Industry News Bits Mon 10-17-22
Fundraisers this week .. SOS Radio .. KVNE/Tyler ..
Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – Sep 2022
WCSG/Grand Rapids – 8.9
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WCSG just scored it’s 4th consecutive #1 ratings overall for the rolling average of July, Aug & Sept.
Congratulations to WCSG Executive Director Alicia Wyant and WCSG PD Brittany Riva.
The Christian Radio & Records community is converging on Nashville for GMA Dove Week. The 53rd annual GMA Dove Awards takes place tomorrow October 18th, 2022. This year’s broadcast will air exclusively on TBN and the TBN app, Friday, October 21st, 2022 at 8:00p.m. ET and 10:00p.m. ET, with an encore presentation on October 28th, 2022 at 8:00p.m. ET and 10:00p.m. ET.
A lot of fun and activities take place leading up to Tuesday’s Dove Awards and the one who does is best id Record Promoter Chris Hauser.
Day 1 of the GMARadioTour22 included the Rocketown GMA Awards Worship Night – and then to the house in Franklin, TN where DC Talk recorded “Jesus Freak” and early Gotee projects. Day 2 music was provided by Integrity Music artists.
Salem Media Group announced today it has entered into an agreement with Actualidad Media Group, LLC to purchase the assets of WMYM/Miami AM 990 and its translator on FM 98.7 (W254DT).
Salem Media Executive Chairman Edward Atsinger commented, “Salem is beginning a new chapter in Miami as we expand our conservative and family themed programming to the Spanish-language audience. Miami is an obvious market for this expansion, and we’re excited to add great signals like WMYM AM 990 and FM 98.7 to our portfolio.”
Salem has a long history in Spanish-language broadcasting starting in 1984 in New York City with WNYM AM 1380, which was sold in the late 1980s and remains in the Spanish-language format today. Currently Salem owns Spanish-language radio stations in Dallas – KLTY FM 94.9 HD2 and translator FM 102.5 (Spanish Christian Contemporary Christian Music) and KTNO AM 620 (Spanish Christian Teaching and Talk), in Portland – KRYP FM 93.1 “El Rey” (Regional Mexican), and in Denver – KBJD AM 1650 (Spanish Christian Teaching and Talk).
Actualidad Media Group President, Adib Eden commented, “Actualidad will continue to own and operate our other South Florida stations, WURN AM 1040, translator FM 103.9 ‘Actualidad Radio’ (Spanish News/Talk) and WURN FM 107.1 ‘Exitos’ (Spanish Contemporary Music) and WLVJ AM 1020. We remain committed to our audience, our advertisers, and our community.”
With more than 100 owned and operated radio stations and more than 3,100 network affiliate stations, Salem Media Group reaches over 11 million radio listeners.
His Radio Columbia, SC Market Manager Joe Polek is now heard on the air from 11am-2pm on the all-new Reach FM. Reach FM was formerly Worship FM based in Augusta, ME and rebranded this past June. Ryan Gagne serves as programming consultant and hosts mornings on Reach FM. The network includes Maine stations in Augusta (95.3), Portland (91.3), Brunswick (94.7), and Bowdoin (88.1).
Ryan is also PD/mornings at WYQQ/Worcester (Q90.1).
Curb | Word Entertainment’s Sidewalk Prophets co-founders Dave Frey and Ben McDonald announce their new children’s book, The Luckiest Star, penned alongside Elizabeth Cardella Hayes. Illustrated by David Leonard, who illustrated the band’s album cover for Merry Christmas To You (Great Big Family Edition), with a forward by Paul William Young, New York Times bestselling author of The Shack, the book tells a new Christmas story families will be excited to hear for years to come. Pre-order The Luckiest StarHERE.
“The Luckiest Star was such a dream to create,” shares Frey. “Since we wrote our song ‘Hey Moon,’ I had always hoped to write an accompanying book that I could someday read to my child. Since I became a dad a couple years ago, it was finally time. I hope that it will bless your family this Christmas and all year long, as we all discover what it means to be known, loved, and made for an important purpose.”
Scott Young celebrates 44 years at WTGN/Lima
Taylor Scott 22 years at WFSH/Atlanta
Pat Ruion 19 years at Bott Radio
Brittany Bernholdt 5 years at Moody Radio
Rick Killingsworth 28 years at Salem Web Network
Doug Day 6 years at Spirit FM/VA/WV/NC
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