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Industry News Bits Tue 3-1-22

Todays Lead Story… At Curb Word Jeri Cooper is upped to SVP, Christian Promotion, artist Hannah Kerr joins the label. Full story HERE

Sea Walker Media has been expanding in different forms of media since it’s inception in 2021 and now is announcing the expansion of Faith Country. Faith Country is the new home for Christian music artists who sing Biblically-based songs with a more organic, country, and roots musical style. Faith Country sometimes known as Christian country, country gospel, inspirational country, or positive country will be a focus in Print, Radio, TV, Digital Properties, and Events commencing in March 2022.
In celebration of this endeavor The 40 Days and 40 Nights Of Gospel Music at the Ark Encounter has selected several Faith Country artists to perform at the Noah’s Village performance stage in August! Faith Country will have a featured section in the Singing News Magazine each month starting in the April edition. Faith Country Radio will stream 24 hours a day launching March 15th, 2022. The new “FAITH COUNTRY HOUR” nationally syndicated radio show will debut on dozens of radio stations and the Singing News Radio network March 5th at 4PM EST/1PM PST.
Industry veteran Rick Schweinsberg has been named the director of content for Faith Country Radio Network and the on-air personality for the Faith Country Hour radio show. Rick started working as a local DJ spinning great Gospel music in Waverly, Ohio at WXIC over 30 years ago. From humble beginnings to working for Solid Gospel in Nashville, and one of the largest Christian distribution companies, Rick’s passion never changed. His love of sharing new music that shines with a country twist is still at the forefront of his vision.
Director Of Media, Vonda Armstrong says, “Seldom do we get to see God’s timing happening like it is with Faith Country across Singing News Brands. The rising genre of Faith Country couldn’t be in better hands. Rick brings love and enthusiasm along with his vast experience in the industry. If you like your Gospel music a little on the country side, Faith Country is for you!”

WPOS/Holland, MI (Proclaim FM) won Toledo City Paper’s “Best Of Toledo” contest in 2 categories: Best Radio Station, and Best Radio Show for The Afternoon Drive with Robin Sullivan. 

NRB member MEDIAlliance invites the NRB community to participate in a global call to prayer for Ukraine at 11:00 a.m. (your time zone) on Wednesday, March 2. NRB urges all Christians to intercede for the safety of those whose lives are now affected by war. Please pray for God’s protection of innocent civilians in the region now and in the days to come.

NRB has several member media organizations with operations in the region, including Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC), IRR/TV, MEDIAlliance, and Trans World Radio (TWR), which has a national partner in Ukraine and a ministry affiliation in Russia. Please pray for the safety of their personnel. 

Samaritan’s Purse, another NRB member, has “deployed members of our Disaster Assistance Response Team to surrounding countries and are standing ready to help meet emergency needs resulting from the crisis,” said Samaritan’s Purse president Franklin Graham. Please pray for effective operations for those responding to the crisis.

Please participate in this global call to prayer by setting a reminder to pray for peace in the region and the protection of innocent civilians at 11:00 a.m. (your time zone) on Wednesday, March 2. 

KUDI/Choteau, MT (New Life Radio) owner Mota Ministries has sold to Hi-Line Radio Fellowship for $15k.

Tom Perrault 7 years at Dunham+Company
Grace Vasquez 1 year at WPOZ/Orlando

Prayer List:
Joseph Reed
David Will

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