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Industry News Bits Tue 8-24-21

CICB/Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada (Praise FM) is a new station expected to be on the air around the end of September after testing is completed. Praise FM is a full powered FM radio station with a license from the CRTC. It’s coverage footprint is 91,000 people and 43,000 households.

Pastor Ron Jones tells HisAir, “This is the first time in the history of Cape Breton that we will have a dedicated Christian FM Radio Station. CICB 90.7 PraiseFM Cape Breton Sharing the life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ through music, testimony and the Word in Cape Breton and the wider world. www.praisefmcb.com. We have been broadcasting on the internet for 4 years through apps and online players.”


EMF is purchasing KDIM/Tulsa (88.1) from David Ingles Ministries for $2,415,000. EMF already owns a couple rim shot signals in the market, KYLK/Okemah (103.7) and KWRI/Bartlesville (89.1).

KDIM has been airing “Oasis Radio Network”.


Congratulations to WNZR/Mt Vernon, OH station manager Marcy Rinehart who was honored by Mount Vernon Nazarene University for her 25 years service.

“Twenty-five years have flown by. Marcy Rinehart came to MVNC in 1996 from a local radio station, having been referred by an MVNC employee, who provided language we can still use today: “Marcy is a conscientious worker, …a self-starter…. She is friendly, a people-person…. Marcy is a one-in-a-million person, a jewel [who] would be an asset to Mount Vernon Nazarene College.” 
In a 2019 interview, Marcy said that she “fell in love with radio as a freshman at Mount Vernon Nazarene College in the fall semester of 1987.” She worked for four years as a student at WNZR, developing a passion for Christian music, learning how to prepare shows, and starting “to understand what it meant to serve a community.”

CCM artist Jamie Kimmitt was involved in a serious car accident and hit by an 18 wheeler truck last Friday evening while driving home from a concert in Arkansas. He was airlifted by helicopter and rushed to the ER dept of a nearby hospital. He is currently in a stable condition with doctors describing the fact he survived as “remarkable” and “1000-1”.

TUESDAY 4PM UPDATE FROM JAMIE: So grateful to be alive and so grateful for every one of you who have prayed for me, sent messages, left comments and donated at this time. Your kindness and support is overwhelming! I am now at home and miraculously have zero broken bones or internal damage! I have painful cuts, bruising, stitches, muscle/joint pain and still picking glass & concrete off my head and body…but given the odds of survival this is truly amazing. Please pray my left hand and thumb (Guitar chord hand) in particular will heal as its badly cut and stitched up.


This weekend on The Singing News Top 20 Weekly Countdown, guest artists include Mark Trammell of Mark Trammell Quartet, The Browders, Tiffany Coburn, Darren Lore of The Lore Family, Clayton Inman of Triumphant Quartet, Will Lane of The LeFevre Quartet and Chris Taylor of The Taylors, plus classic #1 songs from August 1998 from The Bishops and August 1990 from The Hoppers.


Milestones:
Edee Burch 11 years at EMF
Doug Smith 3 years at KFNW/Fargo

Prayer List:
Jamie Kimmitt


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