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Industry News Bits FRI 5-19-23

Fundraisers this week .. Spirit FM/Lynchburg .. KCVO/Camdenton .. KTSY/Boise .. Family Life Radio/Tucson .. KZTH/OKC  .. Harbor Radio/Milan, MI ..

Fundraising Updates:

-KCVO, Camdenton, MO (Spirit FM) finished their Spring Boost fundraiser on May 18-19, needing only and 2 1/2 hours on Friday to raise 123% of their goal. “This was my last fundraiser before the transfer of KCVO to Northwestern Media. I am so glad our listeners believe in the future of our stations,” said retiring GM, Jim McDermott.

The Nielsen APRIL 2023 PPM release is complete. Nielsen PPM Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir. The latest numbers are HERE.

May PPM arrives June 12th.

After 24 years on the RadioU/Columbus morning show Nikki Cantu announced she will be stepping down from the show, but remain with the station.

The RadioU Network Operations Manager says, “During this past year, I have been diagnosed with a very rare medical condition. In order to live a longer, healthier life, I need to make some changes – and those changes will affect my RIOT life. The doctors have been repeatedly telling me that I need to stop talking for hours every day, live in a better climate for my condition, and be closer to specialists. Sadly, this means that I must take a step back from my daily time with The RIOT. I will still continue my off-air work with RadioU, and I plan to come back to pop in on the show as often as I can!”

Nikki will relocate to Florida. Watch video of Nikki making the announcement HERE.


CBN Radio Operations Manager Shawn Tkach checks in with HisAir. Shawn exited the PD/mornings slot at WGLY/Burlington, VT (The Light Radio Network) after 9 years at the end of April. In his new role he’s working to manage the strategy and execution of the CBN Radio brands and increase their digital audience engagement.

Shawn tells HisAir, “It’s going well. Settling into my new role and getting to know the organization a little more every day. We’ve (CBN Radio) got a total of 12 streaming stations all in different genres (CCM, Praise and Worship, Gospel, Southern Gospel, Cross Country, Selah (instrumentals only), Superbook (CCM Rock/Pop), Classic Christian (70s,80s,90s,00s), and some Holiday formats.”

Registration closes TODAY – Friday May 19th at midnight for Momentum 2023. Momentum takes place May 31 – June 2 in Orlando. The event is packed full of speakers, performances, breakouts, workshops, networking and so much more. You will leave inspired, encouraged and ready to impact your community through Christian music.


HisAir will be there and wants to meet you! Check out the CMB video on HERE

Good News Radio, based in Ballarat, Australia celebrates its 30th anniversary this week. The station first broadcast on May 12 1993. The station is 100 per cent volunteer run and plays Christian music and religious services.

Longtime station volunteer Roger Ross says, “It was a vision by one man Dennis Stingell, to get together a group of people who were interested.” “The music changes, the programming changes, but we’ve always had the original vision of being able to present programs that are different to what we might hear anywhere else on other radio stations.”

Singing News Magazine has announced the top 5 finalists in all of the categories of The 2023 Singing News Fan  Awards.  Online voting in the final round of the contest will begin June 26th. Complete list of nominations HERE

The Paul Heil Award (Radio)

  1. Danny Jones
  2. Enlighten
  3. Rodney Baucom
  4. Singing News Radio
  5. Troy Peach

KBMQ/Monroe, LA (88.7 The Cross) makes some changes to its weekend programming. Lauren Kitchens is added to the Saturday 9a-2p shift, and Tammi Arender is now on Sunday 10a-3p.  Kitchens continues afternoons “Lauren & Jenks” at WDJC/Birmingham.

Rahny Taylor 3 years at EMF
Rebecca Jeter 2 years at KWND/Springfield
Jim Houser celebrates 3 year at EMF

Prayer List:
Michele Ross
Matthew Reid

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