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Industry News Bits Mon 1-31-22

All results from subscribing stations in PPM markets have been released by Nielsen for Holiday 2021 survey period. All numbers are HERE.

The clear highlight is WFSH/Atlanta (104.7 The Fish) scoring an 8.8 AQH Share Persons 6+ in the Nielsen Holiday 2021 PPM. This is the 3rd time WFSH ranked #1 in the Holiday PPM monthly. In the 2018 & 2015 Holiday PPM’s the station hit #1 overall. And the station was #1 in 2019 PPM 6+ in April, May, June and July of 2019.

Salem VP Programming/WFSH PD Mike Blakemore told HisAir, “People were looking for hope this Christmas and they found it on the Fish Atlanta with our best numbers ever! #1 6+, W25-54, M25-54 and P25-54!”

Nielsen PPM Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company. January arrives on Feb 22nd.

Nielsen Fall Christian Radio Ratings AQH 12+ Mon-Sun 6a-mid:

KNWS/Cedar Rapids 4.8 (#7)
KDNW/Duluth 4.8 (#8)
KFNW/Fargo 5.1 (#7)
WPDT/Florence, SC 3.9 
WBZF/Florence, SC 8.3 (#2)
KNWS/Waterloo 4.9 (#3)

Christian Radio veteran Wayne Pederson was a featured guest recently on the Amazing Greats podcast. Wayne talks about his early conflict between his faith and his passion and how they ended up merging. At 16 years old he had an “AH-HA” Jesus moment that shaped the rest of his life. Wayne’s life work centers around bringing the name of Jesus to remote areas of the world to people who had never been exposed to Christianity including some of the most religiously repressed countries like Russia, North Korea, Mongolia, Indonesia, Ukraine, Vietnam, Cambodia and Africa. Wayne currently works with Far East Broadcasting Company and is focusing his life on “Finishing well”.

Watch HERE.


Praise report from Tonga Christian Radio Station Manager Willy Florian:

“God has answered our prayers. It has been raining here in the Kingdom since Thursday night. All this dust and ashes from the eruption has gone away. Thank you for all your prayers out there. Glory to God.” We so thankful to God that the ash dust is clearing, and that the crops will soon be able to grown again. The radio station is still on-air with the message of hope in Jesus Christ.”
Please continue to pray for the staff of Tonga Christian Radio and all on the Tongan islands affected by the massive volcano eruptions and tsunami 2 weeks ago.

WCTL/Erie is holding its eighth annual Healing Hearts Valentine’s Day Project. WCTL will collect handmade valentines and distribute them to area nursing homes, senior living facilities and other agencies serving people in need in Erie and surrounding communities, organizers said.

Watch local TV coverage HERE

John Lundy joins the Marketing and Communications Department at TWR (Trans World Radio).

Gospel Radio Favorites and host Brian Crowe announce the acquisition of Top Southern Gospel Radio. An online, 24×7 radio station broadcasting Southern Gospel music, Bible teaching, Christian humor and more.

Mike Kankelfritz celebrating 4 years at Family Life Radio/Tucson
Bill Ingram 25 years at KSBJ/Houston
Ron Corino 20 years at KBCU
Becky Carlson 40 years at WCSG/Grand Rapids
Stacie Vining 14 years at Vining Media Relations 
Dave Arthur celebrates 38 years in radio this month

Prayer List:
Andrew Brunet
Dean Christian
David Harms (wife)

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