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Industry News Bits FRI 7-5-24

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

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

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is giving a six-month grace period to comply with new FM simulcast rules, it was announced on 7/5. This extension means stations have until February 3, 2025, to adjust any simulcasts that exceed the duplication limits set by the reinstated rule.

The new rules adopted by the FCC take effect on August 2. Last month the Commission partially reversed a 2020 decision to eliminate the simulcast rule for FMs while not changing the rule for AMs.

According to the order adopted last month (MB Docket No. 19-310), the Commission will consider waiver requests for the new rules. With the rules taking effect at the beginning of August, the 90-day window for submitting these requests begins immediately. Broadcasters seeking a waiver should submit their paperwork by October 31. The Commission has indicated that stations may be allowed to exceed the cap if there are “special circumstances” necessitating additional flexibility.

The Bureau clarified in a public notice, “Licensees are not precluded from submitting waiver requests beyond the recommended time period. Unless and until a licensee’s waiver request is denied, it may continue duplicating programming beyond the 25% duplication allowance. Additionally, if a licensee’s waiver request is denied, the Commission may grant additional time, not exceeding six months, for the licensee to comply.”

WHIF/Palatka (Hope FM) staff wore themselves out at two July 4th events in their community. Pictured are staff members Robin Robinson and Tabitha Kennemer just before a parade, and Tabitha helping a young visitor make big bubbles in the station’s booth.

Former EMF vice president of audio streaming Jarrod Graetz shares his two hour workshop on Digital Transformation (for radio) from at Momentum 2024. The viseo featured 8 game changing innovations (for radio) from around the world.. In the first it’s France’s MusicDatak With Samuel Zniber.

Watch HERE

HisAir Job Alert sponsored by FaithSearch Partners 

Creative fundraising agency and production house i58:10 Media is now hiring for a Project Coordinator position, beginning as part-time but with opportunity for career growth and potential to move into full-time.

If interested go HERE.

KGGN/Hemet, CA (The Vine) kicks off a campaign asking to donate a case of bottled water to provide relief during the sweltering summer months, particularly to the homeless, low-income populations, and first responders.

WRDR/Freehold Township, NJ (The Bridge Radio) Bridgefest 2024 was a huge success.

WRDR GM Robert Baltodano says, “God did something special. We saw about 4,000 in attendance Friday night for the concert with Danny Gokey. Pastor Jack Hibbs delivered the gospel message and many came forward and got saved. And 400 were baptized at Ocean Grove. What. an amazing. night!”

HisAir NEWS FLASHBACK – July 5, 2019 – At WRMB/West Palm Beach (Moody Radio) Brigitte Sylvestre joins the morning show with Eric Johnson. Brigitte previously served as a fill-in host and has been with Moody Radio since 2007.

July 6, 2023 – Lake Area Educational Broadcasting Foundation has closed on the $1.25 million agreement with the Northwestern Media for the purchase of 15 full-power FM stations, eight FM translator signals, and six construction permits. The majority of the signals are “Spirit-FM,” while seven signals air “Elevate-FM,” all located in Missouri.

Mike Lanser 8 years at WCLQ/Wausau
Russell Stokes 7 years at WMIT/Black Mountain
Dan Shelton celebrates 13 years at WCTL/Erie
Stephen Baker 9 years at The Joy FM/Tampa
Dave Bruno 9 years at Kingdom Bound

Rick Snavely 48 years at Family Life Ministries/Bath, NY

Prayer List:
Robbo Robinson

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