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Industry News Bits 10-29-20

The final day of Nielsen October Nielsen PPM’s released today. Highlighting Day 4 results included WAYF/West Palm Beach jumping 1.9-4.1 AQH. WHAL/Memphis solid #2 overall. KFMK/Austin (Spirit 105.9) in its last month scored a 3.8 AQH good for #6 in the market.

All of October numbers are posted HERE. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company. November PPM numbers arrive 11/23.

WBDX/Chattanooga (J103) celebrates 25 years on the air this week. WBDX Program Director Ted Gocke says the big virtual celebration hosted by Matthew West took place Tuesday night.

There also were appearances and/or performances from Newsboys, Joel Smallbone from For King & Country, Steven Curtis Chapman, Jason Roy from Building 429, Sidewalk Prophets, Michael W. Smith, Darren from We are Messengers, Cochren and Co., and more.

Read the feature story from local media HERE







Danny Gokey announced today the “Danny & Friends Virtual Experience” Radio Partner Program. CCM artist Danny Gokey is gathering some of his friends for a series of four events over two-nights in November that will be more than just a performance but a full virtual experience. Danny and his band will be joined by Natalie Grant, Mandisa, Evan Craft, David Archuleta, Lilly Goodman and Redimi2 to encourage and bring hope right into the living rooms of fans across the country. The events are scheduled for November 14th and 21st with two events each night at 7:00PM (EST) and 7:00PM (PST). Fresh off three successful virtual experience events in September, Danny realized how much people need hope in these times and how events like this can have a powerful impact across families, communities, and the country. These all-new events feature some of his favorite duet partners along with his full band and the ability to interact live with viewers throughout the night. Danny is also providing an opportunity for radio stations around the country to become part of these nights.

“I miss being out on the road, doing concerts and visiting all the great radio stations that have been supporting my music for so many years. So, I wanted to find a way for them to be part of the events and give back something for all they have done,” shares Danny. To that end, radio stations can sign up to become affiliate partners for the events. Partners will receive a portion of every ticket they sell. “This time has been financially difficult for everyone,” says Gokey. “If we can help our radio friends, even in a small way, I wanted to do it!” If your station is interested in partnering with Danny, you can get more information by sending an email request to Danny’s management at: Christine@visionentertainmentgroup.com.







On Tuesday, November 3rd, from 6PM Eastern time until 6AM Eastern time on Wednesday, November 4th, the Salem Radio Network (SRN) will provide marathon Election Night 2020 coverage focusing on the race for the Presidency as well as which political party will control the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives after what promises to be the most-expensive campaign in American history. Coverage will include all major “acceptance” and “concession” speeches in the Presidential and Congressional elections as well as key local/regional races around the nation.

Beyond the Network programming, Salem’s twin 24/7 news services—SRN News and TOWNHALL News—will provide live updates during newscasts at the top/bottom of each hour as well as Special Reports as events unfold.

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