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Fundraisers this week .. none reported.

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

AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid FALL 23
WYNL/Charleston – 2.0
KAMB/Modesto – 0.2

Go HERE for latest PPM ratings.

The Holiday 23 Nielsen PPM release is complete. January PPM due 2/20.


At NRB 2024, new Professional Connection Centers will help you find, connect, and start conversations with Christian media professionals with similar interests.

The Professional Connection Center, located just beyond Fresh Brew in the rear of the Ryman C exhibit hall, will host 45-minute meet-and-greets themed around specific topics and interest areas.  Read more HERE.

If you’re attending NRB 2024 you’ll want to make sure to download the official app for this years conference. To download the app, simply search for “NRB Convention” on the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Attendees can sign into their My Show Planner account to unlock additional features. Browse the list of people using the Planner, mark your favorite sessions and exhibitors, engage in exhibitor chats, create a personalized convention schedule, and upload your schedule to your calendar.

NRB 2024 takes place in Nashville, February 20-23.


Multi-Platinum and four-time Grammy® Award winning duo for KING + COUNTRY drops their sophomore track “Checking In (Feat. Lee Brice)” from their forthcoming “UNSUNG HERO” movie. Available today alongside an official music video, “Checking In” is a fitting tribute to vivid memories, bittersweet regret, and the love between a parent and a child, as portrayed in the upcoming theatrical biopic that will be released in theaters nationwide on April 26.


The National Quartet Convention will have a new title sponsor for 2024.  Yet, this ministry is very familiar to NQC attendees .  NQC Executive Vice-President, Clarke Beasley shares the news

The National Quartet Convention will be held September 22nd through 28th at The LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN.


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received 1,336 LPFM applications  during the one-week filing window in December. The FCC reports that it has identified over 700 technically acceptable LPFM (Low Power FM) applications that do not conflict with any other submissions. The Media Bureau is presently discerning acceptable singleton applications, wherein only one organization is seeking a signal. These singular applications will be prioritized to move through the process initially.

As of Dec. 31, 2023, the FCC says there were 1,967 licensed low-power FMs.


In June 2023 Audacy agreed to transfer the KLUV/Dallas IP rights to EMF and re-branded KLUV from K-LUV to “98.7 The Spot.” The KLUV station name pre-dated the national K-LOVE name. EMF had parked the KLUV call letters on a CP for KLHU/Huron SD (89.7). Not long after a bug in the FCC’s filing system allowed for two stations to use the KLUV call letters when North Texas Radio Group applied to change KDNT/Oakwood TX (94.5) to KLUV and was granted permission effective in July 2023.

North Texas Radio Group then filed to exchange the KLUV call letters with its KAMM/University Park/Dallas (1540) resulting in EMF filing a Petition to Revoke saying the FCC erred and it would reserve its right to sue NTRG for damages and injunctive relief for its unauthorized use. In Den 2023 NTRG withdrew the application and filed for the KEEI call letters to it’s Oakwood property. The KDUV call letters remain in Huron, SD.


Southern Gospel music radio program “The Gospel Greats,” celebrates its 45th anniversary on the air this weekend. Host Rodney Baucom replaced program founder Paul Heil who passed away in December 2020. The Gospel Greats program airs each week on nearly 200 radio stations throughout the United States, Canada and elsewhere.


HisAir FLASHBACK – Feb 2, 2018 – EMF has promoted Midday personality Mandy Young to Assistant Program Director and Music Director, effective immediately. Mandy joined Air1 8 years ago as morning host, before moving to midday. On the promotion Mandy tells HisAir.Net, “I’m so excited to be part of the leadership team at Air1.”


Milestones:
Spirit Radio/Ireland celebrates its 13th anniversary
Chris Thompson 3 years at KGGN/Hemet, CA
Emmanuel Parker 1 year at WIHS/Middletown, CT

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Jacqueline Pastika celebrates 16 years with RTN
WAWZ/New York celebrates its 21st anniversary
Rebekah Quinter 1 year at Strong Tower Christian Media/Dayton

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