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Industry News Bits FRI 7-28-23

Fundraisers this week .. WGTS/Wash DC .. Family Life Radio 


Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – JUN 23

WCFJ/Columbia, SC – 1.0
KKDM Hd3/Des Moines – 0.2
KPZK/Little Rock – 2.2
KEEH/Spokane – 6.5

Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – SP 23

WPOZ/Gainesville – 1.4

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Family Life Radio (FLR) is expected to go live on its new acquisition WDRQ/Detroit (93.1) this coming week. FLR held a “Hope for Detroit” project Friday, raising money to promote the brand new FLR FM station in the Motor City! The station will reach a potential 5 million people.  

“We are looking forward to bringing the message of hope in Christ to the Detroit community through a new and improved, high-quality signal,” said Evan Carlson, chief executive officer for FLR.

FLR reaches 80% of the population in Michigan through their already existing signals in Albion (96.7FM), Battle Creek (101.1 FM and AM 1400), Lansing (99.9 FM), Mason (AM 1110) and Midland (99.7 FM).


TWR broadcasts on KTWR/Guam are back on the air. A super typhoon smashed into Guam in May damaging all five KTWR antennas. Mawar unleashed its fury on the Western Pacific island, leaving behind a trail of extensive destruction. As a result, TWR’s shortwave station faced significant damage, impeding the transmission of gospel programs to regions including China, North Korea, Indonesia, and other parts of Asia.

“It is such a relief that KTWR will be resuming its full broadcast load on Saturday,” Mike Sabin, broadcast technical operations director for Asia, said recently. “Even so, there is still a lot of work to be done with the transmitters and antennas. It will take months for all of that to be worked out.”

“The broadcast on KTWR has finally returned. I feel so happy! I can listen to the programs on our radio station again every night.”

Pictured KTWR personnel examine antennas damaged by the typhoon.


The deadline to nominate podcasts for the Spark Media Awards is August 1, 2023.

The 2023 Spark Media Ignite Conference is taking place September 28-30, 2023, in Houston, TX, This year’s event promises a star-studded lineup of industry experts, exclusive networking opportunities, and hands-on workshops to elevate your podcast. Also added is an award category for the best radio show podcast.

Special speakers include Adam Curry, considered to be the founding father of podcasting. Adam is casting a vision for the future of podcasting at the 2023 Spark Media Ignite Conference. For full speaker lineup go HERE.

Plus there’s only 1 week left to nominate your podcast for a Spark Media Award and to grab your early bird tickets. Don’t miss out. Deadline is August 1st.

Learn more about the 2023 Spark Media Ignite conference and awards gala HERE.


WIHS/Middletown is now available on the iHeartRadio app. Search WIHS to find the station. 


VCY America is expanding with the acquisition of WUBU/South Bend (106.3). The purchase amount for the station is $420,000. 

Educational Media Foundation acquires WEZW/Wildwood Crest, NJ (93.1) from Equity Communications. The acquisition cost for this station amounts to $70,000.

Beasley Media Group has sold W270CY in Augusta, GA (101.9) to Radio Training Network for a total of $300,000.

Centro Cristiano de Vida Eterna, headquartered in Houston, TX, demonstrates its generosity by donating the station 91.5 K218EJ to Houston Christian Broadcasters as a charitable contribution. This station will be used to rebroadcast Spanish Christian content from “Radio Amistad” 1400 KHCB in League City.

CSN International is in the process of acquiring six translators from Pensacola Christian College at a total cost of $60,900. The acquisition includes all the necessary equipment for each translator, except for the transmitters. The six translators are located in various areas: 96.9 W245AN in Milledgeville, GA; 90.3 W212CO in Kankakee, IL; 91.3 W217AS in Terre Haute, IN; 88.7 W204BT in Meridian, MS; 89.5 K208GD in Grand Island, NE; and 88.9 W205BR in Elmira, NY. These translators will be utilized to rebroadcast CSN’s main station, 89.9 KAWZ, situated in Twin Falls, ID.


Milestones:
7/28
Bob Shaw 6 years at KWVE/Santa Ana, CA

7/29
Melony McKaye celebrates 10 years at KJNW/Kansas City
Keith Green was tragically killed in a small plane crash near Lindale, TX. 41 years ago

Prayer List:
Al Ross


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