she has created the station to uplift the spirit and heart of the whole person, present messages in song that strengthen unity in the faith, encourage knowledge of the Son of God, and inspire listeners of all ages.

HisAir NEWS FLASHBACK – Feb 27, 2023 – WCVO/Columbus (104.9 the River) has announced the addition of Josh Pollock as River Morning Show producer. The show consists of PD Josh Hooper, Chad Bradley and Hannah Pfau, and was launched just last year in February.

Melissa Stover 20 years at Christian FM/Vero Beach

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