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Industry News Bits MON 11-14-22

Fundraisers this week .. KYTT/Coos Bay ..

Nielsen AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid – Oct 2022

WOLZ HD2/Ft Myers – 0.6
WCSG/Grand Rapids – 7.9  (#1)
WJQK/Grand Rapids – 3.1
WPNW/Grand Rapids – 0.3

Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company

WYSZ/Toledo (Yes FM) celebrates its 30th anniversary today. The station first went on the air Nov 14, 1992. 

Honoring the 30th birthday today Yes FM is counting down the Top 100 from the past 30 years.

YES FM programs to the young people of Northwest/West-Central Ohio and Southeast Michigan. There are currently four stations in the YES FM Radio Network with frequencies in Toledo, Lima, Wauseon, and Fremont.

Yes FM PD morning host Jeff Howe, who’s been with the station over 29 years tells HisAir, “For our anniversary we had a concert on October 30th with Zauntee, George Moss, and Jimmy Rock. On our actual birthday (we signed on shortly after noon on November 14, 1992) we counted down the top 100 songs of our 30-year history.”

KCVO/Camdenton, MO (Spirit FM) finished up their 2022 Fall Fundraiser topping the goal on Thursday (11/10) raising just over 100% of their goal.

General manager Jim McDermott tells HisAir, “We have the best listeners who have consistently provided the funds for us to do our mission: Connecting You To God and Each Other.”

Vidare Creative has partnered with Mike Meyers to provide major donor consulting services for its clients.

Meyers is currently the Chief Development Officer for CRISTA Ministries. His history as a partner at NonProfit DNA and as CEO for Food for the Hungry uniquely position him with the knowledge and experience to guide Vidare Clients to engage their major donors. He is also co-author of Maximize the Middle: Managing Your Ministry’s Mid-Level Donors. (Available at Amazon.com)

“It is a great honor to take what I have learned about midlevel and major donors over 26 years and match that up with experts in the Christian radio industry.  I am happy to be part of the Vidare team that believes that fundraising is what we do 365 days per year in multiple channels and not just what happens during a share.”

Compassion International and WAWZNYC (Star 99.1) teamed up recently to feed families affected by a global food crisis. Due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, the war in Ukraine, and rising global inflation, families who were already at risk are now facing severe food insecurity.

Star 99.1 listeners caught the vision and responded generously, reaching 127% of the goal.

“What an amazing event with Star 99.1,” said Matt Hahn of Compassion. “It was a blessing to team up with listeners to be the hands and feet of Jesus and feed over 1,200 families for one month through Compassion’s Global Food Crisis campaign.”

Jake Sommers checks in with HisAir. Jake is now Producer for The USA Radio Daily on The USA Radio Network and also doin on air weekend/swing at mainstream country KFWR/Ft Worth (95.9 The Ranch). 

At KGBI/Omaha afternoon talent Bruce Otto welcomes Nichole Parada to co-host The Afternoon Unwind with Bruce & Nichole. She will also serve as the KGBI Listener Engagement Specialist.






VCY America is buying silent KTPT/Rapid City from Bethesda Christian Broadcasting for $275,000. Bethesda exited radio broadcasting by selling stations to Northwestern Media (University of Northwestern – St. Paul) in October 2021.  That deal included the non-commercial licenses KLMP/Rapid City SD, KSL/Fort Pierre SD, KSLS/Dickinson ND, and KSLT/Rapid City.

Radio By Grace is selling 104.7 K284DA Clovis NM to Estrella Broadcasting. 

Radio By Grace also transfers 105.1 K286BU Idaho Falls ID to Kent Frandsen’s Sandhill Media Group in exchange for HD subchannels in Idaho Falls and Pocatello to feed programming for their 95.7 K239BN Idaho Falls and K293BR Pocatello and providing tower space for the former for ten years. K286BU will rebroadcast Frandsen’s 107.9 KAOX Shelley.

Daywind Radio is offering Thanksgiving promos FREE to stations.

For the produced version go HERE.

For the unproduced version go HERE

John Harrison 45 years at with Family Life Radio
Paul Gibson 7 years at Salem Media
Wayne Pederson 4 years at FEBC
David Hodges 18 years at Positive Alternative Radio
Heidi Larson 3 years at KPAR-LP/Dickinson, ND

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