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Industry News Bits Wed 5-12-21

WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) Director of Ministry Advancement Carter Kenyon has left the station. 

RTN is purchasing 2 more stations located in Florida. The stations are WTSM/Tallahassee (97.9) and WHLG/Port St Lucie (101.3). Price is reported at $1.3mil and the seller is Horizon Broadcasting Company. The JOY FM/Florida network will expand its coverage. 

WTSM is a Class A 6kw @ 313ft. WHLG is also a Class A 3300kw @ 420ft. 

WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) Director of Interactive Technologies Tom Beaton has exited the station. 

The International Day for the Unreached will take place May 23, 2021. The Alliance for the Unreached, a nonprofit collective made up of 50+ organizations, is inviting people across the U.S. to join a Facebook Live event at 1:11 pm (in each US time zone). This event will kick off the 1:11 Prayer Challenge, which is part of the “A Third of Us” movement. “A Third of Us” raises awareness for the one third of all people still without access to the Bible, the church, and other believers. Throughout the day on May 23, the Alliance will release exclusive video chats with David Platt, Francis Chan and others, offering a more personal look at this issue.

For more info contact Mark Kordic at mark@alliancefortheunreached.org

This weekend on the Singing News Top Twenty Weekly Countdown, guest artist appearances include: Mark Bishop, Jonathan Wilburn of Wilburn & Wilburn, Brad Steele of The Steeles, Lee Black talks about “First Church of Mercy”, Ernie Haase of Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, John Darin Rowsey of The Guardians, David Sutton of Triumphant Quartet, Plus a salute to SGMA, Hall of Fame member, Rex Nelon. And classic #1 songs from May 2001 by The Kingsmen and May 2013 by The Perrys.

More news today on Education Media Foundation’s (EMF) planned move to Tennessee. During Williamson Inc.’s Outlook Williamson event today EMF CEO Bill Reeves announced the company chose to relocate to Williamson County for its lower cost of living as well as its proximity to musicians. 

“[California has] been very good to us for 40 years, especially as a nonprofit, believe it or not. But our employees are not nonprofit, and they need a place that they can afford to live without the burden that is beginning to fall on them,” Reeves said.

EMF is expected to relocate about 160 of its employees to the area over the next two to three years, and it will also hire about 160 additional employees locally. A temporary location at the Schneider Electric building, located at 6700 Tower Circle, Franklin, will be used until a permanent facility is constructed. Reeves said the company expects to announce its permanent location in the next 90 days.

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