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WGRC was recognized for Best
Newscast in the State among small market radio stations during
the recent Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters’
Association Convention in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. WGRC’s
three-person News Department of Terry Diener, News Director; Don
Casteline, Sports Director; and Jennifer Lunt, Anchor/Reporter
earned that distinction for the first time in station
history. Station General Manager Larry Weidman said, "We give
credit to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for giving us the
vision to make news a very important aspect of our contemporary
WGRC is a radio outreach of Salt and Light Media Ministries
covering 15 Central Pennsylvania counties with contemporary
Christian programming. The grant and listener supported
nonprofit ministry was founded in 1984 and originally broadcast
solely from Lewisburg at 91.3 FM. WGRC is now also simulcast on
107.7 FM Bloomsburg, 90.9 FM Lewistown, 91.9 FM Pottsville,
101.9 FM State College, and 90.7 FM and 107.1 FM Williamsport.
director/midday personality Cindy Wright exits WJIS "The Joy"
Tampa after 14 years to spend more time working with her church.
WJIS PD Steve Swanson is looking for Cindy's replacement. Contact
6469 Parkland Dr., Sarasota, FL 34243. Or e-mail
him at email@example.com.
WCFL / Chicago is
back on the air after being knocked off due to lightning strikes.
The station will operate with reduced power while repairs
first on HisAir.Net Salem Communications is planning to debut it's
new Fish 94 in Nashville sometime between July 9 and August 1.
They are taking over WYYB (93.7 The Phoenix) and WRLG 94.1 from
Tuned-In Broadcasting. No other details have been revealed at this
WCFL / Chicago has
been knocked off the air due to damages incurred from a storm
yesterday. Lightning reportedly struck the tower causing an
explosion to the transmitter building. No one was injured. Damages
are estimated to be between $75,000 and $125,000. Encourage and
pray with WCFL GM/PD Steve Young at 1-900-520-9235 or shoot e-mail
to Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CPR Internetwork
is a new internet only music station started by Salem's Christian
Pirate Radio. The CPR Internetwork will provide
stations their own personalized seven-channel web music station
streamed from the subscribing station's main website. Visit
call marketing director KENNY DOWE, at (972) 293-4420 or by email
Christian Radio Alliance announces it's new name will be Christian
Music Broadcasters (CMB). The announcement came at a meetings held
this past weekend in Orlando to discuss it's agenda for GMA week
2003 April 5 thru 10 in Nashville. The CMB will now be totally
separate from the GMA. (6/24)
appears to be in serious jeopardy.
The Librarian of Congress's June 20th
decision on royalty rates upheld most of the CARP's
recommendations -- including royalty rates
that exceed the total revenues of almost all webcasters.
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Two new countdown
shows are being offered to Christian radio. "The Big 20 Countdown"
with Kevin Seal concentrate on AC artists. Host Seal says "This
will be the first of its kind, with a real 'fun' approach to
today's biggest Christian AC stars. Not syrupy or slow, this will
be a well paced, compelling program to target your female audience
giving a new image and sound to the ever changing face of
Christian music today." Reach Kevin at 918- 491-6528 or e-mail him
email@example.com. And "The Weekend 22" hosted by Jgonzo
debuts this week at for CHR. Check out
or call 509- 525-3370. (6/19)
Regional VP Operations Rob Adair to Senior VP Operations.
Please pray for WFHM
Cleveland (The Fish) PD Sue Wilson who's husband passed away
Thursday 6/13 of cancer. (6/19)
rumblings from Nashville that Salem Communications will debut a
new station on July 1st. Will it be simulcast on 93.7 and 94.1 and
called "FIsh 94" ?? (6/19)
1290 am Panama City Beach flipped to a sports format. (6/18)
Reunion Records names
David Bach VP A&R. The label artist roster includes Michael W.
Smith, Joy WIlliams, Daily Planet, Larue, and Newsong. Reunion is
part of the Provident Music Group. (6/17)
KSBJ / Houston
will be celebrating it's 20th anniversary with a mega concert on
Saturday, July 6, 2002 at the Reliant Astrodome. There will be 25
artists and bands performing and up to 60,000 people in expected
attendance. KSBJ's 20th Anniversary Concert features Michael W.
Smith, Amy Grant, Newsboys, Avalon, Nicole C. Mullen, 4Him, Wayne
Watson, Twila Paris and many more. And in other KSBJ news,
according to Arbitron's latest Webcast Channel Ratings Report (May
2002) KSBJ is the number 1 streaming Christian station with
134,100 ATH. That actually puts them ahead of many top mainstream
stations as well. And, the numbers did NOT include low-speed
Tiffany Thorpe has
been promoted to Assistant PD at WVFJ (J93.3) Atlanta. WVFJ PD
Jerry Williams commented " Tiffany has distinguished herself as
the finest music director in the industry. Her passion for our
mission to excellence are without question. This is a move that is
well deserved and comes at an important place in the growth of our
joined WVFJ two years ago as Music Director and Mid-day
Host. She has also
spent some time at WBDG / Indianapolis and
WONU / Chicago.
arrival at WVFJ in May
of 2000, the station has received a Dove Nomination from the
Gospel Music Association as “Station
of the Year –
Major Market.” Congratulate Tiffany at
770.487.4500 or drop an e-mail to
The third annual CHR
Seminar is scheduled for September 6-8 in Atlanta at the Ravinia
Crowne Plaza Hotel. The conference is sponsored by Brad
Burkhart Christian Media and focuses on issues facing PD's and
managers. Issues to be addressed include "CHR redefined",
"The do's and don'ts on in-house research", and "What labels
want from you". Contact BBCM for more info at 770-518-8811 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration starts late
McClary joins Christian Ministries Inc. of Essex Junction, VT, as
general manager of its radio properties. McClary had been program
director and morning host for Clear Channel's K-I-T Radio in
Yakima, WA. for the past 13 years. (6/13)
Justin Vannigan is
named music consultant for Radio Eternal.
Justin will be
taking music calls on Tuesday mornings from 9am-12noon central
time or by appointment. You can reach him directly at
712-476-2235 or email at
email@example.com. Radio Eternal is requesting music
service. Label representatives can mail their promotional material
immediately to Radio Eternal c/o Stuart Takehara, Program
Director, 9028 Caldera Way Sacramento California 95826 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. (6/12)
Kip Johns Update:
had surgery last Tuesday, and son Mike is in a neck brace for the
next two weeks. Kip was released from the hospital on Friday.
WFZH "The Fish" /
Milwaukee is moving it's studios to 135 84th Street, Suite 310,
Milwaukee, WI. 53214 effective 6/17. (6/11)
Dave Jolly is the new
PD At WDLM / Moline, IL. He comes from the MD post at KCBI /
The syndicated Gospel
show "Joyfulnoyze" from Pricechampion Communications will debut on
Aug 4th. It will be 4 hour show. They request music service be
sent to Michelle Price at 2800 Old Dawson Rd, Ste 2 #159, Albany,
GA. 31707. Reach Michele by phone at 229
or e-mail at
CCM KWOF 89.1 FM in Hiawatha/Cedar Rapids IA signed on today,
simulcasting AM sister KWOF 850 Waterloo. (6/6)
WRRD Milwaukee names
Dick Alpert as Director of Operations for the Christian Talk
station. Congratulate Dick at (262) 783-2650 ext.214. (6/5)
the "Kip Johns Family Relief Fund" can be made to the following.
By cash, check, or credit card to any Washington Mutual Bank. Or
you can mail your check to the K-Love Radio at 1425 North Market
Blvd, Sacramento, CA. 95834. Funeral services are planned for
Tuesday (6/11) for Kips wife Suzanne and two children who were
killed in a car accident this past weekend. (6/5)
a new Christian internet station programmed by PD Stuart Takehara,
is set to launch in July. Radio Eternals focus will be the younger
demos featuring Alternative, Rock, and Pop artists. Check out
www.radioeternal.com. Stuart is searching for volunteers to
aid him as in sales and as music advisors. For more information,
email him at
KLYT Albuquerque MD Chris Chicago exits to join
PlanetLifeforce.com as MD, The internet station based in Houston
is an outreach of KSBJ. Planet Lightforce is looking to expand to
a fulltime station soon! (6/4)
Hit Radio Satellite Network (CHRSN) in Nashville announced
its newest affiliate, KTYX, Natchez, Mississippi. CHRSN manager,
Matt Austin said, "The operators of KTYX desired a family-friendly
programming source, and we're delighted to provide a service that
meets that need!" KTYX will air CHRSN programming 24 hours a day,
7 days a week and becomes the 36th signal to air The Christian Hit
Radio Satellite Network offered by the WAY-FM Media Group.
purchases crosswalk.com for 4.1 million.
According to a Reuters report, Crosswalk.com
has signed a letter of intent to sell its Internet and e-mail
business to Salem Communications radio for $4.1 million in cash.
The acquisition is subject to certain conditions, including the
approval by Salem Communications' board of directors and
Crosswalk.com's shareholders, the companies said in a statement.
"The acquisition of Crosswalk.com's market-leading Internet
business is a significant step forward in Salem's online
strategy," Ed Atsinger, Salem Communications' chief executive said
in a statement. Crosswalk said it plans to continue its
offline advertising business, which serves more than 50
advertisers and 225,000 churches.
asking all our readers to pray for Kip Johns (formerly of KCMS /
Seattle) and his 13 year-old son Mike Johns who were injured in a
tragic car accident Saturday night that took the life of Kips wife
Suzzanne, his 7 year-old son Ty, and 20 month-old daughter Ashley.
The family were on the way to Sacramento were Kip is the evening
personality at the K-Love Network. The report says Kip was driving
his Plymouth Voyager Saturday night when they collided with
another vehicle on Washington Hiway 12. The report also says the
driver of the other vehicle could face vehicular homicide charges.