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Industry News Bits WED 6-5-24

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Salem’s WFSH/Atlanta (104.7 The Fish) is the winner of the prestigious Service to Community Award for Large Market radio. The awards are an important part of NAB Leadership Foundation’s mission is to raise the visibility of broadcasters and highlight their impact on the communities they serve. 

The WFSH winning entry was “Acts of Love” in 2023 that encourages listeners to nominate a person in need, and the community team at WFSH delivers well-deserved support, donations and gifts. In 2023, 340 wishes were granted, putting more than $500,000 in the community equaling 93 months’ worth of mortgage/rent payments, 11 adaptive bikes for children with special needs ($4,000-plus per bike), $18,550 worth of groceries and furnishings for three homes ($12,000-plus).

WFSH marketing director Mike Kelly accepted the award last night in Washington, DC at the Celebration of Service to America awards from DC.

Watch award presentation video HERE

The Celebration of Service to America Awards honors excellence in community service, philanthropy and impact by local radio and television stations across the country.


The CMB Post-Momentum webinar “Her Voice” will focus on “equip” with inspirational women from the radio community sharing narratives and insights. On the panel are Nik Curtis Beal (Bandkind Host/Founder), Nikki Davis (BOOST RADIO mornings), and Starlene Stringer (KLTY mornings) 

Mark your calendar Wednesday, June 12 at noon CT 

There’s a new Spanish language Christian radio station WTRL/Hodgenville, KY (88.1 FM) on the air this week. 

“Our station is called Radio Latido, and our motto is “Music, God’s Word, and Inspiration” said Fabian Sanchez, an Assembly of God missionary with U.S. Missions who, with Pastor John Lear of Freedom’s Way Assembly of God, has been instrumental in bringing the station on air. “There’s no Hispanic radio station in this area within a 30-mile radius of us; add to that the scriptural and Christian influence in their lives that this station will bring; plus, we’ll also have emergency weather and other announcements in Spanish,” he explained.

Family Music Group announces the signing of Cheri Taylor from Santa Claus, Indiana. Cheri started singing with a local quartet when she was 17 years old. She has recorded 11 projects. She is the author of The Other Side of Broken and a series of devotionals entitled “Heart Thoughts.” These devotionals are shared on multiple radio stations daily. Cheri speaks at women’s conferences and retreats, and she has completed multiple mission trips to Jamaica and Romania. Cheri’s mission motto is “Once you go, then you know.”

Les Butler, producer, and owner of the Family Music Group label states, “I have been working with this incredibly talented singer and prayer warrior for over 20 years. That’s a lot of recording, singing, crying, and praying! Every moment has been an extreme pleasure. Both Cheri and her husband, Greg, are special to me and my family. To say that I am pleased to move her up to the Family Music Group label is certainly an understatement.” 

NRB President & CEO Troy A. Miller has issued a statement upon return from NRB’s recent solidarity mission to Israel.

“I recently returned from visiting Israel to meet with local, regional, and cabinet-level Israeli officials, express American Christian solidarity with Israel, and gain perspective on the impact of the Israel-Hamas war. I look forward to sharing about my experience.

“Israel has made clear that its conditions for a ceasefire are the destruction of Hamas, the freeing of all hostages, and certainty that Gaza no longer poses a threat to Israel. Israel is our most important ally in the Middle East and should have international support in acting in the best of interest of its own citizens, including those being held hostage in Gaza. “U.S. domestic politics and sentiments related to the 2024 election should not be used to put pressure on a nation in crisis.”

The cause of death for Christian singer Mandisa has been revealed. The 47-year-old artist died in April from complications from what’s known as Class III obesity, according to the autopsy report obtained by People magazine. Class III obesity includes a high body mass index and one or more obesity-related health conditions.

The report listed her cause of death as natural. Some friends had found her dead at her home in Nashville on April 18. Apparently, no one had heard from her for three weeks at that point.

HisAir NEWS FLASHBACK – June 5, 2023 – WKNZ/Milford (The Bridge) has announced the hiring of Nessa Fee as its new Community Engagement Specialist based in South Jersey. Nessa was born and raised in southern California. There she worked in the emergency room for fifteen years, pursuing voice-over acting in her free time. After losing everything -but her faith- in a house fire, she loaded up her car, and six pets, and drove cross-country. She and her husband now call Millville, New Jersey home. Their family motto is: “We are on tour for the Lord, and go wherever He calls.”

Zayne Rose 2 years at Stevens Media Group
Annika Keating 5 years at EMF
Rylie Karges 3 years at Northwestern Media
Nessa Fee 1 year at WKNZ/Milford

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