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Industry News Bits 5-14-18

KTSY/Boise teamed up with Chick-fil-A to surprise listeners with a new “temporary” employee, Nashville recording artist, Jordan Feliz for a Drive-Thru Difference. KTSY has been doing Drive-Thru Difference for quite sometime but this time with a little twist.  Jordan Feliz spent an hour meeting fans and customers that just received a free meal from the 10am-11am hour at the Chick-fil-A, Meridian, Idaho.  Then headed out for a concert performance that evening.

Promotion Director Brenda Whitson says, “The Drive-Thru Difference has become a popular fun thing to do for many radio stations all over the United States.  It’s a great way to remind people that there is still good in this world.  Paying for the car behind you, or the person in line inside your favorite fast food place.  It’s exciting for the payer and a kind gesture received by the recipient.  KTSY provides a small card that the payer can hand to the cashier.  It’s quite common for the cashier to look puzzled at first, maybe in disbelief someone would just pay for a random person.  Such a fun way to brighten a day!  We hear many stories of how this little act really has come at the right time.” Watch the video here. 

April 2018 Nielsen Audio PPM for Christian Radio will start to roll out today May 14th.  Monday will include numbers from Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and more. Check HisAir.Net after 5pm ET for the results to be posted. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by ShareMedia Services. 

The 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards Submission Process has begun. 

Entries may be submitted in the following categories:

5 – CCM Artist Of The Year
6 – Southern Gospel Artist Of The Year
7 – Gospel Artist Of The Year
9 – New Artist Of The Year

The 25 artists in these categories receiving THE MOST submissions will make it onto the first ballot.

Here’s a sneak peek (at left) of what TWR will be publishing in June. Courtesy of John Summerville. 


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