Industry News Bits Tue 9-28-21
WRVL/Lynchburg (The Journey) received 102% of their overall goal during their Partner Invitation last week. The Journey spent Tuesday – Friday sharing stories of changed lives. One of the most interesting stories came from 9 year old Keely, who asked her parents if she could do extra chores around the house and give $20 to The Journey. She did, and listeners came along side of her and gave over $10,000 in that hour!
The Journey General Manager Mike Weston said “we are incredibly grateful to so many generous Journey listeners who became donors during Partner for the first time, or who increased their donation. During these unprecedented times, we believe that people need hope in their lives more than ever. Meeting our fundraising goal last week means we can continue to provide that hope on the radio, in the communities we serve and on social media”.
The National Quartet Convention is taking place this week in Pigeon Forge. This year’s event began Sunday, Sept. 26, and continues through Oct. 2. This is the 63rd Annual NQC, the event attracts tens of thousands of fans from all around the country.
Remember these stations having fundraisers this week.. WCQR/Gray.. The Light FM/Charlotte.. KGBI/Omaha.. Family Radio.. KNWS/Waterloo.. WPOZ/Orlando.. WGTS/Wash DC.. RadioU/Columbus.. Sound of Life/Lake Katrine, NY
WDJC/Birmingham just launched a digital billboard campaign featuring CCMG artist Anne Wilson in support of “My Jesus”
Curb | Word Entertainment’s Sidewalk Prophets announces their “Great Big Family Christmas” tour, presented by Great Big Family Productions.
A tour about making Christmas memories, the show will feature some of Sidewalk Prophets’ hit songs, as well as their original Christmas favorites. The band will surprise each guest with a Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake, a regular tour tradition. Gifts, such as big screen TVs and other items, will be given away to random audience members. At the end of each show, the band will raise money for a local person or charity, the goal being to raise 1 million dollars for those in need within ten years – the band has raised over $75,000 so far.
KFNW/Fargo (Life 97.9) ribbon cutting ceremony was covered by local TV. Watch the report HERE.
HisAir is sorry to report longtime TWR employee David “Dave” Ernest Fisher, has passed away. The author and broadcaster marked 58 years of service with TWR in June 2021.
Don Burns (mother n law)
Carter Kenyon (son)