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Industry News Bits FRI 1-5-24

Fundraisers this week ..

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

Radio Training Network is buying WALV/Ooltewah/Chattanooga TN (95.3) and translator W295BI/Chattanooga (106.9) from seller Brewer Media for $900,000.

With Pillar Media purchasing 2 Denver stations WAWZ/NYC/NJ (Star 99.1) Brand Director Matt Stockman is relocating from NYC to Denver. His role and responsibilities will remain the same while being expanded within the ministry.

As far as the plans for new Colorado properties KFCO/Bennett (107.1) & KJHM/Watkins (101.5) Pillar Director of Broadcasting Art Garza says, “We’re working on those details now. We’ve not finalized yet.”

Gospel Radio Favorites host Brian Crowe checks in with HisAir. Brian says, “So far in 4 days we’ve picked up 5 new stations.  3 New affiliates in Tennessee and 2 new affiliates in Kentucky”

Ross McCampbell WBCL/Ft Wayne Executive Director celebrates 34 years with the station this week. Ross joined WBCL In 1990. He’s served in various roles including News, Assistant PD, Production, Promotions, DJ, and was appointed Executive Director in June 2011.

When asked What do you credit most for your longevity at WBCL?  Ross says, “The team. They are the kind of people you want to do life with as we present God’s mission for this ministry to the public.”

The January CMB Monthly Webinar will be Wednesday, January 10 at noon CT. Guest moderator is writer, filmmaker, and media consultant, Phil Cooke who will share his recommendations for how to prepare yourself to not just handle the future but use it as a launching pad for 2024.

WNWC/Madison (Life 102.5) listeners continued the tradition of sharing hope by providing Madison area kids with shoeboxes filled with gifts. As the Christmas season unfolded and listeners did their own shopping, many went the extra mile by purchasing items for children in need. Essential school supplies and small toys found their way into shoeboxes which were thoughtfully wrapped and dropped off at locations across Madison. Nearly 2,000 shoeboxes were donated this year to support families facing challenges.  

“We are so thankful for this ministry!” said Jacking Hunt, a volunteer with Fountain of Life Covenant Church and W.I.N.R.S. for Christ, who led the distribution efforts. “I would like to thank all the listeners who made this ministry possible.”

Life 102.5 is a part of the Northwestern Media network of University of Northwestern – St. Paul. Northwestern Media stations broadcast on 104 outlets across 10 states. 

 Pictured Shoe boxes piled up at the Life 102.5 studios

HisAir FLASHBACK – Jan 5, 2017 – Northwestern Media’s KJNW/Kansas City (Life 88.5) Kansas City announces the hiring of Chad Bradley as Program Director. Chad previously served as PD and Morning Show host at KXOJ 2/Tulsa with prior experience at Spirit Communications/Columbus.

WBDX/Chattanooga (J103) announces details for its May 2024 event Jfest. This years artists include GRAMMY nominated We The Kingdom and multi-platinum recording artist Taya. Other artists are Jon Reddick, Patrick Mayberry, The Afters, Austin French, Consumed by Fire, Stars Go Dim, and The Union Chattanooga

A spectacular fireworks show will follow the last performance of the evening.

Despite being one of the oldest media formats, dating back to the 1890s, radio has maintained relatively stable listenership over the past decade. Pay TV, while newer, has faced more significant declines.

Read the story from CNBC HERE.

KSBJ/Houston evening host (and Houston native) Taylor Mills ranked #1 women 25/54 in the December PPM.

Jen Green 10 years at KNWI/Des Moines
David Palmer
celebrates 24 years at ChristianNetcast.com

Rockinron Corino 21 years at KBCU/Wichita
Paul Batura 26 years at Focus on the Family
Geoff Moore 1 year at Christian FM

Bob McClure The LifeFM Network Founder passed away 3 years ago
Jeff Taylor passed away 4 years ago
Carl Fletcher passed 9 years ago

Prayer List:
Heather Shelley

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