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Industry News Bits FRI 9-8-23

Fundraisers this week .. KPUL/Des Moines .. KAXL/Bakersfield .. KWPZ/Seattle

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

The Nielsen AUGUST PPM release wraps up today with DAY 4 markets. Nielsen PPM Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir. The latest numbers are HERE.

KWVE/Santa Ana (KWAVE 107.9 FM) has expanded its coverage in Southern California by acquiring KRDC/Pasadena (1110 AM). The 50kw KRDC was previously owned by The Walt Disney Company. KRDC widens KWAVE’s broadcasting footprint, potentially reaching up to 16 million listeners across the region. 

KWAVE is the property of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. KRDC was programming Radio Disney and ESPN Radio.

Mike Vergara joins the air staff at WJTL/Lancaster

Derek Brown has been hired as contract engineer at KTLF/Colorado Springs.

KOKA/Shreveport, LA (980 The Light) afternoon host Charles Johnson (Pastor CeJay) was sworn in as President of the National Association of Gospel Radio, Inc. (NAGR).

“I’m honored to have the confidence of my radio colleagues to give me an opportunity to lead this association,” Johnson read. “In this role, I’ll work with and travel all over this country to help gospel radio professionals and artists achieve their goals; this role is life-changing, but I’m up for the task with God on my side.”

The NAGR held its inaugural National Convention August 31- September 2, 2023, in New Orleans. The NAGR is designed for gospel/inspirational professionals, advertisers, artists, and, most importantly, listeners. The NAGR mission is to empower stations as they preserve, protect, and advance the format. The NAGR website is HERE.

On Monday, September 11, WBGL/Champaign will host YES DAY, a day of on-air programming devoted to helping answer questions about faith and salvation. Individuals can call in and ask questions about sin, God’s love, the Gospel, making a commitment to Jesus, and more during YES DAY.

“We’ve dreamt about doing an event like this for many years,” said WBGL Station Manager Jeff Scott. “We are thrilled that it’s happening! We prayed, and we feel that we invited the right people to communicate Jesus’ love with our listeners and to give people the confidence in knowing their salvation in Christ.”

Individuals can call in during YES DAY and speak with a pastor or on-air staff, or they can also share questions or thoughts anonymously at WBGL.org. This is the first event of its kind in WBGL’s 40 years as a radio station.

After Hurricane Idalia swept through the area WHIF/Palatka (Hope FM) spent the week collecting items to make hygiene kits to be distributed by first responders who went there to help.

WHIF GM Robin Robinson tells HisAir, “So many people have lost homes or sustained much damage, and are still without water and power a week later.  Our listeners gave so generously that we packed 200 kits and had lots of supplies to send.  What a blessing!!”

Early Bird registration for the 2024 NRB International Christian Media Convention is open.

NRB 2024 will be held February 20-23, 2024, and will return to the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville a longtime destination of the NRB International Christian Media Convention.

Go HERE for more on NRB 24.

This Sunday is National Grandparents Day in the U.S., and Larry Fowler, the Founder of the Legacy Coalition, is on a mission to enlist Grandparents on a mission of their own! Larry joins host Don Hawkins to discuss Grandparenting from a Biblical and practical perspective on this weekend’s Encouragement Live. 

Encouragement Live can be heard Saturdays at 8:05pm eastern on American Family Radio and a network of other stations including Moffit Media Knoxville, Bill Blount’s Life Changing Radio, the Joy Christian Radio network, and more – helping you grow in the faith.

Nancy DeMoss celebrates 22 years at Revive Our Hearts
Devon Harris 2 years at Moody Radio/Indianapolis
Peggy Campbell 46 years at Ambassador
Lee Ann Jackson 32 years at Ambassador

Prayer List:
Brad Leggett
Jim Hutson
Natalie Stanfield
William Moore
Laura Chase

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