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Industry News Bits FRI 1-13-23

Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – Dec 2022
-Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company

WEEC/Dayton – 1.1
WOLZ HD2/Ft Myers – 0.3
WCSG/Grand Rapids – 6.3
WJQK/Grand Rapids – 3.3

Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – Fall 2022
-Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company


WCSG/Kalamazoo – 5.0

WBCL/Lima, OH – 2.6


WFSH/Atlanta (104.7 The Fish) morning hosts Kevin & Taylor added a new affiliate in Lincoln, NE. K&T are now on the air in 34 states and the Cayman Islands.


Megan Billingsley exits WPER/Fredericksburg. Megan was with the station just over 10 years.


Gregg Hutchins is the new midday personality at Real Southern Gospel Radio. Gregg says, “I officially retired from radio after more than 30 years on the Singing News Radio Network (23 years on the morning show). I never even considered getting back into it until just about a month ago, Real Southern Gospel Radio offered me a deal I just couldn’t turn down! Therefore, I invite you to listen to “Midday Mahem w/Gregg Hutchins” Mon thru Fri from noon till 3 central time. Just google real southern gospel radio, and install the app! Listen over your phone or computer!”

 


Brad Mattes and the Life Issues Institute announces they will be launching a weekly new pro-life radio program. The weekly half-hour radio program will be distributed via broadcast and podcast channels.  The new show is seeking an Executive Producer. If interested go HERE for the listing.

The producer role will include the planning, scheduling, production, and distribution of the feature.  The ideal candidate will also be experienced in on-air work with the hope that the producer would also co-host the program with anchor, Brad Mattes (President of Life Issues Institute).


Kim Pennington (formerly with StowTown Records and now freelance writing related the time she met Lisa Marie Presley. Lisa Marie passed away Thursday at the age of 54.

“I briefly met Lisa Marie Presley four years ago backstage at a Graceland listening party when Sony Music Entertainment Legacy Recordings released this song to radio from a project by the same name. Despite fatigue, personal stress, and everyone clamoring for a piece of her, Lisa Marie made her way through the photo ops and spoke openly and eloquently of her father’s love of gospel music. She was passionate about this project and the “re-imagined” duet which combined Elvis’ original recording of “Where No One Stands Alone” with newly-added vocals of her own. I never imagined working in the music industry in the first place, let alone being entrusted with getting this unique ballad by the King of Rock ‘n Roll and his talented daughter played on the radio. I fell in love then with the song and its accompanying video, which uses home movies to clearly show the very human side of these celebrities in their adoration of each other and their struggles to make sense of life – worth every second of its 3.5 minutes. It brought a tear to my eye when I first saw it four years ago and again last night after hearing about Lisa Marie’s death. I can only hope father and daughter are now experiencing unhindered God’s love and peace which they (along with all of us) longed to experience during their short lives on earth.”


Holy Culture Radio (Sirius XM Channel 154) announces a new partnership with Reach Records, bringing their show “116 Life” to the channel. Premiering on January 17, 2023 at 8pm, the show will be co-hosted by Reach Records executives Marcus Hollinger and Lasanna “Ace” Harris.

“116 Life” will feature conversations with VIP guests about faith, current events, and topics relevant to hip-hop and CHH culture, as well as exclusive premieres of new music from Reach Records and other artists.

 


Registration is open for the 2023 NAB Show, the preeminent event driving innovation and collaboration across the broadcast, media and entertainment industry. Click HERE to learn more and register for the event’s 100th anniversary, held April 15-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


Milestones:
Elizabeth Brock 7 years at Capitol CMG
Joey Kovacik celebrates 22 years at KSBJ/Houston
Tom and Tab celebrate 2 years hosting mornings on Moody Radio/Chattanooga
Gloria Cooks celebrating 33 years on the air at KAGC/Bryan, TX.

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Bruce Barrows 13 years at KNWI/Des Moines

Prayer List:
Bill Sammons
Michele Ross


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