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Industry News Bits WED 9-13-23

Fundraisers this week .. KDNW/Duluth .. Psalm FM/International Falls, MN .. KBNJ/Corpus Christi .. Family Life Radio/Tucson .. YNOP/Kalispell .. WCVK/Bowling Green

Let us know when your Station Fundraiser takes place… news@hisair.net

EMF is reportedly purchasing WZQY/Glade Spring, VA (110.5) from Ladybug Radio for $100K. WZQY is a Class A FM. 

TWR is bringing a message of hope and healing to thousands who have lost loved ones and have been left hopeless by the earthquake that struck Morocco last week.

“There are earthquakes, but with that goes spiritual earthquakes,” said the Mideast-based director of Arabic Ministries* for TWR (also known as Trans World Radio). “People’s beliefs, people’s faith have been shaken. And that’s an earthquake in itself. So I feel as Trans World Radio our role is to work in that area.”

To address the spiritual need, TWR will broadcast the trauma-healing series When Your Whole World Changes in Arabic. The program is an audio version of printed material developed by Biblica (formerly the International Bible Society). Programs are scheduled to air on weekdays beginning Sept. 19 and continuing for 12 weeks

Today with FaithSearch Partners we begin a “Faith in the Media” interview series on Christian Media Leadership, where we delve into the minds and experiences of influential leaders in the field of Christian media. In this series, we aim to explore the unique challenges and opportunities faced by these leaders as they navigate the ever-evolving landscape of media and technology while staying true to their Christian values. The first interview is with Chris Lemke, founder and president of Lemke Media Partners and board member for Christian Music Broadcasters.

Chris has dedicated his life to Christian media and Christian radio. He climbed the media ladder for 36 years, from on-air host to general manager and finally executive director, at WSCG/Grand Rapids. He’s also served as a board member for Christian Music Broadcasters for the last 14 years.

Read the interview HERE.

The Spark Media Ignite Conference and award ceremony is only 2 weeks away. Special speakers include Adam Curry, considered to be the founding father of podcasting and will talk about Podcasting 2.0 and the future of podcasting. For more info go HERE.

The 2023 Spark Media Ignite Conference is September 28-30, 2023, in Houston, TX, This year’s event promises a star-studded lineup of industry experts, exclusive networking opportunities, and hands-on workshops to elevate your podcast. Also added is an award category for the best radio show podcast.

Organizer Misti Phillips says, “The journey as a content creator often involves overcoming a variety of challenges. At times, these obstacles can lead to discouragement and even make you question the worth of your efforts. To reignite your passion and offer you tangible strategies for success, we would like to invite you to attend the Spark Media Ignite Conference.”

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has scheduled a filing window on licensing low-power FM radio stations. This upcoming LPFM filing window, which is set to run from November 1st to November 8th represents the first chance to obtain an LPFM license since 2013.

HisAir FLASHBACK – SEP 13, 2019 Your Network of Praise (YNOP) adds a new station to their group. KNIT/Salt Lake City (AM 1320) is the new station and will air the YNOP programming originating in Montana. Plans are to add an FM translator in the future. With the addition that puts the YNOP total at 27 stations and 30 translators.

Chris Ortiz 4 years at KPUL/Des Moines
Deborah Naone 1 year at WayFM/Portland
Carlton Capps 4 years at NRB
Josh Hooper 13 years at WCVO/Columbus
Ramon Martinez 17 years at The Lighthouse Network/San Antonio
Shannyn Caldwell 13 years at Family Life Radio/Tucson

Prayer List:
Luann Prater
Mal Garvin

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