Industry News Bits Tuesday 2-16-21
KDNW/Duluth (Life 97.3) is collecting “Notes of Hope” throughout the month of February. “We all know this has been a really crazy year. It’s been so hard on so many people. There’s story after story about people trying to connect with grandparents in different ways: iPads, signs outside — my family did that with our grandma — or snowmen outside,” Station Manager Niki Corbin said.
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Tonga Christian Radio (93.1FM) on the Island Kingdom of Tonga, has started work on a new building for the station.
Tonga Christian Radio Station Manager Willy Florian says, We would like to thank everyone for their many prayers and generous support towards the ministry that has made it possible for us to have our both two containers with building supplies for the new station. “Our Radio programs are making a difference in the life of people, especially when we see the world around us is falling apart. People are living in fear and then the radio becomes a ray of hope to them where they come to know Jesus in a personal way.”
Broadcasts continue from the current station building – work is about to start on the new building, based around two 40ft shipping containers. Listeners generous support of almost $50,000 over the past two years paid for the new building.
KTPT/Rapid City (The Breeze) PD/mornings Julie Norwood has left the station and relocated to California. She is still doing on air work remotely for the station. The new KTPT PD is Jonathan Harms.
His Radio Network GM Allen Henderson tells HisAir His Radio Praise has expanded with new signals added in Western North Carolina. Allen says, “We now have two new signals for His Radio Praise at 99.5 in Asheville and 94.1 in Black Mountain. This gives us an additional 342,000 potential His Radio Praise listeners. In addition our Asheville His Radio station, WLFA 91.3, is now HD with His Radio Z on HD 2 and His Radio Praise on HD 3.”
New WCVO/Columbus (104.9 The River) midday personality Chad Bradley officially went on the air at his new radio home yesterday. Chad joins WCVO from the PD chair at WNFA/Port Huron (Power 88.3) WNFR/Sandusky, MI (90.7 Hope FM) where he was since May 2019.
WBDX/Chattanooga (J103) PD/mornings Ted Gocke checks in with HisAir, “We are busy rolling out the new Streaming Platform “JRadio.” Think Spotify with ONLY positive and Christian music. So many super-cool features like the ability to “toggle off” the announcers in playlists, artist curated playlists, various “levels” of discovery. We are talking with several radio stations around the country about how they can take this platform and “make it their own.”
Shine.FM/Chicago GM Brian McIntyre says their “The Kitchen Table” podcast hit it’s 100th episode this week and the podcast channel has over 22,000 listeners. Brian says, “We also started a new podcast last year called Leaning In Leadership with Dr. Carlos Lonberger. It’s a podcast focusing on ministerial leadership.”
WCCV/Cartersville, GA (The Message) just finished a week of love for Valentines. They called it “Love Is…”. Each day The Message focused on a specific aspect of love from scripture. Listeners were awarded giveaways and a grand prize weekend getaway, all sponsored by underwriters & partners.
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