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Industry News Bits Wed 2-23-22

Day 2 Jan 2022 Nielsen PPM Ratings released today. WCIE/Tampa (The JOY FM) holds steady at #2 overall. KLJY/St Louis, KCMS/Seattle, and WGTS/Wash DC all maintained positions in the top 10 in their respective markets. All the results from subscribing stations is HERE.  Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir.


Remember WayFM.. WCIF/Melbourne .. having fundraisers this week.


TWR international director for TWR Europe Dirk Müller asks for prayer. As Russian and Ukrainian relations continue to deteriorate and the threat of military conflict increases, the local contacts of Trans World Radio (TWR) faithfully and courageously share the light and hope of Christ to people living near the areas of conflict.

“In the past few days, the people who distribute our radios have been holding meetings and sharing the gospel message in villages along the front lines,” reports TWR’s ministry director for Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. “There are many people who want to hear the gospel. People are panicking. The only consolation is God. Many people come to the meetings.”

A local ministry contact along the front lines wrote to TWR: “We worked for a few days in one of the villages. It was time to go home. The situation at the front is not stable. It was ‘noisy’ tonight with several houses being damaged. People are asking us to pray for them. During these days we have had several encounters with people. We prayed and asked God for protection. Thank you for being with us in prayer and for doing good together!”


Family Music Group & Butler Music Group owner and producer, Les Butler, has been nominated for Producer of the Year in the prestigious 2022 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards.

Nominees were chosen by the staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com and select media representatives. “This awards program was established over 20 years ago by our parents,” said Chris Unthank, Editor-In-Chief of AbsolutelyGospel.com. “We feel like as in years past, the staff nailed the nominees. This isn’t about favorites, but rather the artists and professionals who have made the biggest impact in our genre.”

Nominations in all categories are HERE.


Staying ‘fresh’ in ministry… it doesn’t always come easy.

Read the latest Dunham+Company blog HERE.


WKJV/Asheville, NC (The King’s Radio Network) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this week. WKJV started broadcasting 30 years ago and is celebrating the anniversary all week with a Spring Shareathon to help raise money for the station.

Watch local media coverage HERE.


The Gospel world lost Maestro Derrick Lee who passed away this week at age 63. Lee’s music career spanned more than 40 years that included producing and writer music for many artists and groups including Bobby Jones & the New Life Singers, Earl Bynum, Shirley Caesar, Dorothy Norwood, The Nashville Super Choir and many others.

Paul Harris has passed. In 1984 Paul first went to Tanzania in 1984 and launched a Christian radio station there.

Southern Gospel Music icon Martin Cook has passed away. Martin was a member of the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame (Class of 2003), Southern Gospel Piano Roll of Honor induction (2005) and the Marvin Norcross Award (2002), given by Singing News magazine.


Milestones:
Johanna Antes celebrates 20 years as Radio Training Network
Doug Griffin celebrates 24 years on the air on Nashville Christian radio (WAY FM/The Fish)

Prayer List:
Dave Moore (Mother)
Mark Lamb
Lee Bailey


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