Industry News

Industry News Bits Fri 4-22-22


20 Years Ago: Jayar Reeves joins Air1 as nightime personality from KRXY, Olympia.
18 Years Ago: WCLQ/Wausau has received the FCC ok to up it’s power to 90kw
14 Years Ago: KSBJ/Houston GM Tim McDermott elected as NRB Radio Chairman
12 Years Ago: WAWZ/New York (Star 99.1) PD Therese Romano exits for WAYR/Brunswick
5 Years Ago: Paul Goldsmith exits CURE International to start Goldsmith Media Group
4 Years Ago:  BJ O’Neal promoted to executive team as WayFM Chief Development Officer
1 Year Ago: WCSG/Grand Rapids Executive Director Chris Lemke announces he will step down

March Nielsen PPM numbers are arriving this week. Today we’ll see Day 4 results for subscribing stations.. All results of subscribing stations will be posted daily. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir.

Having fundraisers this week .. UCB/Canada .. KGBI/Omaha .. KLOVE .. WBNH/Peoria .. AFR

American Family Radio reports it just concluded a record breaking Shar-A-Thon. The final total was $4,141,368, the most ever raised in the history of American Family Radio dating back to 1991 when their first station went on the air.

Curb Word artists Stars Go Dim’s third studio project, Grace In The Wilderness, is releasing on 4/29. The upcoming album leads listeners on a pilgrimage toward hope that expands on the infectious pop that’s defined Chris Cleveland’s catalog. Coupling meaningful lyrics with a voice that knows no bounds, Cleveland pulls out all the stops on the intrepid collection as his immaculate voice effortlessly glides across 13 tracks—all co-written by the ace songwriter. Produced by Jeff Sojka, Jeff Pardo and Anton Göransson, the new LP features the explosive “This Is Love,” the worshipful “Prepare The Way” and the affirming “Yes He Does.”

WRDR/Freehold Township (The Bridge) is gearing up for its 17th annual Bridgefest 2022. The free, family-friendly two day festival taking place in Ocean Grove, New Jersey on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25.
Speakers include Lloyd Pulley, Chris Durkin, Bobby Hargraves, Johnny Zacchio, Tony Clark, and other On-Air Bridge Radio Pastors live.

On Friday at 3 pm WRDR GM Robert Baltodano will host Bridge Bible Talk LIVE on-site to answer Bible and Christian Living questions.  A beach baptism, boardwalk games, sponsors, and food trucks are among the numerous family events planned.

This year’s event will feature Grammy-nominated, five-time gold, and one-time platinum award-winning musician Jeremy Camp.

Encouragement Media Group has acquired KAGZ/Lufkin, TX (97.7 FM) for Spanish Christian music format Fuzión. The KAGZ signal covers Lufkin and Nacogdoches. Fuzión initially launched in Jan 2020.

Spanish Christian WABV/Abbeville SC (1590 Radio Inspiracion) is sold by R&M Christian Broadcastingto to John Wallace Broadcasting for $1000.

Empire Streaming has rebranded as SoundStack. According to a release “The world of audio is constantly evolving, and so is our company. Welcome to SoundStack – the industry’s first Audio-as-a-Service company.” New website is HERE

WCVK/Bowling Green, KY (Christian Family Radio) first went on the air 36 years ago
KWFC/Springfield, MO celebrates its 53rd anniversary this month
Angie Vertucci celebrating 8 years with WSOH/Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Prayer List:
Phil Zachary
Al Ross 

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