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Industry News Bits Wed 5-25-22

KEZP/Alexandria, LA (104.3 The Bridge) PD/mornings Jeff Akin is exiting the Stephens Media Group station, his last day will be Tuesday.

Jeff will be relocating to Lafayette, LA where he will co-host a new morning show remotely with KYMS/Post Falls, ID GM Lee Davis that will air on (Todays Christian Country. “The Jeff and Lee Morning Thing” will air weekday mornings.
Lee Davis told HisAir, “Legacy Broadcasting is excited to have such a pro like Jeff to be joining the “Today’s Christian Country” family. He will be a great addition to the Morning show.”

Jeff is also joining Delta Media Corp in Lafayette in a sales capacity. Jeff’s Christian Radio experience includes KKSP/Little Rock (93.3 The Fish) and KBMQ/Monroe (88.7 The Cross).

Meanwhile at KEZP Brian Landrum has joined the station as interim GM and will handle programming until openings are filled. If interested go HERE.


Moody Radio plans to provide an initial two newscasts (3-minutes each) Monday through Friday. These World Newscasts will be available beginning the week of July 4 via Moody-1 at 5:55 a.m. and 7:55 a.m. Central Time. The newscasts will also be available through the Moody Radio Affiliate FTP site. This fall Moody Radio anticipates offering several more newscasts later in the day.

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The members of Avalon – Janna Long, Greg Long, Jody McBrayer, and Dani Rocca-Herbert are exploring a new musical direction. With the release of a self-titled, brand-new project, the group has officially announced a name change – Avalon Worship.

Produced by Don Koch, this new Red Street Records project – Avalon Worship – reflects who they are as individuals as well as a worship collective.

“For the past eleven years Greg and I have been staff worship leaders at a local church north of Houston,” Janna says. “Jody’s also a staff worship leader at a church in Ohio. Dani became a worship leader right out of high school. Leading worship has been a natural progression in our personal lives, so it made sense to extend that into our recording world.” “We’re all personally in a place where we need the connection only genuine worship can bring,” Jody adds. “There’s real healing and safety in the presence of God. These songs are where we are as adults and as Christians and believers.”


The Legacy Award honors those who have made an outstanding contribution in Media and the Arts in Australia. The award is presented each year to an Individual who, during their lifetime, has made an outstanding contribution as a Christian Leader in the fields of Media and/or the Arts. Nominations close on May 31st.

Nominations Close 6pm May 31st (AEST).


Bryant Scott has been voted as the 54th President of the Church Music Publishers Association (CMPA).  Scott will be the organization’s first President of African American origin. He is also the President of Tyscot Records, the world’s oldest African-American owned gospel recording company, and its publishing arm, Tyscot Publishing. 

“We 
are thrilled to elect Bryant into this CMPA role for the coming year,” says John Shorney, Chairman of the Board for the CMPA Action Fund.We are pleased to work alongside him
for the benefit of all Christian songwriters and publishers, as he has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the Christian music publishing sector.” 
“I am thrilled to serve the CMPA member publishers who represent the greatest tunes in the world!” says Bryant Scott.

Milestones:
Paul Goldsmith 7 years with Goldsmith Media Group

Prayer List:
Those affected by tragic school shooting yesterday in Texas


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