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Industry News Bits 1-28-21

On Day 2 of the Holiday 2020 release of the Nielsen Audio PPM numbers  we saw KTIS/Minneapolis, KCMS/Seattle, and WGTS/Wash DC return to top 10 in their respective markets. KTIS trends AQH P6+ 4.2-4.9, while KCMS was up 3.2-4.0, and WGTS gained 3.0-4.2. WCIE/Tampa has consistently placed in the top 10 and went 4.6-4.9.

Nielsen Audio Holiday 2020 PPM Day 3 numbers are due TODAY. Markets include Columbus, Las Vegas, Portland. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir. Check the latest HERE.

HisAir has learned that Amanda Carroll has been named Program Director at KKFS/Sacramento (103.9 The Fish). Amanda replaces Max Miller who retired at the end of 2020. Amanda joined the Salem station to host mornings with Matt Bisiaux in July 2020. She is also syndicated by Salem Media. Amanda’s radio career includes K-LOVE, WGTS/Wash DC, KSBJ/Houston, and the Amanda Carroll Show on the Christian FM network. 

Family Life Ministries is purchasing WFRJ/Johnstown, PA (88.9) and WKDN-FM, State College, PA from Family Stations. In the deal is Scranton, PA translator W280CV at 103.9 FM. 

KCMM/Belgrade, MN (99.1 The One) will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Feb. KCMM founder and station manager Mark Brashear says he has been motivated by mission during the 20 years. “We’ve had people come in and say, ‘I don’t know what I’d do without your message on the radio,’ ” he said. “Hav(ing) an opportunity to chat with them and hear the impact we’ve had in their lives – that’s what I hang my hat on.”

The station got its start as a spin-off of the AM station KGVW/Manhattan, MN. It then primarily featured weather, agricultural reports, and Bible-based programs before moving to its current location in Belgrade. Brashear said the goal was to introduce a Christian music station to the area that would also appeal to a younger demographic.

WHIF/Palatka (Hope FM) is currently doing a promotion asking listeners to contribute Valentine’s Day greeting cards that will distributed to residents in area nursing homes.

WCIF/Melbourne (Hope 106.3) PD Penny Galloway checks in with HisAir. Penny says, “Our annual Share-a-thon is coming up Feb. 16,17, and 18. It’s the only fund-raising event we have during the year and it’s only three days. So prayers appreciated. :)”

Christian internet station Whip Of Cords Radio (whipofcords.com) is in the middle of a Give-A-Way with the rock band Love & Death (the Christian metal band formed by Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch). Whip Of Cords will award a lucky listener with a signed autograph guitar, & the album. 

Brandi Lanai celebrates 15 years at KSGN/Riverside 

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