Industry News Bits 1-27-20

Day 4 Nielsen PPM results arrive today. We’ll get Nashville, Austin, and more. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by ShareMedia Services on HisAir. 


WQTY-FM/Linton, IN, serving the Vincennes and Terre Haute area has flipped from Classic Hits to Contemporary Christian and is now known as Sunrise 93.3. WQTY is the latest station to switch to CCM powered by the SmartRadio Suite.


WJQK/Grand Rapids (JOY99) held a fundraiser last week for the Jessie Rees JoyJar foundation reports their listeners sent over 1,000 JoyJars to kids fighting cancer.


At Moody Radio/Chicago Judy Kron has been promoted to Assistant Manager of Programming and the Executive Producer of Bold Steps the half hour daily teaching program of Dr. Mark Jobe, President of Moody Bible Institute.


Curb Word artists for King & Country won two Grammy honors last night (Jan. 26). The duo Luke and Joel Smallbone, first took home Best Contemporary Christian Performance/Song for their collaboration on “God Only Knows” ft. Dolly Parton. The song was written by Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, and Tedd Tjornhom.

“It is Australia Day today so this is very special for us,” said Joel Smallbone, noting their parents were in the audience. “If you were ever planning to go to Australia, go now. Because unfortunately a lot of people aren’t going on holiday right now, and a lot of Australia’s economy is built on tourism.”

for King & Country has previously earned two Grammy honors, including Best Contemporary Christian Music Album (for Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.) and Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song (for “Messengers” ft. Lecrae), both in 2015.


Milestones:
Tommy and Brook celebrate 15 years as morning show hosts West Michigan and the last 2 years with WJQK/Grand Rapids

Prayer List:
Jen Allen
Ricky Bybee
Heather Sheppard


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