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Industry News Bits WED 10-25-23

Fundraisers this week .. KEEH/Spokane .. The LifeFM/Greenville .. WMVV/Griffin, GA .. WBGL/Champaign .. The Family/Appleton .. K-LOVE .. SOS Radio .. PraiseLive/Minneapolis .. WORQ/Green Bay – Let us know when your Station Fundraiser takes place… news@hisair.net

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Christmas programming is right around the corner. HisAir has a playlist of all the new Christmas Songs being released this year. You can access the list on Spotify HERE.

WTGN/Lima MD Linda Yeager was recently promoted to Program Director with the departure of the retiring Scott Young.

WTGN has revamped it’s morning show. Full story HERE.

UPDATE: As of Wednesday evening WBDX/Chattanooga (J103) is back on the air on all frequencies. On Saturday, October 21 a wildfire on Lookout Mountain spread to J103’s property, damaging some of the broadcasting equipment. This caused the station to be off the air on 102.7, which is the main broadcast tower. For several days, engineers have been assessing the damage and working diligently to make repairs.

J103’s President Justin Wade says “Thanks to the GA Forestry Department, first responders, engineers, and prayers from the community, we are thankful to be able to share hope and encouragement again across the TN Valley on all of our frequencies.”

ENCO announced at NAB in New York it has joined forces with Benztown and Compass Media Networks to bring its SpecAI ad creation solution to an expansive customer base in the North American radio broadcast market. The three companies will work together on strategic business development initiatives that emphasize how the technology can help broadcasters create spec ads for sponsors on demand, alleviating the time, energy, and costs of traditional production methods while accelerating the sales process and time to market.

“AI adoption has swiftly moved forward over the last few months, and as the largest player in spec commercials for over 10 years we recognized it was time to offer an AI solution for our clients,” said Hiram Lazar, Chief Financial Officer, Compass Radio Networks. “Using Benztown’s libraries, we can now give our clients the option to produce ads with an AI voice or a live voice to customize prerecorded spec commercials.

WCIF/Melbourne, FL (Hope 106.3) has introduced it’s new revamped website. The new site is at www.hope1063.com.

WCIF flipped to a modern Praise & Worship mix with a new airstaff in September this year. WCIF still needs a General Manager. See the listing HERE 

HisAir FLASHBACK – Oct 25, 2018 – KSBJ/Houston has hired Shawn Farrington as Director of Digital Content at KSBJ Educational Foundation.

“This is a very important area of growth for KSBJ and NGEN over the next several years and Shawn’s experience, skills and passion for our mission are a perfect match to lead this area,” shares Joe Paulo, President and CEO for KSBJ. “He knows how to effectively communicate purposeful content to a digital audience and I’m excited to have him join our amazing team.”

Shawn’s radio history includes nearly two decades at the K-LOVE & Air1 media networks.

Congratulations to The Brave Podcast Network.founder Amanda Carroll (who was engaged to Sean Pedone) checks in with HisAir, “Sunday, October 22nd we surprised our family with our wedding! They were invited to a “reunion” and dinner at my home, and once everyone arrived we announced it was actually our wedding! So fun.  We now have a blended family of 5 teenagers! Send food! haha,”

Chris Stigall 4 years at WNTP/Philadelphia
Rick Killingsworth 29 years at Salem Web Network
WXOK/Baton Rouge celebrating its 70th anniversary
Corry Reynolds 2 years at Salem Media/Seattle
Jamin Baxter 6 years at Moody Radio

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