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Industry News Bits Fri 4-16-21

Nielsen March PPM Ratings arrive this Monday. HisAir will have all the results for Christian Radio subscribing stations all week. Monday markets include Atlanta, Dallas, Houston plus more. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company.


WCSG/Grand Rapids Executive Director Chris Lemke tells HisAir he will be stepping down from his position this summer. In his 36 years Cornerstone University Lemke has served as program director, general manager, and Executive Director. Chris says more details on his future plans are forthcoming.


New online station LifeRadio.fm is set to launch this Monday 4/16. The station says it will be “your best source for great Christian music, laughter and more.”  LifeRadio.fm will feature Mark & Mack (Mark Congleton) and (Dave Mackin) in mornings 5-10 CT. The duo is best known in Christian Radio for their time at WDJC/Birmingham hosting mornings in the early 2000’s. They also hosted shows at Birmingham stations WYSF, WAPI, and WIAT TV. Website for LifeRadio.fm is HERE.

Mark & Mack tell HisAir, “Our goal is to be a pep rally for Christians who are active in sharing their faith as well as challenging believers who have been sitting in the same spot on the same pew every Sunday without ever experiencing the freedom that comes from a relationship with Jesus. We want to reach people who don’t know Jesus and show them a side of Christianity that they have never seen.”

The On-Air Line-up will feature “The Mark&Mack Show” weekday mornings from 5am-10am central time and Rusty Mace from 3pm-7pm central time.


KWPZ/Bellingham, WA (Praise 106.5) ended their Spring Share reaching 180% of the goal.

“I am in awe. God has been so faithful and good to CRISTA Media this year. This was a team effort with God leading and empowering us along the way. We clearly saw the POWER OF PRAISE and the power of unity,” says Kristen Reyes-Tarsiuk from CRISTA Media.

Vidare Creative’s Bill Scott was thrilled at the results of the first fundraiser under the new ministry partnership with Vidare and PRAISE 106.5, “It was amazing to see such a great team have so much heart for their community!”

To know more about Vidare Creative, contact Paul Goldsmith at Paul@VidareCreative.com


WZZW/Huntington-Charleston, WV (AM 1600) launched at 9am today. The station is part of Tom Hoyt’s PURE Radio group that operates stations in Palm Springs, Louisville, Evansville, and now Huntington-Charleston.


Salem Media Group President of Broadcast Media David Santrella ranks #3 in radio’s Top 20 leaders, featured in the the April issue of Radio Ink. 


PAR reports at 10:35 this morning Spirit FM/VA-WV-NC hit 100% of their goal in their Spring Fundraiser.

Milestones:
Nikki Martinez celebrates 8 years at KVNE/Tyler
Andrew Leuthold 9 years at Moody Radio/Florida
Mike Weston 6 years at WRVL/Lynchburg


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