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

Aug PPM arrives starting on 9/5/23.

Brian Tucker’s online station Christian Mix 106 celebrates 3 years today.

At the time of the launch of Christian Mix 106 Brian told HisAir, “Christian Mix 106, is a mix of contemporary songs by the bigger names and Independents, plus will be wide ranging musically and have Inspirational minutes, verse of the day liners, etc. I am going to school to get my Bachelor’s in ministry, I am 3/4 of the way there plus doing this plus doing PR work for some of our ladies who do Inspirational Minutes which are broadcast on other internet stations as well.” Check out the station HERE.

Capitol Christian Music Group (Capitol CMG) has garnered an impressive total of 98 nominations for the 54th Annual GMA Dove Awards, spanning across 32 distinct categories. Distinguished nominees encompass notable figures like Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Blessing Offor, Pastor Mike Jr., TobyMac, Kirk Franklin, Jeff Pardo, Ben Glover, and Jeff Sojka. These nominees proudly represent all sectors of Capitol CMG, including Capitol CMG Label Group, Motown Gospel, Commercial Partnerships, and Capitol CMG Publishing.

Brad O’Donnell, Co-President of Capitol Christian Music Group, expressed his pride in the accomplishments of their gifted artists and writers, stating, “It’s truly an honor to partner with our talented artists and writers, and we are proud to see them recognized by the Gospel Music Association and their industry peers. Congratulations to each of them on their nominations.”

Curb | Word Entertainment and Curb | Word Music Publishing are jubilant to share their achievement of 25 nominations for the 54th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The awards ceremony is set to take place in Nashville, TN, on October 17, 2023, and will be exclusively broadcasted on TBN and the TBN app on October 20, 2023, at 8 PM EST, with an encore presentation at 10 PM EST.

Mike Curb, Chairman of Curb | Word Entertainment, commended the remarkable talents of their artists and songwriters, stating, “It’s fantastic that our artists and songwriters are being recognized for their brilliant talent. I am thrilled for the acknowledgement they have received from the Gospel Music Association with these nominations.”

Red Street Records has secured two nominations for the 2023 Dove Awards, contending in the categories of Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year and Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year.

The Provident Entertainment family, encompassing artists, labels, films, songwriters, and publishers, joyously announces its multiple nominations across 28 categories for the 54th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The full list of nominees was revealed recently for the upcoming show, scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, and will air on Friday, October 20, at 8pm ET and 10pm ET exclusively on Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) and the TBN app. The theme chosen for this year’s awards is “Joyful Echo.”

Vidare Creative will its next FREE webinar in Wes Aug 16th at 11am CT. The topic will be “Top 3 Fundraising Ideas from Fundraising 23.”

Get registered now HERE.

Smartradio National Affiliations Director Geoff Moore tells HisAir the Christian Radio Personality Think Tank Facebook group is away $100 this month.

The Christian Radio Personality Think Tank was organized for FREE content and dedicated to helping CCM jocks collaborate. Great content = compelling radio! Monthly the page puts up some type of prize to entice content. For the month of August $100 bounty will go to the member that posts the most liked story that explains how their station received TV/News/Press/Great response to something they did that generated a lot of buzz (This doesn’t include fundraisers). 

If you’re personalities haven’t joined yet, the link is HERE.  The members already has some known names like Brant Hansen, Singer/songwriter Micah Tyler, John Owens, Lisa Barry, Doug Hannah, Lisa Williams and more.

Daywind Radio Showprep reports The Southern Gospel Music Association has named the final member of the  2023 Hall Of Fame Class.  It’s Reagan Riddle of The Primitive Quartet.  The group recently retired after a long and successful career..  The group originated in 1973, but they officially became The Primitive Quartet in 1978.  They have always been a fan favorite for their unique vocal stylings and instrumentation. 

KGGN/Hemet, CA (102.5 The Vine) has launched the new local ministry show  It’s a show about ministries that people may not know about, from leaders don’t have marketing budgets or national name recognition, but they serve the Southwest Riverside County community.

The show is available on demand HERE. And The Vine airs  “Growing on The Vine” Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7 pm.

Christian Heritage Broadcasting has acquired KEEA/Aberdeen SD (90.1) from the American Family Association for a sum of $50,000.

Libertad En Cristo Ministries has purchased  K210BQ/Woodward OK (89.9) from Great Plains Christian Radio for $10,000. This acquisition is intended for the rebroadcasting of 90.5 KLEC Liberal KS.

A transaction totaling $130,000 has been initiated by International Jade Group for the acquisition of CCM WBIB/Forsyth, GA, (89.1) from James DeLoach. The deal also encompasses the Centreville, AL-licensed translator W267DA at 101.3 FM.

Chad Kelley celebrates 17 years at KWVE/Santa Ana

Michael Shelley 22 years at WMVV/Griffin New Life Radio
Susan Hart 5 year at Orphans Promise
Yvonne Jones 3 years on KKEQ/Grand Forks morning show

Prayer List:
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