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Industry News Bits Fri 11-5-21

Nielsen OCT PPM numbers for ALL subscribing stations have been released. Latest numbers are HERE. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by ShareMedia Services. Nov PPM dur starting 12/1.


KDNW/Duluth (Life 97.3) PD/mornings Nate Grizzle announces he will exit the station to travel with his wife Kate starting in January 2022. His last day is December 30th.


KCMS/Seattle (SPIRIT 105.3) will launch a 47-day format flip to all-Christmas music starting Monday, November 8th. In the past the ALL Christmas format kicked off the evening of Thanksgiving Day.

KCMS MD Sarah Taylor stated: “Christmas music is the perfect reminder that there’s still joy because Jesus was born, and there’s a lot of comfort in enjoying the Christmas season. We want to bring this to the community we are so honored to be serving.”

Station General Manager Channah Hanberg added: “Listeners are telling us that they’re still struggling through the pandemic, but for different reasons this year. We all need hope, and we believe that the spirit of Christmas is exactly what we need, which is why we’re stepping up to provide extra hope and joy to Seattle, again, this year.”


The RockDown Show with Dustin Tatro airs its 1st anniversary show this weekend featuring John Cooper on affiliates.

The RockDown Show is cutting ties with NewReleaseToday Syndication after this week’s broadcast and will self-syndicate the show. No disruption to stations is expected. 


Salem Media released its results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021. For the quarter ended September 30, 2021 compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2020:

Consolidated Total revenue increased 8.8% to $66.0 million from $60.6 million; Total operating expenses decreased 10.2% to $50.2 million from $55.9 million;


Curb | Word Entertainment artists Stars Go Dim unveils The First Noël, available today (11/5). Listen to the new six-song Christmas EP HERE.


At WKNZ/Milford (The Bridge) Bill Sammons and Denise Harper celebrated 30 years on the air together this morning. Listen to the last 30 minutes of todays show HERE


HisAir is sorry to report the passing of Ed Crawford, former member of The Kingsmen and The Mystery Men Quartet.


Milestones:
Jarrett Stevens 3 years at KFNW/Fargo
Jarrod Graetz celebrates 12 years at PositiveMedia 89.9 The Light/Melbourne
Wendy Bucceri  celebrates her 26 years at Renaissance Communications
Parks Stamper 21 years in Middays at WFSH/Atlanta

Prayer List:
John Hudson
Brian Sumner (mother n law)


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