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Christian Radio Ratings on HisAir.Net are sponsored by Dunham+Company.

AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid DEC 23
WEEC/Dayton – 1.2
WNKN/Dayton – 1.2
WCSG/Grand Rapids – 6.2
WJQK/Grand Rapids – 2.1
KXOJ/Tulsa – 4.4

Go HERE for latest PPM ratings.

The December Nielsen PPM release is complete… Look for Holiday 2023 PPM’s due 1/23.

Fair Trade Senior Director, National Promotion Kai Elmer announces the hiring of Kyndal Kearns as Manager, National Promotion.

A 2018 Belmont University graduate with a degree in Music Business, Kyndal has served in a variety of roles including Communications & Worship Arts Project Manager at Rolling Hills Community Church and was most recently a Marketing Project Manager at SheReadsTruth.

Originally from Georgia, Kyndal and her husband Mitch have a dog named Gouda.  Kyndal joins Ben Butler, who has been with the Fair Trade radio promotion team since 2023.


Registration start this Wednesday for Momentum 2024 in Orlando this May 29-31. The early bird rate is good January 17th only. For more go HERE.

UCB Canada (United Christian Broadcaster Media) is buying CJLT/Medicine Hat (Praise 93.7-FM) making it the second Alberta station in its network of 13 across Canada.

“We are so excited to bring our energy and passion in serving Medicine Hat,” said UCB CEO James Hunt in a statement to the News. “This community has embraced Praise FM over the past decades, and we are dedicated to building this relationship. UCB’s commitment to bring all that Christian Radio is, beyond just the music we love, will be a shift for 93.7 that listeners are sure to rally behind.”

The transaction comes after former owner Vista Media, which acquired CJLT in the early 2010s, applied in 2017 to change the format from contemporary faith-based programming to commercial alternative rock, but was denied.

HisAir FLASHBACK – Jan 12, 2016 – NewLife FM and Life Radio Ministries Inc. has appointed Michael B. Shelley as executive assistant to the president. He has served as station manager for WJYO/Ft. Myers, director of media services for Dr. Charles Stanley’s In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, and for the past nine years as assistant station manager at WRAF/Toccoa Falls, Ga. 

Family Stations in Nashville – Seeking a qualified Radio Broadcast Content Writer, Creator and Audio Drama Producer.

Salem Media Group/Philadelphia is looking for a highly motivated sales professional to join the advertising team.

The Bridge Radio/NYC is looking for a Social Media and Community Relations Coordinator.

Check listings HERE

HisAir.Net will be in Nashville for the NRB 2024 Feb 20-23. We would love to meet our readers so stop by our booth (#735) in the exhibit hall and say hello. We look forward to seeing you in Nashville next month.

KTSY/Boise celebrated former morning show host Dave Arthur who announced his retirement in December. Today KTSY broadcast live from a coffee shop with numerous co-workers, former co-workers, and listeners were in attendance.

Dave has been with KTSY since 2011 has anchor of the morning show. Co-host Tristi Hendrick will be the solo host of the KTSY morning show.

Dave continues voice tracking stations including Positive Life Radio network, KSLT/Rapid City and the daily morning show for KEEH/Spokane (Shine 104-9).

Video from party HERE

Troy Kriechbaum 16 years at KVNE/Tyler
Rebecca Crockett 1 year at KJNW/Kansas City
Nathan Reese 1 year at KJNW/Kansas City 

Gloria Cooks celebrating 34 years at KAGC/Bryan, TX
Ryan Smith 2 years at WRMB/West Palm Beach
Elizabeth Brock 7 years at Capitol CMG
Gregg Hutchins 1 year at Real Southern Gospel Radio
Tom and Tab 3 years mornings at Moody Radio/Chattanooga

Bruce Barrows 14 years at KNWI/Des Moines
Kris Love 11 years at Centricity Music

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