Industry News Bits WED 12-7-22
Fundraisers this week .. Life 107.3/Duluth .. KGBI/Omaha .. Life 90.5/Wilmington .. WGTS/Wash DC .. Worship 24/7/Portland
WJQK/Grand Rapids (JOY99) continues to grow, Elsie Bee has been promoted to APD for both Joy99 and Joy Worship.
PD Tommy Dylan says, “Elsie has shown tremendous growth, both on-air, and behind the scenes. She is always looking for the “why” behind what we do. Along with a zeal for Jesus!” ,
Elsie joined the station team in 2019 on WJQK sister station, Joy Worship as a morning show co-host. In addition to her APD role, Elsie also is the morning show host on Joy Worship from 6a-11a.
KJIL/Meade has added a new signal. The new station is KZZW/Woodward, OK (104.5). The station is a full power (C1 60kw @ 1198 ft) covering Northwest OK.
Former Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake will guest host “AMERICA FIRST with Dr. Sebastian Gorka” on the Salem Radio Network today from 3-6pm ET. Gorka is in Jerusalem wrapping up his “Stand With Israel” tour with 500 listeners.
“Kari Lake is one of America’s most dynamic and electrifying communicators,” says Tom Tradup, VP News & Talk Programming for SRN. “We are excited to hear Kari conduct a national town hall on SRN focusing on everything from last night’s defeat of Herschel Walker in Georgia to the future of conservatives in America.”
Lake, former TV newscaster, will guest-host just one day after final results in the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial contest were certified by Arizona’s Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, whose office faces the real prospect of lawsuits by Lake and her political supporters.
RCA Inspiration received two nominations in the 11th Annual We Love Christian Music Awards. Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA) and DOE (Life Room Label/RCA Inspiration).
Kirk Franklin is nominated in the category of “Gospel Song of the Year” for the single “Bless Me” from his collaboration with Maverick City Music. DOE is nominated in the category of “New Artist Song of the Year” for the single “So Good.”
Congrats to KPAR/Dickins, ND (103.7 The Connection) on being a finalist for Best Radio station in the Dickinson Express Reader poll. KPAR GM/mornings Heidi Larson is also a finalist for best radio personality.
Mike Prendergast 17 years at KLTY/Dallas
Dean O’Neal 25 years at WPOZ/Orlando
WKNZ/Harrington (The Bridge) celebrate its 12th year on the air
Theresa Lynn Conner
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