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Industry News Bits Mon 2-28-22

Jan Nielsen PPM numbers have all been released. We’ll get Feb ’22 results starting March 21st.

On Day 2 WCIE/Tampa (The JOY FM) continued its steady hold at #2 overall trending 6.6-6.9 AQH 6+ Mon-Sun 6am-mid.

KLJY/St Louis, KCMS/Seattle, and WGTS/Wash DC all maintained positions in the top 10 in their respective markets.

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KTIS/Minneapolis morning talent Keith Stevens tells HisAir he will taking a leave of absence from the station. Keith says he will be taking the time to be with his wife who is battling cancer.


KWND/Springfield (The Wind) has hired Bethanie Shepherd (at left) as new Overnight Air Personality and Production Assistant. Bethanie is a 2021 graduate of College of the Ozarks, and comes to the Wind from the Ozarks Dynacom radio group (KRZK, KOMC, KHBZ, KCAX, KHOZ).


The Mark&Mack Show (Mark Congleton & Dave Mack) will do an audition on WDJC/Birmingham tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday 3/1/22) from 2pm-7pm. With the departure of Roxanne & Ace WDJC is hunting for a new morning show.

The duo launched an online station (LifeRadio.fm) in April 2021 and hosted mornings on WDJC in the early 2000’s.


Salem announced today that Salem Podcast Network is adding a new podcast with Dennis Prager and Julie Hartman. The new “Dennis and Julie” podcast will explore all of life — in particular, the crisis of American education.

“Dennis and Julie” launches March 1st on the Salem Podcast Network, delivering a new episode every week. “This is one of the most compelling stories I have heard. Julie Hartman realized she was a conservative while attending one of the most liberal colleges in the US,” said Phil Boyce, Salem’s Sr. VP of Spoken Word Formats. “She reached out to Dennis Prager, and the rest is history.”


CCMG artist Tauren Wells released his first single on the label “Fake It.”  Wells is a 10-time GRAMMY® nominee and the official video for “Fake It,” premiered on Facebook.


Cultural events have changed the landscape of threats to religious free speech dramatically in recent years. Ideologically-based content policing is baked into corporate policy at tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Twitter in the name of fighting so-called “hateful” or “harmful” speech. Offline deplatforming—such as cutting off payment processing or yanking event permits—is being used to stop Christians from speaking out or dissenting from the culture. How should Christian communicators respond?

An NRB Forum on Thursday, March 10 at NRB 2022 in Nashville, will feature a panel of experts from Family Research Council, The Washington Times, Salem Radio Network, and Christian fundraising platform GiveSendGo to discuss this issue. Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council, will moderate this forum.


HisAir wants to meet you at NRB 2022 next week in Nashville.

Stop by our booth #546 on the exhibit floor and say hi, and grab some FREE stuff!  You can get all the info you need on NRB 2022 HERE.

We’ll also be talking to folks who stop by our booth on Facebook Live.

Crown Financial/Chuck Bentley – Wednesday, March 9 – 3:30 PM

The Chosen/Jars of Clay – Thursday, March 10 – 1:00 PM

Educational Media Foundation/Bill Reeves – Thursday March 10  – 2:00 PM


Milestones:
Chuck Finney celebrates 13 years at Finney Media, and 20 years in Christian Radio
KCFY/Yuma, AZ is celebrating 30 years on the air

Prayer List:
Keith Stevens (Wife)


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