Industry News Bits Friday 3-5-21

It’s a milestone day at HisAir as we celebrate 19 years in existence! Thank you “The Christian Radio & Records Industry” for the support!


KLRC/Siloam Springs PD Mark Michaels checks in with some recent changes at the station. Mark tells HisAir, “After 12 years my morning cohost Keri Lynn decided to pursue ministry as a counselor/therapist full-time. So in January she handed the reins over to Christy Rodriguez who had been hosting “The Brave Place” podcast for us for the last year and is now stepping in as part of the “KLRC Morning Show with Mark and Christy”. 


Former KFIS/Portland (104.1 The Fish) morning personality Nelson is joining Worship 24/7. Starting next week Nelson will be the new night guy 7 to 10pm Monday thru Friday.


The Shine.FM/Chicago network recently began a partnership with Bible League International on a new initiative called The Truth Mission. After a recent conversation with a listener and hearing his story of how he came to Jesus, a fire ignited in the hearts of the Shine team.  As a young man, he had listened to Christian radio for over a year before he made the life-changing decision to surrender to Jesus and begin a relationship with Him. It changed the course of his life, his family, and generations to come.

Shine.FM GM Brian McIntyre says, “When you envision someone finding Shine.FM on the radio, we want to get The Truth into that listeners hands as quickly as possible. Shine.FM is partnering with Bible League International to deliver God’s Word into the hands of that life that is searching for The Truth.  The Truth Mission allows listeners to text in “TRUTH” to request God’s Word and select resources to help them in their faith journey.  Shine.FM is excited to continue to be a vessel to help each person continue to grow closer to Jesus.”


Educational Media Foundation has shown 103% year-over-year growth in Average Active Sessions (AAS) in the December 2020 Webcast Metrics U.S. Ranker from Triton Digital. EMF had 27,487 AAS (Mon-Fri, 6am-8pm), compared to 13,489 AAS a year ago moving EMF from 11th place in December 2019 to 5th in December 2020.


KGBI/Omaha has introduced The KGBI Spring Cleaning Playlist. It’s full of upbeat songs you hear on 100.7 KGBI but…it’s not like other playlists. This one’s a little shorter. In fact, it’s a song-clip mashup puzzle that you need to solve. Morning hosts Jill & Jeremy play The KGBI Spring Cleaning Playlist at 7:45 am, then Bruce Otto will gives listeners another chance to hear it each day at 5:10 pm during the Afternoon Unwind. Listeners try to identify the title and artist of each song in order, then submit guesses.

Everyone who submits a correct guess of all nine songs (title & artist) in order will be in the running to win a professional, whole-house deep-clean service worth $500. The winner will be announced on KGBI Friday, March 12 at 5:10 pm during the Afternoon Unwind with Bruce Otto.


Google’s announcement to stop selling ads based on users’ web activity sent ripples across the digital advertising industry. Google plans to implement a new technology that promises relevant advertising without invading the privacy of the individual.

Check out the latest Dunham+Company blog to learn… How will this impact your digital advertising – What can you do to stay ahead of the curve. Read the blog HERE.


Salem Media Group Inc. reported net income of $3.3 million (12 cents a share) for the quarter ending Dec. 31, compared with a net loss of $4.5 million (-17 cents) in the same period a year earlier. Revenue dropped a fraction of a percent to $64.5 million. For the full year, Salem’s revenue decreased 7 percent to $236 million and net loss increased to $54 million.

Salem has not completed any transactions since the start of the fourth quarter on Oct. 1, but it does have several pending, including the acquisition of two AM radio stations in San Francisco and the sale of its Miami radio station. Both those deals are awaiting approval from the FCC and are expected to close the first half of this year. Additionally, the company is selling two AM radio stations and one FM station in Louisville, Ky.


Milestones:
Denise Harper celebrates 30 years in Christian Radio
Therese Romano AllWorship.com celebrating 17 years of programming (5) worship music streams online. The original 3 include: contemporary, P&W, and Spanish worship. Added later: instrumental and Christmas worship.
Lucy & Kel celebrate 7 years on Light FM/Melbourne

Prayer List:
Heather Sheppard
Roxanne Richardson
Bill Carl
Doug Chamberlain


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