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Industry News Bits 9-13-16

news-iconVP Operations/VP/GM of the Dallas Salem cluster John Peroyea has resigned. This includes stations KLTY-FM, KWRD-FM, KSKY-AM, KTNO-AM and KEXB-AM.  John says, “I have loved working with Salem Communications for over 17 years in Dallas, Texas. After a fairly long period including much thought, consideration and prayer my family and I decided to begin a new chapter in our lives, and today I officially resigned my position as Regional Vice President and General Manager of our Dallas radio stations.” John will serve as a Consultant for KLTY reporting directly to David Santrella, Salem’s President of Broadcast Media.


KLOVE has named a new morning co-host. Skip Mahaffey will join Amy Baumann and Mike Kanklefritz in October. He replaces Craig West who left KLOVE in May to relocate to Tulsa for full-time missionary work with his wife.  Mahaffey was last on the air at mainstream Country KPLX/Dallas (99.5 The Wolf).


Last week at CMB’s Momentum Conference in Orlando, Finney Media President Chuck Finney highlighted the biggest reason that listeners tune in to Christian music and music/talk stations: “People come to grow spiritually. 80% of our survey respondents indicated it’s a main reason they listen to Christian radio. Finney’s conference address highlighted eight key findings from the national Finney Media Why Listen? Survey 2016.  Over 23,000 Christian radio listeners in the U.S. and Canada participated.  The headlines include this summation:  Your Christian radio listener wants you to be like Jesus; in tone, music, and Scripture. More details on the report here.


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