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Industry News Bits TUE 3-14-23

Fundraisers this week .. KKJM/St Cloud .. Moody Radio .. KBMQ/Monroe .. KLRC/Siloam Springs.. Worship 24/7 .. WZDG/Wilmington ..


UCB/Canada announces its launch date in Regina on 95.9 FM will be May 6th, 2023. 

UCB Canada Community Engagement / Promotions Manager John Connor says, “It’s radio that will uplift your spirits, encourage your faith and fill your days with positivity. And it’s made possible through donations from listeners across Canada who have seen firsthand the incredible impact that UCB Radio has in their own lives and their community. We can’t wait to see what God has in store for the people of Regina.”

Mac Powell will be coming to help UCB Canada to celebrate the launch on May 6th in Regina.

UCB Media was awarded the new Regina station CIUC-FM last September. UCB Canada operates stations across 11 Canadian Cities nationwide. The Regina station will be station 12 as UCB continues it’s expansion across Canada.


New Job Alert:
KPOF (Pillar Media -Denver) is looking for an organized, self-motivated, computer-savvy individual to assist in our Programming Department, reporting to the Pillar Media Brand Director.

Listing is HERE.


The Vidare Creative team is inviting all their FREE Webinar “What’s your plan for AFTER your fundraiser?” Christian Radio veteran Lisa Williams will join the webinar to share tips and strategies to engage your listeners in that all-important time after your fundraiser. Join in Tuesday March 21st at 12pm ET.

Register HERE.


Greg Goodman at Daywind reports the retirement of the name of The Dixie Melody Boys as announced by Ed O’Neal. O’Neal has been a part of southern gospel music for more than 60 years and was inducted into The Southern Gospel Music Hall Of Fame in 2004.

O’neal says, “The past few years have been very challenging.  I appreciate the promoters and pastors who have supported The Dixie Melody Boys, especially over the last few years, and I commend the guys who have worked really hard to keep the legacy of The Dixie Melody Boys alive. They have represented Ed O’Neal and The Dixie Melody Boys with class, and I appreciate that, but after a very deliberative, thoughtful and prayerful period of time, I feel the best thing to honor the heritage of the Quartet is to retire the name.” 


Tribute Quartet “Halfway Up The Mountain!” is #1 this week in Southern Gospel. Check out the Power 50 HERE.


WGTS/Wash DC packed out back to back TobyMac shows. Over 13,000 attended the TobyMac “Hits Deep Tour” shows again as in 2019, WGTS became the first station to welcome consecutive shows from TobyMac. Both shows were sold-out in advance.

“We don’t have a lot of artists from D.C., so when TobyMac comes home, we want to go big,” said WGTS morning show host and marketing director Jerry Woods. “We want people to be blessed, and TobyMac and his team share Jesus in the most engaging, not to mention the most energetic, way possible.” 

Pictured WGTS evening show host Suzanne Lynn hugs a listener.


Milestones:
Tracey Tiernan celebrates 20 years at WRBS/Baltimore
Coreen Sanchez 1 year at Sound of Life/New York
Kim Fitz 1 year at WFSH/Atlanta
Mysti Jording celebrating 3 years at Family Life Radio
Rob Regal 1 year at NewLife Radio/Griffin, GA
WNPQ/Canton (95.9 The Light) flips to K-LOVE

Prayer List:
Weez Stockton (husband)


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