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Industry News Bits FRI 4-21-23

Fundraisers this week .. KJRN/Keene .. KVFE/Del Rio .. WAWZ/NY .. KSWP/Lufkin .. Sound of Life Radio Network/Lake Katrine, NY .. WRVL/Lynchburg .. Kinship Radio/Mankato .. KFNW/Fargo .. The LifeFM Network .. WKNZ/Milford .. UCB/Canada .. K-LOVE ..

Nielsen MARCH PPM release this week. TODAY is Day 4 and we get results for Nashville, Jacksonville, and more. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir. Latest PPM numbers are HERE.

Doug Hannah wrapped up his nearly 19 years hosting mornings on SiriusXM “The Message“ with his last show today.
The Message Program Director Al Skop said, “What more can be said about Doug Hannah that hasn’t already been said by ALL of you who have expressed your gratitude for his years of comfort, wisdom, guidance and companionship over the past many years?!”
Doug will continue his on-air work for KCBI/Dallas hosting middays and SmartRadio Suite.

Spanish Broadcasting System has agreed to purchase KROI/Houston (Praise 92.1) from Urban One for $7.5 million, signifying the Hispanic broadcaster’s introduction into the sixth largest market. The acquisition of KROI is one of two FMs that Urban One is divesting to fulfill the FCC’s local ownership restrictions to finalize its purchase of Cox Media Group’s four-FM cluster in Houston, which amounts to $27.5 million.

Positive Alternative Radio has been certified as a Best Christain Workplace for 2023, according to BCW’s Jay Bransford, President, and CEO.  His organization’s recent survey showed that PAR employees are highly engaged and enjoy a thriving workplace culture.

“Our passionate and hard-working team members tell us a lot that they love coming to work here,” said Brian Sanders, Executive Vice President of PAR.  “So, this survey is a wonderful confirmation of what we hear all the time.”

“We are thrilled that this survey validates all the effort and time spent keeping our team engaged and creating a winning culture,”  said Eddie Baker, President of PAR.

April 21st is the 30th Anniversary of Brian Free & Assurance. To celebrate, Daywind Music Group created a non-com friendly radio special. This hour is set up with 2 three minute commercial breaks to be filled by the local station.  A promo is also provided that you can put the date and time of the airing on your station, plus any sponsorship you wish.

Contact Greg Goodman if you plan on airing the special.  ggoodman@daywind.com

New Job Alert: KSBJ/Houston needs a fill-in on air host.

Check the listing HERE.

Chad Olson
2 years at KHRT/Minot, ND

Angie Vertucci celebrating 9 years with WSOH/Bellefontaine, Ohio.
WCVK/Bowling Green, KY (Christian Family Radio) first went on the air 37 years ago

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