Industry News Bits Wed 1-5-22

In case you were wondering if NRB 2022 was on this March 8-11 in Nashville, NRB CEO Troy Miller issued the following statement today:  “While this past year has presented ongoing challenges related to the pandemic, you have continued to excel in your work. We are delighted that #NRB2022 is on and we look forward to the opportunity to fellowship, refresh, and learn from a dynamic lineup of speakers, industry experts and media pros. There has never been a more important time to come together to strengthen one another. See you in Nashville!”


The NAB reports – Former National Association of Broadcasters Chief Operating Officer Curtis LeGeyt has officially stepped into his new role as the organization’s CEO and president. LeGeyt “is a proven leader and skilled fighter on behalf of broadcasters, and we are thrilled to have him serve as our voice in Washington and around the world,” says David Santrella, chair of the NAB Joint Board of Directors.


In celebration of Black History Month, Moody Radio will offer radio stations a series of 20, two-minute features designed to air during the month of February.

Treasured Moments in Black History remembers the people and events in America that have shaped history and inspired lives. By looking back and highlighting these moments, you will be inspired, enriched and encouraged in your faith walk to make history for God’s Kingdom.


EMF has closed and as of 1/1/22 is now operating WFLO AM&FM/Farmville, VA (AM 870 & FM 95.7 ). WFLO-AM is a Class D 1kw daytimer and WFLO-FM is a 50kw Class B formerly owned by Colonial Broadcasting Co. The radio stations were sold to EMF in Jan 2021 and have been in operation since 1947.

The station posted on its website, “But, with an already stressed economy compounded with the Covid-19 pandemic, the writing has been on the wall for some time. Gone are the ‘mom and pop’ businesses that were our bread and butter for so many years. And the franchise businesses that have come into the area do not buy local radio. It takes a lot of support from local businesses to keep a 50,000 watt radio station on the air and operating at full capacity. Unfortunately, the local investment is not there anymore.”


Double-Platinum selling, award-winning singer/songwriter, Cory Asbury, whose credits include “Reckless Love” and “The Father’s House”, has signed an exclusive artist management agreement with Maximum Artist Group. The announcement was made by Mitchell Solarek, president of the Nashville-based firm. Asbury joins a roster that includes Gold and Platinum selling, multi-award winners Natalie Grant, Tauren Wells, and producer/writer Bernie Herms, among others.

“Cory is an incredible songwriter and artist who has experienced amazing success over the past few years,” says Solarek. “We are thrilled he’s now a member of the Maximum family and we’re hugely excited to be part of his future.”


Dan (Paul Daniel) McNamara, 68, of Anamosa, Iowa passed away peacefully in his home with his family at his side following a battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday, January 3, 2022.

He worked for KTOF in Cedar Rapids and was also the founder and executive director of “Inform Iowa Christian Crisis Line”.


Milestones:
David Palmer celebrates 23 years at ChristianNetcast.com

Prayer List:
Kayla Sanders
Juan Carlos Reyes (Father)


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