Industry News Bits Wed 7-21-21

Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN) announced an expanded newswire content partnership with The JOY FM. Under the agreement, TTWN will provide news, sports, show-prep and audio content via its 24/7 News Source wire service to The JOY FM’s 14 radio stations across Georgia, Florida and Alabama. 

“TTWN delivers custom solutions for all formats to meet our affiliate partners’ needs, including more than 200 Christian Radio affiliates.  We’re excited to expand our partnership with The JOY FM to provide more of their stations with trusted, premium newsroom content,” said Jack Dunkle, Senior Vice President of Affiliate Sales for Total Traffic & Weather Network and its 24/7 News Network. 

“It’s an exciting time for The JOY FM as we continue to expand our coverage across much of the Southeast, including Georgia, Florida and Alabama,” says Jerry Williams, Operations Director with The JOY FM. “Our partnership with Total Traffic & Weather Network has been an important part of our programming for many years and we wanted to continue to equip our news team with the timely and accurate content that 24/7 News Source Pro provides. We look forward to many more years of partnership with TTWN.”


Salem Radio Network talk show host Larry Elder was reinstated Wednesday in California’s gubernatorial recall election at the eleventh hour after a judge found he complied with ballot requirements and that the state elections chief should never have demanded that candidates provide five years of tax returns.

The upcoming recall election is a special contest, not a direct primary. Nevertheless, Weber determined that the law should apply this time because it was intended to allow the public to vet gubernatorial hopefuls. That’s a similar interpretation that Newsom’s campaign team pushed in May when it gave reporters 90 minutes to review the governor’s 2019 tax returns.


This week on the Singing News Top Twenty Weekly Countdown guest artists include Keith Erwin of The Erwins, Scotty Inman of Triumphant Quartet,

Karen Peck Gooch of Karen Peck & New River and Scott Mullins of The Guardians, plus classic #1 songs from July 1988 from The Florida Boys and The Dove Brothers from July 2007.


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