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Industry News Bits Wed 7-28-21

KCBI/Dallas morning co-host Don Burns has exited the station. More details coming. Don joined KCBI in December 2019 for mornings teaming with Rebecca Carroll.

Don is looking for a new opportunity so reach out at donaldaburns@gmail.com or (540) 369-1522.

WAYR/Brunswick (WAY Radio 90.7) has hired Ceci LaBarge to voice track the afternoon show.

Coming up on the next edition of the Gospel Greats with Rodney Baucom, the featured artist will be The Mylon Hayes Family with songs from their new album called “Home”. Plus, it’s the official Singing News Top 20 Countdown for August.

At Salems WIND/Chicago (AM 560 The Answer) there are changes to the on air lineup. Starting Aug 8th Charlie Kirk will air 1-3pm, Sebastian Gorka 3-4pm, and local host Shaun Thompson 4-7pm. The changes move Sean Hannity to 10p-mid tape delayed. 

The rise of smart TVs and streaming services have created new opportunities for video advertising such as CTV, OTT, and Social ads. The subject of the latest blog from Dunham+Company. 

  • Connected TV (CTV) advertising: Consists of any type of TV that can be connected to the Internet and stream digital video. This includes devices such as Roku TV, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and gaming consoles.
  • Over the Top (OTT) advertising: Consists of all content that is streamed over the internet rather than through a traditional cable/broadcast provider. This includes services such as Hulu, Sling, Vimeo, and Tubi as well as the CTV devices above.
  • Social Media advertising: Consists of all online videos within the social media space. This includes YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram

Read the blog HERE

Christian Music Spotlight adds internet station WLEO 26.7 Radio out of Baltimore n Sundays at noon EST/11am Central. 

UK’s Premier Christian Radio has launched “The Hybrid Church Charter”.  For many people who are unable to attend on-site church services due to health issues, disability or lack of accessibility, the emergence of digital-opening allowed them access and equality with those who had always taken this access for granted. Many who had not ever considered attending a church service, sampled what church is like through live streams and social media. 

Premier’s Director Peter Kerridge writes: “The Hybrid Charter is a set of ten principles that demonstrate a church’s commitment to accessibility, inclusivity and outreach through digital. A commitment to keep the digital doors open. It has already had the backing of leaders and MPs.

1WAY FM/Australia reports a miracle in their June appeal. The June Appeal was scheduled to run the whole week but by Day 4 they had still only raised just over 20% of the goal. 

As the Appeal closed on Wednesday 6/30, during a live broadcast, the staff was amazed to not only reach the target but completely break it by over 131%. 

Les Lanser celebrates 53 years at Lanser Broadcasting (WJQK/Grand Rapids)
Bob Shaw 4 years at KWVE/Santa Ana, CA

Prayer List:
Lauren Banik
Ivan Parker

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