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Industry News Bits Tue 9-21-21

Registration for NRB 2022 opens in just 7 days. NRB 2022, the world’s largest gathering of Christian communicators, will take place March 8-11 at Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, TN. 

Over 3,000 attended NRB 2021 this past June in Dallas. 

Registration opens September 27, don’t miss your chance to register at the lowest rate offered for NRB 2022. 

Moody Radio/Florida station manager Pierre Chestang announces he is retiring at the end of September and will become the full-time pastor at The Bridge Worship Community in Valrico, Florida. Stepping into the role of station manager will be Andrew Leuthold who currently serves as Moody Radio/Florida Operations Director, and co-host of Music for Sunday.

Former WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) Director of Ministry Advancement Carter Kenyon has joined the team at The JOY FM/Florida as Strategic Partnership Manager for the new Orlando Region. 

Remember these stations having fundraisers this week YNOP/Kalispell.. Radio 3,16/Norway.. The JOY FM/Florida.. KCBI/Dallas, LF Radio, Christian Family Radio/Bowling Green & KAMB/Merced, WRBS/Baltimore.

Gospel Music Heritage Month is going on all this month. Gospel Music Heritage Month in the United States was established in June 2008, by dual legislation passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate designated September as Gospel Music Heritage Month.  In 2008, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) led the passing of a resolution in both chambers declaring September as “Gospel Music Heritage Month”. In each year since its establishment, both local and global celebrations have been held to educate and entertain diverse audiences with the rich history and legacy of Gospel Music.

EMF is selling 2 Wyoming translators, 90.9 K215FF Rock Springs and 94.3 K232CU Green River WY to the University of Wyoming for $1.

Congratulations to StowTown Records artists The Erwins on their #1 song “The God I Know,” on the Singing News Power50 chart.

From WELL/Auburn, AL (Praise 88.7) host Steve “Cubby” Culberson:

Mr. Ronnie Betts, host of The Gospel Jubilee on WKGA-FM/Alexander City, AL, and Gospel Heritage Video on WAXC-TV passed away on September 15th, 2021 from Covid. Ronnie’s radio career began in 1974 on WRFS-FM in Alexander City as the host of The Gospel Jubilee. Later, he moved to WZLM-FM and finally to WKGA-FM. The Sunday morning Southern Gospel radio show ran until August 2021. Over the course of two decades in television, and over 2000 shows, Mr. Ronnie entertained the Lake Martin area with great Southern Gospel music videos and a loving spirit on WAXC-TV in Alexander City, Alabama. Mr Ronnie was a powerful voice in Southern Gospel music and recognized many times for his contributions.

“See You At The Pole” is tomorrow. Christian Radio stations all across the USA will join families and friends at area schools for a global day of prayer. Find out more at http://www.syatp.com/.

Lisa Williams 1 year at Northwestern Media

Prayer List:
Rob Woolsey
Calvin Grabau (Father)

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