Industry News Bits 12-28-20

Nielsen December PPM Day 4 TODAY. Markets include Nashville, West Palm Beach, & more and will be posted this afternoon. 

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HisAir is deeply saddened to report the passing of  long-time Christian broadcaster Paul Heil. Heil passed yesterday (12/27) after suffering a heart attack.

Complete story HERE.


Lake Area Educational Broadcasting (Spirit FM-Missouri) has launched a new full time Praise and Worship station, Elevate FM (elevatefm.org). This format is now heard on the former Pulse Channels stations, KCKP/Laurie, MO (100.9), KCKV/Kirksville, MO (91.9) and a translator in Waynesville, MO. The Pulse Channel is now heard only online. 


The Z Family of Christian stations based in Orlando has launched a new all Christmas online station.

ZChristmas™ brings your Christmas Favorites 365 days a year from artists like MercyMe-O Holy Night, Burl Ives-Holly Jolly Christmas, Amy Grant-Breath of Heaven, Trans-Siberian Orchestra-Christmas Eve, and For King & Country-Angels We Have Heard on High and is available worldwide online at ZChristmas.com.

The Z® Family of Christian Radio Stations now has 8 stations including Z88.3 FM®, Hot 95.9™ (Positive Hits and Hip Hop), GPraise® (Urban Gospel), La Z™ (Spanish Christian Music), TheRockHD.com (Christian Rock), ZRewind.com® (Classic Positive Hits) LivingWorship® (Modern Worship) and now the new ZChristmas™ with all your Christmas Music favorites year-round.


WNWC/Madison (Life 102.5) listeners provided over 1,500 shoeboxes filled with gifts for children in southern Wisconsin who would not otherwise have been able to open anything on Christmas morning. Shoebox Gift for Kids has been giving Christmas to Madison kids for 20 years, and this year Life 102.5 was able to join them. They worked together to make this happen through seven different drop-off locations.

“I don’t know what is more contagious,” Steve Young, the station manager, said. “The look of happiness on the faces of the kids or the excitement and joy of those who donated the shoeboxes.” Listeners were eager to provide and share out of their abundance for those who had less this time of year.

Jackie Hunt, a social worker who coordinated the distribution to the kids said, “Families are struggling right now, particularly with COVID-19…If we only get to make these kids happy for this one day, then let’s make them happy today.”

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