Industry News Bits 2-1-21
All Holiday 2020 PPM numbers have been released and are posted HERE.
KSBJ/Houston rose to the #2 spot trending 5.6-6.2 AQH P6+. And with a weekly cume of 793,100 (up from 698,900) KSBJ is the most listened to Christian Radio station in the U.S. And up in Dallas KLTY was up 6.7-7.0 AQH P6+ for a solid #2 in the market.
KTIS/Minneapolis, KCMS/Seattle, and WGTS/Wash DC all 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.
KSOS/Las Vegas (SOS Radio) improved 4.7-5.4 AQH P6+ placing the station in a tie for #2 overall. SOS Radio PD/mornings Scott Herrold tells HisAir, “Super proud of how hard our team worked to deliver real hope and encouragement through the pandemic. We’ve had consistent growth all year, this was a great way to finish! It’s fun to see Las Vegas celebrating Jesus’ birthday with us.”
January PPM release starts Feb 23rd. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir.
Lighthouse Radio Network Operation Manager Tim Collins says he has recently added Morgan Smith (KSBJ) and Rick Hall (Moody/Chicago) to weekends (tracking) for WHCF/Bangor.
Curb | Word Entertainment’s We Are Messengers unveils a special version of their latest hit, “Image Of God,” featuring 21-time GRAMMY® winner Vince Gill. The song, which additionally showcases a choir of voices from Nashville Life Music, hits streaming platforms as a two-track single that also includes an acoustic rendition of the unifying track. Listen to the collaboration HERE.
The original version of “Image Of God,” currently ascending the radio charts, can be found on We Are Messengers’ deluxe album, Power +. Watch the moving music video for the track HERE. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to ‘Image Of God’ over the past few months,” shares We Are Messengers front man Darren Mulligan. “It’s so encouraging to know that the fabric of our very existence is evidence of God’s deep love for us.”
A new podcast “Good Words with Kirk Franklin” launches on February 9. The show will feature Franklin, a 16-time Grammy winning artist, having intimate conversations exploring faith, redemption, and the realities of today’s world.
“I want to bring you something really special from my heart, it’s called Good Words with Kirk Franklin. Now this a podcast where I’ll be having candid conversations about faith,” he said. “These are conversations that are heartfelt. And you know me, it’s going to be funny.”
Jon Hamilton celebrates 30 years at WSCF/Vero Beach (Christian FM)
KSBJ/Houston morning show with Rachelle, Carder, Reyna, & Bill celebrate 5 years on the air
Shadow 6 years at WPOZ/Orlando
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