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Industry News Bits WED 5-8-24

Fundraisers this week .. WGTS/Wash DC .. WCLC/Jamestown, TN .. WGSN/Newport, TN .. WORQ/Green Bay .. 

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Go HERE for latest PPM ratings. APRIL PPM arrives 5/13

Josh Raines promoted to Vice President at WLAB/Ft Wayne (Star 88.3). Story HERE

River Radio Ministries WCVO/Columbus (104.9 the River) successfully launched their expansion frequency on WQKT/Wooster, OH, at 104.5 Wednesday, May 1st. On Friday, May 3rd, The River hosted an open house to new friends and families of the station in Wooster, while the afternoon show of Hailey and Jace (pictured) broadcast live from WQKT.

President and CEO, Bill Montgomery, says, “After months of planning, the day is here! We are eager to welcome Wooster and the greater mid-Ohio area to the River family, to share our lives with them through encouraging music and conversation, as well as meeting them in their communities. I’m so thankful for our teams in Columbus and Wooster that have worked hard over the past several months to get us to this exciting day!”

The River plans to continue elements of WQKT’s local programming by including daily Agriculture Reports, the popular daily Farm Hour at 5am, and local news and sports updates. Also in the purchase of WQKT is WKVX/Wooster (960 AM). A programming strategy for WKVX is in the works and will be announced in the coming weeks.

River Radio Ministries owns and operates 6 frequencies in Columbus, Wooster, Newark, Lancaster and Chillicothe, Ohio.

The Absolutely Gospel Music Awards were held at The Capitol Theatre in Lebanon, TN Tuesday evening.  Winners included:

Musician Of The Year- Mark Fain
Southern Gospel Male Vocalist- Joseph Habedank
Positive Country Male Vocalist- (TIE) Chris Golden and Scotty Inman
Southern Gospel Male Group- Southbound
Cornerstone Award- Dottie Leonard Miller
Positive Country Female Vocalist- Sheri Easter
Southern Gospel Female Vocalist- Karen Peck Gooch
Female Group Of The Year- Detty Sisters
Breakthrough Artist- Detty Sisters

Curb Records artist Natalie Grant and her husband songwriter and producer Bernie Herms, attended the National Prayer Breakfast in Ottawa, Canada, this week. As the theme of the breakfast was “bridge over troubled waters,” Grant was invited to perform “Bridge Over Troubled Water” which she recorded for her most recent album, Seasons. She also performed the classic hymn, “It Is Well.”

“I was so honored to sing for the Canadian National Prayer Breakfast and the Prime Minister of Canada,” shares Grant. “This was uniquely special for me as I performed with my husband, who is a proud Canadian. This is a moment we won’t soon forget.”

The purpose of the National Prayer Breakfast is to unite leaders in the Canadian capital in order to pray together, build relationships, and seek to walk together in the spirit of Jesus Christ. The National Prayer Breakfast is an annual Christian event and is historically offered under the auspices of the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Commons on behalf of the Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Group.

HisAir NEWS FLASHBACK – May 8, 2019 – Mainstream AC WPLJ/New York announced today it will change formats on May 31st. The station is expected to flip to KLOVE. WPLJ was purchased by EMF in a multi station deal with Cumulus announced in Feb this year. The other stations included are WYAY/Atlanta, WRQX/Wash DC, KFFG/San Jose, WZAT/Savannah, & WXTL/Syracuse.

Bart Wagner 29 years at WAY Radio/Brunswick
Jim Collins 29 years at WAY Radio/Jacksonville

Prayer List:
Collin Lambert

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