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Industry News Bits 11-12-19

Please keep Hope 103.2/Sydney in your prayers. Their November Fundraising Appeal has been suspended due to the fire threat. ShareMedia Services Bill Scott told HisAir today, “We had to cancel one day of fundraising at Hope 103.2 in Sydney due to extreme wild fires. We are starting back up today with fundraising. Thank you for everyone who prayed for Sydney.”

The fires throughout Australia are some of the worst in its history.

Salem Media Group released its results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019. For the quarter ended September 30, 2019 compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2018:


  • Total revenue decreased 2.2% to $64.1 million from $65.5 million;
  • Total operating expenses increased 32.7% to $78.6 million from $59.3 million;


  • Net broadcast revenue decreased 2.3% to $47.7 million from $48.8 million;
  • Station Operating Income (“SOI”) (1) decreased 11.0% to $10.4 million from $11.7 million;

Finney Media, a values-based media consultancy, has released a new book on communication titled “Wisdom for Effective Communication: The Little Book of Big Ideas”. The short, quick, and powerful read is available on Amazon; it is a compilation of communication wisdom gained by author Chuck Finney’s lifetime in the media business.“The art of effective communication is a skill that needs constant attention,” said ChuckFinney. “I’ve learned the hard way what can happen when you have poor communication skills. In fact, I might not be married to the woman I am today if I didn’t recognize very early on the importance of focused listening.

Readers can download the e-book to their Kindle via Amazon. Paperback also is available. For more information, wisdomforeffectivecommunication.com.

PAR presents a FREE webinar on the topic “Eye-Popping Merchandise Displays” hosted by Megan Billingsley, Director of Listener Engagement at PAR. The webinar will be this Thursday 11/14 at 2pm ET.

Station merchandising is more than just schlepping t-shirts, it has the potential to become a whole new revenue stream for you. That’s because branded items are fast becoming an important way to engage listeners. Learn the ins and outs of building a display that gets attention at concerts, fairs, festivals, and other events. You’ll also find out how to save time and money in putting together a portable display that your team can manage all on their own. Pre register HERE.

Prayer List:
David Kumer
Kevin Collard
Dave Arthur
Donna Del Sesto

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