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Aaron Dicer is
promoted to PD at WPRJ/Bay City-Saginaw, Mi. (3/30)
debuts "Mornings with Jon and Rhonda" its all-new
Morning Show, beginning Monday, April 4th, with
hosts Jon Culbert and Rhonda Hart. Jon's experience is working
mainly in Country and News/Talk radio. “In Christian radio I
can express, more fully than ever before, the personality that
God created and the convictions I have as a believer,” he
says. Rhonda has over 25 years of experience in radio and is
well known in the Detroit area, having worked on-air for WABX,
WRIF, WYCD, WOMC, and WCSX. “After enjoying a rewarding
career in Detroit radio, I’m excited to join WMUZ, where I’ll
have the opportunity to openly share my faith,” Rhonda says.
CHANGES: WFHM/Cleveland MD Steve Brown is exiting the station...
ME ups Program Director Paula K to
General Manager/Program Director. In addition Liz
Boissonneault has been promoted to Operations Manager...
Cities (AM960/89.3FM) welcomes Ken Brooks as it's new program
director/PM drive personality at the Moody Broadcasting
station. Brooks was most recently at KGBI in Omaha, NB as
music director and afternoon drive host. (3/28)
2005 winners of the Radio Station of the Year contest are as
Major Market KSBJ/Houston... Large Market WPOZ/Orlando...
Medium Market WCQR/Johnson City, TN... Small Market WCIC/Peoria,
stations that meet the highest standards of quality and have
the strongest impact on their listening areas are determined
by a panel of judges who reviewed community involvement,
ratings, airchecks and industry leadership. The winners will
be acknowledged during the GMA awards April 13 in Nashville.
FM/West Palm Beach Station Manager Mike West is leaving to
accept a “call” from his local church to join them on staff as
Administrator. WAY FM Media Group COO Dusty Rhodes is looking
for a replacement now. Click
here to go to the HisAir.Net
Jobs page for details. (3/23)
Radio Networks "Looking Up To #1" has been nominated for
a New York A.I.R. Awards. Looking Up to #1, is hosted by WAWZ/New
York PD/Morning Personality Johnny Stone, is nominated for
Best Syndicated Radio Show Originating from New York. "There
is no music genre that is performing the way that Contemporary
Christian Music is," according to Stone. "I am humbled by the
opportunity to share this music and provide listeners with
facts and interviews about the artist's lives they wouldn't
normally know about." (3/21)
MUSIC NEWS FROM
CMCENTRAL: (click on headline for story)
Newsboys sign to
InPop Records; plan to release 2 new studio projects in 2005...
Amy Grant to star
in new NBC reality series!...
Dove Award hosts
and TV information announced. (3/18)
Matt Williams has
been promoted to PD Logos Broadcasting stations including KLFF/San
Luis Obispo, CA. Matt was previously the station APD.
Communications has appointed Joe D. Davis to executive vice
president and chief operating officer of the company,
effective immediately. Davis has been executive vice president
of radio for the company since 2003. Davis' new duties will
include day-to-day operational oversight of all of Salem
Communication's lines of business including radio
broadcasting, news, music and talk programming, network
syndication, and non-broadcast activities that include Salem
Publishing and Salem Web Network. Davis will continue to
report directly to Edward G. Atsinger III, president and chief
Edward G. Atsinger III commented, "Joe has successfully
championed our efforts to expand our national footprint in
radio and develop our strategic formats, most recently in
Contemporary Christian Music and in News Talk. Over the 15
years that I have known Joe, I have developed a tremendous
regard for his ability to execute the strategies of the
company, his performance in the face of tremendous challenges,
and the strength of his character. His leadership will prove
extremely valuable as we continue to grow Salem as a company
that creates and distributes programming and content that is
consistent with Christian and heartland values."
"I am honored by this appointment, humbled by its scope
and energized by the opportunities for growth and impact
across all of our platforms," said Davis. "There is a large
and growing audience interested in the kind of content that we
develop and distribute. We will work diligently to continue to
deliver on our mission with excellence and integrity."
Joe Davis began his career with Salem Communications in
1989 as general manager of WMCA-AM, New York, and in 1994,
also became general manager of WWDJ-AM, New York. He was
appointed vice president operations in 1996, and was promoted
to senior vice president in 2000. The next year he was named
executive vice president, operations and was promoted to head
of radio in 2003. (3/16)
R. Kelm, president and owner of the Nashville-based PR firm
The Media Collective, announced the promotions of both Stacie
Vining and Lori Isaacs, as well as the launch of the company’s
new website at http://www.theMcollective.com. Vining, who has
been with The Media Collective since January 2002, has been
promoted to Vice President. Vining was formerly Director of
Public Relations. Isaacs has been with The Media Collective
since January 2003, and has been promoted from Publicist to
Director of Public Relations.
“I feel very fortunate to have both Stacie and
Lori on my team,” says Kelm. “They’re both very passionate
about the artists they represent, work very, very hard, and
definitely deserve these promotions. Mostly though, they are
just amazing women, and I’m proud to know them.”
The Media Collective’s current client list
includes such diverse talent as John
Tesh, Steven Curtis Chapman, MercyMe, TobyMac, CeCe Winans,
Jeremy Camp, Superchic[k], Stacie Orrico, Skillet, Sara
Groves, Hawk Nelson, the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Sandi
Patty and more. (3/15)
SHARE A THONS:
Four of Moody
Broadcasting Network's (MBN) stations recently concluded four
days of Share 2005, the annual fundraising event. WMBI
(Chicago), WMBU/WMBV (MS/AL), WGNR (Indianapolis), and WMBW
(Central & Mid-South TN) reached 101% of their goal with Share
teams of local and MBN staff who worked together to reach the
combined goal of $4.6 million...
WHIF/Palatka, Florida GM Robin Toole tells His Air.Net the
station just wrapped up their most successful Sharathon in the
station’s 9 year history! They have never before raised 100%
of their budget, but this year raised 161%...
Beachheld their Shareathon 2005 and beat their goal of
$245,000 and PD Donna Cruz says it was the most successful
Shareathon in the stations history...
Moody stations WRMB/West Palm Beach, WKES/Lakeland, WHGN/Crystal
River, WSOR/Naples, and WKZM/Sarasota, FL raised over $1.4
million dollars during Share 2005, their four day annual
fundraising event. (3/14)
Gospel Music Association (GMA) has announced the finalists for
the 2005 GMA/Christian Music Broadcasters (CMB) Radio Station
of the Year contest. The radio station awards are designed to
publicly acknowledge those Christian radio stations that meet
the highest standards of quality and have the strongest impact
on their listening areas. Awards are given to major, large,
medium and small market stations.
KLTY - Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX - John Peroyea, Station Mgr.
KSBJ - Houston, TX - Tim McDermott, Station Mgr.
WFSH - Atlanta, GA - Allen Power, Station Mgr.
WPOZ – Orlando, FL – Jim Hoge, Station Mgr.
WRCM – Charlotte, NC – Joe Paulo, Station Mgr.
WYLV – Knoxville, TN – David Wells, Station Mgr.
KTSY – Boise, ID – Michael Agee, Station Mgr.
WAYH – Huntsville, AL – Thom Ewing, Station Mgr.
WCQR – Johnson City, TN - Mike Perry, Station Mgr.
KJIL – Meade, KS – Michael Luskey, Station Mgr.
WCIC – Peoria, IL – David Brooks, Station Mgr.
WMSJ – Portland, ME – Mark Tordoff, Station Mgr.
in each market category will be determined by a panel of
judges who review the following areas - community involvement,
ratings, air-check and industry leadership. The winners in
each market category will be announced before the 36th Annual
GMA Music Awards on April 13, 2005.
Radio Station of the Year winners were WBGL in Champaign, IL
for small market; WCQR in Johnson City, TN for medium market;
KXOJ in Tulsa, OK for large market; and KLTY in Dallas, TX for
major market. (3/12)
Communications Corporation today announced results for the
fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2004.
Commenting on these results, Edward G. Atsinger III, President
and CEO said, "Our fourth quarter 2004 same station net
broadcasting revenue and station operating income growth of
9.2% and 15.0%, respectively, will once again, significantly
exceed the performance of the overall radio industry. This
strong performance is fueled by growth at our start-up and
developing stations, particularly at our News Talk stations,
which achieved a 16.8% increase in same station net
Mr. Atsinger continued, "The progress made in the News Talk
segment of our business has further expanded our potential for
future growth in 2005 and beyond. In 2004, we invested in new
national programming talent with the addition of Bill Bennett,
additional local news, traffic and weather content as well as
in significant marketing and promotion of our News Talk
stations. These investments resulted in an increase in same
station listenership of more than 30% from 2003 to 2004."
and Lisa Bunch at Spoken Word Images Christian voiceovers
based in Greensboro NC tells HisAir.Net they have inked new
clients "LifeTalk Radio" of Chattanooga TN, "Grace
Broadcasting Service" stations of Jackson TN, and WFEN/Rockford,
Ill. as well as the Hot 20 Countdown Show from Ottawa, ON.
Check them out at
Falls, GA Station Manger Bryan Race has started
ChristianPodcasting.com a TiVo for radio concept of providing
programming for iPods and other portable MP3 players.
ChristianPodcasting.com was recently mentioned in the New York
Times article dated Feb. 19. He is also hosting a show
called “The Christian Music Podcast” and is looking for
artists who would like to be featured in upcoming shows. Check
out the website at
has been named General Sales Manager for Salem's Phoenix
stations, 960 The Patriot KKNT-AM and KPXQ-AM 1360 Today's
GA. PD/MD Roger Russell has been promoted to PD of sister
station WBJY as well...
Christian joins KFAX/San Francisco (AM 1100), replacing Craig
Roberts as the host of Life!Line... Andrew Tallman is hosting
a new radio show on KPXQ/Phoenix (AM 1360) "Today's Christian
Talk". The Andrew Tallman show airs weekdays from 5-7pm. The
show features listener call-ins and discussions about
theology, apologetics, ethics and cultural issues. (3/7)
announces several key position changes due to recent growth:
has been promoted to Local Program Director for WAY-FM’s
Southeast region. He will directly oversee daily operations
for WAYM, WAYQ (Clarksville, TN) and WAYW (New Johnsonville,
TN). He will continue as co-host of WAYM/CHRSN morning show
with Elizabeth Grattan.
has been named Music Director for WAY-FM. Her tracking time
will be on Wednesday from 1-2pm. She can be reached at
has been promoted to Southeast Regional Marketing and
Promotions Director. He will oversee all activities in
Nashville and Clarksville, TN as well as Montgomery, AL. Gregg
named Production Assistant/Executive Producer of Total
has been promoted to Southeast Regional Development Director.
He will oversee all development activities in Nashville and
Clarkesville, TN as well as Montgomery, AL. (3/4)
announced today that Bobby Cole has been named Director of
Programming and Operations for the company's San Francisco
stations. He will be replacing Andy Froiland, who is moving to
the newly-created position of Local Ministry Relations
Director. "Bobby Cole has overseen stations in numerous
cities including San Francisco, Detroit, Portland, Vancouver,
Nashville and Albuquerque. His career spans over 25 years in
the radio business and we're eager to make use of his
knowledge," says General Manager Ken Miller.
Cole has worked as a programmer for KWST-FM in Los
Angeles and K101-FM, KMEL-FM and KKIS-AM&FM, all in San
Francisco. He has held positions as Regional Program Director
for Century Broadcasting based in Chicago, IL and was Vice
President of Programming for Fairmont Communications
Corporation based in New York. Most recently, Cole was the
Operations Director of CNET Networks based in San Francisco.
CEO Ron Harris is the new NRB Chairman... Jennifer Donohue is
the new Promotions Director at KXOJ-KCXR/Tulsa... Jessica
Wolstenholm leaves Creative Trust and heads for Word as Sr.
Director Marketing. (2/28)
Bay OM Joshua Tanner is joing The Calvary Satellite Network as
their new station manager in based in Bandon, OR... KDAR/Oxnard,
CA hires Chris Squires as PD coming from KFFX/Fresno... Julie
Barry joins KADI/Springfield, MO as the stations new host
for "Friday Night Frenzy" and promotion assistant... Radio One
is expected to debut a new gospel station on 103.9 in
Communications Corporation announced the results of its 2005
national block programming rate negotiations, which are
carried out annually at the start of each year. For 2005,
Salem expects same station national block programming revenues
to increase approximately 5% over 2004. In addition,
consistent with historic patterns, in excess of 90% of Salem's
national block programming business was successfully renewed.
Salem is buying WGUL AM and FM/Tampa, WLSS AM/Sarasota for
9.5mil from Caron Broadcasting. (2/25)
Music Broadcasters presents KSBJ/Houston PD Jon
Hull the Scott Campbell Award for
outstanding contributions to the growth of Christian Music
Radio. And the Rob Gregory Award for
positively impacting their community to Jim Hoge
and WPOZ/Orlando. (2/25)
Have you read the
Contemporary Christian radio? The report shows that the format
has increased in number of stations programming the format and
the size of audience. Click
view entire analysis. (2/25)
Channel has launched another urban gospel station as WHLW/Montgomery,
formerly known as Oldies 104.3 is now "Hallelujah 104.3" with
PD Kenny Smith in place. (2/16)
Passion Group announced the following new clients for it's
consulting services, WPRJ/Saginaw and WMSJ/Portland, ME. The
Passion Group is headed by former R&R Christian editor Rick
Bob Hancock from California checks in with HisAir.Net to tell
us he's launched a new Christian radio program called
“WarTalk—Discovering Biblical truth for your life in the war
zone between good and evil.” The program currently airs
in California on KNDL and KSCH. Check out their website at
producer of Christian Radio fundraisers, announces the
following staff changes. Brad Fisk becomes
is ShareMedia’s new Director of Operations, and
Therese Romano joins as Administrative
Radio announces that "Looking Up To #1", has been added to
stations KTSY/Boise, KIFG/Iowa Falls, Iowa, WJQK/ Grand
Rapids, and WION/Lansing, Michigan. Looking Up To #1 is hosted
by STAR 99.1 New York’s Morning Show Host and PD Johnny Stone.
announces a few staff changes. Merryann Padron is the new
Station Manager, Mike Schloman, formerly PD at WQFL/Rockford
joins the station as Morning personality. (2/14)
MS is back on the air as a CCM station broadcasting The AIR 1
network under an LMA. The station formerly known as "Majic
100.9" (Urban) has been dark since January 25th.
announced that it would purchase Christianity.com, an online
provider of Christian content and a wide range of ministry
resources, for approximately $3.4 million. "The acquisition of
Christianity.com is another important step forward in Salem's
online strategy," said Edward G. Atsinger III, President and
CEO of Salem Communications. "This acquisition provides
additional content of interest to our audience as well as a
premier web address to enable us to better deliver our
ministries' and advertisers' messages to our growing
faith-based audience. By leveraging the operational
infrastructure of our existing Internet businesses
OnePlace.com and Crosswalk.com, which target this same
audience, we believe the acquisition of Christianity.com will
contribute to cash flow almost immediately and be accretive to
earnings in the first year of operation." (2/11)
Blaine Barcus joins
Provident Label Group as VP/A&R.
will be reporting directly to President and CEO
Terry Hemmings, and will be responsible for
identifying, signing and developing artists.
Hemmings remarks, “Blaine’s
experience as a musician, manager and A&R executive provide a
super foundation for his position with Provident
Label Group. We are looking forward to the
exciting opportunities he will bring our way.”
Barcus brings experience in the areas of Artist
and Repertoire, tour management as well as artist development.
He previously worked as an Associate Manager at
Creative Trust Entertainment Management, before
starting with Word Records/Warner Music Group
as A&R Director (2001) with a promotion to vice president of
A&R in 2004. (2/10)
Carol Davis has been
elevated to PD at WMIT and WFGW/Ashville replacing Jim
Kirkland who was promoted to GM. Davis has already been with
Blue Ridge Broadcasting as Production Supervisor. (2/10)
Cities, (89.3FM/ AM960) Moody Broadcasting Network, welcome
Jason Crosby to the staff as News Director. Crosby began as a
volunteer news announcer for Daybreak, WDLM's morning show;
previously served as Program Director at Hidden Acres
Christian Center; and graduated from Northwestern College
where he was news director and station manager at the student
radio station. (2/9)
nominees for the 36th annual GMA Music Awards will be
announced live in a press conference today (Monday, February
7th) at 10:30 a.m. Central Time.
The press conference, hosted by
artists Natalie Grant,
Israel Houghton, and George Huff,
will be held in the Music City Ballroom of the Renaissance
Hotel in Nashville.
The GMA Music Awards, formerly known as the Dove Awards, are
voted upon by members of the Gospel Music Association, and
will be handed out live on Wednesday, April 13 at the Grand
Ole Opry House in Nashville. A complete list of nominees will
be available by 4pm CT at:
WMBI AM/Chicago has begun a format transition to the station.
first phase of the project is a new afternoon drive show
hosted by Roy Patterson with news, weather/traffic, local
features dealing with urban issues and a new mix of
African-American and Latino gospel music. Phase two, a
morning drive show, is scheduled to begin in mid summer, with
a full format transition expected by the beginning of 2006.
has promoted GM Tim McDermott to President/GM. He'll oversee
development and expansion. PD Jon Hull is now VP/Operations,
and Business Manager Tamara Harrod has been named VP/Business
Former Air 1
Jayar Reed joins CHRSN as host of the night-time
syndicated show Total Axxess. Reed takes the spot opened by
Clif Tredways departure a few months ago...
resigned as co-host of The Vibe radio show. Meanwhile Host
Chris Chicago says The Vibe picks up KAFC/Anchorage as a new
KTKZ/Sacramento, has partnered with the Sacramento River Cats
Baseball Club to broadcast all 2005 baseball games, as well as
the AAA All-Star game scheduled for July 13.
for the 36th Annual GMA Music Awards will be announced at
10:30 a.m. CST on Feb. 7 during a press conference in
Nashville at the Renaissance. The GMA Music Awards will be
presented April 13, 2005 at the Grand Ole Opry House.
will launch and operate KGBI-FM as "The Fish" on Monday
January 31, 2005. KGBI is currently an Inspo station. Salem
has acquired the station from Grace University in Omaha. Joe
D. Davis, executive vice president of Radio, comments, "The
ratings performance and reputation of KGBI-FM already have set
a high standard. Its strong Christian heritage is a firm
foundation for the quality programming that Salem
Communications listeners have come to expect. We promise no
less to the loyal listeners of Omaha." (1/28)
joins KSYE/Lawton as Station Manager coming from
KBCI/Dallas where he was APD... WVFJ/Atlanta adds
for Production Director starting 2/1... And former L.A.
tells HisAir.Net he expects to make
an announcement soon on his entrance into Christian radio.
Angeles announced today that Michael W. Smith, Audio
Adrenaline, Toby Mac, Selah, Kutless, Watermark, By The Tree
and Hawk Nelson all will appear at the fourth annual FISH FEST
on Saturday, April 16 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in
Irvine, CA. FISH FEST is a day-long event featuring music on
two stages, family-friendly attractions, sponsor booths and
exhibits. "The Fish listeners spoke, and we listened," said
KFSH-FM Program Director, Chuck Tyler. "We've had
unprecedented requests to move FISH FEST from summer to the
spring, to accommodate listeners planning their summer
vacations who want to be a part of this exciting event. Also,
April weather should be much more moderate. We look forward to
FISH FEST IV being bigger and better than ever!" (1/25)
Palm Beach/ Ft.
Lauderdale PD Dana Cruz tells HisAir.Net that Morning Co Host,
Brant Hansen began broadcasting live this morning from Bande
Aceh, the epicenter of the recent earthquake which produced
the killer Tsunami. The station is
teamed up with Strategic World Impact (SWI).
KADI/Springfield celebrates 15 years as the first contemporary
Christian radio station in that city. Several events are
planned throughout the year to celebrate, including concert
tie-ins with Steven Curtis Chapman and Point of Grace,
giveaways, prizes, and other special events...
AND WBVM/Tampa PD
has been exploring other options
but has decided to stay put for now therefore their current
programming search has ceased... (1/24)
K. Powell, the Federal Communications Commission chairman
known for cracking down on raunchy media but insisting on a
light touch regulating new technologies and big corporate
mergers, said yesterday he would resign in March.
Given President Bush's
reelection and continued solid Republican majorities in
Congress, the departure of Powell, 41, who has served as
chairman since 2001 and as an FCC commissioner since 1997, is
unlikely to lead to any dramatic changes in national media and
Powell is, however, probably
best known for battling media indecency. Powell led efforts to
Inc. $550,000 after what he
called singer Janet Jackson's "classless, crass, and
deplorable" exposure of her breast during last year's Super
Bowl broadcast on Viacom's CBS Television. Jackson blamed the
event on a "wardrobe malfunction." (1/21)
FM/West Palm Beach/ Ft. Lauderdale
Morning Co Host Brant Hansen will broadcast live from Bande
Aceh, the epicenter of the recent earthquake which produced
the killer Tsunami that took more than 150,000 lives in
The radio station has teamed up with
Strategic World Impact (SWI).
Brant will become part of SWI’s D.A.R.T.
operation (Disaster Assistance Response Team) and together,
WAY-FM and SWI will collect funds to provide shoes for Tsunami
victims in that area. The urgent need for shoes was made aware
to us during an interview with Kevin Turner of SWI who says,
“There is like shrapnel all over that people are stepping on
and tetanus has become a major problem.” (1/20)
announced that it will complete the purchase of WKAT/Miami
(1360 AM) on January 31, 2005. The station will be launched in
Salem Communications' News Talk format on the same day. Allen
Power, Vice President Operations for Salem Communications,
noted, "Our entry into the Miami market, where we previously
have not had a presence, allows us to offer Miami area
residents some of the most compelling talk on radio today."
Collins has decided to exit hear night-time personality slot
at KFIS/Portland and return to Kansas city for family reasons.
Records has announced key promotions and additions to its
staff. Dan Michaels, who has been with INO since 2000, has
been promoted to VP of Promotions, where he will continue to
oversee all aspects of promotion including an expanded staff
to focus more heavily on radio and new media. “I’m pleased to
announce this promotion for Dan,” commented INO’s President
Jeff Moseley. Meanwhile John van der Veen has been brought in
as INO’s Director of Retail Sales. And Chris Erlanson has been
promoted to the position of Director of Marketing Operations.
2004 Sales Report From the Gospel Music Association. Click
here for details from CM
Hill Music Group, Inc. announces the launch of
Spring Hill Worship, a line of worship products for church and
church leaders. The label also makes the following adjustments
to its management staff: David Robinson Chief Operating
Officer, Phil Johnson, A&R director, is now also GM. Celeste
Winstead, is now manager of communications and strategic
marketing. Beth Blinn, will serve as manager of radio/retail
promotions and Internet marketing. Ellen Hairr has been
promoted to marketing manager. (1/17)
Marshall, President of New Life Broadcasting, Inc. tells
HisAir.Net they have ended the lease arrangement with WLGC-AM
in Greenup/Ashland, Kentucky effective 12/31/04. The
Christian music format has been moved to a new internet
station. The station is a partnership with Crosspointe
Christian Church, a new church plant in Ashland, KY, launching
in the fall of 2005. The station is broadcasting now at
, featuring a mix of Christian hits from the 70s to today.
The mailing address is New Life Broadcasting, 378 Diederich
Blvd., PMB 250, Ashland, KY 41101. (1/14)
Jeff Willett is the new VP of Christian and Country
formats at WEA Corp. Willett had previously been VP at
Faith & Values Entertainment and Questar Records... PD Jim
Kirkland has been upped to GM at WFGW AM and WMIT
Norman has been named Station Manager for Wilkins
Communications KCNW/Kansas City. Anthony stated "It's a
huge step for me in the direction God wants me to go,
but when he's finished with this I hope he lets me get
back to being a clown again"! (1/12)
Christian Music Group (EMI CMG), has extended Eddie
DeGarmo's term as President of EMI CMG Publishing,
according to Bill Hearn, President/CEO. (1/12
and the Christian Hit Radio Satellite Network (CHRSN)
announce the addition of Elizabeth Grattan to the CHRSN
morning show, beginning January 17th.
Elizabeth joins current host, Jeff Brown, after working
most-recently for WFHM/Cleveland (The Fish). “Jeff and Liz
in the Morning is something every family-friendly radio
station should consider,” according to Faron Dice, CHRSN
Affiliate Manager, “It will be a live, fun, and
interactive show that will connect with your female
listener.” Network PD, Dave Senes, adds, “With the
addition of Elizabeth, CHRSN now offers radio stations the
chance to have two of the most compelling personalities in
the nation on their station! And, thanks to satellite
technology, Jeff and Liz in the Morning will sound like
they are broadcasting right in your hometown!” Jeff and
Liz in the Morning will air weekday mornings from 6-10am
(eastern) beginning January 17th on CHRSN. For
more information on "Jeff
and Liz in the Morning", contact Faron Dice.
Changes: Todd Stach takes middays at WFHM/Cleveland from
WVMC/Mansfield, OH where was PD... The new morning
personality at WPTR/Albany is Gary McElyea from KADI/Springfield,
MO... WPOZ/Orlando morning guy Scott Smith is the new host
for The Weekend Top 25 Countdown syndicated nationally by AmpedCreative. Previous host Lisa Williams recently
resigned the position... (1/12)
Communications says it will acquire Religion format KCRO-AM/Omaha
(660 AM) from Eternal Broadcasting, for a purchase price
of $3.1 million. The transaction is anticipated to be
completed in the second quarter of 2005. KCRO-AM General
Manager Johnny Andrews will serve as Market Manager for
Salem in Omaha.
Edward G. Atsinger III, President and CEO,
commented, "Our acquisition of KCRO demonstrates our
commitment to Salem's foundational Christian Teaching and
Talk format and allows area listeners to enjoy many of the
same programs they have heard for years on this station.
KCRO joins KGBI-FM, our new contemporary Christian music
station, and provides another venue for us to serve Omaha
and surrounding areas. We are pleased to add these
stations in this important region of the country."
announced today that an unknown source was responsible for
issuing a fraudulent press release on December 31 stating
that Salem Communications had acquired a radio station in
Orlando, Florida. The notice, posted on several radio
online billboards (not HisAir.Net), is false.
Salem Communications headquartered in Camarillo,
California. Upon the close of all announced transactions,
the company will own 103 radio stations, including 67
stations in 24 of the top 25 markets. In addition to its
radio properties, Salem owns Salem Radio Network(R), which
syndicates talk, news and music programming to over 1,900
affiliated radio stations; Salem Radio Representatives(TM),
a national sales force; Salem Web Network(TM), the leading
Internet provider of Christian content and online
streaming; and Salem Publishing(TM), a leading publisher
of Christian themed magazines. (1/7)
Check out what Low
Power FM advocacy group REC Networks has to say about
EMF's K-LOVE and AIR 1. The group is challenging
nationwide networks saying they are better suited for
satellite or internet radio and is asking the FCC to
freeze translator applications. Click
here to read the entire
has flipped KAIM AM/Honolulu from Contemporary Christian
to Classic country. (1/3)
President Barry Landis, Sr. VP Mark Lusk, Marketing
Director Andy Peterson, Marketing Director Roderick
Jemison and Marketing Coordinator Monique Valdez have left
Word/Nashville... Nate Yetton has exited his promotion
slot at INPOP/Nashville... INPOP names Director
Marketing/Promotion Rob Poznanski it's GM replacing Steve
Ford while Laura Wall takes his old spot...(1/3)
has left the building...and WJTL/Lancaster
married Chuck Zuck on December 19th.