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Industry News Bits Fri 3-4-22

HisAir 20th anniversary FLASHBACK: 12 years ago today, March 4, 2010: Donald Wildmon resigns as chairman of the American Family Association due to illness.

Salem Media Group reports its 4th quarter results for 2021.

Salem Media Group increased total revenue in Q4 2021 of d 7.2%, from $64.5 million to $69.1. Same Station net broadcast revenue increased 5.7% from 47.8 million to $50.6 million. Digital revenue increased 2.9% from $11.2 million to $11.6 million.

Salem total revenue for 2021 increased 9.3% from $236.2 million to $258.2 million with same station broadcast revenue increasing 7.5% from $176.8 million to $190.0.
Digital revenue was also up for the year, increasing 6.5% from $39.6 million to $42.2.

At NRB 2022 next week in Nashville managers of Christian LPFM stations are invited to a special LPFM gathering for an update on the state of LPFM broadcasting and Q&A session with Moody Radio Affiliate and LPFM Consultant John Broomall of WPCG-LP/Canton, GA and owner of Christian Community Broadcasters.

Moody Radio partnership opportunities for LPFM stations will also be explained by Moody Radio’s David Woodworth and George Economos.

Thursday, March 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Hospitality Suite / Delta Mezzanine – Bayou B

Godsey Media Management announces the addition of new staff and a new Christian Country division, Steeple Country. Godsey Media takes this opportunity to open its doors for more artists to build artistry with recordings, visual content and advanced marketing solutions.

Rick Schweinsberg who is no stranger to Christian Country music or its talented artists, recently accepted the role of Program Director for Faith Country Radio, a division of Singing News Brands. Rick has produced many hit singles and has been the A&R Director for two leading Christian Country imprints. In addition, he has over 20 years experience as a touring artist, decades in Christian radio, and a list of songwriting credits for the likes of The Hoppers, the Dixie Melody Boys, and Triumphant Quartet. His vision and passion for reaching people swill expand every artist under Steeple Country.

Scott Godsey, President and Owner of Godsey Media Management, says, “Rick and I have worked alongside one another for years. After years of analyzing audiences and the market, Godsey Media knew it was time to open up a new division in this direction. We made one call, to the right guy. Steeple Country will undoubtedly thrive under the guidance of Rick Schweinsberg.”

On Friday morning of NRB’s 2022 Christian media convention, NRB presents a special Forum with Charlie Kirk, Salem talk host & Founder and President of Turning Point USA, titled “The Church is the Last Firewall for Freedom.” Kirk will share that for too long, God’s people have abdicated their responsibility to enter into the public square, believing instead that their role begins and ends at the pulpit. But as the culture continues its slide into moral relativism and confusion, this position has been proven insufficient.

There is still time to join 90+ speakers, 170+ exhibitors, and 31,000 square feet of exhibit space at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, March 8-11. Register now to be a part of the premiere networking event for Christian communicators!

HisAir wants to meet you at NRB 2022 next week in Nashville.

Stop by our booth #546 on the exhibit floor and say hi, and grab some FREE stuff!  You can get all the info you need on NRB 2022 HERE.

We’ll also be talking to folks who stop by our booth on Facebook Live.

Crown Financial/Chuck Bentley – Wednesday, March 9 – 3:30 PM

The Chosen/Jars of Clay – Thursday, March 10 – 1:00 PM

Educational Media Foundation/Bill Reeves – Thursday March 10  – 2:00 PM

Matt Deane 1 year at KTIS/Minneapolis
Jennifer Hayden 1 year at Minn-Iowa Christian Broadcasting
Denise Harper celebrates 31 years in Christian Radio
Therese Romano celebrating 18 years with AllWorship.com
Lucy & Kel celebrate 8 years on Light FM/Melbourne

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