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KGBI / Omaha makes major adjustments to their airstaff. PD Mark Michaels moves to morning drive joined by middayer September Turner. KGBI Production Director Brooke Winters takes the midday slot while former morning personality Ken Brooks moves to PM drive. (9/30)

Jim Miller joins JOY 97.7 / St. Louis in PM drive from a news anchor position at KMOX / St. Louis. Jim has also been at WLGH / Lansing and WQCK Baton Rouge. (9/30)

News from MercyMe to broadcast Festival Con Dios show online, John Reuben and... Willie Nelson, Chris Tomlin's Not To Us achieves Top 10 sales status first week out (9/26) founder Scott Hawk has written a new ebook entitled "Revolution". Revolution offers an insider's look behind the fastest growing music genre in the world and highlights the controversy surrounding the medium; the business practices of its industry professionals; and the mindset CCM's consumers For more information on REVOLUTION visit (9/26)

Congratultions to Rocketown artist Shawn Groves and wife Becky who "welcomed home" the newest addition to their family a little boy, Gresham Phillip Groves in Franklin, TN. Little Gresham was born Tuesday 9/24 at 5:40am, weighing in at 8lbs. 8oz. Mom and baby are doing great! (9/25)

Congratulations to WAY-FM / Nashville for receiving  9 A.I.R. award nominations. Categories included best morning show, miday, afternoon, evening shows, production director, and more. (9/25)

News from FFH comes off a big summer (including posing for IBM ad) with plans to record new album. Third Day kicks off Fall leg of Come Together Tour with more Habitat support. Bebo Norman captures #1 spot on Billboard Heatseekers chart. Friday Facts from Forefront Records- AudioA, RSJ, Benjamin Gate, Kevin Max. (9/24)

PAM COLE has joined the KAFC/Anchorage, Alaska morning show. Pam has worked for the stations for eight years. (9/20)

THERESE ROMANO is the new Operations/Music Director for EMF Broadcasting's EMF also owns the K-Love, Air1 and WorldWideWorship radio networks. She can be reached at: (916) 251-1600. (9/20)

88.1 WAY FM in South Florida is planning it's "Powerthon" on Tuesday October 15th from 6am to 6pm. The station announced plans to increase power on September 12th and is responding to listeners who have asked how they can help. This is an exciting time in the life of 88.1 WAY-FM. People throughout South Florida have been asking for a power increase since we first began servicing South Florida 9 years ago. The current signal has been fine, but the upgrade will allow us to reach thousands more with the type of family-friendly programming we provide, says Station Manager Mike West. (9/19)

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Salems FM property in Louisville changes call letters from WLSY to WFIA (94.7 The Spirit) and continue a Chrsitian Talk and teaching format. (9/19)

The Fish 95.9 / Los Angeles PD Chuck Tyler checks in with the HisAir.Net Newschannel to let us know they have kicked off their 50K in 50 Days promotion. Once a month a listener will win $10,000 cash plus another 10 grand for their church. (9/17)

Jenna James becomes PD at KLYT / Albuquer. Also the station brings back Chrsi Chicago as it's MD. (9/17)

News from Word Records faces more changes- now to be called Warner Bros. Records, Christian Division. Tree63 preps for release of second album. Avalon gets a new member. Newsboys hit #1 again; prep to release remix album; head back to studio for next album. (9/16) recently celebrated its two-year anniversary and has announced a long-term partnership with The DreamStar Group,, a creative technology and marketing agency. "What an incredible time this has been," said Scott Hawk, President of "Our listenership continues to grow and our average time spent listening (ATSL) has grown to nearly 50 minutes, which is five times that of broadcast radio.'s success is a reflection on the incredible medium of Internet radio and the mass marketplace to which it caters." Through this relationship DreamStar's portal publishing clients will be exposed to's audience through an aggressive mix of Internet and radio marketing. (9/16)

Congratulations to PD Chuck Tyler and the staff at "The Fish" in Los Angeles as the the station  grabbed the Marconi award in the "Religious" category at the NAB Radio Show in Seattle last week. (9/16)

Laura Himert joins Sparrow Records as the new National Promotion Coordinator. Laura comes from a promotions position at KLTY / Dallas. (9/13)

WLGH / Lansing took a positive approach to special programming on 9/11 events. Instead of re-playing the sounds of 9/11/2001 and discussing the loss that resulted, The Light's listeners shared the positive things they've seen since 9/11.  Between listeners' stories, The Light played an inspiring mix of patriotic music and new songs commemorating the heroes of 9/11. PD Mike Couchman says the on air feedback was great. (9/12)

A new countdown show for Christian Rock stations will debut in late October or early November. The show called CR20 is being developed by and Stuart Takehara of Eternal Radio. The show will countdown the top 20 rock songs each week according to charts. (9/120

WAYF / West Palm Beach PD Theresa Ross exits due to personal reasons. This creates a prime opening there so if interested contact Doug Hannah at WAY FM in Nashville. Click here to see job opening desription on HisAir.Net. (9/12)

News from WOW Hits 2002 to release October 1, Rumors circulate that Plus One might lose Jason Perry, Multi-artist Lord's Prayer set to air on nationwide radio on September 11. (9/11)

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Darren Marlar is returning to his afternoon-drive position at Kansas City's AM-1030, KCWJ beginning September 23rd. Marlar also provides a show prep service for Christian radio called the Un-named Daily offered free thru HisAir.Net. Just click here. He also owns and operates his own radio imaging company , MarlarHouse. (9/10)

Salem Communications stations will honor the 9/11 anniversary through a series of special programs focusing on spirituality and future hope in commemorating last year's terrorist attacks. Salem Communications CCM stations will feature hourly tributes with patriotic songs and a moment of silence at approximately 8:45 and 9:15 am. EDT, the times each plane struck the Twin Towers. Morning shows will focus entirely on 9/11, accompanied by spiritual and uplifting music selections and listener commentary on the tragic events of the day and its impact on their lives. Additionally, Salem's contemporary Christian music stations will air "In the Stairwell," a commemorative song produced by Salem and released this past Christmas. For more from Salem click here. (9/10)

Here is compilation of some of the best audio available for September 11 anniversary broadcasts.

"9/11 Remembered" from Steve West at Or contact Steve at Flash Flood Productions has produced a complete voiced list of victims in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Go to  For a list of 9/11 Tribute songs click here.  (9/10)

News from GMA deems Seminar In the Rockies 2002 successful...tobyMac, Fred Hammond, SCC, Third Day, & more to perform at 9/11 tribute in NYC...Anointed asks out of Word recording contract (9/5)

Forefront Records promotes Kat Davis to Senior Manager of National Promotions while Tim Watson is the new Coordinator of National Promotions. (9/4)

The Fish / Chicago names Maura Myles as Johnny Stone's morning co-host. She replaces Stacey Austin, who joined "The Fish" in 2001 after eight years on the air with Stone in Dallas. Myles, a Chicago native and AIR Award winner, is married to Jimmy Novak, evening personality at WLUP-FM in Chicago. She's been a traffic reporter and news anchor for a dozen local stations via Metro Networks and Shadow Broadcast Services since 1993. (9/3)

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Dale Riddick leaves the PD slot at WPSM Fort Walton Beach. (9/3)

WCLQ "89Q" Wausau MD/Morning Host Scott Michaels has resigned to join "The Bridge" WQCK Baton Rouge as Interim PD/Mornings. Michaels starts at WQCK Monday September 9th. WCLQ PD Matt Deane will need a replacement so contact him right away if you're interested at 715-355-5151 or send your package to WCLQ, 4111 Schofield Ave., Suite 10, Schofield, WI, 54476. (9/3)



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