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Industry News Bits Tue 9-6-22

August Nielsen PPM numbers roll out starting today. 

Results are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir and will be posted after 5pm ET. Latest ratings are HERE.


KJIC/Houston (Christian Country Radio) debuted “Keep The Faith Country”, a 2-hour program similar to the original KeepTheFaith program, but features Christian Country format.

KJIC PD Sean Vaughn has been working behind the scenes with the KTF team for months in the creation of the new version.

“Last weekend was our debut of this new program, and I am excited to contribute toward its creation. Dave, Denise, Keith, Donna and all those involved really know how to produce a top of the line encouraging program to compliment our weekend programming.” says Vaughn.

KeepTheFaith CEO David Sams told HisAir, “We’ve been testing the waters in Country and doing a lot of market research after airing our Country Christmas marathon for the past five years. As a result, we’ve established a lot of great relationships with stations across the nation. We decided to go with a soft launch in Houston with New York and a handful of additional markets to follow in the weeks to come. The folks at KJIC, especially Sean Vaughn, the PD, have been incredibly helpful during the development process. As a result, Houston is actually airing the show in both morning and afternoon drive on both Saturday and Sunday–8 hours total. With both the CCM and Country versions of KeepTheFaith, we now occupy over 150,000 airtime hours per year in the U.S. and Canada. We are now exploring opportunities in Europe, as well. God knows no boundaries.”

KJIC broadcasts on 90.5 KJIC in Houston/Galveston and rebroadcasts the westside of Houston on 90.7 FM. The station began broadcasting this format in 2018 and continues to grow in popularity as a “Christian” country format.


WJTL/Lancaster MD Nik Beal has a new episode on her www.bandkind.com website. Check out the new episode with CCMG artist Cody Carnes.


KJIL/Meade, KS went on the air 30 years ago this week.
KJIL GM Michael Luskey says, “We give God the glory, and thank so many faithful servants who it has been an honor to partner with over the years, that His kingdom be furthered. Thank you, and thank you Lord Jesus!
KJIL is operated by Great Plains Christian Radio and the first song on Sept 5th 1992 was “Find Us Faithful” by Steve Green. 

Spring Arbor University (SAU Radio) PD/MD Glen Goodwin has signed on to do weekend VT for WPOS/Holland, OH (Proclaim FM)


This week on The Singing News Top 20 Weekly Countdown guest artists include Connie Hopper from The Hoppers, Jim Brady of Jim & Melissa Brady, Lauren Talley and Gerald Wolfe of Greater Vision.


Rezurrection Radio is featuring the classic group “The Imperials” on this Month. The Imperials have been in the studio recording a new song written by Paul Smith. The current Imperials lineup is Ron Hemby, Paul Smith, Rick Evans and Mike Schlee.


Milestones:
David Piper 6 years at TWR
Andy Waldrop 9 years at Salem Media
KJIL/Meade, KS 30 years on the air

Prayer List:
Kenny Nobles Cortez
Sharon Hart (Granddaughter)


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