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Industry News Bits Tue 8-17-21

Compassion has produced a :30 second spot giving your listeners an opportunity to help by donating to the Haiti earthquake relief fund. Download the spot HERE. 

Compassion has been in Haiti for more than 60 years and has an extensive network of church partners that are poised to immediately bring help and relief to those impacted by this disaster. Compassion’s network of over 300 church partners are beginning immediate work to bring food & hygiene kits to families, in addition to medical assistance.

Evaluating the damage has been difficult due to destroyed roads and communication systems, but we know:

  • At least 60,000 people have been affected. The death toll is expected to rise as the search for victims trapped under rubble continues.
  • A tropical depression is bringing up to 15 inches of rain, flooding and mudslides right now, further complicating the situation.
  • Hospitals are overwhelmed and in desperate need of medicine and other resources.

Compassion is available for interviews, other resources, or even a focused campaign on your morning drive to help those affected.

Please contact Paul@vidarecreative.com to get further information.

New Life Radio founder Daniel Johnson checks in with HisAir. Daniel tells us New LIfe Radio celebrates 2 years of operation from Odessa, Ukraine, after relocating from Moscow Russia due to extreme Russian government controls over freedom of religion, the press, and the Internet. Despite increasing restrictions against the Church in 2021, Russian listeners continue to hear solid Bible teaching and Christian music from New Life Radio, using the Hotbird satellite and on internet at www.NLRadio.net. As the evangelical community in Russia has little to no chance to develop Christian radio, NLR will continue to serve as they have, being Russia’s pioneer Christian FM, satellite, and internet radio station. Headed by Station manager Ivan Zhurakovski, a six person radio staff is working hard and asks for PRAYER for God’s wisdom and discernment as they deliver Christian radio during extremely tough times for the evangelical Church in Russia.,

August 20, this Friday, is National Radio Day. Ambassador offers stations new on-air and social content to mark #NationalRadioDay on August 20 radio tool kit HERE.

Award-winning artists Keith & Kristyn Getty received their 10th GMA Dove Award Nomination, this latest one in the “Inspirational Album of the Year” category for Evensong – Hymns and Lullabies at the Close of Day, the Billboard #1 selling album released during the 2020 Sing! Conference. The awards will be handed out on Friday, October 22 on TBN.  The 2021 Sing! Conference will be held in Nashville September 13-15th; one of the world’s leading faith-based conferences. 

The Gospel Industry Network 2021 Summit (G.I.N.) inaugural live and in person 3-day Summit starts this Thursday, August 19 – Saturday, August 21, 2021 in Chicago. It all takes place at The Hyatt Place, 6550 S. Cicero Avenue, just minutes away from the Mid-Way Airport, with free shuttle service provided.

Gospel, Christian, Hip Hop, Music Industry Executives, Creatives, Influencers and Multi-Media World Changers will be there. For more information, go to https://www.thegin.org/

Rachel Rinehart 1 year at WHIF/Palatka, FL

Prayer List:
Jeff Catto (father)
Luke Stephens

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