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Industry News Bits FRI 3-15-24

Fundraisers this week .. WZDG/Wilmington .. Kinship Radio/Mankato .. WLCQ/Springfield .. KBNJ/Corpus Christi .. WIVH/Virgin Islands .. Moody Radio .. 89.9 The Light/Melbourne .. Worship 24/7/Portland .. WCVK/Bowling Green .. WBSN/New Orleans .. KLRC/Siloam Springs .. WCCV/Cartersville, GA

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


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January PPM release is complete.  Feb 2024 PPM is due starting this Monday 3/18.


Northwestern Media has many people who work really hard. But today, KJNW/KC (LIfe 88.5) Director of Operations/morning co-host Melony McKaye-Olson was singled out as the recipient of the prestigious Ellie Holcomb Award,

KJNW OM Adam Hannan tells HisAir, “Because if there’s anything that can be done to serve our listeners, Mel would be thinking, “I don’t want to miss it!” Making the most of every break, programming with all she’s got, reporting severe weather until 3am in relatable ways, etc. She does have a life outside of work (and an a really interesting one, too!), but the level of care for her community is remarkable! Congratulations on your award, Mel”


The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the GMA Mentorship Program today. Designed to develop and encourage young industry professionals, the program was established as an investment in the future leaders of the Christian and Gospel music industry. The GMA Mentorship Program will pair music business professionals who are in the first half of their career (ages 35 and under) with more experienced industry executives. 

Mentees with a desire to learn and grow professionally through mentorship, networking, and learning should apply to be matched with a mentor at gospelmusic.org/mentorship. The application period opens on March 15th, 2024 and will close April 15th, 2024. 

“As our industry looks to the future, we recognize how vital it is that we support and invest in the next generation of executives,” says Justin Fratt, GMA Executive Vice President. 


HisAir NEW JOB ALERT: The House FM and The House of Praise have an opening for a Radio Chief Engineer.

If interested go HERE.


Former WCIC/Peoria host Janine Fairchild has joined mainstream AC WSWT/Peoria (Mix 106.9) as morning co-host. Fairchild who was with WCIC 14 years, exited the WCIC morning show in June 2020.


Consultant and Talent Coach Tracy Johnson (Radio Content Pro) will hold a free Webinar Thursday March 21st at 2pm ET. During the webinar you’ll discover how RCP Spirit leverages AI to inspire creativity for Christian Radio. RCP generates on-air, online, and social media content customized for Christian radio.

Register HERE


Curb Records’ Big Daddy Weave opens the floodgates of restoration on their new song, “Let It Begin,” out today (3/15). Following their latest No. 1, “Heaven Changes Everything,” the track is poised to become the group’s next signature hit, giving fans another taste of their highly anticipated forthcoming studio project. The band treated the audience of the Grand Ole Opry to the track this past Tuesday (3/12), sharing the stage with Darius Rucker and comedian Anjelah Johnson-Reyes.


HisAir NEWS FLASHBACK – March 16, 2020 – Alan Mason has returned to EMF as interim VP Radio after Randy Chase resigned last week.  On January 3rd this year Alan “retired” and went on the board. Alan told HisAir, “When Randy resigned I was asked to fill in until they found a replacement for the VP of Radio role, which will become a C level position under a new name. I came off the board at that time because you can’t be board and staff at the same time.”  EMF will be interviewing for the Chief Audio Office position now, and that individual will begin looking for a KLOVE PD.


Milestones:
KPAR/Dickinson, ND celebrates 6 years
Dan Bell 8 years at WJBZ/Knoxville

3/16
WWIL/Wilmington, NC celebrates 31 years

Prayer List:
Steve Swanson

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