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Industry News Bits MON 10-16-23

Fundraisers this week .. UCB/UK .. WKJA/Barberton, OH .. KFNW/Fargo .. KGLY/Tyler .. K-LOVE .. WAWZ/New York .. WKNZ/Milford

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

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AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid SEP

KXOJ/Tulsa – 6.6

Go HERE for latest PPM ratings

Congratulations to KXOJ/Tulsa who’s back on top at #1 in the latest Nielsen ratings released today. KXOJ has trended 5.7-6.3-6.6  AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid.

WNFR/Port Huron (Hope FM) and WNFA/Port Huron (Thrive Radio) celebrate their “Gratitude Fall Fundraiser”  meeting their need and finishing at 105% of their goal.

“We don’t ever take for granted the amazing investment our  listeners make into our media organization and feel incredibly blessed by their generosity, especially with a tough economy and instability around the world .” says Station Director, Brian Smith.   “I cannot describe how humbled and blessed I feel to lead this team.  Their professionalism, love for community, compassion and serve first attitude is second to none.”

The team also thanks Todd Stach with Beyond 615 and for Jack Eason with The Heart Share Group for investment into our lives and ministry.

GMA Dove week is underway in Nashville leading up to the 54th GMA Dove Awards TOMORROW night October 17, 2023 at the Allen Arena in Lipscomb University. 

Pictured at the newly renovated Gotee offices Terrian, WDJC/Birmingham MD Justin Brown, & TobyMac.

Pictured below – Kickoff worship event at Rocketown

Sirius/XM The Message morning host Olivia Lane has signed her first record deal with BEC Recordings. 

Brandon Ebel, President and Founder of BEC Recordings, says, “I first learned of Olivia Lane when my friend and colleague Jessie Reeves (of the band KingsPorch) co-wrote her song ‘Woman at the Well.’ I immediately connected with the song’s memorable sound and was moved by Olivia’s deeply felt lyrics. My team and I are honored to partner with Olivia and are looking forward to releasing the next chapter of her very special music.”

The Singer-songwriter and TikTok sensation Lane joined the Message hosting the morning show in July this year, replacing Doug Hannah (now with Family Radio/Franklin) who exited after nearly 19 years.


Longtime WTGN/Lima, OH Station Manager Scott Young who announced in June this year that he would be retiring, is featured in a piece on local TV.  Young started on WTGN October 16, 1977. WTGN is holding an open house at the tomorrow (10/17).

Go HERE to watch the report.

The CMB Revenue and Leadership Momentum Summit in Nashville will take November 9-10. 

Still time to register, go HERE for more info.  

Christmas music programming is right around the corner. PD’s and MD’s are asking “With so many versions, will we be playing the right Christmas songs? Are the Christmas standards from decades ago still evergreens and worth spinning?” 

Goodratings Strategic Services and TroyResearch are again fielding an annual Christmas Music Study for Contemporary Christian Stations. The 300-song list is from the most played 2022 Christmas spins on CCM stations. Available for fielding before Halloween. Stations can keep the survey active until Christmas or even until New Year’s.  The cost is $300.   

Any questions?  Reach out to Jonathan Little at TroyResearch.  jlittle@troyresearch.net

HisAir FLASHBACK – 10-14-2020 – The Christian Radio & Records Industry is mourning the loss of Jay Swartzendruber who passed suddenly yesterday. Jay had a long history in the Christin Record industry including former editor at CCM Magazine and most recently copywriter at Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.    


Perry & Shawna
celebrate their 5th anniversary at Moody Radio
WIHS/Middletown, CT celebrates 54 years on the air
Jeff Wall 17 years at Lighthouse Events
Mike Couchman 10 years at KLJY/St Louis
Dan Michaels celebrates 23 years at Fair Trade Services
Sarah Shinn 1 year at Centricity Music

Mike Tilley 6 years at “Leading The Way with Dr Michael Youssef”
Erica Parkerson 5 years at KCMS/Seattle
Kimberly Bindel 2 years at WBCL/Ft Wayne
Taylor Scott 23 years at WFSH/Atlanta
Pat Ruion 20 years at Bott Radio

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