Industry News Bits 5-15-20
Congrats to KLTY/Dallas PD Mike Prendergast and WCIE/Tampa Bay (The JOY FM) GM Carmen Brown and their staff for capturing the top spot in the respective markets in the April PPM. KLTY went 7.0 – 6.7 and WCIE went 6.1 – 6.6 AQH P6+.
Brown told HisAir, “It’s really great to be at the top of the Tampa Bay market, especially during this time when people are looking for a reliable and reassuring voice in media. As our founder has said many times, ‘Strength is for service.” Our goal will be to serve our audience even better and help more people find JOY!”
All the latest PPM numbers sponsored by Dunham+Company are HERE. May results are due starting June 8th.
Alan Mason from EMF checks in with HisAir. Alan says new Content Content Officer Jim Houser will be hiring the new VP of Radio, who will then hire a KLOVE PD. Alan’s retirement recently has been filled with “10 hour days and 7-8 video calls a day” but still having fun though. As for working from home he says “its over rated!”.
KMBI/Spokane (Moody Radio) is now airing the national Moody Radio show Dawn and Steve Mornings, originating in Nashville.
Centricity artist Lauren Daigle is scheduled to sing on the Season Finale of American Idol on this Sunday. 8:00PM EST on ABC.
Michael W Smith says, “It’s great that it went to No. 1, but if it didn’t, I’d be totally fine with it. One of the most important things for me is that people are connecting with this song all around the world…” “Waymaker” is the first MWS song that has gone to #1 on the Billboard charts. Read the entire interview from Billboard HERE.
Congrats to WCQR/Gray, TN afternoon host Christian Studer & wife Kellie on the birth of their baby boy!
Chad Whiteside 3 years at Awakening Events
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