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Industry News Bits WED 3-15-23

Fundraisers this week .. KKJM/St Cloud .. WBSN/New Orleans .. Moody Radio .. KBMQ/Monroe .. KLRC/Siloam Springs.. Worship 24/7 .. WZDG/Wilmington .. 89.9 The Light/Melbourne


Northwestern Media has filed an Asset Purchase Agreement with the FCC for the purchase of 23 signals and 6 construction permits from Lake Area Educational Broadcasting, including KCVO/Camdenton, MO (Spirit FM). Full story HERE.


NRB has announced the recipients of the 2023 Special Service and Media Awards, which recognize the most outstanding ministries, organizations, programs, and producers within the world’s premiere association of Christian communicators.

Radio Awards Winners:

Radio Station of the Year: WMCA-AM/New York

Radio Program of the Year: “New Life Live”

Radio Impact: Byron Tyler, Bott Radio Network

“The NRB Special Service and Media Awards highlight the excellence and effectiveness of the NRB family in sharing the Gospel and advancing the field of Christian communications,” NRB President & CEO Troy A. Miller said. “We congratulate this year’s winners and look forward to presenting these awards in May at NRB 2023.”

The annual NRB Awards program is designed to encourage excellence in production, service to the community, faithfulness to the mission, commitment to the Gospel, and personal integrity.

NRB Special Service Awards are presented to individuals and organizations who model excellence, integrity, and longstanding service in Christian communications. NRB Media Awards are presented to organizations and ministries for creativity, excellence, and effectiveness in their respective fields. To learn more about each award type, click here.

All award recipients will be honored during the 2023 NRB International Christian Media Convention, which will take place May 22-25, 2023, at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida.

Full Award list is HERE


On March 23rd SmartRadio Suite premieres a FREE “Christian Radio Personality” think tank Facebook page to help create compelling content. The Christian Radio Personality Think Tank is a private page on Facebook that will provide a forum for Jocks to get together and share ideas, bits, stories and more. It’s more important now for those in CCM to up their game and deliver great content to engage and lead listeners to Jesus. The only requirement to join the page is you must be currently on-air working for a Christian Radio station.

Become a Member now, click HERE. Membership is free for radio personalities and we urge you to share/offer the best content to improve CCM! 

For more info contact info@smartradiosuite.com


KCMS/Seattle (Spirit 105.3) Midday host and music director Sarah Taylor is celebrating her 20th anniversary with the station today.

Sarah told HisAir, “I remember the day I drove toward the KCMS studios with my resume in hand. I was a senior in college, getting a general studies major, because I didn’t know yet what I was going to do with my life. “Jesus,” I prayed. “I know YOU know better than I do what I should do for a career. So… if you could please let me know? I had SPIRIT 1053 on the radio as I drove in, and the songs helped shape prayers for my heart. When I arrived on campus, I felt a sense of “this is where I belong.” I’m humbled and honored to have hit the 20-year-mark -and still the same passion for this music as the day I walked through the door.” 

Check out the HisAir 2021 interview with Sarah HERE.


Former WRVL/Lynchburg Mark Lamb is coming out of retirement. Mark is rejoining WIQO/Lynchburg (100.9) starting March 20th co-hosting mornings 6-9am. 

Lamb joined talk station WIQO for mornings in Nov 2020 and retired in the fall of 2022. 


Milestones:
Dan Bell 7 years at WJBZ/Knoxville
Sarah Taylor celebrates 20 years at KCMS/Seattle


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