Industry News Bits 2-24-17

Published On February 24, 2017 » 533 Views»

Dave Wilcox, Affiliations Director for Singing News Radio (Salem Music Network), reports that their streaming service recently verified that their faithful listeners listened to their on-line stream and phone app a whopping total of 2,403,992 hours in 2016. “Without fail, we have the most loyal fans of any genre in music” Wilcox shared.


Christian Music Rewind, a weekly classic Christian music show syndicated by NRT syndication network, recently celebrated the milestone of hitting 100 radio affiliates across North America. The two-hour “retro” show hosted by Shaun Michaels features the top contemporary Christian hits from the era of rapid growth, the late 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s. Each week Christian Music Rewind takes listeners on a time travel trip to Christian music’s past with the most memorable classic hits, pop culture nostalgia, interviews with top classic artists, trivia, and more. Christian Music Rewind started back in 2005 but recently a deal with the radio syndication division of NewReleaseToday.com has seen the number of affiliates explode in the U.S. and Canada. Christian Music Rewind is offered free of charge to any interested stations.


During the month of January, KNWS/Waterloo (Life 101.9) listeners were given the opportunity to purchase a Bible for someone in prison in Eastern Iowa. The “Fresh Year, Fresh Start” initiative was based on Matthew 25:36, which says “…I was in prison, and you came to visit me.” Over 500 Bibles were purchased and are now being distributed to correctional facilities in the area.

Pictured L-R Linn County Correctional Center Chaplain Dave Potter, Life 101.9 Listener Engagement Director Jenn Pooler, Life 101.9 Program Director Matt Deane.


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