Industry News Bits 1-28-20
Alison Storm exits the morning show at His Radio/Greenville. Alison has taken some time off to spend with her new daughter and planned to return in Feb but those plans have changed. Alison told HisAir, “I am so thankful for my time at HIS Radio. I loved combining my passions for video and storytelling in a way that isn’t utilized much in Christian radio. I’m excited to see where God leads me next and I look forward to new challenges and growth.”
Barry Copeland says he is exiting WBGL/Champaign. His last day will be this Friday 1/31.
WYPH-LP/Manchester, CT (Y102.5) (WYPH-LP) GM Bill Grimmeisen has reached out to HisAir asking for the industry to pray about a matter concerning the future of the station. WYPH is facing the possibility of being forced off the air by the FCC after an alleged complaint of interference was filed by another radio station. Pplease keep Bill and WYPH in your thoughts and prayers regarding this matter.
Red Street Records announces new hires and promotions at the label formed by Jay DeMarcus in October 2018. “We are bursting at the seams here at Red Street Records, and we are growing faster than I ever could’ve imagined,” DeMarcus says. “With that, I am so excited to have Mark Lusk enter into his new role as our President/General Manager. Mark is a proven veteran of the music industry, and his vast knowledge and expertise will be an exciting, extraordinary addition to our executive team. We are honored to have him. With these changes, Don Koch is promoted to Executive Vice President of Creative/A&R.”
Mark Lusk, a veteran music industry executive with a distinguished track record of success, says “I’m proud to be joining the entire Red Street team. I’ve known Jay DeMarcus for many years and have always admired the way he walks out his faith in the public arena. And Don is an iconic producer and songwriter with an impressive legacy for writing and creating great music. The possibilities of this label are limitless and I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute.”
In addition, DeMarcus has announced the hiring of support staff to the label. “We are also pleased to announce the addition of Cambria Mackey, who will lead our Social Media & Digital Marketing department and will act as Artist Development Manager. Taylor Day will serve as Marketing & Media Buying coordinator, and Mary Thorsby will serve as Executive Assistant to the executive team. I am extremely excited about the future of Red Street Records.”
All the results from the Nielsen Audio Holiday PPM are in. Go HERE for the numbers. The January 2020 report release is scheduled for 2/18. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by ShareMedia Services on HisAir.Net.
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