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The Nielsen JUNE PPM release concludes today with Day 4 markets. Those include Jacksonville, West Palm Beach and more. Nielsen Audio PPM Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir. The latest number are HERE.

SiriusXM The Message has hired Olivia Lane to host it’s morning show starting July 17th. She replace former morning host Doug Hannah who after nearly 19 years on “The Message“ Doug Hannah stepped away in April this year. Lane is singer-songwriter and popular TikTok personality and will host The Olivia Lane Show Monday through Friday, starting July 17, from 5-11am CT.

The Message (Ch. 63) named Olivia One to Watch in 2022 and was one of the first to break her song “Woman at the Well.” Her latest “I Believe It Now” is a duet with Sidewalk Prophets. She is currently in the studio working on her next faith-based project, due out later this year.

Originally from Houston, Lane is based in Nashville, and known for documenting her own transformation from a non-believer to a faithful follower — or, as she calls it, “from atheist to amen” — in viral TikTok videos.

PraiseLive/Minneapolis once again hosted Faith Day at Target Field on Saturday, July 8th. The Twins hosted the Orioles, and 13 players stayed to share their faith stories after the game. Grammy-nominated Sanctus Real led in worship and introduced their new single, Dare To Hope.

PraiseLive Executive Director David McIver shared one of the highlights. “As we were about to pray over the Twins, something unexpected happened. The Orioles came and prayed over their brothers in Christ. It was an incredible moment of unity, reminding us of Psalm 133:1. “How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony.” We are so thankful for the Twins organization making this special day of faith and unity possible.”

Thousands of people were encouraged, and after the program, each household received a new book from David called, Looking For The One. Athletes like Rod Carew, Brian Dozier, Kyle Gibson, Kurt Suzuki, and Tom Lehman have endorsed the book, which includes their faith stories. PraiseLive broadcasts at 95.3 FM in the Twin Cities.

KCMS/Seattle (Spirit 105.3) dedicated their newly-renovated studio to the Lord this week. KCMS says, “It was a time to express gratitude to our incredibly talented engineers, Aaron, Garrett, and Tim… and to Jesus for His faithfulness. “It felt like we a built an altar to the Lord… the rocks were the prayers we lifted all together as a team united by the love of Christ. Months ago we all wrote bible verses on the floor before the carpets were put in, so every day we are standing on His good promises. Literally! And you won’t believe what song began playing as we started praying: HOLY SPIRIT… “Holy Spirit You are welcome here.”

Pictured L-R Garrett Duguay, Erica Parkerson, Aaron Hume, Donna Totey, Sarah Taylor, Luke Swanberg, Paul Fredericks. Not pictured: GM Channah Hanberg PD Ty McFarland.

Pastor/singer Todd Tilghman, winner of season 18 of The Voice, is sharing his personal hope with the world through “Still to Come.” The new single is streaming everywhere starting TODAY July 14 at HERE. At the age of 42, he became the oldest winner in the series history.

“So many songs, across genres, have been written about mountains, and mountaintops, and climbing the mountains,” the soulful country singer explains. “In ‘Still to Come,’ I hope to convey that it’s always better on the other side. I wish I could show you. But we can’t see the other side of the mountain without the climb.”

The single continues The Voice winner’s trend of consistently releasing heartfelt songs about his personal journey, his family and his deeply-held faith. It follows “Blood, Sweat & Tears” and “Dig My Grave,” both of which released earlier this year. As all of his 2023 releases prove, he’s not one to shy away from personal disclosure for the sake of connecting with listeners.

Steve Sunshine 2 years at KCMS/Seattle
Dave Moore 2 years at Family Life Radio
Dave (Arthur) & Tristi (Hendrick) celebrate 6 years on the KTSY/Boise morning show

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