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Industry News Bits 11-18-16

news-iconSalem has appointed Jeff Mitchell to General Manager for Salem Media Group’s stations in Dallas. Jeff has been with Salem Dallas as Director of Sales for the past 6 ½ years. His overall radio experience spans 25 years and includes stints at CBS and iHeart. Having lived in Dallas for 11 years, Jeff is well-entrenched and respected throughout the advertising community. Salem Senior Vice President, Linnae Young, commented, “We are excited to have Jeff at the helm in Dallas. He has consistently demonstrated strategic, effective leadership.”  


WAY-FM, Tyndale House Publishers and Joni and Friends combined efforts to encourage listeners and fans of WAY-FM to join The World’s Biggest Small Group (WBSG) during the month of October. The event had over 43,500 participants.  This is the fourth year for the WBSG and the response shattered all previous records for number of participants, audience active engagement, and ministry impact.  This year’s WBSG, using notes from the new Beyond Suffering Bible/ New Living Translation, featured daily devotions and honest, real-life discussion about struggle and suffering, and where God fits into the big questions of life.  The WAY-FM DJs, Joni Eareckson Tada, and several Christian artists shared personal stories about their own struggles and pain.  “What an amazing World’s Biggest Small Group!” said Faron Dice, Chief Content Officer for WAY Media, Inc.  “We invited our listeners to get-real with us, and they did.  We received hundreds of responses and prayer requests during the month.” 


November Nielsen Audio PPM numbers for Christian radio will start release Monday Nov 21st. Look for day 1 results posted Monday afternoon on HisAir.Net. PPM ratings on HisAir.Net are sponsored by ShareMedia Services.


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