Industry News Bits 4-21-20

March PPM results are all in. For the subscribing station numbers go HERE.  Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir. April will arrive starting May 11.


Christian Radio host Brant Hansen’s newest book, The Truth About Us, releases today. (Tuesday, April 21) “This does seem timely, both in terms of the elections and the way we’re pointing fingers at each other during the COVID crisis, Brant told HisAir today. “I hope it’s not just true and helpful, but really fun to read.”

“This is a brilliant book,” says Brian Thomasson, Executive Editor for Baker Books. “In a time when we’re tempted to think our own way of dealing with the world’s crisis is the ‘right’ way, Brant’s warmth, humor, and straightforward look at our self-obsession show us a better way—a more relaxing way to live when we come to terms with who we are. Because while we aren’t all that great, God is. And the humble life is more fun anyway.”Author/Pastor Kyle Idleman wrote, “Most of the time, the truth is hard to hear. But when it comes with the good-natured humor and crazy-life antics of Brant Hansen, it is God’s gift to our souls.”


WRVL/Lynchburg (The Journey) is honoring COVID-19 Hero’s and helping local restaurants.  The Journey teamed with ServePro of Lynchburg and Charlottesville, to provide gift cards from restaurants to those serving on the front lines of the coronavirus.  Listeners nominate themselves, a friend, a co-worker, or anyone they see battling to make the world a better place.  The Journey COVID-19 Hero’s can be see HERE.


Salem Media announced that “Salem Surround” will be sponsoring free webinars featuring nationally known marketing and advertising experts Gordon Borrell, Corey Elliott, and Jim Brown from Borrell Associates Inc. They will discuss how to manage marketing in times of crisis, and examples of how some businesses thrive in difficult times. Borrell is ranked in the top 2% among Gerson Lehrman Group’s 150,000 consultants worldwide and is quoted frequently in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Ad Age and Forbes.“We’re very happy to team up with Borrell Associates in support of our communities and local business owners,” says Jamie Cohen, Vice President of Broadcast Digital for Salem Media Group. “These are trying times for us all but we will get through this, as we always do.” To register go HERE.


Professional members of the GMA will soon be invited to submit entries for the 2020 Dove Awards. To be eligible to submit, you must be a professional member by Friday, April 24. This is important because only professional members (not labels) make submissions for certain categories in Division I. Click here for the full schedule, eligibility requirements and categories.

  • Professional membership for Ted Kelly is active through 03/25/2021. NO ACTION is needed for yourself.
  • Do you have clients or colleagues who need to become a GMA member before the deadline? Click here to join GMA, or reply to this email to update your group’s members.

Important Dates:
April 24: Membership deadline to be eligible for the Professional Member Submission Round
May 12-19: Professional Member Submission Round
October 20: 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards


Milestones:
Steve Young 7 years at Northwestern Media


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