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Industry News Bits Fri 8-12-22

Nielsen July PPM have all arrived. Day 4 markets from yesterday include Nashville, W Palm, Jacksonville and others.

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

Aug PPM due 9/6.

WGTS/Wash DC is taking concerts to new heights by moving the concert onto the roof of their parking garage. Over five hundred listeners enjoyed the afternoon with music from Fair Trade artists “The Afters.” Afternoon show hosts Johnny and Stacey Stone broadcasted live from the top of the garage preceding the show, and WGTS served ice cream to everyone as part of the ongoing ice cream tour. WGTS listeners also donated over one hundred pairs of pajamas for Comfort Cases, a non-profit organization that seeks to help children with the often-traumatic transition into a foster care home.

“It was great seeing so many listeners that wanted to connect with us at this event. It was humbling praying for one another and feeling like a community,” says WGTS PD Brennan Wimbish.

“It threatened to rain all day. There was flooding just a few miles away, but God kept a little patch of blue right over this concert. A rainbow even came out in the middle of the concert. That must be a God-thing,” said WGTS morning show host and promotions director Jerry Woods.

The station is looking into expanding the garage band concert series in the future. Pictured are children interacting with Josh Havens from “The Afters”.

Streets of Gold, a weekly 2 hour syndicated radio program featuring Christian classics from the 70’s thru the early 2000’s started on the air on August 16, 1997.  This month, Streets of Gold celebrate 25 years of syndicated and is heard on over 25 stations worldwide including 2 terrestrial stations in Canada and England. 

Organized and produced by Jack Reeves and hosted by Larry Wayne, producer Jack started the program to fill a niche in Christian radio as Christian radio today doesn’t air the pioneers and the music legacy of Contemporary Christian radio.  To find out more about Streets of Gold, visit their website at Streets of Gold Radio dot com.

This weekend on the Singing News Top 20 Weekly Countdown guest artists include Susan Whisnant of The Whisnants, Sheri Easter of Jeff & Sheri Easter, Chris Taylor of The Taylors and Jay Parrack of The LeFevre Quartet, plus remembering Glen Allred of The Florida Boys.

In April last year Radio Gaaki based in Northern Ghana was burned to the ground and everything was destroyed by the fire. But through the support of people around the world they were able to rebuild the station and are back on the air.

Radio Gaaki is part of the Theovision Radio Network. Philip Asare is their executive vice president who says, “Praise God we are standing here at Radio Gaaki in the Northern region to see what the Lord has done. It’s because of partners like you that have made this possible and see Radio Gaaki come back on air.”

Radio Gaaki (meaning Faith) was built in the Northern Region, Saboba district, in June, 2011 to reach the Northern corridors with the Word of God.

The latest research shows that the economy and inflation are having a greater impact on giving than last year… and your donors are feeling more cautious and pessimistic.

That’s why Rick Dunham will be hosting a free webinar on August 19 at 11am CST to explore findings from the latest Donor Confidence Survey and get practical on what to do about it.

Here’s what you can expect from the webinar:

  • A clear presentation of the latest data and insights
  • An understanding of donor psyche and trends for the future
  • Tangible tools and recommendations for immediate next steps
  • A free download of the full research release
  • A live Q&A

Register for the Dunham+Company webinar I hope you’ll HERE in order to better understand this unique giving climate and what it means for your organization.

Tami Rumfelt has been added to the weekend line-up at KHPE/Albany, OR (Hope 107.9).

Dusty Rhodes 1 year at WGTS/Wash DC
Chad Kelley
celebrates 16 years at KWVE/Santa Ana

Susan Hart 4 year at Orphans Promise
Yvonne Jones 2 years on KKEQ/Grand Forks morning show

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