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Industry News Bits MON 12-5-22

Nielsen Nov PPM day 3 release today. Numbers from subscribing stations in Nashville, & more arrive today. Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir. The latest ratings are HERE.

KZTH/OKC (The House FM) experienced an amazing show of generosity from listeners during the their recent year-end fundraiser.

House FM CEO Tony Weir says, “We had seen a good number of regular monthly givers have to pause donations in the last few months.  We put the call out to “stand in the gap” for these families, and listeners responded in a big way.  We currently sit at double where our year-end giving was at this time last year after a powerful two days of fundraising starting with Giving Tuesday.”

“We’re blessed to be a part of the great team at House FM!” added Dave Kirby of Vidare Creative. “It’s always awesome to see their listeners respond to all the hard work they put into encouraging people every day.”

AG Publicity, a division of Butler Music Group, announces the start of, “Indie Show Prep.”  Indie Show Prep is a FREE radio service to any Southern Gospel station who simply signs up.  Stations can email isaac@butlermusicgroup.com and they’ll be automatically added to the service. The Indie Show Prep service supports the top Indie artists and small Indie labels in Southern, Country and Bluegrass Gospel Music.  This weekly service will include audio, video, interviews, liners, fun facts and more.  

Right now, Indie Show Prep is making Christmas liners available to stations at no charge. Email Isaac@butlermusicgroup.com to receive your FREE liners.  

Family Life Radio/Tucson (FLR) surpassed the goal of their December fundraiser by 118%. Intentional Living (IL), a flagship program of FLR, ended up at 100% of the goal.

“With inflation, high gas prices, economic hardships and continued uncertainty framing our reality this past year, we continue to be blown away and humbled by the generosity of our listeners. God has moved in their hearts, and we are so thankful for His goodness,” said Mike Kankelfritz, FLR’s chief broadcast engagement officer.

The theme of the fundraiser was Because of You, which showcased the many life changing testimonies of listeners who shared their reasons on why they give and listen. The FLR and IL on air hosts worked with the team from Vidare Creative: Dave Kirby, Bill Scott and John Brock.

“When faced with an uncertain economy, the organizations who have consistently engaged and invested in their donors will always rise to the top. Family Life Radio is one of those ministries, and it shows. We’re so grateful to partner with an amazing team!” said Dave Kirby, chief creative officer for Vidare Creative.

Pictured Family Life Radio team member Andrew, Bill with Vidare Creative and Shannyn, Family Life Radio Midday host.


After 24 years at KWVE/San Clemente (KWAVE) Chief Engineer Marcos O’Rourke is leaving is exiting the station.  He will be joining LinkUp Communications in Denver, CO.

Fair Trade artist and songwriter Micah Tyler in partnership with K-LOVE Books, announces the release of his first book, Walking Free: Taking Small Steps To A Big God. Full of encouragement, it is Micah’s hope that his book debut will be a guide to help its readers set out on a path to a free and meaningful life.

Officially releasing January 24, 2023, the pre-order for the book begins today. Click HERE for more information. l

Derek Gregory celebrates 19 years at WCVK/Bowling Green

WZFJ/Pequot Lakes, MN 20 years on the air
WYQQ/Worcester, MA celebrating 10 years on the air

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