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Industry News Bits FRI 4-26-24

Fundraisers this week ..  WBGL/Champaign .. KTSY/Boise .. Faith Radio Network/St Paul .. KGGI/Omaha .. KDNW/Duluth .. Spirit FM/VA .. K-LOVE .. WWIL/Wilmington .. Praise Live/Minneapolis .. KSOS/Las Vegas .. KAXL/Bakersfield .. The LifeFM/Greenville .. WNFA/Port Huron .. WNFR/Sanduskey .. KLJY/St Louis .. His Radio/Greenville .. 

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


Christian Radio Ratings on HisAir.Net are sponsored by Dunham+Company.

AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid MARCH
WAGG/Birmingham – 3.3
WERC HD2/Birmingham – 3.2
WLFJ/Greenville – 4.3
WPZZ/Richmond – 4.1

Go HERE for latest PPM ratings.

MAR 2024 PPM numbers are all posted. APRIL PPM arrives 5/13.


WNFR/Sanduskey, MI (Hope FM) held a successful “Firm Foundation” Spring Fundraiser raising 115% of their goal.   After meeting their need, the station was excited to share with listeners about the purchase of 98.9 FM serving the Bay Area of Michigan, including Flint, Bay City and Saginaw.  The money raised above the goal will go directly to that project..

Station manager, Brian Smith said. “Once again, completely blown away at how God moved this week and how generous our listening family is. It was evidence of great teamwork throughout the year, loving on our community during difficult times. Huge thanks to Jack Eason with The Heart Share Group and also Todd Stach with Beyond 615 coaching. Our team is looking forward to wrapping our arms around new communities with our expansion into the bay region!”

The station is planning for a late spring/early summer launch for 98.9 FM.


Curb Word artists for KING + COUNTRY (brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone) drop their “The Inspired By Soundtrack” album today for their family biopic film, “UNSUNG HERO.”  The film stars Joel Smallbone; he also co-wrote the film, and it is his directorial debut.

“The Inspired By Soundtrack” also includes recently released singles, “Place In This World” feat. Michael W. Smith; “Checking In” with Lee Brice; “To Hell With The Devil (RISE)” feat. Lecrae & Stryper; “Lead Me On” feat. Amy Grant; and much more. It also features the title track of the film, “Unsung Hero,” from their current Grammy® nominated and AMA, Billboard and Dove award-winning album, “What Are We Waiting For?”

Says the Smallbones,“What a field day we had with this album! We have more features than any album we’ve ever done, having had the opportunity to take these incredibly nostalgic 90’s songs and re-imagine them with a for KING + COUNTRY flair. We’ve been able to partner with multiple artists on their songs – Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Rebecca St. James, Stryper, and more. It’s been quite an adventure, a creative process to re-envision these songs. We hope everyone enjoys them as much as we enjoyed making them!”


FNDRSNG will host a FREE webinar open to all on Thursday May 16th ay 1pm ET. FNDRSNG’s Todd Janssen and guest Organizational Identity Consultant Sam Rockwell will focus on cultivating authentic relationships with your donors through your organizational identity. This webinar will delve into the essential elements of organizational identity and how they serve as a cornerstone for fostering meaningful relationships with your listeners and donors.

This webinar will discuss:

  • Strategies for aligning your organizational identity with donor expectations

  • Practical tips for communicating your mission and values effectively

  • How to leverage your unique identity to connect with donors on a deeper level

Register HERE.


“American Idol” is planning to honor the late Mandisa, who was a contestant on the series in the early 2000s, in an episode slated to air Monday.

“Mandisa was an adored icon on American Idol and in the music industry,” the show said in a statement. “She had become a platinum-selling artist and had won several Grammys for her music. Her passing has left everyone on the show heartbroken, and we extend our deepest condolences to her family.”

A celebration of life for Mandisa will be held this Saturday at 10;45AM in Brentwood, TN. Live Link: brentwoodbaptist.com/mandisa


The Sound of Life Radio Network reports its 93.7 FM frequency covering Newburgh/Beacon, NY is temptatarily of the air. A piece of equipment that was damaged in a recent storm is the problem and engineers are working o replace it.


Angel Studios announces Fair Trade artist Colton Dixon has released the title track for the upcoming feature film SIGHT. “Rest of My Life (From the Original Motion Picture SIGHT)” available today on all major music platforms.

“When I first heard “Rest of My Life”, I instantly knew it was a fit for the film’s epilogue,” shares Ryan Svendsen, Angel Studios Head of Music. “It is extremely rare for the spirit and lyrics of a song to be an uncanny match for a scene but the stars aligned beautifully with Colton’s track for SIGHT. We are honored to have Colton’s uplifting music bring out this important moment.  This song will be a reminder of not only the film but of the miracle that we are not confined by the things that we can physically see.”


ALERT: There’s only 5 weeks until Momentum 2024 ... Momentum starts May 29 in Orlando. Have you registered yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Go HERE to register.


HisAir NEWS FLASHBACK – April 26 2023 – Christian Classic Hits station “Classic HIS Radio” has been launched by Radio Training Network on WHRT/Cokesbury/Greenwood (91.9) and W209CM/Simpsonville/Greenville (89.7) which are being transmitted via 89.3 WLFJ-HD4/Greenville. Previously, the signals had aired Christian Preaching “HIS Radio Talk” until the beginning of this month.


Milestones:
Andrea Hirth 7 years at CMB
Paul Goldsmith 7 years at Christian FM
TJ Holland 15 years with TJ Holland Consulting

4/27
 i58:10 Media 29 year anniversary 
Mike Lee 24 years at Salem Media
John Yoast 15 years with WDAC Radio/PA

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