Industry News Bits 3-7-19

Positive Alternative Radio is offering a free monthly video call, free coaching for 90 days, and is making an ongoing commitment to help local Christian radio stations through its consulting arm, PAR Services. These efforts are aimed at strengthening leadership and applying best practices to help non-network stations thrive in their local markets, according to Brian Sanders, Executive Vice President.

“PAR has a proven track record of growing income and market share in small and medium-sized markets, despite heavy competition from networks,” Sanders noted. “Our goal is to come alongside community-focused stations and share what we have learned. We want to give them our not-so-secret sauce.”

The calls will center on leadership principles, programming, listener engagement, fundraising, social media and culture building.  The 30 minute calls begin on March 13 and will be from 2:30 to 3:00 pm. This month’s call will discuss station marketing as well as the impact of PAR’s ENCW—Easy Never Changed the World—service project, which has a goal of impacting 1 billion lives in 5 years. It is open to any and all local stations that are trying to reach and serve local communities.

After the initial period of free coaching, if a station chooses, it can work with PAR Services and receive additional help on a paid basis, Sanders added. For more information about the industry-wide calls or the 90-day coaching service, stations can email [email protected].


A Worcester, MA Church has been ordered by the FCC to take their “illegally” operating a radio station (97.1 FM), and a prior station at 102.3 FM off the air. Andrew E. Lelling, the US attorney for Massachusetts, said illegal radio broadcasts pose “a potential hazard to public safety” that could “interfere with critical radio communications.”

Government officials now want an injunction that would stop the radio station from broadcasting.


Matthew West announces he is joining the Provident label Group. Watch his video announcement here. In conjunction with their new partnership is the newly-created imprint Story House Music, which mirrors West’s management company, Story House Collective. With support from Provident, West will develop and launch young artists’ careers through the new imprint. “I am beyond excited for the opportunity to partner with my friends at Provident,” Matthew West shared recently. “I’ve admired from afar the work they have done on behalf of so many artists, and I am humbled by their belief in the music I make and the vision I have to help champion the storytellers of the future”.


HIS Radio Greenville is seeking a new Promotions Director.  If interested check the listing on the JOBS page.  And…. HIS Radio PD Rob Dempsey says afternoons are still open at HIS Radio… that listing is here.


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