Industry News Bits TUE 3-7-23
Fundraisers this week .. Christian FM .. WAFJ/Augusta .. United Christian Broadcasters/UK .. WCVO/Columbus
KZTH/OKC (The House FM wrapped up their Spring Fundraiser with an 8% increase over last year.
“We are very thankful to our supporters and hopeful for a great year of ministry. Our staff did an amazing job on the air and on digital with leadership from Vidare Creative,” said CEO Tony Weir.
“In this economy, ANY increase is a victory!” added Dave Kirby of Vidare Creative. “The House team works incredibly hard to encourage Oklahoma and Southern Kansas and we’re grateful for the chance to work side by side with them.”
In addition to funding the station, almost 1000 homeless in the community were provided meals for a week through a partnership with The Homeless Alliance.
WGTS/Wash DC just spent the weekend hanging out with over 13,000 of their closest friends at the TobyMac “Hits Deep Tour.” TobyMac grew up in the D.C. area, and the listeners showed up in the thousands to welcome him back. The station hosted a Friday and a Saturday show. Both shows were sold-out in advance, causing the promoter to add more seats on the side of the stage to meet the demand.
“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.”
Terrian, Cochren and Company, Jon Reddick, Tasha Layton, and Crowder also had the crowd singing and dancing. Each show wrapped up with WGTS contest winners dancing on stage with TobyMac. WGTS
This is the second time WGTS has sold out two nights with TobyMac. In 2019, WGTS became the first station to welcome consecutive shows from TobyMac.
The White House confirmed on Tuesday that Gigi Sohn, who was nominated in October 2021 to lead the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has withdrawn her name from consideration.
Sohn cited “unrelenting, dishonest, and cruel attacks” from cable and media industry lobbyists as the reason for her decision, according to the Washington Post.
Tuesday marked 42 years that Gerald Wolfe has been in Southern Gospel music. Gerald began his career with The Dumplin Valley Boys. He would go on to be a part of the legendary Cathedrals before founding Greater Vision.
Jim Glogowski 4 years at LifeBridge Media Group
Heide Jones 12 years at KSBJ/Houston
Jocelyn Clarambeau 1 year at Altrua Healthshare
Kurt Goff 9 years at Moody Radio
Jennifer Hayden 2 years at Kinship Radio/Mankato, MN
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