Industry News Bits Fri 9-10-21

WCIE/Tampa (The JOY FM) repeated its #1 ranking AQH P6+ in the Aug Nielsen PPM released today. WCIE jumped 6.6-7.8 to grab the top spot.

The JOY FM GM Carmen Brown told HisAir, “Our being on top in the Tampa Bay market is a good sign for Christian radio nationwide. With the right connection to your audience, consistent programming, and a LOT of grace, this format has proven we can be relevant to a wide audience without compromising the gospel. Our whole team believes in what we do, both The JOY FM and the industry.”

This is the 4th time the station has ranked #1 AQH P6+.

Elsewhere, in St Louis KLJY (JOY FM) placed a solid #3 with a 7.3 AQH. And in Minneapolis KTIS also landed at #3 at 7.2 AQH in a tie with KNOW-FM.

Nielsen Aug PPM day 2 numbers from yesterday are posted HERE.  Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company.…  Day 3 of Aug PP’s include Columbus, Las Vegas and more later today. Go HERE for the Christian Radio Ratings from HisAir.


KJFT-LP/Lincoln, NE (98.9 & 107.9  TiM FM) has added Brett Hager to host afternoon drive.

Brad Leggett Founder and General Manager says, “Brett is the real deal when it comes to a communicator for todays generation. He is a shining example of someone who is young, loves the Lord and wants to disciple and love on others. We are totally blessed to have him on the TiM FM team!”

Brett added, ” I’m excited to come alongside such a hardworking and dedicated team, like the one at TiM FM, whose heart is to truly see lives changed!”

Brett continues his work as Production Director at WNFR/Sanduskey, MI (90.7 Hope FM)


Curb | Word Entertainment artists We Are Messengers releases a new version of “Come What May” featuring Cory Asbury today (9/10). Listen to “Come What May + (feat. Cory Asbury)” HERE and watch the official music video HERE. The original version of “Come What May” serves as We Are Messengers’ current radio single and offers the first taste of new music from the K-LOVE Award-winner’s forthcoming third studio album, Wholehearted, which releases on 10/15.


Salem V.P./News & Talk Programming Tom Tradup tells HisAir SRN News will be providing live, continuous coverage of California’s “Recall Election” this Tuesday, September 14th, starting at 6PM Eastern time. 

(Nearly 2-million Californians signed petitions earlier this year forcing Tuesday election to Recall incumbent Governor Gavin Newsom; if he is recalled, one of 46 candidates running will replace Newsom as Governor of California for the remainder of his term through November 2022. Public opinion polls all show that Salem Radio Network talk host Larry Elder is the frontrunner to replace Newsom if voters approve the Recall on Tuesday.)

Tom says, “We will be distributing non-stop coverage from Los Angeles, anchored by AM870 “The Answer” host Jennifer Horn and KRLA news anchor Larry Marino from 6PM Eastern time to 12 Midnight Eastern time; if events warrant, coverage will be added from Midnight Eastern time to 1AM Eastern time.


WJTL/Lancaster was voted “Favorite Radio Station” in the LNP-Lancaster On Line reader poll.


The KFIS/Portland (104.1 The Fish) 20 year anniversary continues with former hosts making appearances on the air. Today former morning host Nelson (currently with Worship 24/7) joined Chris Kelly & Crystal Thornton this morning.


55 Promotion announces the hiring of Rachel Hammons as Manager, National Promotion. Rachel has been managing 55 Promotion social media and email marketing since 2020. 

Previously Rachel has been with KCMS/Seattle (Spirit 105.3) in promotions and social media marketing prior to joining 55 Promotion.

From 55 Promotion’s Josh Lauritch, “Rachel works really hard each week to bring value to radio through our content. She has a beautiful heart for ministry and regularly helps me stay on track with my calling and our why as a company. I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I was when she said ‘yes’ to taking the next steps in this work…diving into weekly calls with many of YOU at radio. She’s a great story teller so look for her to have something for you each week on why you should care about these songs! She also has a ton of empathy and truly sees you and what you’re up against each week. She knows we’re here to bring value, not just push radio into adding our songs. I’m excited for you to get to know her!


Milestones:
Theresa Mills celebrates 20 years at WPER/Fredericksburg
Bruce Barrows 5 years at KNWI/Des Moines (Life 107.1)
Courtney Starr 1 year at His Radio/Greenville

Prayer List:
Dawn Miller


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