Industry News Bits Fri 9-9-22
Nielsen August Nielsen PPM numbers are here this week. Final Day results today from Memphis, Nashville and more.
Results are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir and will be posted after 5pm ET. Latest ratings are HERE.
Fundraisers this week .. KZTH/OKC (The House FM)
Thursday’s passing of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96 ended seven decades of her reign as Britain’s longest-tenured monarch…and has prompted a worldwide outpouring of sympathy for the Royal Family…as well as interest in the ascension of King Charles III to the throne of England.
SRN News and TOWNHALL News have been on top of this breaking story from the moment the Queen died on Thursday and Balmoral Castle, and we will supply affiliates with:
- Special Reports
- live breaking news coverage (including Friday’s first natiowide address by King Charles III)
- longform coverage of events leading up to the Queen’s funeral and the coronation of the new king
Tom Tradup, v.p./News & Talk Programming for SRN states: “America’s special relationship with Great Britain will be a primary factor driving our coverage on SRN News, TOWNHALL News and our Salem Radio Network national talk shows in the exciting days ahead.”
Musicians including Brian “Head” Welch (Korn), Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch), Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D.), Lacey Sturm and Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath) have teamed up for a massive suicide prevention livestream called Choose To Live, to air September 10 at 5:00 PM Pacific/8:00 PM Eastern.
The lineup also includes Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, Three Days Grace), Mixi Demner (Stitched Up Heart), Garrett Russell (Silent Planet), Mikey Carvajal (Islander), Shayley Bourget (Dayshell, Of Mice & Men), Austin Carlile (Of Mice & Men, Attack Attack!), Disciple, The Protest and Clayton Jennings. The night will be a combination of exclusive performances and raw, unfiltered conversations about mental health from some of the biggest names in rock.
“The voices you’ll be hearing from in this livestream come from a wide range of experiences and perspectives,” says event producer and host Trevor Tyson (best known as media personality Trevor Talks). “Whatever you’ve been through, whatever you believe, I know you’ll leave encouraged that there are so many reasons to choose to live.”
The stream will be available on Facebook at facebook.com/trevortalkspodcast and on YouTube at YouTube.com/trevortalkspodcast.
WRNP/Ft Wayne (Rhythm & Praise 94.1) celebrates one year on the air today (9/9).
Rhythm and Praise 94.1 went on the air Thursday, September 9th, 2021. Taylor University Broadcasting Incorporated (TUBI) owners of WBCL/Ft Wayne, purchased the station from Northeast Indiana Public Radio (NIPR) in June 2021. WBNI was the first Urban Gospel station to cover the entire Fort Wayne market.
Check out the recent HisAir interview with WRNP morning host DeShawn Moore HERE
Where should I put my content? Quarter 4 is almost upon us and the podcasting landscape continues to shift.
But never fear! Dunham+Company’s Chris Lawson and Nils Smith are here to walk you through the latest trends to inform your strategy on the latest Cause+Effect podcast.
Gospel Radio Favorites host Brian Crowe tells HisAir he will be conducting artists interviews all week at the National Quartet Convention, in Pigeon Forge, TN scheduled for the last week of September.
He will be interviewing top talent, and broadcasting portions of his interviews live on Top Southern Gospel Radio. Gospel Radio Favorites is a syndicated southern gospel music program broadcast internationally all around the world. If you plan on attending NQC, you can visit Brian at booth 411.
At WKJA/Barberton, OH (Heartfelt Radio) Listener Engagement Specialist Chad Spurlock has left to become to become the Dean of Students at a Christian School. WKJA GM Mark Channon is looking for a replacement. If interested the listing is HERE.
As reported Sep 1st on HisAir Strong Tower Christian Media is purchasing WIRO-FM/Garrison-Portsmouth, Ohio from Fowler Media. The deal has been filed with the FCC and the purchase price is $286,500. Strong Tower will begin operating WIRO with an LMA on 11/1.
Strong Tower Christian media owns and operates 2 50kw’s WEEC/Springfield/Dayton (Hope 100.7) and 50,000 watt WFCJ Miamisburg/Dayton and Greater Cincinnati (93.7 The Light).
Ryan Gagne 10 years at WYQQ/Charlton, MA
Roger Marsh 11 years at Crawford Broadcasting
Theresa Mills celebrates 21 years at WPER/Fredericksburg
Bruce Barrows 6 years at KNWI/Des Moines (Life 107.1)
Courtney Starr 2 year at His Radio/Greenville
Rachel Hammons 1 year at 55 Promotion
Summer Shepherd (Friends)
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