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Industry News Bits MON 12-4-23

Fundraisers this week .. WGTS/Wash DC .. 

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

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November PPM’s arrived this week. Day four includes Nashville, W Palm Beach & more. 

Go HERE for latest PPM ratings.

Dec PPM due 12/27.

WPHN/Gaylord (Promise FM) PD Fred Young adds Sarah Schieber to the morning show for “Fred & Sarah” in the morning.

Singing News announces Jack Armstrong has been appointed as the Chairman of The Board for Sea Walker Media Corporation. His successful business career extending beyond the Southern Gospel music realm, Armstrong brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the position. Additionally, he manages the historic Bibletones Quartet, further contributing to his extensive understanding of the industry. Armstrong’s new role will focus on initiatives directed at expanding the company’s footprint and solidifying growth in the market.

Vonda Armstrong, alongside Jack, has also joined the Board of Directors for Sea Walker Media Corporation, bringing a wealth of experience and insights to contribute to the strategic direction of the organization. Vonda also serves as the Media Director for Singing News Brands and has a long track record of success in media.

Ray Flynn, a co-Founder of Sea Walker Media Corp., now assumes the role of Chief Corp. Negotiations Officer. Flynn’s multifaceted contributions have been instrumental in steering the corporation through successful acquisitions, managing day-to-day operations, and shaping the overall strategic direction of the affiliated brands. His extensive business acumen continues to be an invaluable asset in positioning Singing News as a leading force in the industry.

HisAir New Job Alert: KSBJ /Houston is loooking for a Donor Specialist. If interested go HERE.

Salem announced today that “Man in America with Seth Holehouse” has been added to the line-up of the Salem Podcast Network, effective today, December 4, 2023. The podcast will continue to release an episode each weekday.

Christmas music programming – HisAir has a playlist of all the new Christmas Songs being released this year. You can access the list on Spotify HERE.

HisAir FLASHBACK – Dec 4, 2017Penny Galloway has joined WCIF/Mebourne, FL as Operation Manager. Her first day is today 12/4/17. Penny is a voice talent previously with WAY FM West Palm Beach. Penny tells HisAir.Net, “I’m super excited to be with 106.3 WCIF”. Penny replaces Martha Root who moved up to WCIF GM.

The Men of Radio Winter Retreat is coming January 18-21 in McCall, ID. Host Bill Scott says if you are in radio, you are invited. Price is just $250 per person includes lodging, meals & more. Go HERE for all the details.

Smile FM celebrates its 27th anniversary this week (12/2). On Dec 2, 1996, it was a bitter cold day as the tower crew finished the work on the 600-foot tower in Williamston Michigan, signing on WLGH 88.1, (nicknamed “The Light” at that time).  It was the first Christian FM station to serve the capital city of Lansing, MI.  The first announcer was midday announcer, Faron Dice, and a few hours later, afternoon announcer, Elly Singer received the first listener phone call who exclaimed, “How did you do this?!?! This is a very dark place and it has needed a ‘Light’ for a long time!”

Today, the Smile FM network covers most of MI and continues to grow with over 30 FM stations across the Great Lakes.

The new CCM AC Top 20 from Troy Research is out. Check HERE.

Bill Ronning
celebrating 19 years at Family Life Radio/Tucson
Jon Fugler podcast “FRESH FAITH in Real Life” celebrates 2 years
WCQR/Gray, TN celebrates 26 years on the air

Michael Buckingham 28 years at RadioU/Columbus
David Pierce celebrates 32 years at EMF
Lee Geysbeek passed 5 years ago

Melissa Chavez 3 years at KOLA/Riverside

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