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Industry News Bits FRI 12-9-22

Fundraisers this week .. Family Radio/Nashville ..  His Radio/Greenville .. Life 107.3/Duluth .. KGBI/Omaha .. Life 90.5/Wilmington .. WGTS/Wash DC .. Worship 24/7/Portland

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

WERC HD2/Birmingham – 2.4
WAGG/Birmingham – 1.9
WBHJ HD3/Birmingham – 0.5
WGTK HD3/Greenville – 0.6
WPZZ/Richmond – 3.3
WBTJ HD3/Richmond – 0.1

KTLF/Colorado Springs (The KTLF Radio Network) was knocked off the air due to a fire at their studios.

Posted on the KTLF website is a message from KTLF GM Josh Hopkins:  Currently the fire investigators believe it was an electrical fire in the sub-ceiling between the first and second floors. We have been able to pull the music files from our backups and are working to get it uploaded to our streaming servers so we can get the music back up on the website and broadcasting over the air.

Please keep the KTLF staff in your prayers while they get things back to normal.

CMB issued an update regarding Station of the Year Awards. 

Stations no longer need to enter to be considered for the awards, instead, CMB will have a nomination committee that will vet stations for small, medium, large and major markets. The committee will name 5 finalists for each of the categories. These nominees will be announced on March 31 and will need to submit an application that replicates what has been done in previous years focusing on community service/kingdom impact, on-air presentation, and digital media. 

Also, CMB is adding two new awards. One to a podcast associated with a station. The second award is for a college radio station. The nominees will be reviewed by a panel of radio professionals primarily outside of the Christian music industry who are non-biased and objective. 

The awards will be announced on Friday, June 2, during CMB’s Awards Dinner at Momentum 2023 in Orlando. 

New dates have been added to the GMA Countdown to Christmas. There’s a full calendar of Christmas specials from Christian and Gospel artists.

Go HERE for schedule.

The 2022 Daywind Worship Christmas Musical, Glorious Impossible: The Miracle of Christmas is available to stations to air for FREE. Stations can share the special with their audience as they see fit between now and Christmas.  If you’re planning on airing it, Daywind requests call letters, city of license, and air dates and times. Let Greg Goodman know at ggoodman@daywind.com.

Download the Daywind Christmas special  HERE.

Moody Radio’s Production team produced the new radio special, MBI Excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. airs on Moody-1 Saturday, December 24 | 3-3:55 p.m. CT / 4-4:55 p.m. ET

This 54-minute special consists of a variety of selections from the Messiah, an oratorio by George Frideric Handel, which had been an annual presentation and performance by the Sacred Music Department of the Moody Bible Institute through 2017. Messiah celebrates the awesome power of God and the gift of his Son, encompassing both the lyrical art of music and God’s word. This special 2022 release of MBI Excerpts from Handel’s Messiah was produced from past Moody Bible Institute Music Department performances. Many favorite excerpts from The Messiah are included.

If you’re a Christian Radio broadcaster and host or produce a podcast you can get it listed in the HisAir Podcast Directory. It’s FREE to have it listed. Check it out HERE, or email ted@hisair.net.

Jonathan Unthank 8 years at WMIT/Asheville

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