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Industry News Bits WED 10-18-23

Fundraisers this week .. UCB/UK .. WKJA/Barberton, OH .. KFNW/Fargo .. KGLY/Tyler .. K-LOVE .. WAWZ/New York .. WKNZ/Milford .. My Bridge/NE .. WRGN/Sweet Valley, PA 

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WKDD HD2/Akron – 0.5
WJNI/Charleston – 2.3

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The GMA Dove Awards took place last night and will air exclusively on TBN Friday, October 20th at 8:00 p.m. ET and 10:00 p.m. ET and the audio simulcast will air on SiriusXM’s The Message (ch. 63). An encore presentation of the broadcast will air on TBN October 27th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. ET and 10:00 p.m. ET.

Compassion International, The Light FM, Trans World Radio (TWR), and Christian Music Broadcasters (CMB) partnered together – traveling to Ghana to distribute radios in remote villages where Compassion’s local church partners work.

The team delivered 50 solar powered radios to each local Compassion church partner that they visited, along with more radios to be shipped later. The local churches will use the radios to further the gospel in their own homes and Compassion’s child development program and to introduce the gospel to non-churched people in their communities. Because the radios are powered with solar, Ghanaians will be able to listen to Christian programming through TWR’s station in the region and hear the gospel with or without electricity. The radios are also equipped with a flashlight, a practical solution during frequent power shut offs experienced by the people.

Matt Hahn, manager of influencer partnerships at Compassion, explained, “What I love is the message of God’s word going into these homes in Ghana well after we leave the region, allowing the local church to grow and flourish.”

The excitement was palpable at the local churches when the radios were distributed. Hahn said the scene was “like Christmas morning.” Michelle Younkman, executive director of CMB, echoed that sentiment, “What a remarkable experience to see so many Ghanaian faces light up when they received their solar powered radio! Now they have the opportunity to hear hope and encouragement every single day because of the tremendous efforts from The Light FM, TWR and Compassion.”

From its earliest days, TWR was built on partnering to spread the gospel to people and places where it hasn’t reached before through mass media. John Summerville, TWR’s director of radio partnerships, concluded, “What excites me about this project is that kids in the Compassion program will be able to share their radio with their moms and dads and brothers and sisters, and they’ll be able to listen to great Christian content together as a family every day. And we know from Isaiah 55:11, where God’s Word goes, it doesn’t return empty!”

The timeframe for submitting applications for new LPFM (Low-Power FM) stations has been rescheduled. Originally planned to commence on November 1, the FCC Media Bureau has now disclosed that it will take place from December 6 to December 13 instead. This adjustment was made in response to a request by a coalition of low-power FM proponents who sought to extend the dates to promote increased participation and align with other regulatory timelines.

It added that any applications submitted before Dec. 6 will be dismissed without consideration.

There is still time to take advantage of early bird registration. Register now for the lowest registration rate offered for the 2024 NRB International Christian Media Convention.

At NRB 2024, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with likeminded media and ministry professionals and participate in networking events, training sessions, workshops, forums, and more to enhance your industry skills and knowledge. It’s NRB’s 80th Anniversary and is expected to be one of the largest events in years. 

Early bird pricing ends on November 17. 

Lynda Stringer 4 years at KVNE/Tyler
Brittany Bernholdt 6 years at Moody Radio
Doug Day 7 years at Spirit FM/VA/WV/NC

Rick Killingsworth 29 years at Salem Web Network
Shawna Beyer 5 years at Moody Radio/Grand Rapids
Chris Hauser 44 years in the Christian Radio/Records industry

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