Industry News Bits 5-17-19

Published On May 17, 2019 » 40 Views» Industry News, Uncategorized

Nielsen Audio April PPM numbers are all in and posted here. This months PPM release is highlighted by WFSH/Atlanta (104.7 The Fish) as it jumped 5.7 to 7.0 AQH to #1. Congratulations to WFSH PD Mike Blakemore and his staff. Blakemore told HisAir today, “I am very proud of our all star team at the Fish Atlanta. Thanks to our amazing listeners, April was our first #1 6+ ranking ever outside of a holiday book. It is such a blessing to know that a station playing music about Jesus with stories of hope and encouragement can hit number one in a major market like Atlanta!”

Christian Radio ratings are sponsored by ShareMedia Services on HisAir.Net. Look for May PPM numbers starting starting 6/10 here on HisAir.Net. 


EMF is expected to take over operations of its newest acquisitions from Cumulus in New York, Atlanta, Washington DC, San Jose, Syracuse, and Savannah by the end of the month. WPLJ/New York has announced its sign-off date will be May 31st and EMF will retain the legendary call letters at least for now.  The staff at WYAY/Atlanta was told this week that the talk format will end May 31st. WXTL/Syracuse has started to send listeners to its on-line station. No word on when the change to KLOVE will happen at WRQX/Wash DC as of yet.


Non-Commercial broadcasters are being sent assessments by the The National Religious Broadcasters Music License Committee (the “NRBMLC”) regarding the negotiating fair and nondiscriminatory music licenses with the performance rights organizations (“P.R.O.s”) – ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SoundExchange.

You must be on the represented station list (under the NRB MLC umbrella) in order to qualify for the streaming licenses that are negotiate. If you are not on the list, you will be on your own with respect to these fees. For more info go here. 


Milestones:

Jon Garrison 4 years at Moody Radio Nashville

Stephen H Williams 9 years at vCreative


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