Industry News Bits Wednesday 3-17-21
After 44 years behind the mic at Family Life Radio (FLR) afternoon host and WUGN/Midland, MI GM Peter Brooks announces he is retiring. Over the years at FLR Brooks filled a variety of show host positions from mornings to afternoons, while also managing stations in Michigan and New Mexico.
Brooks shared on his experience, “The Bible says, ‘There is a time for everything and a season for every activity.’ My broadcasting season is ending, and the time to hang up my headphones has arrived. Over the decades, the programming and music may have changed; but the heart, mission and integrity of Family Life Radio and its leadership have never changed. And through those years, my co-workers and listeners have truly been family. Words cannot express my thankfulness to God and this ministry for the blessings I have experienced serving here.”
Peter will be greatly missed not only by the ministry’s staff but also by listeners. “Peter has faithfully dedicated most of his life to serving the Lord through Family Life Radio. He has been a pioneer and one of the backbones of this ministry. I am extremely grateful for his dedication and ‘here to serve attitude!’ I join thousands of Family Life Radio listeners who will miss Peter greatly,” said Mike Kankelfritz, director of programming.
Evan Carlson, ministry president, said, “Peter Brooks is the embodiment of Matthew 25:23. When I think of a good and faithful servant, Peter’s name is at the top of that list. There is no debate, Family Life Radio will forever be impacted by the excellence and passion that Peter brought to this ministry. We wish him the absolute best in this next chapter of his life.”
Peter’s final day with the ministry will be Friday, May 7, 2021 and plans to travel and spend time with family.
WRDR/Old Bridge, NJ (The Bridge Radio) announces Bridgefest will take place this year on Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26 at The Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove. This is The Bridge Radio’s annual festival featuring two days of Bible teaching, kids activities, family fun, food vendors, sponsors and an evening concert. This year’s concert features Grammy winning artist Zach Williams. The night will be hosted by The Bridge Christian Radio General Manager, Robert Baltodano and Main Speaker, John Randall.
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Stan Ellingson 7 years at Faith & Friends Radio/Dayton
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