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Industry News Bits Tue 6-8-21

At WBIJ/Augusta (88.7 The Song) the on air line-up is now 6a-10a Cleve Walker, 10a-2p Jill Kauffman, 2p-6p Jenny Bender. 88.7 The Song is the all new worship station, and WAFJ/Augusta’s sister station and was formerly 88.7 Shinefm.

The TWR program Worship Connection will air five days a week on the New Life Africa Satellite Network (NLASN) beginning June 28. The program, currently called 100% Worship and distributed on the internet as well as via satellite in South Africa and FM in Malawi, features TWR Africa hosts Unathi Sithole, Thulani Mdletshe and Marinus Geyser. With a new name and broader reach, the program’s unique blend of contemporary music and engaging talk will be geared to listeners interested in knowing more about Christianity.

Launched in May, NLASN is a project of Your Network of Praise (YNOP), a ministry operating 60 FM facilities in the U.S. 

YNOP General Manager Roger Lonnquist shared, “The founders of YNOP felt God was calling them to use radio to share the message of salvation and the hope of Jesus with their community. The partnership with TWR is an incredible step forward in sharing this message of salvation and hope with people across Africa …, and being able to use NLASN to distribute it across the continent is a tremendous opportunity in fulfillment of YNOP’s original goal.”

Bill Warren exits The Faith Radio Network, Inc. of Tallahassee, Florida. The station is looking for a new operations director. See The listing HERE.

The GMA Membership Community invites members to join Manager Dave Steunebrink for weekly Zoom prayer gatherings. The dates and times are:
Thursday, June 10th
11 AM–12 PM CST

Thursday, June 17th
11 AM–12 PM CST

Thursday, June 24th
11 AM–12 PM CST

Meeting ID: 898 5343 0401 
Password: 662950

Its been a big week for “Job Openings” in Christian Radio. Check out the latest listings HERE.

Stations with new openings include:

WLCQ/Springfield, MA
WayFM/Colorado Springs
KYTT/Coos Bay
Family Life/Bath, NY
and Focus On The Family 

Dunham+Company will host a a free webinar on June 16 to unpack relevant findings and analysis from the Giving USA Annual Report on Philanthropy for the year 2020.  The report is the most comprehensive charitable giving data available and will be released June 15th. 

Sign up for the webinar HERE

The Gospel Industry Network 2021 Summit (G.I.N.) will host its inaugural live and in person 3-day Summit Thursday, August 19 – Saturday, August 21, 2021 in Chicago.

Gospel, Christian, Hip Hop, Music Industry Executives, Creatives, Influencers and Multi-Media World Changers come together under this year’s theme “Getting It Done.” The Gospel Industry Network (G.I.N.) summit will consist of stimulating music business sessions, valuable networking opportunities with ministry and industry professionals, exhilarating concerts and special performances, and much more. Find out more HERE

Sacred Heart Radio/Cincinnati is celebrating its 20th year. The husband-and-wife team of Bill and Leah Levitt launched the station in 2001. 

“At 20 years old, I feel like Sacred Heart Radio has come into its own, maturing into something more than we could have ever anticipated, but that doesn’t mean it is done growing,” Leah said. “God always thinks bigger! I foresee more local programming and perhaps more network shows to give back to EWTN and the rest of the world.”

Milwaukee based VCY America is purchasing KTXC/Midland, TX from Gray Television for $650k.  

VCY America Radio Network programs Biblical teaching programs, live call-in programs on issues of concern to the Christian community, news and commentary, children’s programs, and conservative, uplifting Christian music. There are currently 54 owned & operated stations: 29 full-power stations across the Midwest and Southwest, plus 25 low power “translator” stations, in addition to 81 “affiliate” stations that carry VCY programs.

Remember Worship 24/7 starting its summer fundraiser today.

Cleve Walker 30 years at WAFJ/Augusta
Alana Chambers 19 years at WPOZ/Orlando
Dan Connors 1 year at WPOZ/Orlando

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