HOUSTON, Texas (June 27, 2022) – Leadership from Hope Media Group announced the official consolidation of hip-hop and pop music digital streams NGEN Radio and WAY Now, on Friday, July 15, 2022. This follows the recent merger of Hope Media Group (HMG) with Way Media into a single media organization, operating as Hope Media Group and headquartered in Houston.
“We’re driven to engage audiences with this additional opportunity to grow and deepen their faith,” said Joe Paulo, President/CEO of the merged entity. “Combining the positive, energetic messages and styles of NGEN and WAY Now will enable Hope Media Group to reach farther and wider to inspire and uplift even more listeners across the globe.”
The combined stations will reach an estimated 60,000 monthly listeners worldwide, streaming exclusively on NGEN Radio moving forward.
“Music shouldn’t spread negativity or tear you down,” said Shawn Farrington, Chief of Innovation. “NGEN exists to encourage the ‘now’ generation that Jesus loves them and has a purpose for their lives. It’s ‘hip-pop” & Hope (with a capital H) – a message that we believe will change lives.”
WAY Now’s final day to stream online will be July 14, 2022. Listeners worldwide can download the NGEN Radio app by texting VIBE to 91979, stream online at NGENradio.com, or ask Alexa to enable the NGEN Radio skill.
The newly merged Hope Media Group brings together two organizations with a combined 75 years of ministry and media experience, beginning in 1982 with KSBJ/Houston and 1987 with WAYJ/Fort Myers. Together, they engage an audience of more than 4 million individuals worldwide with positive multimedia content over radio and online mediums.
About Hope Media Group:
Hope Media Group is a family of media brands that engage people to love Jesus, serve others and spread hope through radio, events, online content and mobile apps. Headquartered in Houston, the brands include Houston-focused KSBJ, the national network of WayFM stations, the new Spanish Christian station “Vida Unida”, digital content outlets NGEN Radio (Christian hip-hop and pop), Waynation.com, WAYLOUD (Christian rock), HOPE ON DEMAND and Amen: The Prayer App, plus a concert and event brand, Special Events.