Industry News Bits Wed 9-15-21

KWPZ/Seattle (Praise 106.5) has filled the morning co-host position. The spot has been open since January this year when longtime (35 years) morning host Jim Bouma passed away.

We’ve got the full story HERE.


LuAnn Schafer is now Social Media Manager at WAWZ/New York (Star 99.1).


KGBI/Omaha is giving listeners a chance to be a blessing to others in City Serve. From September 19-25 will have the opportunity to give to whatever cause they hold dear as churches and organizations team up with a variety of places that need support. Listeners can chose food banks, children’s homes, or even give blood for City Serve 2021.


Happy 10th birthday to Hot! 95.9FM/Orlando (WPOZ/Orlando HD2). The Positive Hits & Hip Hop station is also heard at 97.9FM Melbourne/Palm Bay and 103.5FM Palm Coast.


The National Association of Broadcasters announced it has cancelled the NAB Show scheduled for October in Las Vegas. The reason given is “unexpected and insurmountable challenges” from the COVID-19 pandemic and surge of the Delta variant.

“While we are disappointed that we will not be together again in person next month, we look forward to converging at the 2022 NAB Show, April 23-27, 2022, to reignite our passion for our business and focus on a bright future ahead.” Chris Brown, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Global Connections and Events at the NAB said in an announcement.  The trade group plans to announce virtual options for accessing select 2021 NAB Show content through NAB Amplify.


The Gospel Music Association (GMA) has announced Dove Award-winning Artists Natalie Grant and Jonathan McReynolds will co-host this year’s GMA Dove Awards. Also revealed today were the first slate of nominated performers including: Lauren Daigle, Elevation Worship, KB, CeCe Winans and Zach Williams. The 52nd GMA Dove Awards are set to air exclusively on TBN, Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET and again at 10:00 p.m. ET. The event will take place live and in person in Nashville, TN, October 19th, 2021. A limited number of tickets and Fan Experiences are still available on doveawards.com.


Milestones:
Tim Cardascia 1 year at Radio By Grace/Amarillo

Prayer List:
Doug Hannah (mother in law)


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