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Industry News Bits Fri 1-28-22

Day 4 Nielsen Holiday 2021 PPM ratings arrived today. Markets released today include Nashville, Jacksonville & more… Christian Radio Ratings on HisAir.Net are sponsored by Dunham+Company. Results for subscribing stations are posted HERE.


Nielsen Fall Christian Radio Ratings AQH 12+ Mon-Sun 6a-mid:

WCTL/Erie 3.4
WYPZ/Macon 2.1
WWLD HD2/Tallahassee 3.1
WAFT/Valdosta  3.3
WCLQ/Wausau 2.5
KPWJ/Bryan-Collège Station 4.9
WEAM/Columbus, GA 2.1


SURPRISE: WDJC/Birmingham Morning Show co-host & Imaging Director Ace McKay has exited for a position in an expanded role with EWTN, Eternal Word Television Network in Birmingham. Ace joined WDJC in July of 2017 and teamed with longtime morning co-host Roxanne Richardson. Prior to WDJC, Ace was apart of WJQK/Grand Rapids as well as WLAB/Ft Wayne (Star 88.3) and the WAY FM Network. Ace continues to host mornings for WAYRADIO in Jacksonville as well as other stations nationwide. If you’d like to contact him, he can be reached at acemckay@gmail.com.

WDJC has started a search for a new morning co-host, the listing is HERE.


After 20 years KHPE/Albany, OR (Hope 107.9) GM Randy Davison announces he will be stepping down and moving over to Executive Director of the non-profit (Friends of Hope) that raises support for the station.  Randy tells HisAir, “I have been doing both jobs for sometime but the growth of the non-profit needs someone’s full time attention.”

Randy has started a search for his replacement. See the listing HERE.


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Spotify has rebranded its “Top Christian” chart to Top Christian & Gospel Playlist

The goal of the newly rebranded Top Christian & Gospel Playlist is to capture the full spectrum of the music that shapes the broad genre, showcasing these captivating artists and their genre-spanning collaborations, while offering fans a destination to discover new artists and enjoy the hits from their favorite stars.


Geelong Christian Media Inc. CEO Peter McCoy announces his retirement. He first had the vision for Christian radio in Geelong back in the 1980’s and has seen a dream become a reality. Geelong Christian Media operates 96threeFM in Victoria, AUS.


Julie Norwood exits KTPT/Rapid City (The Breeze) doing her last show on the air today. KTPT has been sold to a secular group that will drop the Christian format.

Julie says, “This is an emotional day. I have raised my children while at the radio stations. It has been such a big part of my life for many, many years and I have met wonderful people through my radio ministry.”

 


NGEN/Houston morning talent Marcus Sullivan’s “Blessed Beatz” platform celebrates 6 years in operation.


Milestones:
Tommy and Brook celebrate 17 years as morning hosts, the last 4 with WJQK/Grand Rapids
Dave Kennedy 5 years at WayFM
Matt Elkins 25 years at Family Life Radio/Tucson
Simon Cook 15 years at The Power Station/UK
Michael Shelley 6 years at New Life Radio/Griffin, GA

Prayer List:
Mike Alley (father)


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