Radio Daze: January 2004

WAY-FM Media Group will be signing on new locally-staffed FM stations in Denver, Tallahassee and *Wichita during this first quarter of 2004. Bob Augsburg, President and Founder of WAY-FM announces, “Our Board is committed to an aggressive expansion program which includes purchasing existing stations to reach more lives for Christ. We recently purchased two stations in the Northwest, and pending FCC’s approval, we will be purchasing KZZD-FM Wichita in the Midwest. We are now in a position to look at other station opportunities as well.”

1/16/4 Arizona-based Wrinkle Free Records rock band Re:Zound is set to perform a live concert, which will be simultaneously broadcast over 400 radio stations and on several web sites through CSN International and Effect Radio Networks. The concert will take place on January 23, 2004 at 8 p.m. MST in Twin Falls, ID. The event has been titled “Unite” and will be a time where all denominations come together under Christ to worship.

1/14/4 STATION MANAGER NEEDED as Christian Hit Radio WAY-FM is expanding this Spring to Wichita, Kansas with a locally-staffed, full power station (pending FCC approval). Manager will be responsible for hiring staff, launching and managing the station. Exciting opportunity with a strategic-thinking ministry organization. Competitive compensation package. No calls please. Email resume, cover letter introducing yourself, and a 1-page management philosophy to Dusty@wayfm.com

1/8/4 WAY-FM Clarksville, Hopkinsville, & Ft. Campbell welcomes Matt Hahn as it’s new Operations Manager. Matt joins WAY-FM from WVMC, Mansfield, Ohio, where he served as General Manager for the past six years. Matt will oversee local promotions, community relations, and underwriting sales for the area. WAY-FM Regional Manager, Matt Austin said, “Matt Hahn is a perfect fit for WAY-FM and the Clarksville, Hopkinsville, Ft. Campbell area. He brings a heart for ministry along with great radio skills to the community. I’m sure listeners will appreciate the encouragement they’ll receive listening to the New 88.3 WAY-FM under Matt’s direction.” Matt Hahn began his work with WAY-FM on Monday, January 5th.

1/7/3 Brad Stine, to appear on New York’s WOR-AM
Conservative comedian, Brad Stine, is scheduled to appear
on New York’s radio giant, WOR-AM, January 13, with talk show host Joey Reynolds to bring his provocative, unique humor to the Big Apple. Stine will also be interviewed for an upcoming major feature in New Yorker magazine and will do an interview with Westwood One, which is a syndicated radio entertainment feed to 1700 radio stations across the country, while in New York.

1/1/3 Phil Valntine Leaves WLAC
Conservative Christian talk shw host and author Phil Valentine annunced his plans to leave WLAC in December. In a prepared statement Phil stated: “I have been approached by a large publishing company to write my second book. The scope and nature of this book is such that I feel it necessary to devote a great deal of my undivided attention to it. The second reason for my departure is my burning desire to see this radio show reach a much wider audience. We have worked very hard to make this show something unique and special and, thanks to all of you, you’ve made it the most listened to talk show of any kind in any daypart in Nashville – local or syndicated. I felt the time was right to begin moving the show toward syndication.”

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