Industry News Bits 5-8-19

Mainstream AC WPLJ/New York announced today it will change formats on May 31st. The station is expected to flip to KLOVE. WPLJ was purchased by EMF in a multi station deal with Cumulus announced in Feb this year. The other stations included are WYAY/Atlanta, WRQX/Wash DC, KFFG/San Jose, WZAT/Savannah, & WXTL/Syracuse.


Jake Moore, afternoon producer at Relevant Radio, announces the release of his new podcast “TruthPop” on the studioDNA podcast network. A project undertaken with his wife Cathy, TruthPop is a weekly half hour show that is best described as, “A young Catholic married couple passionate about connecting the faith and pop culture spiritually analyze your favorite pop songs on the radio and focus on what is good, true, and beautiful in today’s society.” 


PAR Executive VP Brian Sanders will release his new book “Leadership Endurance” (cover at left) early this summer. Pre-orders start May 27 on Amazon. Sanders says the book will challenge and change you with powerful, timeless examples from great leaders like Lincoln, FDR, and Churchill. 


April PPM for Christian Radio results from Nielsen Audio PPM are due starting this Monday May 13. Numbers for subscribing stations will be available here. Christian Radio ratings are sponsored by ShareMedia Services on HisAir.Net.


Radio Business:

Salem will get W262CP/Bayonet Point, FL in a swap with iHeart Media, the translator will rebroadcast WTBN/Tampa. 
Edgewater Broadcasting donates 4 Idaho, 1 GA, and TN translators to Radio By Grace.


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