Industry News Bits 8-3-20

KTIS/Minneapolis has added a Sunday night talk show to the schedule. The show is hosted by sister station KTIS-AM (Faith Radio) host Susie Larson.  Larson will explore themes like fear, faith, health, wholeness, and what God is saying to us in this day. The new airs from 8-9pm, CST.


At Your Network of Praise (YNOP) in Kalispell, MT Marci Truckey is stepping away from the her morning co-host position where she’s been the past 3 1/2 years. YNOP PD David Brown says, “Marci has been terrific. The time has come where she needs to step aside and spend more time with her family (husband and five kids).” David is looking for a replacement, the job listing is HERE


Daywind Studios has completed renovation on its  state-of-the-art recording studios in Hendersonville, TN. The renovations completed upgraded one of its studios, adding two additional vocal rooms, an expanded lounge area, new state-of-the-art, professional-grade equipment, video streaming capabilities, and more.


Following another push by NRB in early June, the Local Radio Freedom Act (H.Con.Res.20; S.Con.Res.5) now has the bipartisan support of 223 Members of Congress – five more than the 218 votes needed to guarantee a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. NRB has long opposed a radio performance tax in any form and voiced concern with proposals such as the Fair Play Fair Pay Act and the more recently introduced Ask Musicians for Music Act (H.R.5219; S.2932), which has failed to gain any co-sponsors since its introduction last November.

“We are grateful to the Members of Congress who have rallied behind this important legislation to keep the big record labels at bay in their ongoing crusade to impose a performance tax,” said NRB CEO Troy Miller. “A performance tax would be an unwarranted and unnecessary burden on many radio broadcasters and would inject damaging uncertainty into the delicate music licensing ecosystem,” he added.


Today at noon HisAir is asking requesting the Christian Radio & Record industry join in prayer. Ask the Lord to bring us new listeners, to give us guidance, favor, and to mold us into who He wants us to be. Pray for others in our industry, those on the air, programmers, promotion people, those working in administrative positions. Ask God He would help them to make the right decisions according to His will.

Matthew 21:22 – And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.


July PPM numbers are due to release starting today. Dallas, Houston, NYC and more market results will be posted. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir.


Milestones:
KLTY/Dallas 35 years on the air

Prayer List:
Doug Chamberlain
Rhonda Lacey


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