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Industry News Bits FRI 12-8-23

Fundraisers this week .. KJRN/Keene .. WGTS/Wash DC .. KTSY/Boise .. Worship 24/7/Portland ..

Let us know when your Station Fundraiser takes place… news@hisair.net

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

AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid NOV

WAGG/Birmingham – 2.5
WERC HD2/Birmingham – 2.2
WGTK HD3/Greenville – 1.0
WPZZ/Richmond – 3.7

Go HERE for latest PPM ratings. Dec PPM due 12/27.

Wonderful News Radio (WNFR HopeFM & WNFA Thrive Radio) in Port Huron, MI have filed with the FCC to acquire WOWE/Vassar, MI from Praestantia Broadcasting. Selling price is $215,000.  Wonderful News Radio is also filing to change WOWE to non-commercial, followed by a change in format. WOWE serves the Flint, MI market.

Brian Smith, Executive Director says “This purchase is the answer to years of prayer and diligence with our leadership team. We are so excited to see how God uses this acquisition to reach even more people the with the hope we have in Jesus through creative high quality local media. We can’t wait to serve the Flint, Saginaw, and Bay City regions.”

WOWE is a class A FM on 98.9 with a coverage area that will serve the greater Lapeer, Flint, Saginaw, and Bay City market. The deal is pending FCC approval. 90.7 HopeFM & Thrive Radio provide local positive radio and encouraging events for families in the Blue Water Area, Michigan’s thumb, and Southwest Ontario.

Industry veteran Michael Turner has launched new label Straight Arrow Records, in collaboration with New Day Christian.

Daywind Music Group A&R director Dusty Wells says, “We at New Day Distribution and Daywind Music Group are elated to welcome Straight Arrow Records into our family of distributed labels and artists. I’ve had the privilege of working with Michael Turner, President of Straight Arrow, for many years, and it was through his efforts that we brought Southbound to Daywind Records, achieving great success. Michael’s unwavering passion, heart, and commitment to music and ministry are truly commendable. Now, with the launch of a new label for exceptional groups and soloists seeking a home and guidance, we look forward to a dynamic partnership with the Straight Arrow team.”

First Dallas Media owners of KCBI/Dallas has acquired the CP for KTFB/Riesel, TX 90.3 (Waco market) for $27,500.

HisAir FLASHBACK – Dec 9, 2020 – With WAFJ/Augusta Station Manager Steve Swanson and his wife Susie set to retire at the end of the year (HisAir 12-3-20) it was announced today that John Bryant will step into the Station Manager role. 

After 7 years today was KNWS/Waterloo (Life 101.9) station manager Adam Hannan’s last day at the station. Adam is set to segue to Northwestern Media station KJNW/Kansas City (Life 88.5) as Operations Director.

Adam says, “I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for the past seven years in Waterloo. But I’m also giddy with excitement for this new adventure with the team in Kansas City! What a joy it is to use media creatively and effectively to welcome people into God’s kingdom!” 

The KNWS staff said “goodbye” to Adam today with this tribute – watch HERE.

Don’t miss the special Feature Guest Article from WKNZ/Milford (The Bridge) President/GM/mornings Bill Sammons titled “My Exit Interview” next week on HisAir. In September Sammons announced his plans to retire from broadcasting and his full-time role with the stations effective January 1, 2024. Bill’s vision for local Christian radio was realized when he built Delaware’s first Christian station in 1990, WXPZ-FM, known as The Light FM. Sammons and his morning show co-host, Denise Harper, began working together on the air in 1991 at The Light FM, and reunited in 2010 at The Bridge. Sammons will remain on the board of directors of The Bridge of Hope, Inc., licensee of The Bridge radio stations, and he plans to continue as a volunteer, a listener, and a donor to the non-profit ministry.

The GMA Countdown to Christmas 2023 includes a full calendar of Christmas specials from Christian and Gospel artists.

Go HERE for schedule.

Jonathan Unthank9 years at WMIT/Asheville
David Cruz
3 years at Salem Media
Carla Ann Jones 5 years at KSBJ/Houston

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Jim Marshall

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