Industry News Bits Tue 8-31-21
A big thank you to all that have reached out to see how we are due to Hurricane Ida hitting Louisiana Sunday night. We’re safe and have only minimal damage. In the aftermath of Ida power outages can last a long time, days, weeks, and sometimes longer. Internet service is dramatically affected as well.
Josh Millwood at WBSN/New Orleans (LIfesongs) says thanks to generators the station has stayed on the air broadcasting and streaming. Their northshore station lost power at the tower and did go down temporarily. Also, about 5 staff members have displaced due to the storm. So please keep them in your prayers.
At WOTB/New Orleans (The Bridge Radio) GM John Raymond tells HisAir, ” The tower made it thru the storm! Thank you Jesus! We are just waiting for power to be restored at the station so that we can get back on air.”
At last check KLOVE/Baton Rouge (92.7) was off the air.
Today you have an incredible opportunity to partner with a trusted Christian relief organization, Convoy of Hope, to help ease the pain.
In advance of Hurricane Ida, Convoy of Hope pre-positioned relief supplies in Shreveport, Louisiana, allowing their Disaster Services team to respond as quickly as possible. As Hurricane Ida made landfall, Convoy of Hope was already distributing resources to the hardest hit areas, with additional relief supplies on standby.
To join the growing number of leading Christian stations partnering with Convoy of Hope to help fund emergency relief efforts, please contact Jim Smith with Dunham+Company at email@example.com.
There will also be radio resources available, including website banners and other assets to make the most impact through your partnership.
Go to http://convoyofhope.org/radio
NRB senior vice president of communications Dan Darling has exited the position.
Darling joined NRB in April 2020, after a six-year stint as the vice president for communications at the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC).
NRB CEO Troy Miller says, “Dan is an excellent communicator and a great friend,” Miller said. “I wish him God’s best in all his future endeavors.”
Congratulations to WDJC/Birmingham PD Justin Brown who competed in the One Voice USA Awards in Dallas this past weekend.
After 19 years broadcasting at WZZK/Birmingham Mr. Southern Gospel Music of Alabama Ron Foster is taking his show “Gospel Down South” to WFFN/Tuscaloosa AL (95.3 The Bear). The show will air Sunday’s 6a to 10a starts September 12th.
Congratulations to Al & Michele Ross at KSWP/Lufkin as the station is celebrating its 33rd year on the air!
HisAir is sorry to report Steven Curtis Chapman‘s long-time keyboard player, Brian Green, has lost his battle with COVID.
Bill Harrier celebrates 19 years at Radio Training Network
One thought on “Industry News Bits Tue 8-31-21”
Dan Darling was fired and everyone knows it.
HisAir — do better.
Also, get vaccinated.