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Industry News Bits FRI 2-9-24

Fundraisers this week .. WayFM .. WGTS/Wash Dc (Compassion)

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AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid FALL 23

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

Christian Talk/Teaching WFCJ/Dayton (93.7 The LIGHT) and CCM WEEC/Dayton (HOPE 100.7). teamed up with India Partners, to rescue primarily girls from the Mumbai, India (Red Light District).

Program Director Daryl Pierce tells HisAir, “The goal of the campaign was to provide enough funds to rescue seven girls into a safe house for a whole year. Our listeners came through and provided enough for ten girls to be supported for a year.”

Billy Dunn was recently named Executive Director of Four Rivers Community Broadcasting Corporation (FRCB) – home of the Word FM Network & Great Songs of the Faith heard in central and eastern PA, NJ, MD, and WV.

With over 25 years of church and nonprofit experience, Billy has served with FRCB since 2011 in various roles mainly as Director of Development. Billy has a M.S. in Organizational Leadership and brings a wealth of experience in change management, crisis guidance, organizational assessment, leadership coaching, and strategic planning.

FRCB Founder and Board of Directors’ member Dave Baker says, “We are excited for Billy in this new position as we look to grow the organization into an even more vibrant media ministry – his experience and leadership are invaluable as we move forward.” 

Connect Media Ministries announces that it is starting operations in February 2024. Connect Media Ministries, or CMM, is the new arm of the Lake Area Educational Broadcasting Foundation. It was created to provide assistance to struggling media ministries and help them more effectively reach those they serve.

Long time CMB member, Jim McDermott told HisAir, “This has been my dream for a long time. The goal is to increase the number of people reached for Jesus Christ through the ministries served. CMM might help in purchasing new equipment, donating used equipment, purchasing software, and by providing engineering help and consulting. In most cases, we’ll work with the ministry to find the best way to meet their need.”

Jim also noted that CMM is asking established Christian stations and ministries to donate any used, but still useful, equipment that they don’t plan to use. CMM can then store and catalogue that equipment for future donations. This is a way great stations from all over can participate in blessing other ministries, and leave the details and legwork up to Connect Media Ministries. Anyone wanting more information on the grant process and eligibility should go to: connectmediaministries.org or if you would like to donate good, working equipment, email CMM at: jimmcdcmm@gmail.com or call: 573-480-1439.

“I’m excited to use my experience to help other ministries improve their quality and reach more listeners,” McDermott added.

McDermott is best know for launching Lake Area Educational Broadcasting Foundation – Spirit FM in 1985 as a small 3,000 watt station, KCVO/Camdenton, MO, in the Lake of the Ozarks area. His vision to expand was birthed when KCVO began building small translator stations in Jefferson City, Sedalia, St. Robert and Knob Noster.  Eventually they were building and buying full power stations and the growing network became Spirit FM in 1994. The expansion added 18 signals all over the state of Missouri, and a new worship station, Elevate FM. In March 2023  Lake Area Educational Broadcasting Foundation announced it was selling the Spirit FM stations to Northwestern Media, the deal closed later in 2023.

The next CMB Monthly Webinar will Wednesday, February 14 at noon CT. Time Spent Listening has been the real leak that everyone’s focused on for the past decade, but is Weekly Cume showing signs of declining, too will be discussed.

Long time radio veteran and chief coffee maker at WVRS/WVRX/Strasburg, VA (The Point) Rich Bruce checks in with HisAir. Bruce is publishing his vast repository of continuity material on the Southern Gospel Radio Association Facebook PAGE.

Bruce says, “It’s clean, spiritual and reinforces a Christ-follower lifestyle. Best thing about it, it’s free and worth the price. check it out.)

NEW JOB ALERT– Hope Media Group needs an Operations Director to serve at WayFM/West Palm Beach.

GRAMMY®-nominated, Dove Award-winning StowTown recording artist The Erwins return March 8 with Life Story, the sibling group’s first full-length release in nearly three years. Produced by Wayne Haun (Celine Dion, Stephen Schwartz, Jason Crabb), the album is a celebration of abundant life, featuring nine tracks brimming with joy and rooted in Hope.

Daywind Radio Show Prep is offering FREE Valentines Day imaging to Southern Gospel stations. Go HERE to download the Valentines Day promo.

As the curtain closes on the 2024 NRB International Christian Media Convention, NRB will welcome Dr. Jack Graham, senior pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, to deliver an inspiring, faith-filled message at the closing session. 

FLASHBACK – Feb 8, 2018 – Salem Media Group announced today that WFSH/Atlanta (104.7 The Fish) Program Director Mike Blakemore has been appointed to the new position of VP Programming, CCM Format effective February 12, 2018. In addition to his duties in Atlanta, this expanded role will allow Blakemore to provide leadership, and leverage the resources of the company’s Contemporary Christian Music stations.


Jeff Atherholt celebrates 21 years at WRBS/Baltimore
Erin Branham celebrated 19 years at WRBS/Baltimore
Peggy Stapleton celebrates 17 years KSGN/Riverside
Daryl Pierce 10 years at Strong Tower Christian Media/Ohio
Olga Kaye 9 years at Spirit FM/Ireland
Jon Yinger 31 years at Christian Broadcasting System
Rick McConnel 38 years at Monumental Studios
Joseph Kudlacik 4 years at Salem Media
Brian Dumont 6 years at Family Life Radio/Tucson
Jon Wood 1 year at CMB
Drew Cain 2 years at vCreative
KTIS/Minneapolis celebrates 75 years on the air

Tim Wolf 25 years at WPOZ/Orlando
Kim Harrison celebrates 21 years at WayFM/Dallas

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