Industry News Bits 10-29-18

WGNV/Wausau-Stevens Point (88.5 The Family) is back on the air as of 6:15 p.m Friday evening. GM Paul Cameron says, “Now awaiting approval from the FCC to go to 100kw”.


WCIF/Melbourne (Hope 106.3) PD Penny Galloway says the station is continuing to update the format and progressing with the new morning show.  “Just gave away a bunch of tickets to the Hillsong concert in Orlando, and we have recently implemented a new program….it’s called the Campus Report. Each week, the head of Fellowship of Christian Athletes comes in and gives us a 2 minutes update on what God is doing in our local schools. We have a school prayer focus of the week, where we ask our listeners to pray for a specific school in one of the local counties. And we are preparing to start a Youth Group update after the first of the year, where teens come in and tell us on-air about their youth groups and invite teens to come.”


WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) President Jim Hoge (pictured at left with staff) checks in with HisAir.Net, “We wrapped up (Friday 10/26) our annual fundraiser hours ahead and at over 100%.  It is our largest goal in station history!”


EMF is purchasing WSGN/Gadsden, AL from Gadsden State Community College for $23ok.


A church-run broadcast corporation in the Philippines, which has been operating radio stations for the past six decades, has been granted a government franchise to continue airing for another 25 years. The move has helped allay concerns that the government might use church broadcast franchise renewals as a tool to hit back at church criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte.  However, Duterte has signed a law granting the Notre Dame Broadcasting Corp. another 25 years to “construct, install, operate and maintain radio broadcasting stations” across the country. The law allows the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, which operates the broadcast company, to operate radio stations for “religious, educational and cultural as well as for commercial purposes.”The religious congregation has three FM and three AM stations across the central part of the southern Philippine region of Mindanao.


October PPM numbers are released starting today. We’ll the results from subscribing stations in NYC, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and more later this afternoon. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by ShareMedia Services on HisAir.Net.


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