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Industry News Bits Mon 3-21-22

Nielsen PPM FEB 2022 Day 1 ratings arrived today. Markets released include Atlanta, Dallas, Houston & more… Christian Radio Ratings on HisAir.Net are sponsored by Dunham+Company. Results for subscribing stations are posted HERE.


WJQK Grand Rapids (JOY99) and Christian Solidarity International teamed up last week to invite West Michigan listeners to donate food and aid packages to families displaced by the conflict in Ukraine. The 6-hour on-air push generated more than $30,000 in gifts.

Tommy Dylan WJQK PD/Mornings told HisAir, “JOY99 wanted to do something to help refugees of Ukraine. With gifts totaling more than $30,000, God truly used West Michigan for global impact.”

Todd Chatman, from Chatman Media+Marketing, who assisted in the fundraising partnership said, “West Michigan is one of the most generous communities in the nation. JOY99 is always intentional about making their listeners aware of opportunities to serve, and their audience never fails to step forward to help. What a gratifying experience!”,


Christian Radio Transactions:
Truth Broadcasting Corporation is purchasing WKHF/Lynchburg VA for $480K. Truth Broadcasting Corporation is a network of Christian Talk Radio stations located in North Carolina, Virginia and Utah, Headed up by President Stu Epperson Jr.

West Central Michigan Media Ministries is buying WGHN/Ferrysburg, MI for $420,000. West Central Michigan Media Ministries operates the Strong Tower Radio network currently owning 12 stations. 

Spanish religious KWST/El Centro, CA (1430 AM) is being purchased by El Sembrador Ministries for $325,000 from Entravision Communications.

WYXI/Athens, TN (1390 AM) is being sold by Cornerstone Broadcasting to Mark and Mary Lefler for $100k.


On Friday 1 April, Morning Devotions will celebrate its 80th anniversary on the air, and will become Australia’s longest-running radio program.

Morning Devotions is a five-minute daily reflection for anyone curious about faith, or looking for encouragement in their walk with God and is hosted by Chris Witts, but the identity of the original presenter is actually unknown. It originated on 4BC Brisbane prior to Easter 1942 at 9.30am on Wednesday 1st April and has also been known as Counsellor or Morning Interlude. Morning Devotions airs on Hope 103.2/Sydney just after 9am every day,


If you’re planning to do more LIVE videos this year, Killer Bee Marketing invites you their KillerB Office Hour this Friday. CEO & Digital Strategist Brian Curee will discuss doing more LIVE broadcasts and tips on how to give your audience a better experience. You can now stream the KillerB Office Hour LIVE on LinkedIn, YouTube, or their Private Facebook Group.  Go HERE. 

 


Milestones:
Garrett Michaels 1 year at Vidare Creative
Randy Johnson 23 years at Gods Pit Crew

Prayer List:
Bill Nance


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