Industry News Bits Mon 10-4-21

Nielsen Sep PPM numbers will be released starting TODAY. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company.… Today subscribing stations in the biggest markets including Atlanta, Houston, Dallas and more. Go HERE for the Christian Radio Ratings from HisAir.

WHRZ/Spartanburg, SC (The Z) adds The Fairly Local Show to the lineup. The Fairly Local Show (Chad Bradley, Angela Schweinitz, and Jill Mikkelson) airs 7-11am. For more info on The Fairly Local Show go HERE.


According to FCC files, on August 20, 2021, KXNG/Houston (NGEN Radio) callsign was changed to KHVU. Hope Media Group registered the trademark Vida Unida, presumably the new format (Religious Spanish) for KHVU. In September Hope Media Group announced transition NGEN would transition from the 91.7 FM signal to focus exclusively on digital distribution, but has not disclosed the future format.


WLAB/Fort Wayne (STAR 88.3) has launched “STAR Classics”, a streaming channel celebrating 50 years of CCM.

WLAB PD Don Buettner says, “I thought it would be a perfect time to offer this as it coincides with the release of “The Jesus Music” movie. There’s a unique history of CCM just here in Fort Wayne with Petra, Nancy Honeytree, a Jesus Music pioneer of her own, and Jeoffrey Benward, part of the classic Aaron Jeoffrey duo. In putting this together, you can hear how these songs written years ago can speak right into people’s situations today. That’s the timeless nature of hope and encouragement.”

STAR Classics is available now through October 31 on the STAR 88-3 mobile app and at star883.com.


Paul Pitts was elected President of the Southern Gospel Promoters Association during their annual meeting held at the Ramsey Hotel in Pigeon Forge, TN last week. The Southern Gospel Promoters Association organized to help, encourage, and provide information to all member Concert Promoters and to work as a unified body to make a greater success of the concert arena. Members of the association come together during the week of the National Quartet Convention to conduct business complete with keynote speakers and to showcase up and coming artists.
Pitts shares, “It is a privilege to become the President of the Southern Gospel Promoters Association. It’s a well-rounded organization with great leadership in the past. We look forward to being a great partner moving forward in this century to ensure Southern Gospel music continues for many generations to come.”
Pitts, Founder of Global Promotions and Southern Gospel News Today was named, Promoter of the Year, by the association in 2014. He is also on the board of the Southern Gospel Music Association and Southern Gospel Music Guild. He also serves as Chairman of the Hopper Heritage Foundation. Other elected officers of the association are Marcelle Slaughter – First Vice President, Greg Baskin – Second Vice President, Don Williamson – Membership Chairman, Angela Griffin – Secretary & Treasurer, Lane Reed serves as Legal Counsel and Douglas Davis as Chaplain.
To learn more about the Southern Gospel Promoters Association visit sgpromoters.com. Follow on social media outlets.

Congratulations to WBDX/Chattanooga (J103) who was voted the best of the best for 10th year in a row by the Chattanooga Times Free Press Best.

Lyn Smith has joined KZTH/OKC (The House FM) as Relationship Coordinator.


Congrats to WGTS/Wash DC for hitting 100% of fundraising goal last week. 

Milestones:
Adam Frase celebrates 27 years at WCTL/Erie
Dustin Tatro 1 year at The RockDown Show
Kelli Caldwell 16 years at KLOVE
Ann Hibbs 8 years at EMF


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