Industry News Bits Mon 1-24-22

Nielsen Holiday 2021 PPM ratings will be released starting Tomorrow. Markets released on Day 1 include NYC, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston & more. Christian Radio Ratings on HisAir.Net are sponsored by Dunham+Company. Results for subscribing stations will be posted starting Tuesday afternoon.


KLJY/St Louis GM/mornings Sandi Brown has released a book “Healing Out Loud: How to Embrace God’s Love When You Don’t Like yourself.”

Sandi says, “The disconnect was obvious to me but I didn’t know why. I could see what other people did in my life. A great job, a great family, success in some measurable ways, accomplishment, contentment professionally but still this gnawing voice that would say, ‘If people knew you then they wouldn’t really like you.”

Purchase the book on joyfmonline.org or Amazon and visit the book’s Facebook page for more information.

Watch TV interview HERE.


Former rep Curb Word, Capitol Christian Music Group, and KCBI/Dallas promotion director Traci Hite joins new Country label Stone Country Records as Dirs./Promotion & Marketing.


The Starnes Media Group has engaged The Hibbard Group as their agency of record for affiliate relations and acquisition for The Todd Starnes Show and The Todd Starnes Commentary. Former Fox News journalist Starnes hosts a daily 3-hour talk show, live from Noon to 3 p.m. ET. He also produces 3 separate 90-second daily commentaries aired on over 650 stations nation-wide, including CSN and American Family Radio. Each day, Starnes, from a biblical world view, shares the biggest stories from current news and culture wars to interviewing a wide array of newsmakers, celebrities, and evangelical leaders.

“I am excited to be working with Todd Starnes,” said The Hibbard Group President, Jack Hibbard. “Todd’s high standard of journalistic integrity is rare these days. We believe that, combined with his unique style of communication, has created a show that any radio station would be proud to air.” Todd Starnes calls the partnership with The Hibbard Group, “an important step for us.” He added, “We believe they have the experience to assist us in growing our affiliate base and serving our stations well.”


Kristina Winger is now Audience Engagement Specialist at KTIS/Minneapolis.


Salem Media Chief Information Officer Mike Ballerini has been recognized as a “Top Technology Leader in Broadcast Media” by Radio & Television Business Report.


SGM Radio announces the addition of Tim Lovelace to The Morning Show with Natalie Duncan Emmons. Tim will join Dennis Swanberg and Mark Bishop on the comedy roster of the show.  Tim is the creator of Moments that Motivate, segment designed to uplift your spirits and brighten your morning. SGM Radio is a network of Southern Gospel and classic Southern Gospel stations that broadcasts exclusively via the internet.


WZGR/Garrison KY/Portsmouth OH (Grace-FM 98.3) has changed formats from Southern Gospel to mainstream AC. Owner Fowler Media Partners flipped the station to Southern Gospel just a few months ago (Nov 2021). 


Milestones:
Paul Goldsmith 3 years at Vidare Creative
Joe Rinehart 17 years at Mount Vernon University

Prayer List:
Keith Stevens (mother)
Jennifer Neal Creasey


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