Industry News

Industry News Bits FRI 6-28-24

Fundraisers this week .. Hope 103.2/NSW, AUS .. 

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

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

Nielsen MAY PPM is complete.  Go HERE for latest PPM ratings. June PPM arrive 7/9

AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid MAY
KVUU HD2/Colorado Springs – 0.8
WMXC HD2/Mobile – 4.4
WGOK/Mobile – 2.2

After nearly 25 years of  service at Fair Trade Sr VP Marketing & Promotions Dan Michaels is stepping away. Michaels joined Fair Trade in Oct 2000, when the company was still known as INO Records. Previously he was director of marketing at Benson Music Group from 1995-1999.

Michaels is also known in the industry as saxophonist in the GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove award winning alternative band The Choir.

Fair Trade Senior Director National Promotion Kai Elmer told HisAir, “After nearly 25 years of incredible service at Fair Trade, the legendary Dan Michaels is starting a new chapter. It’s tough to sum up how important he has been to our artists, company, and partners over the years. He wouldn’t want us to make a big fuss, but simply put, we wouldn’t be here today without him. His leadership, wisdom, and sense of humor have profoundly impacted us and so many others in our industry – and we are all better because of his influence in our lives. We wish you all the best in this new season ahead, and are forever grateful for the contributions you have made. We will miss the candy dish in your office, but we’ll miss you even more. THANK YOU!”

KAMB/Merced, CA (Celebration Radio) afternoon host Mark Murdock is doing his final shift today (6/28). Murdock, after 44 years at the station, is retiring. 

Mike told HisAir, “I wanted to devote more time to teaching God’s word, to writing, to spending time with family and friends and to wood carving and other hobbies. One aspect was also feeling that the time had come to step aside and give opportunity to someone younger who might be more relatable to a younger radio audience (if such a person exists!). I’ve been greatly privileged and blessed to have served at KAMB for these 44 years, and will miss my co-workers, friends and listeners!

Port Huron, MI based HopeFM will go live on its newest station WNFH/Vassar, MI (98.9 FM) serving the Bay Region of Michigan this Monday July 1st. 

This new signal will double the reach of HopeFM by reaching the markets of Flint, Saginaw, Bay City and surrounding communities.

Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG) has announced the promotion of Walter Thomas to Vice President of Artist Development at Motown Gospel and TAMLA Records. Additionally, Alexandria “Dria” Dollar has joined CCMG in the role of Senior Director of A&R at TAMLA & Motown Gospel.

The new position takes Thomas from Director of Artist Development for CCMG in 2023 to his new role which comes with expanded responsibilities including overseeing the growth and nurturing of the company’s artist roster and development initiatives along with facilitating its marketing initiatives. He reports to CCMG Co-Presidents Brad O’Donnell and Hudson Plachy. Prior to arriving at CCMG, Thomas served as CEO of Agency 22 Music & Entertainment, managing artists such as DOE, JJ Hairston, Jonathan McReynolds, Maverick City Music, Smokie Norful and more.

Discount pricing of $200 off ends July 5th for Vidare Creative’s Fundraising 24 conference July 17th-18th in Nashville.

Fundraising 24 speaker line-up this year includes:

Beth Bacall – Fundraising: A behind the board perspective, John Frost – Creating Radio that Transforms, Chuck Finney – Stories > Stats, Sterling Tarrant – Developing Your Engagement 365 – Messaging through Produced Content, Joe Paulo – Ministry Leaders: How to fail at fundraising in 5 easy steps, Tim Smith – Major Donors: Building authentic relationships, Jared Mitchell – Between the Asks: Managing the Relationship of a Mid-Level Donor, Matt Mundt – How and Why Digital Ads Boost Your Support Drive

Devotions on Day 2 will led by Helen Smallbone. Evening music from Fair Trade and Red Street Records Wednesday night, and Centricity on Thursday.

Register HERE now.

HisAir Job Alert sponsored by FaithSearch Partners –

Augusta, Georgia’s heritage Christian AC station, 88.3 WAFJ, has a rare opening for a Morning Show Personality. We’re looking for someone who enjoys creating compelling content with an established co-host in a live and local radio environment. 

If interested go HERE.

WKNZ/Milford (The Bridge) listeners rescued 675 critical need children in the countries of Haiti, Guatemala and Nicaragua on June 27th thru Cross International.

Cross International’s Thriving Kids initiative supports ministries that provide children with the essentials they need to live and the support they need to thrive. The organization reaches orphans in deepest need around the world. Through longstanding partnerships with local Christian ministries, Cross International empowers generous believers who give financial and prayer support to strategically advance the gospel and bring transformative change.

 The Bridge listeners help these children become “thriving kids” and will receive food for the next year, clean water, Christian education and receive other life-saving resources. 

HisAir NEWS FLASHBACK – A new online station, Worship 24/7, is now steaming live. The station based in Portland, is operated by i 58:10 President David Harms.  An Open House and Dedication was held Thursday, June 27th from 6 to 8pm here at the new new studios.  David told HisAir today, “We’re excited to launch this new streaming station! We aren’t just playing a collection of worship songs, we are trying to facilitate a worship experience for those who find us and listen. We are building this as a place to listen that will be joyous and fun and connect spiritually with the audience. It’s off to a great start!”

Dave Cruse 18 years at The JOY FM
Briana Barrera 5 years at Salem Media
Mike Powers 4 years at WFCM/Nashville
Rachel Rinehart 1 year at KKJM/St Cloud
Travis Thomsen 3 years at WayFM/Colorado Springs

Dave Palmeira 1 year at WPOZ/Orlando
Jason Cornell 3 years at The Family/Appleton
Robert Forbes 2 years at KLRC/Siloam Springs
Stephanie Jenkins 9 years at KWND/Springfield
Megan Johnson 2 years at Boxer Poet

Prayer List:
Josh Guevara

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